This 1930's cigarette tin is the same colors of the first Lucky Strike Cigarette Packs; green, red, and black. The tin is 5 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 1/2". There are obvious signs of age and wear.
The full page advertisement has a copyright date of 1942. The Lucky Strike ad includes one of a series of paintings of tobacco country titled "Off to the Auctions," by Doris Lee. This ad highlights the town of Fairmont, NC as a typical tobacco town of the day. The ad states that the makers of Luckies paid 33% above the average market price at the North Carolina auction in order to purchase the best product for their cigarettes.
The full page ad is in excellent condition and measures 10 3/8" x 13 5/8". The back of this page features a really cute ad for "Calvert; the Whiskey with the Happy Blending." The Calvert Whiskey ad features cartoon frogs; Frankie and Fran.
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