There was a tobacco war going on nearly 100 years ago... and it arrived Norway soon after the British-American Tobacco Co., (Norway) Ltd. was established in Oslo 1905. It rapidly became a cruel war between the American tobacco trust (lead by American Tobacco Company's James 'Buck' Duke) and the Norwegian manufacturers. In U.S.A. president Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt was fighting the American trust/enterprise, and he soon became a kind of hero for the Norwegian manufacturers. In 1914 J. L. Tiedemanns Tobaksfabrik honored Roosevelt by launching a cigarette brand named TEDDY. The trust war in Norway ended in November/December 1930 when BAT (Norway) was split between BATCO (45%), Tiedemann (45%), DnC (5%) - a bank, Andresens Bank (5%) - a bank owned by the Andresen family, the real owners of J. L. Tiedemanns Tobaksfabrik, when A/S Norsk-Engelsk Tobakkfabrikk (NETO) was established. In November 1933 NETO was completely in the hands of J. L. Tiedemanns...

Teddy is miles ahead of the nearest Norwegian brand on the market in age. Blue Master (a toasted brand also manufactured by J.L.T.) was launched in 1937, but Virginia cigarettes ain't as popular as they used to be here in Norway, so it will take a miracle if Teddy will reach the 100.

PLAIN:

White design #1
* Drawing of the young Roosevelt (front)
* Text #1 (back)
1914 - 1918 Pack type: 5 folded with flap
1914 - 1926 Pack type: 100 box
1918 - 1926 Pack type: 10 hull & slide (See picture #1)
1921 - 1926 Pack type: 50 box


Picture #1 & #2 (fronts)

White design #2
* Drawing of the older Roosevelt (front)
* Text #1 (back)
1926 - 1930 Pack type: 10 hull & slide (See picture #2)
1926 - 1934 Pack type: 50 box
1926 - ???? Pack type: 100 box

White design #3
* Drawing of the older Roosevelt (front)
* Text #2 (back)
1931 - 1935 Pack type: 10 hull & slide
1931 - 1936 Pack type: 25 wide hull & slide without text (back) (See picture #3)


Picture #3 (front) - note that the "T" stretches over to the second "D"

Blue design #1a
* Roosevelt moved (back)
* Text #2 (back)
1934 - 1941 Pack type: 50 flat metal box
1935 - 1953 Pack type: 10 hull & slide (See picture #4)
1935 - 1936 Pack type: 25 wide hull & slide
1935 - 1941 Pack type: 100 box
1937 - 1941 Pack type: 20-pack wide hull & slide (See picture #5)


Picture #4 (plano - all 4 sides)


Picture #5 (front)

Blue design #1b
* Slightly longer cigarettes
* Roosevelt & text #2 (back)
* Modern spelling of one word (back)
1953 - 1971 Pack type: 10 hull & slide (See picture #6)
1953 - 1958 Pack type: 20 wide hull & slide
1958 - 1971 Pack type: 20 soft paper-cup


Picture #6 (plano - all 4 sides)

Blue design #2
* "Tiedemanns" printed above Teddy
* Roosevelt & text #2 (back)
1971 - 1975 Pack type: 10 hull & slide (See picture #7)
1971 - 1975 Pack type: 20 soft paper-cup


Picture #7 (plano - all 4 sides)

Blue design #3a
* Series 1 Health Warning
* Roosevelt & text #2 is gone (back)
1975 - ???? Pack type: 10 hull & slide (See picture #8)
1975 - ???? Pack type: 20 soft paper-cup


Picture #8 (plano - all 4 sides)

Blue design #3b
* Series 1 Health Warning
* Product number 001
???? - 1984 Pack type: 10 hull & slide (See picture #9)
???? - 1984 Pack type: 20 soft paper-cup


Picture #9 (plano - all 4 sides)

Blue design #4a
* Series 2 Health Warnings - 12 different
* Declaration
* EAN-code
* New border
* New types
1984 - 1986 Pack type: 10 hull & slide (See picture #10) Hull & slide discont. in 1986
1984 - 1994 Pack type: 20 soft paper-cup


Picture #10 (plano - all 4 sides)

Blue design #4b
* Series 3 Health Warnings - 13 different from EU's selection
1994 - 1998 Pack type: 20 soft paper-cup (See picture #11)


Picture #11 (plano - all 4 sides)

Blue design #4c
* Series 4 Health Warnings - 12 different according to EU
1998 - XXXX Pack type: 20 soft paper-cup (See picture #12)


Picture #12 (plano - all 4 sides)

NOTE: Export & Swedish variants are not included here.

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