Packet of Ten 'Abdulla' Cigarettes

Made:
1920-1950 in London
maker:
Abdulla & Company Limited

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Packet of 10 cigarettes by Abdulla & Co. Ltd., 173 New Bond Street, London, England, 1920-1950

Made by Abdulla & Co Ltd, the cigarette packet shows two soldiers dressed possibly in Indian military dress standing either side of a sign with the maker’s name. Underneath is a disclaimer reading “Abdulla is and always has been an entirely British Firm”.’ Abdulla & Co Ltd were one of a large number of cigarette and tobacco manufacturers based in England.

Details

Category:
Smoking
Object Number:
1999-299/3
type:
cigarette packet
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
McPhail, Mary