Historical information

State Express 555, known as 555 and Bentoel 555, is a British luxurious cigarette originally manufactured in the United Kingdom by the Tobacco Company. The overseas rights to the brand, excluding the U.K., were acquired by British American Tobacco in 1925. 555 cigarettes were sold widely throughout the world. (Wikipedia)

Physical description

Flat yellow enamelled cigarette tin with gold writing.

Inscriptions & markings

"State Express Cigarettes / State Express / Purveyors of pure tobaccos / 210 Piccadilly London WE ... / Ardath Tobacco Company Limited / London, Leeds and Dublin"