see also Memfis

Brand got introduced the 1st of March 1897 by KAISERLICH KÖNIGLICHE TABAK-REGIE. See extract of newspaper.

There has been always confusion about the date of establishment of the brand.

In 1956 AUSTRIA TABAKWERKE launched a jubilee pack to celebrate the 60th anniversay of brand MEMPHIS. See printing inside front cover.

From the 1980's until 2003 you find various documents from AUSTRIA TABAK where they declare the introduction year of MEMPHIS with 1897.

But in 2005 they launched a new line called MEMPHIS 1896 - and from there on they use to print on MEMPHIS packs "SINCE 1896".

MEMPHIS CLASSIC got introduced in May 1969,
MEMPHIS LIGHT(S) (MEMPHIS WHITE since November 2003) in September 1985,
MEMPHIS LIGHT(S) 100 (MEMPHIS WHITE 100 since December 2003) in March 1987,
MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL (MEMPHIS RED since December 1998 until September 2010) in April 1989,
MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL 100 (MEMPHIS RED 100 since December 1998 until September 2010) in February 1992,
MEMPHIS MENTHOL (MEMPHIS GREEN since June 1999) in October 1994,
MEMPHIS MEDIUM (MEMPHIS MID from December 2003 until March 2007) in February 1996,
MEMPHIS BLUE in November 1996,
MEMPHIS BLUE LIGHTS (MEMPHIS SKY-BLUE from October 2003 until February 2006, MEMPHIS AIR-BLUE since March 2006) in January 1997,
MEMPHIS BLUE LIGHTS 100 (MEMPHIS SKY-BLUE 100 from December 2003 until February 2006, MEMPHIS AIR-BLUE 100 since March 2006) in January 1998,
MEMPHIS BLUE ULTRA (MEMPHIS STRATO-BLUE since December 2003) in October 1999,
MEMPHIS PLATINUM from September 2000 until March 2007,
MEMPHIS PLATINUM LIGHTS (MEMPHIS TITANIUM from January 2004 until December 2004) in March 2002,

MEMPHIS BLUE 100 in October 2003,
MEMPHIS 1896 in May 2005 until December 2007,
MEMPHIS SLIMS in August 2005 until December 2007,
MEMPHIS GOLD in June 2006 until February 2010,

MEMPHIS CLASSIC 100 in February 2008,
MEMPHIS CLASSIC Soft Pack in November 2009
MEMPHIS BLUE Soft Pack in February 2012 until April 2013

MEMPHIS advertisements through the years

1931

1936/37

1949

1955

1969

1983

1990's

2005

2006

2011