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Circa 1910 Home Run Cigarettes Advertising Poster
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $2,115
This 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 classic full-color lithographic advertising poster is one of the rarest and most impressive of all 1910-era generic baseball-related 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. The advertising display is also featured in several books on classic American advertising lithography. One of only a handful of these posters we have seen over the years, it is a very strong and attractive example with bright colors. The poster (12 x 18 inches), which is produced on extremely thick stock, 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. In Very Good to Excellent condition. Beautifully matted and framed to total dimensions of 21 x 27 inches. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,115
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