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eBay.com


The following item was available on eBay.com





Vintage
ASHTRAY HOLDER
made from Cigarette Packets




Vintage TRAMP ART w/FOLDED
TOBACCO/CIGARETTE PACK PAPERS for ASHTRAY HOLDER

This listing is for the interesting folded cigarette or tobacco packs to form a ring which would hold an ashtray.

The papers have been glazed and this piece is quite sturdy.

Measures approx 6.75" across from edge to edge.

Items made from cigarette packets are not often offered for sale. This is a rare opportinity to own a unique piece of Tramp Art.



LISTING DETAILS

Seller: linens.and.lace (385*) 100% feedback
Item number: 170880714874
Condition: Used
Location: Avondale, Pennsylvania.
Ships to: Worldwide


Full details of this item can be seen on the sellers eBay listing.


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The following item was available on eBay.com
Having a model to hand for inspection would be a useful reference aid to someone wishing to learn the craft.



ONE OF A KIND HAND MADE FOLK ART COLLECTIBLE CIGARETTE PACK DOG "TOBARKY"


WHAT AN INCREDIBLE FIND
This Hand-made adorable dog made up of Canadian Cigarette Packs.

Dumaurier, Export A Green, Export A Blue, Matinee, Players.

Many hours of work went into this little guy. A great conversation piece to display on your bar or man cave.

Height 10" Length 12½" Width 5½"

Seller: 514ruby13 (181*)
Item No: 110915123655

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Cigarette Packet Tank

Someone recently asked me (Godfrey Eland, owner of "Puffer") if I could remember the little tanks that could be made from a cigarette packet. Yes, I did remember and it got me thinking. The ones that I recall were made from either Woodbine or Senior Service cigarette packets although other brands could be used. My Grannie Fletcher used to smoke Woodbine cigarettes so I always had a ready supply of Woodbine packets if I needed them.
One of my hobbies is collecting cigarette lighters. I have quite a few boxes stored in a cupboard containing lighters, ashtrays and lots of other smoking memorabilia from years ago. Searching through them I came across some cigarette packets and a Cigarette Packet Tank that I had made (pictured left). 

The tank shown was made out of a 10s Woodbine cigarette packet. Construction was easy requiring no special tools, just a pair or scissors. You could make the gun barrel out of the silver paper from the inside of the pack which was just rolled up. I always prefered to use a matchstick as it was less prone to bend and easier to insert.

Seeing the Woodbine Tank again brought back some good memories. I wonder if anyone can remember making these little tanks or anything else out of cigarette packets. If you can remember making other items out of cigarette packets, I would be pleased if you could share your memories, information or any photographs you may have.

I could do a webpage showing the construction details of the Cigarette Packet Tank if there is any interest shown. Just let me know and I'll see what I can do.

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Tueday, 22th Jan 2013
I am in the progress of updating this webpage.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
If you have anything of interest that could be included, please get in touch.

email: kamiorijo@gmail.com

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