R.B. Russell

Collecting Early Cigarette Packets

Cigarettes were introduced to great Britain after the Crimea War, in the early 1860s, but it wasn't until the 1880s that distinct, commercial brands started to be widely marketed.

 

In this short film, B.K. Russell, Secretary of the Cigarette Packet Collectors Club of Great Britain, shares a few items from his collection.

 

The Cigarette Packet Collectors Club of Great Britain can be contacted through their website at:

http://www.cigarettepacket.com/index.html

 

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