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Tobacco
7144-180
Sealed packet of loose tobacco. Printed below the pipe it says:
"Mélange Extra Pour La Pipe" [Extra Mixture For Pipe.]
On the side of the package it says: "Régie Française Des Tabacs Et Allumettes" [French Government Regime of Tobaccos and Matches.]
On the back of the package it says: "SEITA" [ government trade mark.] "40 Grammes"



Pipe
7144-175
Pipe with a round bowl made of turned briar. The half stem attached to the bowl is also briar. Stamped in a white oval on the bit is "ROPP." In the bottom of the bowl "Aug. Ropp" is also stamped.



Cigarette papers
7144-178
Cellophane wrapped carton of Riz-La+ cigarette papers containing twenty-one books of papers. The side of the carton says:
"Riz La +, Cigarette Paper Books"
The top of the carton says:
"Automatic Gummed, The Only Genuine LA + Wheat Straw Cigarette Paper".
The bottom of the carton says: " Thanks for the friendship trains. Back to you again since 1940, French Made Riz La+, Cigarette Paper Books, Presented by L. LACROIX Fils, ANGOULEME, Paper Makers Established 1728, Ready to resume shipments to U.S.A."


Cigarette papers
7144-179
Cellophane-wrapped carton of Riz-La+ cigarette papers has twenty-one books of papers. The books are orange and yellow and the packet has a green rim.
The side of the carton says:
"Riz La +, Cigarette Paper Books"
The top of the carton says:
"Automatic Gummed, The Only Genuine LA + Wheat Straw Cigarette Paper".
The bottom of the packet says:
" Thanks for the friendship trains. Back to you again since 1940, French Made Riz La+, Cigarette Paper Books, Presented by L. LACROIX Fils, ANGOULEME, Paper Makers Established 1728, Ready to resume shipments to U.S.A."


Ashtray
7144-212
Cut crystal ashtray with a mirrored base and green felt backing. Etched on one corner of the mirror: "French Gratitude Train."



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