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Title

BENSON & HEDGES Super Virginia Cigarettes

Object Name

Showcard

Maker

Gallaher Limited (Primary maker)

Description

Gallaher Collection; BENSON & HEDGES Showcard. 'Benson & Hedges Super Virginia Cigarettes. When only the Best will Do.' Old Bond Street, London. With fold-out stand at back for counter display. Benson & Hedges was founded in 1873 by R. Benson & W. Hedges. A Royal Warrant was issued to the British company in 1878, after the required 5 years of supply to the Royal Family. This was revoked in 1999 due to "a lack of demand in the Royal Households." The Warrant Seal, which had previously been on the flip lid of the box was removed. Gallaher acquired Benson & Hedges Ltd in the UK in 1955.

Materials

paper

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2011.378