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Extraordinary 1880s to 1950s Tobacco Package Collection
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,610.00
Choice very carefully assembled collection of tobacco package rarities, many unopened and most with brands having a direct connection to baseball or nonsport card issues, has been put together over a period of years by a very advanced tobacco card enthusiast. This is a massive collection of seventy-six packs, boxes, and tins, plus many additional items as listed below. Most date from the late nineteenth century to the 1940s. We have catalogued this collection in four sections: tins, opened packages, full unopened packages, and miscellaneous accessories. Of all the opened packaging, roughly half retain at least a partial tax stamp. In some instances, opened packs hold all (or most) of their original contents, and will be so noted. Included are many highlights. TINS (16): 1) Tiger Brand (P. Lorillard) chewing tobacco bulk carrier, swivel handles, 10 x 5.5 x 7.75 inches, Vg-Ex. 2) Mayo Cut Plug bulk carrier, wire handle, clamp-closing device, 8 x 3.75 x 4.75 inches, Ex+. 3) Plow Boy (Liggett & Myers), laminated paper cylinder, compression lid. Diameter: 5 inches. Height: 6 inches, Ex+. 4) Allen & Ginter Cube Cut cylinder, full paper label, compression lid. Diameter: 2.5 inches. Height: 2 inches, Ex. 5) Mayo Cut Plug, Vg.6) Murad (P. Lorillard) cigarettes (100-ct), 5.5 x 4.25 x 1.25 inches, Vg-Ex. 7) (same as previous except 50-ct., 5.5 x 4.25 x .75 inches). Ex-Mt. 8) (same as #6 except 50-ct., 5.5 x 2.875 x 1.25 inches), Vg. 9) Tuxedo (American Tobacco) pipe tobacco, 4.5 x 2.875 x .875 inches, Ex. 10) Climax Plug (P. Lorillard), 3.25 x 2 x .5 inches, Ex. 11) Helmar Turkish cigarettes, 50-ct., 5.5 x 4.25 x .75 inches, Ex. 12) Sweet Caporal (Kinney) cigarettes, 50-ct., 5.75 x 4.25 x .625 inches, Vg/Ex-Ex. 13) Between the Acts (P. Lorillard), incl. paper insert and printed glassine, 10-ct., 3.25 x 3 x .375 inches, Ex. 14) Allen & Ginter (Liggett & Myers) straight cut cigarettes, 100-ct., 6.5 x 3 x 1.75 inches, Vg-Ex. 15) (same as #14 except 50-ct., 5.5 x 3 x 1.25, Vg.) 16) Allen & Ginter (American Tobacco) straight cut cigarettes, 10-ct., 3.25 x 3 x .375 inches, Vg-Ex. OPENED PACKS/BOXES (25) (all are cigarettes, unless noted): 1) Helmar 20-ct. (3 packs), Ex, Ex/Mt and Nr/Mt (seal broken, but w/ all 20 cigs.). 2) Helmar 10-ct. (2 packs), both Ex. 3) Murad 20-ct. w/18 cigs., Nr/Mt. 4) Turkish Trophies 20-ct., Ex-Mt. 5) Sweet Caporal 10-ct. (2 packs), Vg-Ex and Ex/Mt (opened, but w/ all 10 cigs.). 6) Fatima (complimentary) 5-ct. (opened, but w/ all 5 cigs.), Nr/Mt. 7) Formal 20-ct. Ex-Mt (opened, but w/ all 20 cigs.). 8) Mecca 10-ct. (two-piece), Ex. 9) Allen & Ginter (Liggett & Myers) 20-ct. Ex-Mt. 10) Honest Long Cut chewing tobacco (1.25 oz.), seal broken, but contents intact, Ex. 11) Egyptian Prettiest (American Tobacco), 10-ct., Ex (opened, but w/ all 10 cigs.). 12) Turkish Student 10-ct., Nr/Mt (opened, but w/ all 10 cigs.). 13) Phantom ("Club Size") 20-ct. Ex (opened, but w/ all 20 cigs.). 14) Royal Nestor 10-ct., Nr/Mt-Mt (opened, but w/ all 10 cigs.). 15) Oxford 10-ct., Nr/Mt-Mt (opened, but w/ all 10 cigs.). 16) Ramley Cigarettes 20-pack carton (empty) Nr/Mt. 17) Circa 1890 Old Judge cigar box (wood), overall Gd. (missing or damaged exterior graphics, interior label illustration is Vg-Ex/Ex.) 18) Piedmont 12-ct., Ex-Mt (opened, but w/ all 12 cigs.). 19) Strand 10-ct., Nr/Mt (opened, but w/ all 10 cigs.). 20) Rameses II 20-ct., Nr/Mt. 21) Embassy 10-ct., Ex (opened, but w/ all 10 cigs.). FULL PACKS (35) (all are cigarettes, unless noted): 1) Sweet Caporal 10-ct. Nr/Mt (w/broken glassine wrap). 2) Bull Durham smoking tobacco. Bulk retailer's box (24-ct) with seventeen absolutely Mint retail packs. Box is 5" x 4 1/2" x 7 1/4", two flaps of lid missing, o/w Ex. 3) Helmar 20-ct., Nr/Mt-Mt. 4) Fatima "Extra Mild" (Liggett & Myers) 20-ct., (2 packs) Nr/Mt-Mt.5) Fatima (Cameron & Cameron) 20-ct., Ex. 6) "4 Bagger" (1 1/2 oz.) smoking tobacco, Ex. 7) Sweet Caporal 20-ct., Nr/Mt-Mt (post WW II). 8) Rameses 20-ct. Ex/Mt. 9) Afros 10-ct. Nr/Mt. 10) Cycle 20-ct., Ex-Mt. 11) Murad 20-ct. Nr/Mt. 12) Fatima 5-ct. (2 packs, both Mt), incl. 25-pack carton, Ex-Mt. 13) Plow Boy chewing & smoking (1 1/2 oz.), Ex. 14) Turkish Trophies 20-ct., Nr/Mt-Mt. 15) Home Run (2 packs) Nm and Ex/Mt, incl. Pr. 20-ct. carton. 16) Plow Boy (same as #13, except post WW II), Nr/Mt-Mt. MISCELLANEOUS: 1) Vintage Fatima ashtray. Elaborately designed ceramic (Saxon China, Sebring, Ohio). 6 inches long at base and 3.25 inches tall, No chips, minor wear at illustration, Ex-Mt. 2) Helmar premium coupon (4 x 5 inches), w/ compacting crease. Checklists S81 silk and L1 leather premiums, Nr/Mt. 3) P. Lorillard premium coupon (2.5 x 3 inches), listing S110, Ex-Mt. 4) British cigarette packs (3 different): Churchman 20-ct. Cello is broken o/w Nr/Mt-Mt; Gallaher's "Park Drive" (2 oz. bulk) Ex; and Melachrino 50-ct. tin, Ex. 5) 20 different non-sport tobacco cards (Helmar, Sweet Caporal, etc.) Vg-Ex-Ex. 6) 12 diff. vintage cigar labels, mostly Nr/Mt. 7) 55 assorted P10 Sweet Caporal pins: (46 of 48 issued), missing Mississippi and Washington to complete, overall Vg-Ex/Ex. This is a tremendous tobacco collection with many highlights, and with many packs and boxes having a connection to companies which issued cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,610.00
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