Historical information

Found by Rudy Kraus in a building at ELDORADO (town) Found 2019


Typical of cigarette tin used by airmen in WW2

Physical description

Tin 107mmx80mmx20mm , kharki colour.hinged lid ie two part

Inscriptions & markings

Players Airman virginia cigarette tobacco
Made only from leaf of perfect length and texture
20 by 12 very small pressed dots pressed on bottom in area in middle 40x24mm
Raundel on front lid corners(4) in colours red(on corner)white then blue- total of 10 mm from lid corner towards centre
Written in very small print along edge of lid(side) - 2 oz net wgt when packed
Written along front of lid is - MAnufactured by ..........tobacco company of New Zealand.......wellington