Tobacco (Card) Store Advertisements - Now - Focus on Helmar Cigarettes
We all know of the rich relationship between the tobacco companies and trading cards.
I had an old thread, but I decided to start over.
I’ll try to add things along with some historical context in small bites as not to bore everyone to death. (thumb)
I’ll start with tobacco company “advertisements” that were sent to shops throughout the nation.
I’ve got a few to share.
I’m going to start with the most recent - tho not in the best of shape, it proves to have the chromolithographic print design emblematic of the period.
I picked it up because I have a sealed Mogul Pack with the “premium” still attached.
In this case, it contains a leather patch premium - approximately 1 3/4 X 2”
The original picture frame is 12.5 X 16.5”
MOGUL Egyptian Cigarettes - 1910
A division of S. Anargyros which is also a division of P. Lorillard Co. I will talk later about the antitrust breakup of one of the biggest monopolies in American history - primarily the American Tobacco Company.
First the pack, picked up a few years ago:
E.g. of the premium of which my pack still contains all the original packaging:
And the framed advertisement - original frame:
(if you notice - the pack in the picture is the same as the one I picked up)
Notice in these photos how framed tobacco ads were placed in the store - wish I could've found some with ads that I have.
Next coming up will be Helmar - I've got a bit of interesting history behind this company.