Cigarette Box [State Express Cigarettes]

Ardath Tobacco Company Limited, Manufacturer;  Tasman Empire Airways Limited, Commissioned by; 


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Maker and Role
Ardath Tobacco Company Limited, Manufacturer
Tasman Empire Airways Limited, Commissioned by
Description
Painted yellow tin box with hinged lid. The cover has a logo for State Express (the name is in a gold and purple crest). Above the logo it says: "State Express 555" in purple and below it: "Piccadilly London" and "Made in England". The interior of the lid is gold with blue writing. It has a Royal crest, the State Express name and the TEAL logo (a stylised bird). It also says: "Specially packed for Tasman Empire Airways Limited". The base of the tin is yellow on the exterior and unpainted inside. Gold writing on the edges says: "25 State Express 555, Ardath Tobacco Co. Ltd. London" and "Manufactured under arrangements with the proprietors". The number "1056" is stamped inside.
Collection
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Tin
Signature/Marks and Type
State Express 555
Piccadilly London Made in England
Specially packed for Tasman Empire Airways Limited
25 State Express 555
Ardath Tobacco Co. Ltd. London Manufactured under arrangement with the proprietors
1056
STATE EXPRESS CIGARETTES / 555 / STATE EXPRESS/ PICCADILLY LONDON. / MADE IN ENGLAND Maker's Mark
25 STATE EXPRESS 555 / ARDATH TOBACCO CO. LTD. LONDON / 25 STATE EXPRESS 555 / MANUFACTURED UNDER ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE PROPRIETORS Maker's Mark
Accession No
2004.520
Credit Line
Ardath Tobacco Company Limited et al. Cigarette Box [State Express Cigarettes], 2004.520. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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