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Framed Player's Cigarettes Packaging



  • £120.00
  • €136 Euro
  • $134 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2016
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In the early 20th Century around two thirds of all cigarettes sold in England were Players. Player's Navy Cut had a broad and unisex appeal with strong marketing, the style of which was Wills' cigarettes attempted to emulate.

This framed cardboard panel is likely to date to the 1940s/'50s and would've come from one of the distribution boxes that packets of Player's Navy Cut cigarettes would've been sent out to the shops in - even the wholesale packaging bore the ionic branding and directive slogans.

This cardboard panel has the scuffs, scratches and rusty staple marks you'd expect from a piece of packaging like this; the fact that it survived at all is close to a miracle but they add to it's character and contrast pleasingly against the simple, crisp black frame that it's been put in.

Overall the piece is 68cm wide x 49cm high


  • H: 49cm (19.29in)
  • W: 68cm (26.77in)
  • D: 1.5cm (0.59in)



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111 Portobello Road
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I’m Louis Walpole. Over a decade of working for and alongside some of the best antique dealers in the country at London’s renowned Portobello Road have helped me to form a detailed understanding of, and appreciation for, a diverse array of antiques. In 2016, after ‘dabbling’ in the trade since childhood I decided to follow my heart and (ignoring a myriad of people advising against it) leave my salaried job to trade full time. Since then I have travelled around England and Western Europe collecting the pieces that particularly interest me. These pieces loosely follow the themes of; automotive, advertising, scientific and industrial. I have a select number of items on display in Atlam on Portobello Road. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.

If you would like to view any of my pieces in London, please get in touch to confirm that they’re at the shop or to arrange for me to take them there for you. It may also be possible for me to bring items to your home/bar/garage/pub etc so that they can be fully appreciated in-situ, again please just get in touch and we’ll see what can be organised."

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