There’s many vintage tobacco tins to be found in Edinburgh’s numerous wee antique shops, like this cigarettes tin from Craven “A”.
The Craven “A” Virginia Cigarettes introduced in 1921, were easily recognisable by their cork tip. They were included in the rations of British Soldiers during the Second World War increasing their international success and sold in over 120 countries with many notable users such as Charles de Gaulle of France or Muhammad Ali Jinnah of Pakistan.
Craven’A are mentioned in various works including Christie’s “Death on the Nile” and “Dr. No” novel and were occasionally referenced in music.
The current brand owner, Rothmans has experienced “long-term declines in market share”, in part due to the elimination of all sponsorship activities in Canada in October 2003.
You can find two products from the Craven line in our store;
Craven Original (Formerly Craven Aromatic)
Craven Ready Rubbed
Does anyone else remember these vintage boxes or the Craven “A” brand itself? Please leave your comments below.