Cigarette Box [Marcovitch Cigarettes]

Marcovitch, Manufacturer;  Tasman Empire Airways Limited, Commissioned by; 

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Maker and Role
Marcovitch, Manufacturer
Tasman Empire Airways Limited, Commissioned by
Rectangular tin box with hinged lid. The bottom of the box is undecorated while the lid is painted black and white. The exterior of the lid is painted with vertical black and white stripes on the left, and is solid black on the right. On the black half is a black and white image of a man in a top hat lighting a cigarette. Above the image is "Marcovitch" in white; below is "Black & White Cigarettes". In small letters, beneath, is: "Made in England by Marcovitch of Piccadilly". The edges of the lid say: "25 Black & White".

The interior of the lid has the same backdrop as the exterior (black and white stripes to left and solid black to the right). Over the top is painted a map of Eastern Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. A black dot is marked in the North Island of New Zealand and has dotted lines emerging from it in 7 directions. The TEAL logo of a stylised bird is painted on the map. To the right is written "Specially packed for TEAL/New Zealand's International Airline".
Processed Material/Metal/Tin
Signature/Marks and Type
Marcovitch / Black & White . Cigarettes / Made in London, England by / Marcovitch - Piccadilly. W. / 25 Black & White Maker's Mark
Specially / packed for / TEAL / NEW ZEALAND'S / INTERNATIONAL / AIRLINE Label
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Credit Line
Marcovitch et al. Cigarette Box [Marcovitch Cigarettes], 2004.399. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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