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Circa 1910 Home Run Cigarettes Advertising Poster
Starting Bid - $800.00, Sold For - $2,610.00
Circa 1910 cardboard advertising poster for "Home Run Cigarettes" features a batter and catcher in full color with a pack of "Home Run Cigarettes" serving as home plate. This full-color lithographic advertising poster is one of the rarest and most impressive of all 1910-era generic baseball advertising pieces. This is a particularly well known piece in the general antique advertising collecting world, and has a higher profile in that collecting field than in the baseball collecting world. This poster is featured in several books on classic American advertising lithography. This is one of only a handful of known examples. The poster has some minor condition flaws including soiling along the bottom, but these flaws have little impact on the poster's overall exceptional eye-appeal and extraordinary display value. Very Good to Excellent condition. Dimensions: 12 x 18 inches. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 17.5 x 24.5 inches. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $2,610.00
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