Object details

Category
Souvenirs and ephemera
Related period
Second World War (association), 1945-1989 (association)
Materials

Cigarette Case: metal

Dimensions

whole: Depth 95 mm, Height Open 192 mm, Height 42 mm, Width 127 mm

Catalogue number
EPH 2299

Object associations

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