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TYPICAL METAL BOXES FOR TOBACCO DURING
THE THIRD REICH: KURS TABAK - ERNST UDET
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Most soldiers of the Waffen-SS and Wehrmacht did not buy ready-made cigarettes, but either “rolled-their-own” or smoked tobacco in pipes. In both cases they purchased bulk tobacco, usually in tin boxes like these, according to their preference
This nice 7/8 x 3 x 5-5/8 inch metal box is decorated with a picture of a departing ship, the German swastika flag flying from the stern. Packaged by Haus Nortag in Nordhausen (home of Dora concentration camp), the text on the hinged lid says that the contents of the box was a “light, aromatic, finely cut product containing Oriental tobaccos”.
Very rare and in nice
We will be happy to ship abroad at
additional cost. Please inquire.
This is a printed metal can that once held 25 Ernst Udet cigarettes. Very similar in construction to the Nortag tin above, this 3/4 x 3 x 4-3/4 inch cigarette box was made to hold 25 Ernst Udet brand cigarettes manufactured by Zigarettenfabrik Lessing & Co. in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The top of the box shows two beneath the name ERNST UDET.
Inside the lid is a picture of the famous member of the Von Richthofen Squadron, World War I Luftwaffe Ace, Blue Max (Ordre pour le Mérite) winner and noted Nazi pilot above a replica of his autograph.