TSS Nestor

johnvvc
9th March 2011, 15:15
Hello,

I have a silver cigarette case carrying the Blue Funnel flag and the writing T.S.S. Nestor.

I never sailed with Blue Funnel and it means little to me and I was wondering what it would be worth - if anything. It's in reasonable used condition.

Been having a clearout and got rid of a lot of stuff via eBay - more for reclaiming room than the money!

John

R651400
9th March 2011, 15:30
Take a photo of said ciggie case and stick it on ebay under Blue Funnel and I think you may be in for a surprise!!
Blue Funnel lighters are pretty regular items but a silver cigarette case presumably with hallmark is very much a rarity.

johnvvc
9th March 2011, 15:43
Thats an idea, I may do that.

I was R/O with Marconi for a few years and it was my late dad who had the cigarette case. He however was a chippy with Ellermans so I never did find out the conection with Blue Funnel. He presumably picked it up during his travels, I certainly never heard of any of our family ever having sailed with Blue Funnel.

Thanks again for your input.

johnvvc
25th November 2011, 10:44
Finally got 'round to listing the cigarette case on eBay.

Won't give the link as I don't want to be seen advertising B\)

John