Russian Collections

[Anonymous] Soviet era cigarette boxes from the 1920s-30s.

58 Soviet era cigarette boxes, mostly from the 1920s and 1930s from Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Rostov-On-Don, Odessa, Kerch, Tbilisi, Kharkov and Sukhumi.  

Brands include those for Moscow Metro, Mosselprom, May Day, Epokha, Stakhonovite, Herzegovina Flor, the 1923 All-Union Agricultural Exhibition, Burlak, Northern Palmyra, Revolutionary Youth, etc.

The boxes were produced at state-owned tobacco factories (for example, “Glavtabac” or the State Tobacco Trust). Two of the boxes were produced by the “Trotsky” factory (1920s).

See a few examples from the collection.