Friday, 8 March 2013

A Lucky Strike!

A pic taken on the day to show my happiness!
Back in January I picked up today's R.A.F treasure- A lucky strike indeed! This darling little ciggie case came from one of my favourite dealers, and even though I can't stand the whole smoking malarkey (horrid stuff), I just couldn't leave it behind. It must have been magnetic or something, because once I had it in my hand there was no way it was leaving it again until the case was safely at home in my possession! I'm very surprised that I didn't dilly dally over the price (which actually was very reasonable), but then again, what's inside the ciggie case is priceless in my eyes!  

Nothing extraordinary about this cushioned shaped case really- has a lovely feel to it, though, and it fits nicely in your hand. I can just imagine the raffy chap reaching to his pocket for this case... perhaps whilst leaning jauntily against a hut and wearing a careworn frown and a slightly dishevelled curly hairdo.... let's call him Rex too! Oooh no,, Rex... Oh it doesn't matter, he's not real!

 Once I've replaced the elastic I'm thinking of using it as a card case just because I want to show it off- I'll be giving everyone cards. OK, I won't as I don't have a card, but if I did naturally I would!
Anyway, do you want to see what's inside? Yes of course you do...

 Ta daaaaaa- tis a name and date *squeal* scratched into it!
How marvellous eh! I wonder what became of him?
So, here's to you Mr Farrimond- thank you for scratching your name in your ciggie case!

Have a wonderful weekend chums!
Tickety xxx

RAF Fridays so far...


  1. What a lovely find! This is a little treasure!

  2. That is such a gem of a find! Being a military man there must be official records of this chap somewhere - it would be so much fun to try and track down more information on him.

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Happily, there's no Flight Officer Farrimond listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website.

      I'm pretty sure all the military records are held at Kew - certainly the Army ones are there - so with a date, rank and surname it should be possible to find something out. that said, I've no idea how they are about giving out data on non-related people. i've only known people use it for family history research.

  3. It is gorgeous! It is even more special because there's someone's name on the inside. You must get some cards made!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  4. Wonderful! Now the frustration of not knowing, haha. I bought a 2nd hand book recently and a card fell out of it with the curious message. 'Happy Birthday, look after Paul, won't you, Rich x' I am agog with curiosity now.

  5. love your drawings!!!
    i have a cigarett case like this - without the raf-symbol of course - from my grandfather.
    use them for hairpins while traveling.

  6. Oooh, very nice indeedy! I rather like smoking bits myself, though use the money I could spend on smoking, on wool instead.. I hope you manage to track down your RAF chappie, he may be awaiting your call :) Do tell about outfit, very nice but I want to see more! Have a lovely week xx

  7. Are you paying more than $5 / pack of cigs? I'm buying my cigarettes from Duty Free Depot and this saves me over 60% on cigs.


Ta very much for your messages folks!

Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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