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Gold Cigarette Box

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives and Records Administration1942

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives

Plain gold cigarette box in an art deco style with silver accents and a green stone (jade) decoration. Inscribed on lid: "To / President Roosevelt. / Wishing you a Merry Christmas and / a Happy and Successful New Year. / Peter R. (facsimile signature) / London, 1942." Maker's mark for A. & Co. Ltd. below inscription, followed by several jeweler's punches, including "9" another "575" and "A" within a circle. Bottom section of box is lined in wood. Underside is leather, with a number etched into it "1440/36." Presented to FDR on December 25, 1942, by King Peter of Yugoslavia. FDR Library Museum Collection, MO 1944.2.3.

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  • Title: Gold Cigarette Box
  • Creator: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives and Records Administration
  • Date: 1942
  • Location: London, England
  • Physical Dimensions: Plain gold cigarette box. Dimensions closed: 2" h x 6 1/2" w x 4 1/4" d; dimensions open: 5 1/4" h x 6 1/2" d x 4 1/4" d

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