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Posted 2 years ago

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Gerard
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Here we have various types of Flat Fifties cigarette tins with the “Lucky Strike” brand. Once the tobacco manufactures got on the band wagon and started to commercially make cigarettes in large quantities one of the many types of marketing was in the form of “Flat Fifties” tins. These were flat tins with one layer of two rows of cigarettes with a total of 50 cigs, hence the nick name, “Flat Fifties”. The 1st photo is an earlier version of the Lucky Strike Flat Fifties. Then we have a later version with the nick name logo “Flat Fifties” added to the tin itself. 3rd one is a “Merrie Christmas” (how they spelled it) one for the Holiday season. The 4th one is actually a cardboard version of the flat fifties. After they dropped the green packaging for the white to support the WW2 war effort. Many other tobaccos manufactures switched to cardboard also for the war effort and were never seen again in tin packages. If you wish to see more of these beauties check out the 2 links below

http://www.mygerardinc.com/aflat50.html

http://www.mygerardinc.com/index.html

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  1. Frank.K, 1 year ago
    Hi, I was wondering if you know roughly when the 2nd tin pictured above was made?
  2. Poop Poop, 1 year ago
    I have the two of the ones in the second post that ill have to post someday, yours are in like mont condition compared to mone though lol, mine are readable though aha thanks for sharing!
  3. Poop Poop, 1 year ago
    Hey frank, the one in the second photo is from the 1940's
  4. Frank.K, 1 year ago
    Thanks for the date. It appears that they made that box with "flat fifties" in the 1930s as well. I discovered that after my initial comment.
  5. Poop Poop, 1 year ago
    No problem Frank!!
  6. ph6758, 11 months ago
    Hi, i have one just like the second tin, it is in good condition, could anyone tell me what is it worth? Thanks ph6758@hotmail.com
  7. Poop Poop, 11 months ago
    It cant be worth much, id say 25 in not sucha great conition and anywhere to 45 bucks at most in great condition
  8. Poop Poop, 11 months ago
    The older smaller tins are worth more
  9. Gerard, 6 months ago
    The green Lucky's are all pre-WWII. During WWII they went white also to support the war effort due to, I think, the need of copper to make green dye. Not sure.

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