CIGARETTE BOX – COMMEMORATING POST WW I SERVICE IN SIBERIA
Following WW I’s end, both Russia and Germany experience particularly chaotic internal situations. In Russia, Bolshevik Red and anti-Bolshevik White forces battled for control in a bloody civil war. Meanwhile in Germany, many soldiers found themselves policing internal strife during the Freikorps Period, or battling the Reds alongside the Whites in Russia.
Such was the case with this small wooden cigarette box’s original owner, who saw combat in Siberia. The cedar box exterior features the legend “Erinnerung an Sibirien,” (Memory of Siberia). Its top swings up to allow access to the interior where his cigarettes were placed. The handsome little box is in very fine condition.
This is a consignment item.