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    Posted 9 years ago

    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, 8 years ago
      Hi, I was wondering if you know roughly when the 2nd tin pictured above was made?
    2. Poop Poop, 8 years 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, 8 years ago
      Hey frank, the one in the second photo is from the 1940's
    4. Frank.K, 8 years 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, 8 years ago
      No problem Frank!!
    6. ph6758, 8 years 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, 8 years 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, 8 years ago
      The older smaller tins are worth more
    9. Gerard, 8 years 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.
    10. Jennua, 5 years ago
      I have two gold lucky strike cigarette flat tins. I can't find anything anywhere about them. I have two green also and appreciate the information on here. Do you happen to know about gold ones?
    11. Gerard, 5 years ago
      If you are referring to this one here at this link: http://www.mygerardinc.com/images/aflat50/lsbeige.jpg I paid $45 for it a few years back. To me I would consider this as a White version of their logo and probably worth more. If you want to see more of these go to this link http://www.mygerardinc.com/aflat50.html to see my Flat Fifties collection that needs a desperate upgrade that I need to update soon since my collection has doubled in size since. This is a side hobby for me. My main focus is on Tobacco Pocket Tins. You can view them at http://www.mygerardinc.com/index.html
    12. ddpuddles, 2 years ago
      My box is the second version, second photo listed. On rear of box there is a cirle which says Factory No. 30 District of N.C. and then in the middle there is a the number 50. Does that have any significant meaning? Just curious.
    13. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 2 years ago
      Very kool
    14. Gerard, 2 years ago
      dd, the information is where the factory where the tobacco was processed into cigarettes and packaged or just packaged. The 50, probably stands for the ammout of cigarettes it contains, hence, flat 50's.
    15. Ozzie650dave Ozzie650dave, 2 years ago
      The green one , the plain one without the flat fifties writing. Version is the earlier version pre-World War II? So is that like 1930s? 1920s? 1900!? Mine is pretty beat up all the brass plating is gone on the sides. And it's dented pretty bad but it still closes in the hinge still works. What do you think twenty bucks? Yeah I wish I could post a picture.
    16. Gerard, 2 years ago
      Forgot the year, the original LS brand was owned by The Patterson Tobacco Co. All the tins I listed here are from the American Tobacco Co, which purchased the brand early 1900's. I think they introduced the "It's Toasted" in the mid 1900's teens, maybe 1917. Hope that helps.

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