From the Collection of Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria 60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria
- 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.
- 1cm x 8cm x 8cm
- cigars, netherlands, valkenswaard
- Early 20th century ?
- Senator Cigar Factory (Cigar Manufacturers)
- Cigar smoking was a popular sign of maturity and/or sophistication among Dutch men until the danger to health became better known.
- 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.
- 17 Jul 2018 at 11:54AM