Charming old pub showcard dating to approx 1950 and beautifully framed making it a lovely collectors item-todays cigarette is a Bristol (20 for 2 shillings and 7 pence )
50cm x 60cm
W.D & H.O. Wills was a British tobacco importer and manufacturer formed in Bristol, England and had another major factory in Dublin,It was the first UK company to mass-produce cigarettes. It was one of the founding companies of Imperial Tobacco along with John Player & Sons.
The company was founded in 1786 and went by various names before 1830 when it became W.D. & H.O. Wills. Tobacco was processed and sold under several brand names, some of which were still used by Imperial Tobacco until the second half of the 20th century. The company pioneered the use of cigarette cards within their packaging. Many of the buildings in Bristol and other cities around the United Kingdom still exist with several being converted to residential use.