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Cigar box for Principales Pure Havana Leaf

1998.0010.0014

Cigar box for Principales Pure Havana Leaf

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Physical description

Wooden cigar box with a label on the lid which reads "Principales Pure Havana Leaf". The same text in gold is repeated on the inside lid.The box has a hinged lid and a single clasp at the centre of the lid.

Statement of significance

The RG Menzies Collection provides a material record of the success of the career of RG Menzies. The collection includes a range of medals and civil awards received by Sir Robert such as his Jubilee and Coronation medals, Order of Australia, Companion of Honour and US Legion of Merit. There are also a number of special presentation items including a walking stick, cigar boxes, silver gravy boats from the Kooyong electorate and a silver inkstand presented by Queen Elizabeth II. The collection taken as a whole reflects Menzies' public standing as Australia's longest serving prime minister.

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