London Sterling Cigarette Box
Exceptional quality, very heavy sterling silver 5.25"x3.75"x2" cigarette box with engraved house flag for London-based Australind Steam Shipping Company. This box is of the best quality, with a recessed rear hinge, airtight seal, and classic design. The box carries the hallmark for London, maker's mark for C.J. Vander Ltd., and is date lettered for 1940. Over the course of WWII, the Australind Steam Shipping Co. had two of its three ships sunk by Nazi vessels.