Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The Delaney Turner Collection, Item #9

Winston Crush-Proof Cigarette Box, most likely tin, era unknown.

Purchased with minimal haggling at the flea market at the Porte de Montreuil, Paris in the mid-1990s, this item, like Item 4, dates from an era when smoking was much more socially acceptable than our current era. Though well-preserved, it does display evidence of having at one time contained cigarettes. For its current owner its duties have primarily been limited to containing smaller items - some of which, no doubt, will appear at a later date in the Delaney Turner collection.

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