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CHINA BURMA INDIA THEATRE Antique Cigarette Case
CHINA-BURMA-INDIA-THEATRE-Antique-Cigarette-Case
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Jun 24, 2011
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US $75.00
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Bedford, NH, United States

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This is an antique cigarette case dating to the China Burma India Theatre of WWII. 

It belonged to my Grandfather, and I assume he picked it up at some point during the early to mid 1940's while serving in the Army Air Corps. 
It shows wear, as I'm told he carried and used it, but it was obviously well cared for.  No obvious gouges or major scratches - the corners are simply worn smooth from put in and out of his pocket over the years.  The (nylon?) cords to restrain the cigarettes are still there.  Still opens and closes perfectly.

It is incredibly detailed, with a map of the area at that time showing Baluchistan, Sindh, Punjab, Rajputana, Bombay, Hyderabad, Madras, Ceylone, Orissa, Central Province, United Province, Delhi, Bihar, Bengal, Calcutta, Assam, Burma, Darjeeling, Andaman, The Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, and Bay of Bengal.  It's double sided, probably meant to hold a full pack of the size cigarettes smoked 70 years ago.  It has a manufacturer's mark in the bottom right corner of the front:  the word CHOICE contained in a horizontal diamond.   I don't see any mark for the material content, but it's obviously silver, perhaps thickly plated over brass.

Perhaps for you it'd be a classy way to carry your cigarettes, or maybe it's a nice addition to a tobacco or WWII collection.

I'll ship immediately in a USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Box.

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