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Tobacciana1263 of 1986WWII 1940's era "DUMMY" cigarettes Lucky StrikeMeerschaum pipe head of Af American
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Posted 3 years ago

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jenparks
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I would like to know more about this. My grandmother gave it to me 18 years ago & told me it was my great aunts cigarette case. My aunt was extravagant in her day. She was a bookie, a flapper & sold alcohol underground during the prohibition. The case has no markings or dates. It still shuts & the hinge on the inside still works. It just sits inside my curio. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 3 years ago
    My daughter has a case similiar to this, but I am not sure that it is the same thing. Hers is like an enclosed money clip. It is only 1/4" deep. It would hold paper money and the inside hinge kept money from falling out when opened. Hers also has a wood grain cover. Yours is neat, and definitely lookes like it was a souvenir from Florida. I have also seen these, (depending on the size), used as cigarette holders. Hope this helps a little bit ! ThriftyGypsy
  2. jenparks, 3 years ago
    Thank you ThriftyGypsy!!
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Probably a 1950s souvenir.

    My first thought was cigarette case, but the interior metal holder is different from what I typically see in cigarette cases.

    Scott

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