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Circa 1910 Tobacco Advertising Displays (4)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $3,190.00
In the old days, tobacco manufacturers created many different types of impressive advertising displays to compete for wall space in tobacco shops. Presented is a collection of four impressive tobacco advertising displays dating from the 1910 to 1920 era. These original store displays are very substantial and highly prized by advertising collectors. This is a particularly interesting group for advertising as well as baseball collectors, as each of the four brands advertised also has a direct connection to a brand-associated popular baseball set of the era. 1) Mecca Cigarettes (1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders): 19.5 x 36.75 inches, printed on thick cardboard stock, Earl Christy illustration, housed in its original wood frame (lettered "Mecca Cigarettes" along the top). Vg-Ex, with a few minor abrasions and a few light stains. Total dimensions: 22 x 32 inches. 2) Egyptienne Straights Cigarettes (1914 B18 Blankets): 21 x 31 inches, printed on thick cardboard stock, housed in a vintage wood frame. Vg-Ex with a few unobtrusive border tears. Total dimensions: 26 x 36.5 inches. 3) Hassan Cork Tip Cigarettes (1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folders): 13 x 17 inches, matted and housed in a vintage wood frame. Apparent Nr/Mt condition. Total dimensions: 24.25 x 28.5 inches. 4) Turkey Red Cigarettes (1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets): 13 x 16 inches, printed on thick cardboard stock, housed in a vintage wood frame. Ex, with a number of light creases. Total dimensions: 17.5 x 20.5 inches. Please note: due to the size and/or weight of the items in this collection, the shipping charges for this lot (depending on where it is sent and method of shipping) may be substantial. Total: 4 advertising displays. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $3,190.00
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