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This rare and unopened pack of twenty Chesterfield cigarettes was manufactured by the Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company at factory number 25, District of Virginia. The factory information and caution notice are printed on the right side of this pack.
Affixed across the top is a Red Cross stamp which is still intact. This type of stamp indicates cigarettes which were distributed by the American Red Cross. 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.
The stamp of this Chesterfield cigarette pack is yellowish white in color and the design is based on a vertical layout. The text on the stamp is printed in black, flanked by two red lines and centered. In between the two text parts is a large red cross printed. The full text is literally retyped below.
This cigarette pack is in mint condition; the cellophane is still present and intact.