Cigarette Pack, Chesterfield, with Yellow Free of Tax Stamp

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Chesterfield Cigarettes

This unopened pack of twenty Chesterfield cigarettes was manufactured by the Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company at factory number 42, District of North Carolina. The factory information and caution notice are printed on the right side of this pack.

Affixed across the top is a free of tax stamp which is still intact. The wording on the stamp contains a specific mention of the Territories of Alaska and Hawaii. Also notice the grayish colored inner packaging paper which is peculiar to cigarette packs manufactured from 1942 until 1945.

Chesterfield was one of the most familiar brands among the G.I.’s.

Stamp Design

The stamp of this Chesterfield cigarette pack is yellow in color and the design is based on a vertical layout. The text on the stamp is printed in red and surrounded by a red square. The first part of this text is centered and the second part is aligned to both the left and right margins by adding extra space between the words and letters when necessary. The full text is literally retyped below.

Manufactured by
Liggett & Myers
Tobacco Co.

Free of Tax—
For use only of
U. S. military or
naval forces in
Alaska and Ha-
waii, or for use
outside the juris-
diction of the
internal revenue
laws of the
United States.
This product is
admitted free of


This cigarette pack is in mint condition; the cellophane is still present and intact.

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