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W.D./&/H.O./WILLS/(AUST)/LTD..a

 

User: WD & HO WILLS

 

Manufacturers

 

Address: 9 Argyle St, Hobart, TAS.

 

Revenue Use:

 

Last LSD Series 4d, 5d, 6d.

 

Rarity Scale:

 

Last LSD Series 4d R4, 5d R4, 6d R4.

 

Background: *1 *2 The company was founded as Wills, Watkins & Co. by Henry Wills and Samuel Watkins, who opened a Tobacco shop in Castle Street, Bristol in 1786. The company had various names as it grew through mergers and acquisitions but in 1826 Will’s two sons, William Day Wills and Henry Overton Wills took over the company and in 1830 they adopted the name of WD and HO Wills.

 

The company grew steadily expanding their manufacturing and selling of Tobacco products and in 1871 they launched their first cigarette. In 1901 Sir William Wills formed the Imperial Tobacco Company in a merger with seven other British tobacco companies. Imperial remains one of the world's largest tobacco companies.

 

In 1913 W.D & H.O. Wills (Australia) Ltd was formed and they began manufacturing tobacco products in Kensington, Sydney and in 1945 they established another factory in East Bentleigh, Melbourne.

In 1989 W.D & H.O.Wills (Australia) became a subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Industries group of companies.

Device: Handstamped

 

Related patterns: Refer to other WD&HO Wills patterns in:

 

NSW:   WILL.a, WILLS.b

 

QLD:   Other, Section 2 - Commercial Overprints

          W.D.& H.O./WILLS/(Aust)LTD

 

VIC:   WILLS.a

 

*1 Wikipedia

 

*2 http://www.davenapier.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/index.htm

 

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