Previously owned but in excellent condition. The front and back of this item is engraved with its pattern but the sides are not engraved. Item has been inscribed with previous owners initials.A good silversmith should be able to remove the inscribed initials. Item is old but is fully functional and will have minor signs of wear such as scratches, patina and/or minor nick's or dents but no major damage.
Case is approximately 3.5 x 3.75 x. Case will accommodate up to 9 Cigarettes.
Case weighs approximately 4.0 Troy oz. Case includes original strap that hold cigarettes in place when the case is opened as well as a storage pouch.
Inside and outside of case could use a good cleaning. CIGARETTES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN SALE AND ARE FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY. I do not know the history of this case however from what I have read this was probably manufactured sometime in the 1940's or 1950's.I believe many of the GI's returning from WW2 brought these home with them from Asia. Case would make an excellent addition to any collection or would make a great gift for that smoker in your life. Sterling Silver cigarette cases that hold modern filtered cigarettes are not very common as most sterling cases were manufactured before filtered cigarettes were the norm. AGAIN Please note CIGARETTES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN SALE AND ARE FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY!