Looking at this lovely box, you would not believe it is a tin_ much less a cigarette tin. I believe to be quite early in the 1900's. It has a charcoal finish with gold decoration. It is shaped like a fine jewelry box. There is a raising decoration on all sides and lining the edges. The center of the lid has a cartouche with the word, TREATS. There are four brass feet. The advertising is on the inside of the lid. The inside of the box does have some rust. Otherwise this is a fine decorative and useful box. It measures 6" x 4 3/4" x 3 3/4".
Most Unusual Tin, Marked TREATS. Advertising State Express Cigarettes No. 555