box, pkt of tobacco, pkt of cigarettes standard decorative brass Princess Mary's Gift Fund box containing a packet of tobacco and carton of cigarettes.
The Gift Fund was inaugurated by Princess Mary in October 1914 to provide a gift to every serviceman at the front or at sea ('Class A') for the first Christmas of the War. The majority of gifts were for smokers and contained tobacco, cigarettes, a pipe and lighter. For non-smokers writing paper and a pencil were provided. For Indian troops candy and spices were given instead of, or in combination with, cigarettes. After Christmas 1914 a surplus of funds enabled the scheme to be extended. A simpler gift was given out to all other servicemen ('Classes B & C') which consisted of a bullet pencil and a New Year card. See Department of Exhibits and Firearms fact sheet or 'A gift for Christmas: the story of Princess Mary's Gift Fund, 1914', by Diana Condell (IWM Review No. 4, 1989).
- Weihnachtsgeschenk Tin
- Vereinigtes Königreich
- Klasse A, See- oder Frontlinie
- Sehr guter Zustand
- Original/ Replik
- Mit Echtheitszertifikat