Pictured for sale are 4 great Bugler Tobacco items sold during the 1940’s including a Junior Half Pint Bugler Tobacco Tin, Bugler Cigarette Tobacco Tin, Bugler Thrift Kit(Cigarette Tobacco and Rolling Machine), and a Bugler Cigarette Tobacco Container(made of cardboard). Bugler Tobacco products came on the market in 1932 and it is still sold today. Their Turkish & Domestic blends of cigarette and pipe tobacco are still considered high quality. The items are a product of the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation of Louisville, Kentucky. The four items listed above were made before, during, and after WWII. Listed below is a description of each item and its condition:
1. The Junior Half Pint Bugler Tobacco Tin: It is half the size of a standard size pocket tobacco tin. It measures 3 1/8” x 3” x 7/8”. **Condition: The inside and outside of the tin are in good- condition. On the outside there are surface scratches, small dents, light edge wear, and a rub mark on one side that shows bare metal. The inside is clean with normal wear.
2. Bugler Blended Turkish & Domestic Cigarette Tobacco Tin: This tin held 7 ounces of tobacco and measures 4” in diameter and 5 3/8” tall. **Condition: The inside and outside of the tin are in good condition. The outside has some light surface scratches, minor edge wear, and surface wear and rust on the top and bottom of the tin. The inside of the tin is clean with normal surface wear and minor rust. This tin is very nice, clean and bright.
3. Bugler Cigarette Tobacco and Rolling Machine Thrift Kit: These kits were quite popular and widely used during WWII. The Thrift Kit came with two packs of Bugler cigarette papers, tobacco, and the rolling machine with instructions. This Thrift Kit comes with the rolling machine and instructions. During WWII, if you smoked, rolling your own cigarettes to save a penny was part of everyday life. The box measures 6 3/8” wide x 5¼” tall x 3¼” deep. **Condition: The box is in fair condition, the rolling machine is in very good condition, and the instructions are in good condition. *Box: There are stains, the top lid was pulled open, small tears, and some chipping along the edges. *Instructions: There are a few stains to the paper. *Rolling Machine: very clean.
4. Cardboard Bugler Tobacco Container: This Bugler item is considered to be very rare. The United States Government requested all tobacco companies discontinue making metal tins to hold their tobacco products during WWII. Also inside the container is still several ounces of tobacco inside a very light weight off white material and then in a plastic bag. I weighed the container with the tobacco in it and it weighed 7 oz. The container was made by the Seal Right Company of Fulton, New York. The container is made from stiff cardboard like what ice cream came in many years ago. The tax stamp is still attached and the graphics are still sharp. The container measures 4 3/8” in diameter and 4 5/8” tall.
**Condition: The inside and outside of the container are in good- condition. There is a ¾” x ¾” piece missing from the top edge of the container. There is some wear along the bottom edge of the container. The paper lid is in good- condition. It has some stains and the edge is worn. Overall the paper container is in very good condition for being over 70 years old.
A great group of vintage Bugler Tobacco items to add to your collection of tobacco memorabilia.
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