We all know that some of the original sources for baseball cards were tobacco products. What you may have missed is how attractive antique tobacco packaging was. Treat your eyes to this visually delightful collection which consists of (7) prime condition tins and (2) exquisitely detailed pipes. Highlights are a 1936 Rock City “Chicago Cubs” round tin and a “boy with baseball cap” meerschaum pipe. Detailed description on our website.
The complete list of included items is as follows:
1936 Rock City Chicago Cubs tin made in Quebec, Canada, 6” diameter x 3-1/4” high, base shows nearly full original details with vibrant colors and handsome gloss and only light wear, lid show moderate wear
1890s-1920s Mayo Cut Plug “lunchbox” tin pail with clasp and handle attached, 8 x 4-3/4 x 3-1/2” blue with gold lettering, lid opens smoothly and clasp fastens snugly, one wear spot measuring 1/2 x 3” on the blue field of the front panel does not affect graphics, otherwise paint remains in overall attractive condition with moderate oxidation on the lid
(2) c.1900 Allen & Ginter Richmond Straight Cut No. 1 Cigarette tins: 1.) 6-1/2 x 3 x 1-1/2” white with green and gold lettering 100-count tin in overall better grade with a scratch/dent on the lid at top right corner, otherwise very appealing, lid opens smoothly, marked “Factory No. 25” on underside; 2.) 25-1/2 x 3 x 1-1/4” white with green and gold lettering 50-count tin in overall excellent condition with light traces of wear, lid opens smoothly, marks “Factory No. 25” on underside
(3) Lorillard “Between The Acts” Little Cigars tins, all in excellent condition with working lid hinges and measuring 3-1/4 x 3 x 1/4“ with: (1) 1910s without graphics inside; (2) c.1950s with graphics inside the lid
Meerschaum “boy with baseball cap”, appears to be hand carved antique in working condition with plastic mouthpiece attached, shows excellent life-like details with light to moderate wear including one crack on the meerschaum stem section
Wood “man with hat” hand carved without mouthpiece stem, marked with “Padica Garantita” hallmark on stem, excellent details with light wear, stem is capped with a metal band, stem opening is clogged with broken piece of mouthpiece insert