The Tobacco that Counts

By woolybill1
Edwardian-era advertising at Beamish Museum.

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Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
8 Feb 2013 8:33AM
Interesting how well these have survived, well worked Bill
Regards Richard

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gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
8 Feb 2013 8:37AM
A real blast from the past. - gary
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 8:48AM
Love these. Perfect dof and detail.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 8:50AM
Love these old advertising signs Smile fantastic detail and colours, great dof too love it Smile

richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
8 Feb 2013 9:27AM
Nice images of days of the past! Love them ( I worked inthe tobacco industry for 30+ years - very interesting!)

Sharp crisp and weather beaten - I like them a lot!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
8 Feb 2013 9:28AM
Looks like someone has used the sailor for air rifle target practice (.... or is that just me Smile)

capto Plus
3 3.3k 8 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:07AM
Oh dear, I remember them both very well. Makes a nice image.

Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:16AM
I love these old signs a well composed and detailed shot
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
8 Feb 2013 10:32AM
These old metallic adverts make such colourful subjects, esp. so with a bit of weathering and rust adding a patina of age.
There's a wonderful joke about that slogan and you had to be a smoker of Players to tell it properly. I wonder how many know it? About the Legionnaires?

Brings back memories, smoked them for years until I saw sense 10 years ago or more.

I used to be singled out (pardon the pun) by my maths teacher at School in the boy's playground, he always picked on me for smoking, I thought it was bad luck, till I realised that he was a smoker of Players as well, and that's why mine were always confiscated. A hard lesson, but I learned I carried a Woodbine packet and the first morning he grabbed me and told me to empty my pockets I got a knowing look, and he realised he was rumbled.

Fond memories indeed, cheers Bill.

SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
8 Feb 2013 11:34AM
I've often wondered why these metal signs rust through the enamel in spots. Perhaps the enamel is thinner in those places. Whatever the reason, they make for excellent images. I don't remember the Wills's cigs, but I do the Players.
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
8 Feb 2013 11:37AM
Couldn't afford these Bill. We smoked either Pasha cigs or believe it or not Cinnamon sticks. Well recorded.
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
8 Feb 2013 11:46AM
Just had another look Bill as I thought thee was something strange. They must have moved these from there original positions but that doesn't detract from the quality of the image.
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 11:54AM
Tony's grandfather worked at Wills in Bristol - all his working life, and he knew the "Krek Waiters peak
excellent rust a colours here Bill SmileSmile
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 43 United States
8 Feb 2013 1:16PM
I well remember "Players Please" - my grandfather, an old sailor, smoked them for a while. Later he went over to a pipe, and to chewing tobacco, along with a pinch of snuff. And he lived till he was 96...........

An interesting picture, fantastic detail and colours.
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
8 Feb 2013 1:23PM
Amazing how times change attitudes. I can remember when smoking was not only allowed, it was encouraged. We even smoked in the hospital!!!!!!!!!
8 Feb 2013 2:40PM
Blimey, I can remember these from when I were a lad! Wink Love these old enamel signs, well captured and presented, Bill Smile
Trev Smile
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 3:01PM
The old adverts are so interesting.Smile
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
8 Feb 2013 5:09PM
I am a heavy smoker and I love it, Bill. A really good brand, and it really counts, but I don't know if navy cut is still available.
8 Feb 2013 5:29PM
I remember that 'Players Please' was still very much a slogan being banded around in the late 50's early 60's Bill, so yes, I guess the tobacco must've counted.

John Smile
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 5:36PM
A great capture Bill, "oh how times have changed?".

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
8 Feb 2013 7:12PM
I like the POV here, Bill.
RobinF 9 83 1 England
8 Feb 2013 7:13PM
Great capture Bill, there's a wonderful nostalgia to these old 'ciggy' adverts.
kind regards,
8 Feb 2013 7:16PM
These old posters certainly make colourful subjects Bill.
RockArea Plus
9 18 3 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:06PM
They're great subjects and look good but as cigarette advertising is banned, shouldn't these be taken down and moved where they can't be seen?
9 Feb 2013 12:19AM
To young to remember them, Bill!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Smoking can kill!SadSadSadSadTongue If only Mick could see this.......I'm afraid bad news!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Handsome seaman, by the way!SmileTongue
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 7:52AM
They are fascinating Bill - a great piece of nostalgia. How advertising has changed from these old metal plates.
Tibetan 3 3 England
10 Feb 2013 12:42PM
I remember them well Bill, I also remember Mum sending me to get a packet of five Nosegay cigarettes, in a paper packet with flowers on it for one and a half pennies lol. there was Craven A, Lucky strike, Passing cloud, Wills Woodbine's, Lucky black cat, Kensitas, Camel, and many many more, nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
17 Feb 2013 12:40PM
What wonderful old adverts Bill, I remember seeing ones like this when they had the Robert Opie museum at Gloucester Docks when I was a boy, it moved up to Leeds about 20 years ago so the opportunity to get images such as this have goneSad

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