Every Cigarette Brand used in the MCI from 59, till the end in 72

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Every Cigarette Brand used in the MCI from 59, till the end in 72

Post by Rstel01 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:41 pm

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For reference:

I'm only the owner and "caretaker" at this point in history, was not the collector who had the foresight back "then" to go through all those accessory packs to put this together.

I thought I was doing well with the few usual samples I had from those MCI's. I still have a hard time processing it's in my collection...

I'm shocked that Old Gold and a few others were actually used in the "mini-packs".

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Re: Every Cigarette Brand used in the MCI from 59, till the end in 72

Post by texrdnec » Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:33 pm

you need to find yourself a lucky strike 5 pack

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Post by OtisRNeedleman » Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:44 pm

Very nice. Never heard of Cavalier or Triumph cigarettes.

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Post by steve1989 » Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:35 pm

Super cool setup for the smokes, man. A bit late to chime in here..

Gotta find yourself a pack of Viceroy!

There were 3 and 9 CT packs from ww2 C rats as well of Chesters, philip morris, and i forget the other... . Oh I remember... Fleetwood.

And those emergency parachute rats... they also have 3 count packs. Usually-
'Call for Philip Morris.'

Only found Viceroy in Meal Quick Serve acc packets.
They're out there albeit pretty rare. Got one sealed acc packet left and then an empty one or two packs. Traded another to a fellow reviewer.
Man those were smooth and tasty smokes. It's pretty amazing to me still as to how & why some of those old cigs are still so good. Must be when those acc packs remain air tight and cool stored. Not always the case though and when theyre rough, they're really rough. Sometimes it's like you're smokin rotten roses & geraniums through a cotton ball.

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Post by texrdnec » Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:52 am

steve1989 wrote:
Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:35 pm

There were 3 and 9 CT packs from ww2 C rats as well of Chesters, philip morris, and i forget the other... . Oh I remember... Fleetwood.
so far as the WWII 9 packs i've only seen lucky, chesterfield, and philip morris

and then chelsea would band 3 3packs together as well, still on the lookout for an example of that

and then there were 10 packs like that came in the 10 in 1, have a chesterfield and just picked up a fleetwood today. there's just no end to this collecting shit!

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Post by steve1989 » Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:28 pm

I forgot about those dreaded Chelseas. :lol:

Wonder how many more brands & size packs are out there that we're missing.

If I ever see Fleetwoods again, they turn up in old K rats as well, I'll likely keep em sealed. Don't like smokin K rat cigs, they're usually a mess. Good score on those 10 in 1 packs.

Just realized this thread is for MCI acc packet smokes, not the older or prototypes per say. Perhaps MCI acc pack had the Viceroy's at some point? The 1961 Meal Quick Serve had em. Man that was a cool ration.

Raleigh also turned up in K rats. I have a 1942 pack that is white and that same k rat has sugar cube wrappers that advertise an old hotel. Or maybe a bar? Been a few years since I've looked at it. That same k rat has moisture still in the main. A corned pork loaf.. super bloated though. Gonna need to wear gloves with that one.

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Post by texrdnec » Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:35 pm

the raleigh white pack with the vertical logo is the only K rat cigs that i'm missing

so far as i know, every other K rat cigarette pack is represented in this pic (as well as that 10pk chesterfield)

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Post by steve1989 » Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:16 pm

I see you have a well stocked pantry. 8)


Found the Raleighs. Got two packs, this is the nicer one. Early gen unlabeled and longer fruit bar behind it. Bug holes all in these components... that's the issue with rations inside boxes & not canned. Weevils get in.
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Post by texrdnec » Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:34 pm

That’s the one!!!!

Perfect time to share a joke wwii memo I picked up a few years back…
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Re: Every Cigarette Brand used in the MCI from 59, till the end in 72

Post by texrdnec » Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:38 pm

ugh, i hate that sideways pic BS

too late to screw with it tonight, i'll try to figure out how to flip it tomorrow but at least one guy wasn't very fond of raleighs back in the day...

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