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Cigar Tin

From the Collection of Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria 60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria

Description
Square metal tin with hinged lid. The four sides are colourfully decorated with pictures and words from the traditional "leesplank" or early reading board, now a nostalgia item.
Size
1cm x 8cm x 8cm
Object Registration
1876
Keywords
cigars, netherlands, valkenswaard
When Made
Early 20th century ?
Made By
Senator Cigar Factory (Cigar Manufacturers)
Significance
Cigar smoking was a popular sign of maturity and/or sophistication among Dutch men until the danger to health became better known.
Inscriptions & Markings
The lid carries an insigna picturing tobacco leaves, a starry banner and small globe with cross, surrounded by the words: Senator Sigarenfabrieken-Valkenswaard-Holland.
A sticker on the underneath side of the tin reads: 50 senator riche.
Last updated
17 Jul 2018 at 11:54AM