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#TM115 - Rare Pahaska Tepee Matchbook Cover - Buffalo Bill Yellowstone
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage unused standard size book cover. They picture a Tepee and say "Pahaska Tepee" "Buffalo Bill's Old Hunting Lodge at East Entrance to Yellowstone Park". This was a tourist area built around the original Buffalo Bill Hunting Lodge. Circa 1940s. Someone meticulously removed the matches a long time ago. You will have a tough time trying to find a match cover in better condition. They came from the estate of the late Larry "The Bottleman" Johnson, who was a friend. Larry was a picker his whole life, and he will be missed by the antique community.
 

$1.50



#TM112 - Full Matchbook Front Cover Striker Advertising the Burlington Zephyrs Trains
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image (both sides of the pack are pictured). Super colorful match packs. The front pictures Burlington Zephyr trains, and says "Burlington Zephyr's Burlington Route". The reverse says "The sign of Dependable Freight Transportation Everywhere West". Inside is a list of different route stops. They are from the 1950s, and are in excellent unused condition.
 

$1.50



#TM114 - Full Box of Janco Brand Safety Wood Matches
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 2" wide box filled with wooden matches. It says "Janco Brand Safety Matches" "Janney-Marshall Co. Inc. Fredericksburg, VA". They are from the 1950s, and are in excellent unused condition.
 

$0.75



#TM116 - Buckeye Dog Food Matchbook Cover
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage unused standard size book cover. They picture 3 dogs and say "Ask for Buckeye Dog Food" "P. J. Bordner & Co. Massillon, Ohio. Someone meticulously removed the matches a long time ago. You will have a tough time trying to find a match cover in better condition. They came from the estate of the late Larry "The Bottleman" Johnson, who was a friend. Larry was a picker his whole life, and he will be missed by the antique community.
 

$1.00



#CA161 - Scarce Goodyear Tires Matchbook Cover - Frazeysburg, Ohio
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage unused standard size matchpack cover (roughly 4 3/8" when fully open). They say " "Goodyear Super Cushion Tires for a softer safer ride". Reverse says "Layman's Frazeysburg, Ohio". 1940s. Someone meticulously removed the matches a long time ago. You will never see any match cover in better condition. They came from the estate of the late Larry "The Bottleman" Johnson, who was a friend. Larry was a picker his whole life, and he will be missed by the antique community.
 

$1.50



#TOP081 - Group of 8 Union Workman Tobacco Bags - Older Variety
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 8 for $2 (that's 25¢ each). This is the older version with a paper lining from around the 1930s (later versions had foil inserts). Vintage 7" tall paper bag says "Union Workman Chewing Tobacco Large Size" on both sides. These are old factory stock that were never filled and are in great condition. Found at the old defunct Scotten Dillon plant in Detroit many years ago. Excellent unused condition.
 

$2.00



#TOP001 - Sun-Ray Cigar Poster

Large vintage 17" wide paper poster for Sun-Ray Cigars. Fancy name on sunburst background. Unused stock found in the warehouse. Circa 1930s. Nice condition.

 

$2.50



#SP058 - Beautiful Old Reading Pilsner Beer Full Pack of Front Cover Striker Matches
Vintage standard size pack of front cover striker matches. Fantastic graphic. These go back to around the 1930s and feature a double image of Gus who was the Reading Beer mascot.  These are rare indeed. Very few have ever been found. One side says "Old Reading PIlsner Beer Brewed and Bottled by The Old Reading Brewery, Inc. Reading, Penna." The other side says "Keep Smiling Nick Bereschak" who was a beer distributor in Pennsylvania. Unused old stock.
 

$2.00



#TOP007 - Buckeye Chewing Tobacco Bag
Vintage 7 1/4" tall paper Buckeye Mellow Chewing tobacco Bag. Nice graphics. Circa 1930s. These are unused old stock that came from the Weisert Tobacco Company in St. Louis, MO. Excellent condition.
 

$0.75



#TOP009 - Crooks Rum & Honey Cigar Box

Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Both sides of the box are pictured. Vintage 5 1/2" tall (when folded together) empty Crooks Rum & Honey 6¢ cigar box. These are very brightly colored and picture a bumble bee and a keg of rum on both sides. Says "Cured in Rum Flavored with Honey" "Wolf Bros. Cigar Co. Red Lion, PA." The bottom says "The ordinary retail price of the cigars contained herein.... is intended by the manufacturer to be more than 4¢  and not more than 6¢ each". Unused old stock found at the plant Red Lion, PA. Circa 1930/40s. These are great for the country store collector. Put 5 cigars in them and make a nice display item. Folded flat. Excellent unused condition.

 

$1.00



#TM101 - Full Unused Pack Front Cover Striker WWII Era Fort Bragg Army Special Services Matches
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Both sides pictured. Vintage unused pack of front cover striker WWII Era Fort Bragg Army Special Services Matches. Says "Recreation-Entertainment Morale" on the top. Special Services is the entertainment branch of the military that was formed in 1942 to entertain the troops. Perfect unused condition.
 

$1.50



#NE020 - Tobacco Cone Picturing Black Native
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 12" tall folded flat cones that were used to scoop tobacco. These are old unused stock that were found in Amsterdam, Holland. Circa 1940s. Pictures smoking black native. Excellent unused condition.
 

$1.50



#PINUP064 - Pinup Matchbook from the Zig Zag Tavern - Mob - Cheryl Tiegs
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage full front cover striker pinup matchbook. Reverse says "Al Soldano's Zig Zag Tavern" "Calumet City, ILL". 1960s. My phones facial recognition says this is Cheryl Tiegs. A very young looking Cheryl Tiegs at that. The owner, Al Sodano was reputedly a mobster. Excellent unused condition.
 

$1.50



#SIGN065 - Seven Seas Pipe Tobacco Sign
14” wide paper sign advertising Seven Seas pipe tobacco. They used to post these kinds of signs in store windows. These are unused old stock from the defunct Weisert Tobacco Co. in St. Louis, MO. They are in great unused condition and circa 1940s.
 

$4.50



#TOP021 - Master Carton for Insert Tobacco Tins
Vintage 9" tall unused cardboard master carton. Pictures Insert Tobacco tins on the sides and says they were made to contain one dozen of the 5¢ size. Marked "John Weisert Tobacco Co. St. Louis, MO". Empty and folded flat. They have perforations so the box could be split into two counter displays, Somehow the contents of this defunct factory ended up at an auction house in Felicity, Ohio a number of years ago. We bought most of it, but it ended up burning in our warehouse fire a few years ago. We still had a small stack of these sitting around the house.
 

$1.50



#TOP003 - Scarce Early Stag Tobacco Tag
Vintage 5/8" wide tobacco tag with an embossed stag on it. This is the very old heavily embossed style with no writing on it. I haven't seen many of these around for many years. Circa 1900s. They retail for around $5 in this kind of condition. They are tarnished from age, but in better than average condition for tags from this time period.
 

$1.00



#TM102 - Full Unused Pack Front Cover Striker Marlboro Cigarettes Matches
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Both sides pictured. Vintage unused pack of front cover striker Marlboro Matches. These are from around 1960. Perfect unused condition other than slight rust on the staples.
 

$1.00



#TOP037 - Early 1900s Leather House of Crane Cigar Leather Change Purse Giveaway
VIntage 2 3/4" wide carved leather coin purse. They are all leather with a metal snap. They say "If It Comes From The House of Crane It's A Good Cigar" in raised letters. I believe these are the only example known and were found at the Crane warehouse many years ago. Nice unusual and early advertising piece. They are circa 1900. They are in amazing condition for their age. They are slightly curled from laying in the same position all those years. I wouldn't try to open the old snap with old leather. These came from the estate of famous dealer and friend Bob Secrist.
 

$6.00



#TOP078 - Group of 4 Nelson's Fine Cigar Clippings Bag - Norwich, NY
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image including the 1929 cigar manufacturer registry sheet. You get 4 for $2 (that's 50¢ each). Vintage 7" tall paper bag that says "Nelson's Fine Cigar Clippings" "Put up in Union Factory Not Trust Goods". There was also a certificate of registry with them showing they were made in 1929 at the plant in Norwich, NY. They are in excellent unused condition.
 

$2.00



#PINUP057 - Pinup Matchbook from the Zig Zag Tavern - Mob
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage full front cover striker pinup matchbook. Reverse says "Al Soldano's Zig Zag Tavern" "Calumet City, ILL". 1960s. The owner, Al Sodano was reputedly a mobster. Excellent unused condition.
 

$1.00



#SIGN022 - Group of 12 Cigarette Machine Signs
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image.  The mix in the picture is typical, but they will vary.  All major name brands. You get 12 for $3.00 (that's 25¢ each). Vintage plastic signs that went in the front of cigarette vending machines. Found a whole box of them in an old vending place. There are a lot of different ones. Looks like most are from the 1980s. Some are older. Average size is about 2" tall. Shapes vary.
 

$3.00



#TOP060 - Union Workman Free Sample Tobacco Bag
Vintage 7" thick paper free sample tobacco bags. These are old unused Scotten Dillon Company stock from the 1930s or earlier. Both sides are pictured. One side says "Union Workman Large Size Chewing Tobacco Scotten, Dillon Detroit". The other side says "Free Sample" "Not to be Sold. Excellent condition.
 

$1.00



#TOP079 - Group of 4 Wheeler's Sweet Cigar Clippings Bag - Norwich, NY
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 4 for $2 (that's 50¢ each). Vintage 7" tall paper bag that says "Wheeler's Sweet Cigar Clippings" "For Smoking and Chewing Frank O. Wheeler Norwich, NY". These are from the late 1920s. They are in excellent unused condition.
 

$2.00



#TOP004 - Star Tobacco Tag
Vintage 7/8" across tin tobacco tag shaped like a star. Circa 1910s. They show some aging, but are in good shape. Was a major brand back in the day.
 

$0.75

 
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