We buy all types of tobacco tins and tobacciana and not only do we pay more money than other dealers, in most situations we can pay you before you have to ship anything to us. We are most interested in rarer and high grade tins because we can get common or mid-grade tins pretty easily. If you believe you have tins or tobacciana that we might be interested in, then please contact us via email, phone, or use our contact form. Dale AntiqueTobacco.
Vintage international tobacco advertising flannel "felt" hand-stitched "blanket" - made with a collection of 35 vintage tobacco premium flannel felt panels distributed between and as a premium with one of the several tobacco brands marketed by the American Tobacco Company. We are not sure when this was hand-stitched together, but making small blankets with flannel-felt advertising premiums was a common early 20th Century homemaker sewing hobby. Blanket features American star flags anchoring all four corners with a large star American flag in the center, and is interspersed with flags of foreign nations of the era, The Netherlands Coat of Arms, American Indian blanket-pattern panels, and the head of an American Buffalo Bison. Most are finished with full-color images on both front and back — usually with the name of the country printed only on the front.
Husband was Joseph and family descended from Edgar from late 's. After quilts were made, Father died and family left area. Catalogs which cost 2 cents postage were sent and then the flags, etc. The practice of inserting these premiums started in and finally died out in the 's in Europe due to the cost of producing both the silk and flannel items and the shortage of paper during WWII.