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

Reviews of other US rations - MCW, LRP, MCI, FSR, etc.
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Re: Every Cigarette Brand used in the MCI from 59, till the end in 72

Post by steve1989 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:39 pm

I can still read it - wow that confirms how much Raleighs were hated. Pretty sure it's mentioned in Band of Brothers too. Thanks for sharing

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

Post by Rstel01 » Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:28 am

Lol since going down this rabbit hole, yes I did find it was missing "Tarreyton".

Problem solved, problem staying solved :)

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As far other cig's, for K's and stuff before the MCI. I've got enough WW2 samples as well as complete issued packs (10 in 1), still in the VCI paper outer wrapper. I think I'm good for US cigarettes now.

Although I've recently discovered the WW2 Japanese Cigarette collecting culture....

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

Post by Rstel01 » Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:31 am

steve1989 wrote:
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.
Viceroy's are in there :)

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

Post by Rstel01 » Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:39 am

texrdnec wrote:
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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Stop shopping at Ikea... between us, scale model collectors, action figure collectors, comic figure fanboys... no wonder you can't find a Detolf from the Atlantic to Pacific.

I found the Ikea in Shamburg Ill had Detolf's in stock, I had a business trip to Chicago coming up, I drove so I could come back with some Detolfs... Did I mention I live just outside of Gettysburg PA :D

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PS my wife is just as bad..
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Re: Every Cigarette Brand used in the MCI from 59, till the end in 72

Post by steve1989 » Fri Dec 16, 2022 11:47 pm

Hadn't noticed those Viceroys in your collection. I wonder what year they are?

Here's mine from 1961.
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