Avro Aircraft Branded Cigarette Case
A further fine example of "Tobacciana" we are listing today, which came from the same collection as the 'Avro' Rolstar lighter. The case is made by 'Kingcraft' and stamped Made in England. We are assuming this dates from a similar period as the lighter, estimated at the 1950's but we stand to be corrected.
'Avro' of course needs no introduction, being founded by A. V. Roe in 1910 and is perhaps best remembered in WWII for the 'Lancaster' and post war with the iconic 'Vulcan'. 'Avro' was absorbed into Hawker Siddeley Aviation in July 1963, when the 'Avro' name ceased to be used, so this item would not be later than '63. Condition is excellent and suspect it has never been used for its intended purpose. The case is covered in a tan calf leather, with just minor handling marks. The 'Avro' winged logo is embossed into the leather and picked out in gold leaf. The catch and hinge are both in good working order, as is the sprung clip to hold the cigarettes in place. This fine case would be equally at home with an 'Avro', aviation or "Tobacciana" collector.
It measures 6"x4" (15 cm x10 cm)