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This is a vintage cigarette tin box... an old " Prince de Monaco" by Ed. Laurens... a very striking orange tin featuring the reproduction of the Monaco Palace surrounded by two green and gold palm-trees.
The bottom says that this particular brand of Egyptian cigarettes won 23 awards at Universal Exhibitions (see photo #3):
Sides say "Ed. Laurens" - "20 cigarettes - bout or" - "Prince de Monaco".
The lid inside shows 13 coat of arms of the royal families that used this brand (see photo #4 and #5).
We're not certain of the date of manufacture... it is likely from the late 1960s, early 1970s.
The tin has some little scratches here and there, but the graphic on the front is really eye catching and a worthy addition to any collection!

"The headquarters for the Ed. Laurens cigarette company was in Alexandria, Egypt. Ed Laurens started a cigarette trading company there in 1887, which he soon transformed into a cigarette factory.
In 1921 his son, Jules Laurens, established the Ed. Laurens cigarette factory at 528 Rijswijkseweg in The Hague - Netherland. Immediately after the Second World War, Laurens introduced the famous Caballero cigarette on the market, a cigarette which turned out to be a gigantic success halfway through the 1960s.
In 1972, Laurens merged with Rothmans from England, and the company continued under that last name."

► ~ 2.75" x 3.15" (~ 7 x 8 cm.)
► ~ 0.59" (~ 1,5 cm.) high

► the tin has some little scratches here and there, but the graphic on the front is really eye catching.

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Vintage Cigarette Tin Box - Retro Advertising Metal Collection Box with Hinge Lid - Tobacco Case - 1960s


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: tin, metal
  • Ships worldwide from Italy
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