old cigarette packets

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

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Players No 6
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Embassy Filter
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B&H
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Woodbine
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Re: old cigarette packets

Postby Minnie the Minx » 03 Aug 2012, 15:52

comrade moleskin wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:My mum used to send me to the shop to get her Number 6.

'Ten number 6' I would say and reach up and put the pennies on the counter.

I was 9! :lol:


I was running a similar errand for my older sister.

The owner of the shop apparently(*) used to sell cigarettes singly to the kids from the nearby secondary school.


* according to my mum


I don't even remember if it was illegal to sell fags to kids in 1979 (when I was 9)
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Re: old cigarette packets

Postby Insouciant Western People » 03 Aug 2012, 15:54

:lol:

Yeah, my best mate and I used to get sent to the corner shop to get his Dad's baccy & Rizlas, probably when we were 8 or 9. He'd give us a bit of shrapnel to get Mojos or penny chews as a reward.
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Re: old cigarette packets

Postby The Prof » 03 Aug 2012, 15:57

Seppies they were called (as in separate). 1 seppie and 2 matches = 3 pence.

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Re: old cigarette packets

Postby Moleskin » 03 Aug 2012, 15:57

Minnie the Minx wrote:
comrade moleskin wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:My mum used to send me to the shop to get her Number 6.

'Ten number 6' I would say and reach up and put the pennies on the counter.

I was 9! :lol:


I was running a similar errand for my older sister.

The owner of the shop apparently(*) used to sell cigarettes singly to the kids from the nearby secondary school.


* according to my mum


I don't even remember if it was illegal to sell fags to kids in 1979 (when I was 9)


It probably was. I know I used to have to say they were for my sister. oddly, I think I was about 9 or 10 at the time (but it was 1974/5).
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Re: old cigarette packets

Postby Deebank » 03 Aug 2012, 15:58

Minnie the Minx wrote:
comrade moleskin wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:My mum used to send me to the shop to get her Number 6.

'Ten number 6' I would say and reach up and put the pennies on the counter.

I was 9! :lol:


I was running a similar errand for my older sister.

The owner of the shop apparently(*) used to sell cigarettes singly to the kids from the nearby secondary school.


* according to my mum


I don't even remember if it was illegal to sell fags to kids in 1979 (when I was 9)


I remember running similar errands for my mum - I was probably younger than 9. Of course there was a fag machine right outside the Bakehouse anyway :lol: I probably couldn't reach that.

In my teens I was despatched to get our (step) Grandad's Woodbines from the Spar.
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Re: old cigarette packets

Postby soundchaser » 03 Aug 2012, 16:19

No. 6 was my fag of choice. I liked Embassy better, but they were a bit of a luxury. When i was at school, we had a newsagent who would split a packet of 20 fags and sell you 5"s in a sweet packet. That was generally on a youth club night, when we had to pay entry for that as well. Sovereign and Embassy No. 10 were the worst: we used to call them shit-sticks! I was on thirty a day when I quit back in the summer of 1977, so I think the cravings have finally gone :D.

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Re: old cigarette packets

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 03 Aug 2012, 16:24

The Real Rokster wrote:Sovereign and Embassy No. 10 were the worst: we used to call them shit-sticks!


Embassy No. 10 were king-size, right? I remember them being shit too but the shorter ones - Embassy Regal? we called them Embassy Reds - were much smoother.

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Re: old cigarette packets

Postby soundchaser » 03 Aug 2012, 16:40

Dan London wrote:
The Real Rokster wrote:Sovereign and Embassy No. 10 were the worst: we used to call them shit-sticks!


Embassy No. 10 were king-size, right? I remember them being shit too but the shorter ones - Embassy Regal? we called them Embassy Reds - were much smoother.


I don't recall No. 10"s being king-size, but it was a long time ago. I don't miss smoking at all, but I used to fucking love it, especially after dinner, or with a pint. I know what you mean about Regal, but weren't they blue packs?

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Re: old cigarette packets

Postby Copehead » 03 Aug 2012, 17:39

Minnie the Minx wrote:My mum used to send me to the shop to get her Number 6.

'Ten number 6' I would say and reach up and put the pennies on the counter.

I was 9! :lol:


I think " twenty Players Number 6 tipped" was the first sentence I ever learnt as I was sent down the road to buy my Mum's fags from the Bakehouse as a nipper.
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Re: old cigarette packets

Postby Jimbo » 04 Aug 2012, 02:50

I like my fags with the cute sailor on the pack.
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Re: old cigarette packets

Postby eelpie62 » 04 Aug 2012, 03:39

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Re: old cigarette packets

Postby BlueMeanie » 04 Aug 2012, 08:36

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Re: old cigarette packets

Postby Toby » 04 Aug 2012, 08:50

I had one of those to put my spelling words in as a kid.