Friday, December 17, 2010

VINTAGE PRE WWII LUCKY STRIKE CIGARETTE FLAT FIFTY TIN

Today is a Lucky Day.
This is a pre WWII Lucky Strike Flat 50's Tin.
Cigarettes didn't always come in packs.  Sometimes they came in a flat tin of 50.
Lucky Strike was one of the biggest cigarette brands back in the day.  And you can still buy them today.
If you notice the tin is Green.  During WWII the US needed green paint so Lucky make their products in white.  After the war, they never went back.
Lucky would toast their tobacco instead of sun drying it.  That's why it says "It's Toasted"
I don't smoke, but have been tempted to buy a few packs to load into the tin...  I like smoking paraphernalia, as they really had a cool budget and marketing campaigns.   They're cool vintage gear for guys.

2 comments:

  1. Actually I believe it was the copper used to make the green ink that was strategic and not green paint. You say you can still buy them today, where? I haven't seen Luckies in ages. I have a reproduction green pack that they gave away back in the early '90s.

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