Cigarette Box [State Express Cigarettes]
Ardath Tobacco Company Limited, Manufacturer
The interior of the lid has blue writing on gold. It features the royal crest in the top left corner and says "State Express 555 Cigarettes / Specially packed for Tasman Empire Airways Limited". The TEAL logo of a stylised bird is also there. The interior of the box is undecorated, but tucked inside is gold foil paper imprinted with "State Express Cigarettes" lined with translucent white paper.
The front of the box says in gold "Ardath Tobacco Co. Ltd. London" and on the bottom is punched "3962".
STATE EXPRESS CIGARETTES / STATE EXPRESS/ 555/ 210 PICCADILLY LONDON. W.1. / MADE IN ENGLAND Maker's Mark
25 STATE EXPRESS 555 / ARDATH TOBACCO CO. LTD. LONDON / 25 STATE EXPRESS 555 Maker's Mark
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