Vintage wooden cigarette box Bethlehem olive wood drop down dispenser camel Xmas
Vintage cigarette box made in Bethelem, probably in the early part of the 20th century. Made of olive wood. Drops down to form a dispenser. The top is decorated with a picture of camel ploughing, sheep and a palm tree. Marked Betlehem (a phonetic translation of the Hebrew name for Bethlehem). Size when closed 5.5" x 3" x 3.5" (14 x 7.5 x 9 cm) approx.Weight 350g.
Around a century old, and in good used condition, though with some scuffs, and small chips in the wood along the top edge of one side under the lid (as you would expect from an item of this age). There is an old scratch (or possibly an old repair?) in the bottom right-hand corner of the back, as shown in the photograph. Please be aware that this box was not made for modern king size cigarettes, and cigarettes longer than about 2.75 inches (70mm) will not fit in the slots. The slots are 2.5" (63mm) long, with a little headroom in the lid.
Our Price: £44.00