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Article about: Hi All, One from my collection that I've had a few years now, I found this whilst I was clearing my grandparents house. This style of cigarrete cases are know to be made by German and Italia

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    Hi All,

    One from my collection that I've had a few years now, I found this whilst I was clearing my grandparents house.
    This style of cigarrete cases are know to be made by German and Italian POWs from aircraft aluminium and melted plastics/toothbrushes for the colour to be traded to allied soldiers. This particular example is from Africa and dated 1947. It was a part of my Grandads possessions which he must have picked up whilst he was over there with the R.A.F. as part of a Maintenance Unit (I can't remember precisely which but I believe it was 107, I will check his photo album where there's a photo of the sign).

    The picture inside is of my grandad and I always found it amusing that he'd put the little question mark in the other heart. It is unfortunately missing the retaining bar/clip but as far as I am aware my grandad only smoked whilst he got them in the RAF (Where he collected a whole deck of Players playing cards which I have in aa little trench art tin) as my mum doesn't recall him ever smoking.

    Apologies, not the best photos but saw it on the side and thought I'd snap a few photos before bed and an early start at work tomorrow.
    I hope you all enjoy this,
    Matt
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    That's a great item! May have been a mess tin but a great thing to own from a family member.

    Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....

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    Neat family heirloom.
    John

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    Very cool.
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    Interesting and neat cigarrette cases. It is nice those came from your grandad
    -TJ-

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    like it
    Horst
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    Very nice souvenir from your Grandfather.

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