'Wills' Vintage Novelty Dominoes Set
This novelty dominoes set was a promotional item for Will's Star Cigarettes and dates to the 1930's/40's. The set is packaged in a handsome red and white tin with bold typography across the lid. The dominoes themselves were created out of bakelite and feature the Will's Star Cigarette logo on the reverse. These types of promotional items were gifted to taverns and pubs as games for their patrons.
The company W.D & H.O Wills was a British tobacco company founded in Bristol, England in 1786. They manufactured several different brands of tobacco and traded under various names prior to 1830 when it settled on W.D & H.O Wills. The company pioneered the use of cigarette cards in their packaging and many of their factories still remain across the UK but have since been repurposed.
This set is in fantastic vintage condition with only minor dents and scratches to the tin case, which is to be expected given its age. It is a complete set with the markings on the dominoes in good condition and still completely legible.
Measurements: 16.3cm x 5.5cm x 3.5cm (depth)
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