Pictured for sale are 4 vintage tobacco tins including two Tuxedo Tobacco Tins, one Bond Street Tin and one Velvet Pipe and Cigarette Tobacco Tin. Listed below is each tin and its condition:
1.) "Velvet" Pipe and Cigarette Tobacco Tin by Liggette & Myers Tobacco Co. from Kentucky; Measures 3” wide x 4 3/8” long. **Condition: The outside and inside of this tin are in good condition, clean and bright. *Outside: There are surface scratches, several tiny wear spots, and edge wear. There is some of the paper tax stamp remaining on the top and the sides of the tin. The bottom has a match striking strip which is in good condition. *Inside: There is wear along the inside of the top edge of the tin.
2. "Bond Street" Pipe Tobacco Tin by the Philip Morris & Co. of New York and London; Measures 3” wide x 4 3/8” long. **Condition: The outside of this tin is in good condition and the inside of this tin is in very good condition, both very clean and bright.*Outside: There are a few surface scratches and edge wear to the front and back of the tin, fading and surface wear to the back of the tin, and some of the paper tax stamp remaining along the sides and on the top of the tin.
3. "Tuxedo" Pipe and Tobacco Tin from around 1912; Measures 3” wide x 4 1/8” long. **Condition: This outside and the inside of this tin are in fair condition. *Outside: There is heavy surface wear and scratches to the outside of the tin. *Inside: There is wear to the inside of the tin.
4. "Tuxedo" Pipe and Tobacco Tin from 1910; Measures 3” wide x 4¼” long. There is a full paper tax stamp on the top and it is dated 1910. The Tuxedo brand was the first upright pocket tin introduced to the public around the years 1896-1897. **Condition: The outside is in good- condition and the inside is in fair condition. *Outside: There is surface wear, surface scratches, and edge wear to the outside of this tin. There is a ¾” x 1¾” spot on the right side of the front where the green color is worn off. *Inside: There is a tiny white spot on the inside of the lid and a ½” x ¼” white spot on the inside of the tin. There is also surface wear to the inside of the tin.
If you collect vintage pocket tobacco tins then these would be a nice addition to your collection. If your dad or grandfather grew up in the 1940's or 1950's I bet they used one of these brands when they rolled their own cigarettes or smoked a pipe. They may get a kick out of seeing these pocket tins again.
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