Vintage tobacco tins

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Vintage tobacco tins

Post by A_Morley » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:14 am

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Post by philofumo » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:33 am

That's a nice site.

I continue to be flabbergasted by the amount of money that the old Ty Cobb tins command.

$88,875 circa 2012

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The Ty Cobb Tin

The 1912 Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin, in extraordinary MINT condition, set a new world record for this extremely desirable tobacco item. Long revered both for its great rarity, display value, and its connection to the famous T206 Ty Cobb with advertising for Ty Cobb Tobacco on the reverse, there have been a few examples that have surfaced at auction over the past couple of years. This has been in part because of the high-profile discovery of a low-grade example on the TV show “Auction Kings.”

This helped pull a few hidden examples out of attics. But the condition of the REA Ty Cobb Tin made this example sell for far more than any other. “This was a rare case when we knew an item would set a record,” according to the REA staff. The condition of this tin was clearly better than any other, by a wide margin, and this was not lost on bidders: When the dust settled, REA’s Ty Cobb tin more than doubled the previous auction record, selling for $88,875.

http://www.antiquetrader.com/articles/r ... -5-million

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Re: Vintage tobacco tins

Post by philofumo » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:17 pm

One of my favorite American tobacco tins is this one:

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One of the most bizarre American tobacco brands I've seen is this one:

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I love the old advertising for Battle Ax plug:

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I mostly collect the old UK tins,
but when I saw this I couldn't pass it up:
a Five Brothers plug from 1924.

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I had never seen a 5 Bros. plug in the flesh before and I'm quite a fan of the shag which is still made,
so naturally I had to buy it to add as yet another "dust bunny" for my jumble of old pipe tobacco relics.

It is a perfect square at 3 1/4" by 3 1/4"
and 1/2" thick.

It is as hard as a terra cotta brick.

It is obviously for chewing and I doubt that many people smoked it, although it is possible that they may have.

It will remain unopened.

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