• Nestor Queen Cigarette Tin

  • $24.00 USD

  • Description

    Pre-war Nestor Gianaclis Queen cigarette tin with good graphics. It originally contained 20 cigarettes. It is in overall good condition with some wear and age. There are several scratches and a little spot of rust inside near the hinge. It measures about 3 1/2" by 2 3/4".

     

    Nestor Gianaclis was a Greek who arrived in Egypt in the 1860s and started a tobacco trade to Europe. Egyptian cigarettes became very fashionable as a luxury cigarette in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They were in such high demand that many counterfeit companies appeared, offering cheaper and lower quality tobacco and using brand names and packaging meant to evoked Egyptian themes (the most notable being Camel). Nestor Queen even produced 22-karat gold tipped cigarettes! Egyptian tobacco popularity declined a bit after WWI, but the industry continued until it was nationalized by the Egyptian government in 1952.

  • Pre-WWII German Nestor Queen Cigarette Tin
  • Nestor Queen Cigarette Tin
  • Nestor Queen Cigarette Tin
  • Nestor Queen Cigarette Tin
  • Nestor Queen Cigarette Tin

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