Black Cat Cigarettes Metal Wall Art (4 sizes)
The House of Carreras, a tobacco business, established in London in the nineteenth century by a nobleman from Spain, Don José Carreras Ferrer. It continued as an independent company until November 1958. It then merged with Rothmans of Pall Mall.
Black Cat is now a cigarette brand sold around the world. However, its name sprang from humble origins. The original black cat, an ordinary domestic cat, spent hours curled up asleep in the window of Don José’s Wardour Street shop, well before the turn of the 20th century. The cat became such a familiar sight to the passers-by, therefore, the shop began to be known as the “black cat shop”.
Don José decided to adopt the cat as part of the company’s image. In 1886 it became the first trademark to be registered by Carreras. Eventually the cat became an integral part of the design of the Black Cat pack. Classic piece of Vintage advertising memorabilia, purrrfect for a home bar, pub, study or, likewise, a chill out den!
Your Black Cat Cigarettes Metal Wall Art will come with pre drilled holes in each corner for easy fixing. We recommend that your Metal Wall Art is suitable for Indoor hanging (preferably out of direct sunlight) or in a shaded area outside. These signs are NOT UV treated, but you can apply a suitable UV resistant spray post purchase to prolong it’s vibrant colours for a longer period of time ( available from most DIY stores and online ). Signs placed in direct sunlight will naturally fade over time. However, placing your sign in the right place will ensure years of happy viewing.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this, and we will be happy to offer advice. If you like the look of our range and love a bit of nostalgia, why not pop over to our parent company Sweet and Nostalgic where we offer a wide range of gifts from the 20th century.
Size Guide :
Small : 15cm x 20cm : Weight : 0.16 Kg
Large : 30cm x 40cm: Weight : 0.7 Kg
Jumbo : 50cm x 70cm : Weight : 2.4 Kg
Super Jumbo : 700mm x 1000mm : Weight : 3.75 Kg