WWII CRATES, BOXES AND CONTAINERS
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1938 Lucky Strike Cigarette Master Shipping Box, above left and right photo.
This Lucky Strike Cigarette Master Shipping Box was produced by The American Tobacco Company,
Richmond Virginia in 1938 and was used to ship cigarette cartons. Also show are two Lucky Strike green
cigarette cartons, which contained ten individual cigarette packs. Each cigarette pack contained twenty
cigarettes. The Lucky Strike green carton and pack was produced until 1942, when the green dye used in
package production was needed elsewhere for the war effort. Lucky Strike used this phrase in their wartime
advertising campaign: "Lucky Strike Green, goes to War!". From 1942 onward, Lucky Strike cartons and
packages were manufactured in white packaging.
WARTIME CIGARETTES:
LUCKY STRIKE - The American Tobacco Co.
Anheuser Busch Beer Crate, above left photo.
This beer crate contained 24, 12 ounce bottles of beer. It was produced by The Anheuser Busch Beer Company, St. Louis,
Missouri, April 1942.

Rheingold Beer Cardboard Box, above right photo.
The box, above right photo, is marked: 24 BOTTLES RHEINGOLD BEER, WITHDRAWN FREE OF INTERNAL REVENUE TAX FOR
EXPORTATION, BY LIEBERMANN BREWERS INC. BROOKLYN, N.Y., STOCK NO. 25-B-900, BEER-RHEINGOLD, 24-12 OZ.
BOTTLES, WT. 38 CU. 1
This box was made by Rheingold Beer in August 1944. It was recovered from Holland in 2012 and was found with two empty
bottles of beer. The corner markings are applied to containers for overseas shipment. Green corners with a black stripe
denoted "Quartermaster Sales".
WWII BEER AND SODA:
Wartime Military Produced Coca Cola Bottle, above center photo.
This 6-ounce Coca-Cola soda bottle is completely clear colored glass, as opposed to having a green color to the glass. These
bottles were specifically manufactured for the United States Military overseas during WWII and do not contain a United States
bottling location. This bottle is dated 1944 and contains the patent number D-105529
Schlitz Beer Case, above photo.
This beer case, above photo, was used to ship twelve 32-ounce beer bottles, produced by the Schlitz Beer Company, Milwaukee
Wisconsin, in 1942.
Pepsi-Cola Crate, 1941 and 1942, above two photos.
The Pepsi-Cola Crate, left photo, was produced in 1941 and has dovetailed edges. The logo, known as a "double-dot", has two
dots between the words Pepsi and Cola, which would turn into a single "dash" in the 1950's. This crate held twenty-four 12 oz.
bottles.
The Pepsi-Cola Crate, right photo, was produced in October 1942 and has metal banded edges.
Pepsi-Cola Syrup Container, 1938 and 1942, above two photos.
The Pepsi-Cola Container, left photo, was produced in 1938. This was a bulk container that held syrup for a soda-fountain and
could be used to sell bottled soda, when empty. The container could be filled with ice for vending. The bottom of the can is
marked: 22 (Gauge Steel) 10 (Gallon) 38 (1938) and was made by WHEELING.
The 1942 Pepsi-Cola Container, right photo, is marked: 22 (Gauge Steel) 10 (Gallon)
42 (1942) and was made by NILES.
Coca-Cola Crate, 1943, above two photos.
This 1943 military contract Coca-Cola crate contains twenty-four, original-unopened, 6 oz. Coca-Cola bottles. The crate is
marked on the end for military contract: 24 BOTTLES, WT 43 CU 1.17 FOR, with the marking on the side RETURN TO ADAK
(Alaska). Each unopened copper-colored bottle was manufactured in Seattle Washington in 1943.
Military Contract 12-ounce Beer Cans, above three photos.
During WWII, the U.S. military contracted beer cans for distribution stateside and overseas. These commercial cans were
produced in olive-drab "camouflage" logos. Shown here are three flat-top military contract cans: Schaefer, Light Beer, New
York New York; Falls City Beer, Louisville Kentucky and Pabst Blue Ribbon, Milwaukee Wisconsin;
These three cans were found in Italy, emptied during WWII.
All military contract beer cans are marked: WITHDRAWN FREE OF INTERNAL REVENUE TAX EXPORTATION.
WWII military contract beer cans were produced in cone-top and flat top variations.
1941 Rheingold Beer Crate, above left photo.
This beer crate, left photo, was produced in 1941 by Liebmann Breweries Incorporated, New York N.Y., as the brand Rheingold
Beer & Ale.

1942 R.H. Graupner Beer Crate, above right photo.
This beer crate, above right photo, was produced by Acme Box Co., Baltimore Maryland in July 1942 for R.H. Graupner,
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Pepsi-Cola Crate, 1944, above two photos.
The Pepsi-Cola Crate, above photo, was produced in October 1944 and has metal banded edges. It is shown with a full bottle of
1944 Pepsi-Cola. The clear 12 oz. bottle has a red-white-blue (RWB) paper label, produced in Asheville, N.C.
The bottom of the bottle is marked: DES.PAT.120277 L.G.W. 7B44 15
1935 National Beer Crate, above photo.
This beer crate, above photo, was produced in February 1935 by Owens - Illinois Glass Company, Charleston West Virginia for
National Beer Company, Baltimore Maryland.
1940 Lucky Strike Cigarette Pack, above left two photos and 1942 Lucky Strike Cigarette Pack, above right two photos.
The design of the Luck Strike "Green" Cigarette Pack changed slightly between 1940 and 1941. The Lucky Strike Cigarette
Pack, shown left, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 110 is 1940. The pack is cellophane
wrapped for shipping, to maintain freshness. The inner wrapping is foil covered. This 1940 Lucky Strike pack was produced in
Factory 130, District of Virginia. In 1941, the word CIGARETTES on the front of the package changed from curved to straight
font. Inner foil wrapping was still used in 1941. The Lucky Strike Cigarette Pack, shown right, can be identified by the Dewitt
Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 112 is 1942. The word CIGARETTES on the front of the pack is completely horizontal. In
1942, the inner foil wrapping changed to paper for wartime material needs. The 1942 pack retains the cellophane outer
wrapping. This 1942 pack was produced in Factory 30, District North Carolina.
1942 Lucky Strike Cigarette Pack, Armed Forces Issue, above two photos.
The Lucky Strike Cigarette Pack shown above, has an American Tobacco Company (ATC) Made In U.S.A. Taxpaid Stamp on
the top. This stamp was added to cigarette packs that had the tax paid by the manufacturer for shipment overseas to the
Armed Forces during WWII. The word CIGARETTES on the front of the pack is completely horizontal, introduced in 1941. The
inner wrapping is paper for wartime material needs, introduced in 1942. This pack does not have a cellophane outer wrapping.
This 1942 pack was produced in Factory 30, District North Carolina.
1930's through 1942 Lucky Strike Cigarette Cartons and 1941 / 1942 Cigarette Packs, above photo.
The Lucky Strike "Green" Cartons shown above were unchanged from the 1930's through 1942. There were several other
Lucky Strike holiday cartons and carton sleeves produced during this time period, but that carton itself was unchanged during
production.
The ten Lucky Strike empty cigarette packs shown above were produced in 1941 and 1942, with the Series Number 111 and
112 on the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top. Most retain the cellophane wrapped for shipping, to maintain freshness. The
inner wrapping is foil covered on both the 1941 and 1942 packs, indicating early production as the inner foil wrapping changed
to paper in 1942 for wartime material needs.
1943 Lucky Strike Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
In 1942, The Lucky Strike green carton and pack was discontinued. The green dye used in package production was needed
elsewhere for the war effort. Lucky Strike used this phrase in their wartime advertising campaign: "Lucky Strike Green, goes
to War!". From 1942 onward, Lucky Strike cartons and packages were manufactured in white packaging.
The Lucky Strike Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 113 is
1943. The pack is cellophane wrapped for shipping, to maintain freshness. The inner wrapping is paper for wartime material
needs. The 1943 Pack has the words LUCKY STRIKE on the bottom. This 1943 pack was produced in Factory 130, District
North Carolina.
1943 Lucky Strike Cigarette Pack, United Service Organizations - U.S.O., above three photos.
The Lucky Strike Cigarette Pack, shown above, was distributed and sold by the U.S.O. Club, Balboa Canal Zone, as marked on
the Taxpaid stamp. The pack does not have a cellophane wrapper for shipping. The inner wrapping is paper for wartime
material needs. The 1943 Pack has the words LUCKY STRIKE on the bottom. This 1943 pack was produced in Factory 30,
District North Carolina. The outside of the cigarette pack has a cardboard sleeve for the "Club Nocturno Kelly" or Kelly Night
Club, located in Panama. The Kelly Club had nightly Burlesque shows, frequented by American Service Members on Furlough
or Leave in the Canal Zone during WWII.
1944 Lucky Strike Cigarette Carton - complete, above photo.
This Lucky Strike Cigarette Carton, shown above, is complete with ten packs of cigarettes as it left the factory in 1944. None
of the packs have been opened.
1944 Lucky Strike Cigarette Pack, above three photos.
The Lucky Strike Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 114 is
1944. The cellophane wrapping has been discontinued and the inner wrapping is paper, both changes were done for wartime
material needs. A new change done to the packaging in 1944 was on the bottom of the pack. Previously, the bottom of the
cigarette pack had the words LUCKY STRIKE. Starting in 1944, the pack bottom changed to L.S./M.F.T., which meant Lucky
Strike Means Fine Tobacco.
1940's Chesterfield Cigarette Carton, above photo.
This cigarette carton was produced by Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company. It originally contained ten packages of cigarettes.
The bottom of the carton is marked C-14-2.
CHESTERFIELD - Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company
1941 Chesterfield Cigarette Pack, above three photos.
This 1941 Chesterfield Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 111
is 1941. The 1940 and 1941 Chesterfield Pack had the word PULL with an arrow on the side of the package and had a gold
bottom. The cellophane is missing on this original package. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was produced by Liggett
& Myers Tobacco Company, Factory Number 25, District of Virginia.
1942 Chesterfield Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1942 Chesterfield Cigarette Pack, shown above, is missing the Dewitt Clinton Series 112 Tax Stamp on the top. In 1942,
the gold bottom was eliminated and replaced with the word CHESTERFIELD in red. The cellophane is missing on this original
package. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was produced by Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company, Factory Number 25,
District of Virginia.
1942 Chesterfield Cigarette Pack, above three photos.
This 1942 Chesterfield Cigarette Pack, shown above, has a Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company Free of Tax or Taxpaid Stamp
on the top. This stamp was added to cigarette packs that had the tax paid by the manufacturer for shipment overseas to the
Armed Forces during WWII. The wording is for military or naval forces in Alaska and Hawaii or for outside the jurisdiction of
the internal revenue laws of the United States. This pack retains the cellophane outer wrapping. The inner wrapping is paper
for wartime material needs, introduced in 1942. This package was produced by Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company, Factory
Number 42, District of North Carolina.
Post-WWII Chesterfield Cigarette Pack, above three photos.
This Chesterfield Cigarette Pack, shown above, has a Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company Free of Tax or Taxpaid Stamp on the
top. This stamp was added to cigarette packs that had the tax paid by the manufacturer for shipment overseas to the Armed
Forces. This cigarette pack is believed to be from 1950-1952, during the Korean Conflict era. The wording on the tax stamp is:
Military or Naval forces and other personnel outside the jurisdiction of the internal revenue laws of the United States. This
pack retains the cellophane outer wrapping. The inner wrapping is foil. The reason this is believed to be a 1950-1952 package
of cigarettes is the Chesterfield Cigarettes logo on the left side of the pack is changed to include: ARE A BALANCED BLEND
OF THE FINEST TOBACCO. The rear of the package is the same as the front - WWII produced packages have the words: ARE
A BALANCED BLEND OF THE FINEST TOBACCO on the rear of the package. This package was produced by Liggett & Myers
Tobacco Company, Factory Number 25, District of Virginia.
CAMEL - R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
1940's Camel Cigarette Carton, above photo.
This cigarette carton was produced by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. It originally contained ten packages of cigarettes.
1941 Camel Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1941 Camel Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 111 is
1941. The cellophane is present on this original package. The bottom of the 1941 package is silver with blue print: CAMEL 20's.
The inner wrapping is foil. This package was produced by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Factory Number 1, District of
North Carolina.
1941 Camel Cigarette Pack, above three photos.
This 1941 Camel Cigarette Pack, shown above, has the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp torn on the top, so the Series Number cannot
be verified. The package printing is slightly different from the other 1941 Camel Pack shown above, but this may be due to
being produced in a different factory. The cellophane is missing on this original package. The bottom of the 1941 package is
silver with blue print: CAMEL 20's. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was produced by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Company, Factory Number 97, District of North Carolina.
1942 Camel Cigarette Pack, above three photos.
This 1942 Camel Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 112 is
1942. The cellophane is missing on this original package. In 1942, the silver bottom has been eliminated and replaced with a
very light grey color with the print in blue: CAMEL 20'S. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was produced by R.J.
Reynolds Tobacco Company, Factory Number 1, District of North Carolina.
1942 Camel Cigarette Pack, K Ration, above photo.
This 1942 Camel Cigarette Pack, shown above, was included in an original K Ration, Supper Unit produced in 1942 by Patten
Food Products, Chattanooga, Tennessee. The cellophane is present this original package. The package contains four
cigarettes. This package was produced by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
1942 Camel Cigarette Pack, above three photos.
This 1942 Camel Cigarette Pack, shown above, has a Free of Tax or Taxpaid Stamp on the top. This stamp was added to
cigarette packs that had the tax paid by the manufacturer for shipment overseas to the Armed Forces during WWII. The
wording is for military or naval forces in Alaska and Hawaii or for outside the jurisdiction of the internal revenue laws of the
United States. The cellophane is present on this original package. In 1942, the silver bottom has been eliminated and replaced
with a very light grey color with the print in blue: CAMEL 20'S. The inner wrapping is paper for wartime material needs,
introduced in 1942. This package was produced by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Factory Number 1, District of North
Carolina.
1945 Camel Cigarette Pack, above three photos.
This 1945 Camel Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 115 is
1945. The cellophane has been eliminated for wartime material needs. In 1942, the silver bottom has been eliminated and
replaced with a very light grey color with the print in blue: CAMEL 20'S. The inner wrapping is paper for wartime material
needs, introduced in 1942. This package was produced by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Factory Number 97, District of
North Carolina.
PHILIP MORRIS TOBACCO COMPANY
WWII Philip Morris Cigarette Carton, above photo.
This cigarette carton was produced by Philip Morris Tobacco Company and included the words SPECIAL WAR EMERGENCY
CARTON. It originally contained ten packages of cigarettes.
1943 Philip Morris Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1943 Philip Morris Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 113
is 1943. The cellophane wrapper is present on this package. The inner wrapping is paper for wartime material needs,
introduced in 1942. This package was produced by Philip Morris Tobacco Company, Factory Number 21, District of Virginia.
Post-WWII Philip Morris Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This Philip Morris Cigarette Pack, shown above, has a Free of Tax or Taxpaid Stamp on the top. This stamp was added to
cigarette packs that had the tax paid by the manufacturer for shipment overseas to the Armed Forces. Philip Morris celebrated
their 100-year anniversary in 1947, changing the ESTABLISHED number from 90 YEARS, on WWII packs, to 100 YEARS in 1947.
In 1948, the original English Blend was changed to Special Blend, and marked on the front of the pack. This cigarette pack is
believed to be from 1950-1952, during the Korean Conflict era. The wording on the tax stamp is: Military or Naval forces and
other personnel outside the jurisdiction of the internal revenue laws of the United States. This pack retains the cellophane
outer wrapping. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was produced by Philip Morris Tobacco Company, Factory Number 7,
District of Virginia.
1939 The Story Of Lucky Strike, New York World's Fair, above left photo, and 1939 Lucky Strike World's Fair Matchbook
Cover, above right photo.
The Story of Lucky Strike by Roy C. Flannagan, was produced as a souvenir at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Lucky
Strike and the American Tobacco Company had a building at the World's Fair, where customers could purchase and have
shipped a carton of cigarettes, that were being assembled on site. This book was also available at the Company Building to
show how Lucky Strike Cigarettes were made and how their tobacco was toasted - a process unique to the Lucky Strike brand.
1937 Camel Cigarette Carton, Outer Christmas Gift Sleeve, above photo.
This cigarette carton sleeve was produced by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. This Christmas gift sleeve was produced to
slide over a normal carton of cigarettes. The sleeve included a To and From section on the side so that it could be given as a
Christmas present. It originally contained ten packages of cigarettes.
1941 Camel Cigarette Carton, Outer Christmas Gift Sleeve, above two photos.
This cigarette carton sleeve was produced by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. This Christmas gift sleeve was produced to
slide over a normal carton of cigarettes. The sleeve included a To and From section on the side so that it could be given as a
Christmas present, plus a 1942 Calendar. It originally contained ten packages of cigarettes.
The original owner flattened the carton and taped a set of orders to the reverse. The document is from the Headquarters, 40th
Infantry Division, Special Orders Number 49, February 18th 1942. This Christmas gift was given by "Saggy" Private Vernon E.
Saugstad ASN 37074850, Headquarters Battery 65th Field Artillery Brigade to "Mike".
SUNSHINE - The Pinkerton Tobacco Company
1941 Sunshine Cigarette Pack, above left two photos.
This 1941 Sunshine Cigarette Pack, shown above left, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 111
is 1941. The cellophane was re-wrapped and restored on this original package. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was
produced by The Pinkerton Tobacco Company, Factory Number 25, District of Virginia.

1944 Sunshine Cigarette Pack, above right two photos.
This 1944 Sunshine Cigarette Pack, shown above right, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series
114 is 1944. The cellophane has been eliminated for wartime material needs. The inner wrapping is paper for wartime material
needs, introduced in 1942. This package was produced The Pinkerton Tobacco Company, Factory Number 25, District of
Virginia.
OLD GOLD - P. Lorillard Tobacco Company
1931 Old Gold Cigarette Pack, above left two photos.
This 1931 Old Gold Cigarette Pack, shown above left, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top, which has
no Series Number. Series 102 started in 1932, so this pack pre-dates that year. The pack has a wax paper covering -
cellophane would be introduced later. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was produced by P. Lorillard Tobacco
Company, Factory Number 7, 3rd District of New York.

1940 Old Gold Cigarette Pack, above right two photos.
This 1940 Old Gold Cigarette Pack, shown above right, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series
110 is 1940. The cellophane was re-wrapped and restored on this original package. The PULL TAB marking was first
introduced by Old Gold in 1936. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was produced by P. Lorillard Tobacco Company,
Factory Number 8, 5th District of New Jersey.
DOMINO - Reed Tobacco Company
1941 Domino Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1941 Domino Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 111 is
1941. The cellophane was re-wrapped and restored on this original package. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was
produced by Reed Tobacco Company, Factory Number 460, District of Virginia.
PAUL JONES - Philip Morris Tobacco Company
1941 Paul Jones Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1941 Paul Jones Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 111 is
1941. The cellophane was re-wrapped and restored on this original package. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was
produced by Philip Morris Tobacco Company, Factory Number 7, District of Virginia.
DOMINO - Stephano Brothers Tobacco Company
1939 Gems Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1939 Gems Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 109 is
1939. The cellophane was re-wrapped and restored on this original package. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was
produced by Stephano Brothers Tobacco Company, Factory Number 2032, 1st District of Pennsylvania.
AVALON - Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation
1941 Avalon Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1941 Avalon Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 111 is
1941. The cellophane was re-wrapped and restored on this original package. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was
produced by Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Factory Number 35, District of Virginia.
JULEP - Penn Tobacco Company
1940 Julep Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1940 Julep Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 110 is 1940.
The cellophane was re-wrapped and restored on this original package. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was produced
by Penn Tobacco Company, Factory Number 22, 12th District of Pennsylvania.
TOPPERS - United-Whelan Tobacco Company
1941 Toppers Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1941 Toppers Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 111 is
1941. The cellophane was re-wrapped and restored on this original package. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was
produced by United-Whelan Tobacco Company, Factory Number 460, District of Virginia.
ALL JACKS - Christian Peper Tobacco Company
1936 All Jacks Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1936 All Jacks Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 106 is
1936. The cellophane was re-wrapped and restored on this original package. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was
produced by Christian Peper Tobacco Company, Factory Number 11, 1st District of Missouri.
TWENTY GRAND - Axton-Fisher Tobacco Company
1934 Twenty Grand Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1934 Twenty Grand Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series
104 is 1934. The cellophane was re-wrapped and restored on this original package. The inner wrapping is foil. This package
was produced by Axton-Fisher Tobacco Company, Factory Number 24, District of Kentucky.
DUNHILL MAJORS - Dunhill Tobacco Company
1941 Dunhill Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1941 Dunhill Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 111 is
1941. The cellophane was re-wrapped and restored on this original package. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was
produced by Dunhill Tobacco Company, Factory Number 21, District of Virginia.
BEECH-NUT KING - P. Lorillard Tobacco Company
1941 Beech-Nut King Size Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1941 Beech-Nut Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 111 is
1941. The cellophane was re-wrapped and restored on this original package. The inner wrapping is foil. This package was
produced by P. Lorillard Tobacco Company, Factory Number 8, 5th District of New Jersey.
REGENT - Riggio Tobacco Company
1944 Regent Cigarette Box, above two photos.
This 1944 Regent Cigarette Box, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 114 is
1944. This package was produced by Riggio Tobacco Company, Factory Number 94, 1st District of New York.
WWII U.S. Armed Forces Overseas Tax Stamp, above photo.
This Free of Tax or Taxpaid Stamp was added to cigarette packs that had the tax paid by the manufacturer for shipment
overseas to the Armed Forces. This stamp is still attached to the front and rear section of the original package. Philip Morris
celebrated their 100-year anniversary in 1947, changing the ESTABLISHED number from 90 YEARS, on WWII packs, to 100
YEARS in 1947.
CHELSEA - Larus & Brothers Tobacco Company
Chelsea Cigarette Pack, K Ration, above photo.
This Chelsea Cigarette Pack, shown above, was included in the K Ration. The cellophane is present this original package. The
package contains three cigarettes. This package was produced by Larus & Brothers Tobacco Company.
ROBERT BURNS - General Cigar Company
Robert Burns Cigarillos Box, above two photos.
This Robt. Burns Cigarillos Box , shown above, can be identified by the Henry Clay Tax Stamp on the top: Series 115 is 1945.
The tax stamp has also been marked FACT No. 2260 1ST DIST. PA. 9-45 (September 1945). This package was produced by
General Cigar Company, Factory Number 2260, 1st District of Pennsylvania.
December 1937 Lucky Strike Christmas gift-sleeve carton, above photo.
Each year, Lucky Strike designed a new gift-sleeve that went over each carton of cigarettes. The sleeve slide over a complete
carton of Lucky Strike cigarettes and was done so that the buyer could give the carton as a Christmas present.
December 1937 Lucky Strike Christmas Advertisement, above left photo, and December 1938 Lucky Strike Christmas
Advertisement, above right photo.
Each year, Lucky Strike designed a new gift-sleeve that went over each carton of cigarettes. The sleeve slide over a complete
carton of Lucky Strike cigarettes and was done so that the buyer could give the carton as a Christmas present. The 1937
advertisement featured Hollywood actress Joan Crawford.
1930's Lucky Strike sample pack, above photo.
Every tobacco manufacturer produced sample packages. Each sample pack was done for product promotions and contained
three or four full size cigarettes. The Lucky Strike sample pack, shown above, contained three cigarettes. After 1942, these
sample pack styles would be issued to the Armed Forces during WWII in ration meal boxes, such as the K Ration.
1940 Lucky Strike Advertising Pamphlet, above left and right photos.
This 1940 Lucky Strike Advertising Pamphlet show the comparisons of nicotine from 1938 to 1940 compared to four other
brands of tobacco.
1945 Regent Cigarette Box, above two photos.
This 1945 Regent Cigarette Box, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 115 is
1945. In 1945, the words "America's smart cigarette" was added to the rear of the box, shown above. This area on the box was
blank on 1944 boxes. This package was produced by Riggio Tobacco Company, Factory Number 94, 1st District of New York.
1940 and earlier Lucky Strike Cigarette Tin, above left photo and 1941-1942 Lucky Strike Tin, above right photo.
The design of the Luck Strike "Green" Cigarette Pack and Tin changed slightly between 1940 and 1941. In 1941, the word
CIGARETTES on the front of the tin changed from curved to straight font. The "Flat Fifties" name across the front of the tin
refers to the flat style of the tin and the package containing 50 cigarettes. Both of the above tins were produced in Factory 30,
District North Carolina.
1943 Regent Cigarette Box, above two photos.
This 1943 Regent Cigarette Box, shown above, has the rear of the box is marked "HELP WIN THE WAR Buy a defense stamp
and lick the other side". This package was produced by Riggio Tobacco Company, Factory Number 94, 1st District of New
York.
1945 Chelsea Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1945 Chelsea Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 115 is
1945. The cellophane wrapper is present on this package. The inner wrapping is paper for wartime material needs, introduced
in 1942. This package was blended by the makers of Edgeworth, Reed Tobacco Company Branch, Larus & Brothers Tobacco
Company, Factory Number 460, District of Virginia.
DREAM CASTLE - Dream Castle Tobacco Company
1942 Dream Castle Cigarette Pack, above photo.
This 1942 Dream Castle Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 112
is 1942. The highly yellowed cellophane wrapper is present on this package. The inner wrapping is paper for wartime material
needs, introduced in 1942. This package was made by the Dream Castle Tobacco Company, San Francisco California, Factory
Number 10, District of Kentucky.
PRESIDENTIAL - Alliance Cigar Manufacturing
Company
1945 Presidential Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1945 Presidential Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 115
is 1945. The cellophane wrapper is not present on this package. The inner wrapping is paper for wartime material needs,
introduced in 1942. This package was made by The Alliance Cigar Manufacturing Company, Factory Number 24, 14th District of
New York.
RAMESES - Stephano Brothers Tobacco Company
1945 Rameses Cigarette Pack, above two photos.
This 1945 Rameses Cigarette Pack, shown above, can be identified by the Dewitt Clinton Tax Stamp on the top: Series 115 is
1945. The cellophane wrapper is not present on this package. The inner wrapping is paper for wartime material needs,
introduced in 1942. This package was made by The Stephano Brothers Tobacco Company, Factory Number 2032, 1st District
of Pennsylvania.