Turn-of-the-Century Tobacco Tin and Cigarette Package Collection (15)

Sold For: $1,320

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2415

Item Year: 1900

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Offered is an eclectic collection of fifteen various tobacco-packages or advertisements, most with brands having a direct connection to baseball or nonsport card issues, and highlighted by a scarce Pirate brand cigarette box. The collection consists of the following: 1) Mayo Cut Plug tin bulk carrier, missing wire handle, clamp-closing device, 8 x 3.75 x 4.75 inches, Fair condition. 2) Fatima Cigarettes tin, 7 x 2.75 x 2 inches, Fair condition. 3) Allen & Ginter tin (The Richmond Mixture), 4.5 x 3.25 x 2.25 inches, Fair condition. 4) Pirate Cigarettes box 10-ct. (W. D. & W. H. Wells), opened but complete with cigarettes intact, Vg. 5) Hassan Cork Tip 10-ct., related to T202 Hassan Triple Folders, Vg. 6) Piedmont Cigarettes box 10-ct. with 1910 tax stamp date, Fair. 7) American Beauty Cigarettes box 10-ct., opened but complete with cigarettes intact, Ex. 8) Turkish Trophies 10-ct. with 1910 tax stamp date, Fair. 9) W. Duke & Sons (Best Cigarettes) 10-ct. box with 1909 tax stamp date, Poor. 10) Helmar 10-ct. box with 1909 tax stamp date, Vg. 11) Recruit Little Cigars 10-ct. box, Poor. 12) Allen & Ginter (Straight Cut Cigarettes) 10-ct. box, Gd. 13) Egyptienne Straights Cigarettes 20-ct box, Vg-Ex. 14) Goodwin & Company mechanical folding trade card, which advertises the N172 Old Judges. In Poor condition due to a small piece torn off but still included. 15) Victory Tobacco sign (6.75 x 3.75 inches) with hanging string intact. This is a fascinating collection, assembled by a very sophisticated collector over many years, and which includes a few significant rarities. Total: 15 items. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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