A comment on my last post prompted me to do a bit more nostaglia searching.
Yahoo answers (1 and 2) featured strongly for some reason. There must be some kind of search-engine-users profiling that might explain why that is -- Google images was unable to provide a single image of Player's Number 6 but that was probably because of my apostrophe.
It did provide an Embassy picture though with a link to a pertinent site.
Are Players still going? The short answer is a "Wikipedia Yes". The full story is here.
Our yeah I did find a Players No.6 picture somewhere. A beermat as it happens. When I smoked them I didn't have much legal reason to come across such a thing - I was too young for pubs.
I gravitated towards No.10 myself. I could fit one into a Swan Vesta match box - the idea being that this would be a clever disguise if a teacher chose to search my pockets.
"Ah...so what do we find here Fuller?"
"A matchbox sir - like for non-expellable activities like aimless match-flicking and minor acts of arson all totally innocent sir"
" Right! You better not be lying to me Fuller....move along"
My preferred Half Coronas wouldn't fit obviously so extra care had to be taken on the suspicion-raising front.
Embassy smoking 1970s Swan Vesta