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Object ID 001540

Object Name Boar's Head Tobacco

Object Desc Foil/Paper packet of Boar's Head tobacco. For cigarette rolling. 0.5 oz.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001265

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 6

Object Date

Start Year Range 1930

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Boar's Head Tobacco,Pritchard & Burton,Cigarette,tobacco,

Title Boar's Head Tobacco

Description Small foil/paper packet of Boar's Head Tobacco wrapped in cellophane with tear strip. Paper is blue and yellow with boar head logo. Top of packet reads "Boar's Head Tobacco/half ounce when packed sold subject to lose by evaporation." Bottom reads "Pritchard & Burton LTD. London/For Cigarette Rolling."


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.5

Length 3

Width 0

Depth 0.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The above dimensions are for the entire packet.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Pritchard & Burton

Maker Details Most famous for its celebrated Boar's Head Shag blend, made from East Indian raw leaf tobacco which proved very popular with London's working classes. Alfred Burton's decision not to join the new Imperial Tobacco Company and refusal to invest in the cigarette, believing it to be just a passing fad, possibly hampered the success of the company. However the firm remained prosperous into the early 20th century, providing pipe tobacco within the London area. The company began to advertise extensively from the 1930s mostly on the London Underground network. By the 1940s, the firm was performing poorly, and was taken over by George Dobie and Son Limited of Paisley, Scotland. Within one year, Pritchard and Burton was sold to Godfrey Phillips Limited of London. In 1968 the Acton factory was closed and within a few months, the Phillips group was taken over by the American firm of Phillip Morris Inc. until the 1980s.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001265

Description Boar's Head Tobacco Packet


Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Very Good

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Packet is in very good condition with minor wear. There is no rips in the cellophane or tear strip. A small amount of tobacco is floating inside cellophane.


Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 6 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin