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Lot # 1691 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1910-Era Tin Tobacco Tag Collection (135)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $355.50

Large collection of 135 different 1910-era tin tobacco tags. These colorful tags were used by tobacco manufacturers to advertise and mark their products for retailers and served as redemption tokens for customers to collect and redeem for various items. The practice of using tags began in the late nineteenth century and continued until the 1920s when manufacturers found that paper inserts were an easier, and cheaper, way to offer redemptions. This collection is an extremely impressive representation of tobacco tags, ranging from simple circular tags bearing the company name to more ornate tags fashioned in the shape of tools, animals, and even Uncle Sam. Condition varies throughout the collection, with some tags displaying small areas of rust or paint chipping. Almost all the tags retain excellent display value despite these minor flaws. This is an outstanding collection of colorful tobacco tags, highly prized among collectors for their artistic value and relation to the numerous tobacco-card issues of the era. Total: 135 tags. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $355.50

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