Old rare CHIEF Brand Tin ...diameter 4", height 1". ....no rust ...a little wear on the lid. The Chief Brand was made for FLETCHER HUMPHREY'S a Christchurch based General Wholesaler. In 1882 George Humphreys (1848-1934) established Fletcher, Humphreys & Co. at the Cathedral Square end of Chancery Lane. The firm engaged noted architect F.W. Petre and he designed a three-storey building with an Oamaru stone facade which was erected in 1886. The company operated from from the site for more than 70 years, importing wines, spirits, tea and sugar and general merchandise. The building was sold to AMP in Nov. 1962 and in 1971 was demolished to make way for the new AMP building..
CHIEF Brand Cigarette Tobacco Tin - New Zealand Circa 1920-40
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