This is probably a more specialist item for the collector of novelty cigarette cases.
This lovely case dates to the 1950s and was made by Rex.
It comes with its original box and paper wrapper.
It is in lovely vintage condition, as you can see in my images.
The case is very unusual - and takes the form of a slim blue envelope - with a little catch or pop stud on the front.
It has an ingenious opening mechanism, in that you press the two sides of the top of the envelope and the flap pops up.
It can be fully unfolded flat when open.
Inside is a clear plastic ribbed band to keep your cigarettes in place.
It is certainly in the most excellent condition - this is reflected in my asking price for this very attractive little case.
Sadly - being an older cigarette case - it will no longer hold more modern king size cigarettes - but it is certainly large enough to hold business or calling cards - I have taken a photograph of a standard business card inside to give you a sense of scale
External dimensions are 5 1/2 inches x 3 1/4 inches. It is very slim.
Again in lovely condition - the original box is missing the top edge of the box - but that is the only problem with this rare old case.
So probably an item to add to a specialist's collection.
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