Morris Van "Capstan" (Dinky Toys 465)

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Morris Van "Capstan" (Dinky Toys 465)

Morris Commercial Van, Capstan, Dinky Toys 465 (DinkyCat 1957-08).jpg (i)
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Arch Two , Area 21
Classic Dinky Toys (John Durrant Collection)
Shelf 3
1957 - 1959

A Morris van in two tones of blue, with the Capstan logo of a smoking cigarette and the company name printed on the side. One of the last in the range of advertising vans Hornby produced. 1957-9.

1957 catalogue image


Capstan’s fortunes plummeted even faster than the rest of the tobacco industry from 1971, when the UK government introduced health warnings and released tar and nicotine content information. Capstan cigarettes were the brand with the dubious title of the highest nicotine content in the UK, and were still topping these tables by 1975. The company, owned by Imperial Tobacco, still exists, but their cigarettes are no longer widely available.

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