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1950s Nellie Fox "Favorite" Chewing Tobacco Retail Display
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $928.00
Extremely rare 1950s retail counter display featuring Nellie Fox in promotion of "Favorite" chewing tobacco. The colorful die-cut cardboard display pictures a profile image of Fox, sporting a large wad of tobacco in his cheek, while the bold text proclaims: "Nellie Fox says 'Favorite is the chewing tobacco I use and recommend to you!'" The self-standing counter display was designed to hold free samples of "Favorite" chewing tobacco, one of which is included here. The free sample package also bears Fox's likeness and refers to him as "Mr. Chewing Tobacco." Both the free sample package and the bottom of the display piece make note that "You Can Taste the Quality!" While examples of the original tobacco packages bearing Fox's likeness have circulated through the hobby over the years, this is the first Fox "Favorite" retail display we have ever seen. The display is in remarkable condition. Aside from two small creases along each side of the base and minor edge wear along the top border, the piece remains in virtually the same state as it did when originally issued. Excellent to Mint condition. Dimensions: 3.25 (L) x 3.75 (D) x 10.5 (H) inches. Included with the original free sample package of "Favorite" chewing tobacco (Vg, in its original cellophane) is a slightly larger free sample package that does not bear Fox's image (Ex, also in its original cellophane). Total 3 items (one counter display, two packs). Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $928.00
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