B.A.O.R cigarette cases

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by bohs_man, Feb 23, 2008.

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  1. On my travels around BFG over the years i've seen many cigarette cases with Brit Zone, U.S Zone etc and a map of that particular zone etched on the front.I don't think i've seen the same design twice and strangely enough have not seen French or Soviet versions.
    I can only surmise that these cases were similar souveneirs to those Zippo's etc sold in EFI'S abroad.
    My question is do any old time Arrsers remember these?
    I don't have any pictures so any info would be appreciated.
  2. Yes, there were all sorts of things sold in the NAAFI and PX, particularly in Berlin for some reason, in the 1950s and early '60s with maps of Germany etched on them showing each 'zone.'
    Cigarette cases, sets of glasses, lighters - I remember a knight in armour with a shield showing the German allied and Russian zones - the knight's visor operated the lighter!
    All kinds of junk...err...memorabilia.