These fake walls measured anywhere from 4' feet to 6' feet. One neighbor lady had a fake wall with all her clothing store items hidden behind it and my mother bought a suit from her after the war ended. The lady's husband owned a tobacco store and hid his inventory along side his wife's. This leather case was tooled by hand and he personally told me it was one of only a few made in this style.
Therefore, i would be very surprised if there was another one out there (in mint condition too). It features the world famous munich rathaus (court house) that was built 1867 to 1908 with a gothic revival architecture.
Tourist gather outside three times a day for the showing of the glockenspiel (animated clock) the dancers wear traditional lederhosen and dirndl's and dance around the clock. Back then, my mother lived within walking distance and would frequent the hofereihaus down the road, which was a dance hall und biergarten. She passed by this stunning rathaus building many times and always admired it. We had this cigarette case appraised in san diego in 1997 and was told it is quite rare, excellent condition (since never used), german war history, a landmark embossing, and valued at $350.
My mother brought it with her to the united states in 1952 in case she needed a gift for someone, but she never gifted it. It's been wrapped in a handkerchief in my linen drawer all these years. It's time to pass this along to a collector who will enjoy it.
Case measures 5" inches x 4-1/4" inches. The metal edging could be sterling or part sterling because it never rusted. This item is made of leather and metal and elastic.