3.8 ounce Vintage Art Deco signed R. Blackinton sterling silver cigarette case, tobacciana, smoking, business card case. Gorgeous alternating wide blocks of fine and medium ribbed stripes on the front and back. Measures 4" x 3" and weighs 3.8 ounces (108.1 grams, 69.4 dwt pennyweights). Hallmarked "Sterling" and maker marked for R. Blackinton, as well as model numbered "335" on the back of the hinged cross bar. Holds up to 70mm smokes (apx. 2-3/4"). In exceptional condition, looks like it was never carried- quite a handsome case. Circa 1920s. E&CT152
R. Blackinton & CO.- North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Founded in 1862.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: any "dark" areas in the images are merely reflections. The case has an extremely reflective surface making it difficult to photograph. TRULY more spectacular in person and "in hand". Will hold 70mm smokes and can also be used to hold business cards, or as a wallet for cash or credit cards like a money clip. The case will hold shorts, kings, hand rolled cheroots, marijuana joints, filter-less cigarettes. Also good to hold rolling papers. The perfect anniversary gift or wedding gifts for the groom and groomsmen. They also make fine birthday and graduation gifts. Great piece of collectible tobacciana!
70mm cigarettes were the original cigarette size and are typically 2 3/4 inches long. These were traditionally filter-less cigarettes and were the dominant size before the popular filtered cigarette started to dominate the market. This size is still very popular with the roll-your-own community, but are less popular from a commercial standpoint. Once the filter tipped cigarette came out in the late 1950's, these started to decline in popularity. By the mid to late 1960's the filter tip cigarette had started to dominate the market, but these were still very popular due to the large amount of people who were used to smoking this size cigarette. These are still widely available, but not very popular in the modern day. NON US BUYERS PLEASE CONTACT US FOR SHIPPING RATES.........
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