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Auction Description for Morphy's: Coin-Op, Advertising & Pinball Day 1
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Coin-Op, Advertising & Pinball Day 1

by Morphy Auctions


653 lots with images

August 22, 2014

Live Auction

2000 North Reading Road

Denver, PA, 17517 USA

Phone: +1-717-335-3435

Fax: +1-717-336-7115

Email: morphy@morphyauctions.com

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Beautiful Plow Boy Tobacco Paper Poster.

Lot 1: Beautiful Plow Boy Tobacco Paper Poster.

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Description: C.1890s-1900 and nicely framed under glass in period oak frame. Great color and condition on this piece and it also features Briar Pipe and Sterling Tobacco. Condition is outstanding with no wear, except for a very mild horizontal stain line and outer border small nicks and chips. Condition (Near Mint). Size Framed: 30 - 1/4" x 24".

Condition Report: (Near Mint).

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Rare Original Bull Durham Cardboard Poster.

Lot 2: Rare Original Bull Durham Cardboard Poster.

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Description: 1900 - 1910 Framed under glass, and definitely an old poster. Great deep colors with only some small rubs, stains, minor marks, and light wear. Condition (Excellent Plus). Size Framed: 29 - 1/2" x 21 - 1/2".

Condition Report: (Excellent Plus).

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1910-1915 Colonial Club Cigar Paper Sign.

Lot 3: 1910-1915 Colonial Club Cigar Paper Sign.

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Description: Framed under glass. The piece has nice enameled and textured paper. Exhibits just a few surface rubs and small marks. Condition (Near Mint). Size 19" x 25".

Condition Report: (Near Mint).

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Lot of 5: Pocket Cigar Cases.

Lot 4: Lot of 5: Pocket Cigar Cases.

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Description: Early Webster Cigars case (gold stamped label), Elmora Cigar Co., tin cigar case (embossed figural), Blue Caps sliding cigar case (printed fiberboard), metal cigar holder with match striker and Lawrence Barret cigar case (embossed name, portrait and advertising). All cases filled with cigars. Condition (Fine - Excellent). Size Largest 6" T.

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7 Chesterfield Cigarettes Bridge Scoring Booklets

Lot 5: 7 Chesterfield Cigarettes Bridge Scoring Booklets

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Description: 7 booklets from Liggett & Meyers Tobacco Co. Different tobacco products shown inside with advertisements pictured on back cover from the 1930's plus (1930, 34, 35, 36 and 37). Condition (Fine - Excellent). Size 5 - 1/2" L.

Condition Report: (Fine - Excellent).

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Johnny Mize/Granger Pipe Tobacco Lithograph.

Lot 6: Johnny Mize/Granger Pipe Tobacco Lithograph.

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Description: Colorful cardboard litho of baseball's St. Louis Cardinal all-star first baseman Johnny Mize, pictured with Granger Pipe Tobacco from the Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. Condition (Near Mint). Size 15" x 20".

Condition Report: (Near Mint).

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Lot of 4: Kool Cigarette Items.

Lot 7: Lot of 4: Kool Cigarette Items.

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Description: Early embossed match and pack counter display, early Willie and Millie salt and pepper figures, scarce Dr. Kool composite figural display. Condition (Fine Plus). Size 8" T.

Condition Report: (Fine Plus).

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Lot of Cigarette Premiums.

Lot 8: Lot of Cigarette Premiums.

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Description: Cigarette Premiums: silks, satins, rugs, coats of arms, flags, colleges, to be sewn together. Circa 1912. 68 pieces. Condition (Fine - Near Mint).

Condition Report: (Fine - Near Mint).

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Recruit Little Cigars Porcelain Sign.

Lot 9: Recruit Little Cigars Porcelain Sign.

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Description: This sign is in fantastic condition with no damage of any kind. Condition (Near Mint). Size 9 - 3/16" L.

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Sullivan's 7-20-4 Porcelain Cigar Sign.

Lot 10: Sullivan's 7-20-4 Porcelain Cigar Sign.

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Description: Clean overall with only some chips at mounting holes, the largest at top center. Condition (Excellent). Size 30" x 12" .

Condition Report: (Excellent).

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1919-1920 Helmar Cigarettes Porcelain Sign.

Lot 11: 1919-1920 Helmar Cigarettes Porcelain Sign.

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Description: Surface scratches and large edge chips. Condition (Very Good). Size 36" x 12" .

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Cinco Cigars Porcelain Sign.

Lot 12: Cinco Cigars Porcelain Sign.

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Description: 1915-1925 with only a few small surface marks and edge nicks. Condition (Near Mint). Size 36" x 12" .

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Black Stone Cigars Embossed Porcelain Sign.

Lot 13: Black Stone Cigars Embossed Porcelain Sign.

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Description: Some soiling and stains with a few chips. Condition (Excellent). Size 35 - 1/2" x 12" .

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Cogetama Cigars Two Sided Porcelain Cutout Sign.

Lot 14: Cogetama Cigars Two Sided Porcelain Cutout Sign.

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Description: Marked made in Belgium with great graphics of an Indian smoking a cigar and a number of smaller edge chips with touch up on the black border. Condition (Excellent). Size 36 - 1/2" x 27 -1/2" .

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Between The Acts 1930's Porcelain Sign.

Lot 15: Between The Acts 1930's Porcelain Sign.

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Description: A few small chips, surface scratches, and light wear. Condition (Very Good Plus). Size 30" x 46" .

Condition Report: (Very Good Plus).

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Large Porcelain Piedmont Cigarette Sign.

Lot 16: Large Porcelain Piedmont Cigarette Sign.

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Description: 1910-1920. Mounted on a wooden frame assembly with legs for displaying it by tilting the piece back. Much cleaner than you would normally find the sign with only a few surface nicks and edge chips. Condition (Near Mint). Size 30" x 50" .

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Large & Early Player's Tobacco Porcelain Sign.

Lot 17: Large & Early Player's Tobacco Porcelain Sign.

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Description: Great presence, due to large size, with deep colors. A few small surface and edge chips and nicks, with small retouched area around Sailor's right eye. Condition (Excellent). Size 38" x 58" .

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Large Porcelain Mail Pouch Thermometer.

Lot 18: Large Porcelain Mail Pouch Thermometer.

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Description: Complete with its original wooden framework. This is a good example with only a few small chips around the tube area and at the edges. The piece is missing the tube. Condition (Excellent). Size 19 - 1/2" x 73 - 1/2".

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Mail Pouch Tobacco Porcelain Thermometer.

Lot 19: Mail Pouch Tobacco Porcelain Thermometer.

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Description: This mail pouch thermometer has a large area of loss at the top hole and along the top edge. Otherwise, it is very nice and clean. Condition (Very Good). Size 38 - 1/2" L.

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Mail Pouch Tobacco Thermometer.

Lot 20: Mail Pouch Tobacco Thermometer.

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Description: This mail pouch thermometer has repaint at top and bottom holes. There is also an area of repaint along the right side. Condition (Very Good). Size 39" L.

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Wills Woodbine Cigarette Porcelain Sign.

Lot 21: Wills Woodbine Cigarette Porcelain Sign.

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Description: This sign is very nice overall with only very minor wear and a loss along the edges. Condition (Excellent). Size 40" L.

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R.G. Sullivan's 7-20-4 Cigar Porcelain Sign.

Lot 22: R.G. Sullivan's 7-20-4 Cigar Porcelain Sign.

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Description: This sign has a large area of loss at the lower left hole and another area of loss at the upper left hole. Condition (Very Good). Size 36" L.

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Porcelain Wild Woodbine Cigarettes Sign.

Lot 23: Porcelain Wild Woodbine Cigarettes Sign.

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Description: This sign has a large area of loss along the top edge and rather heavy wear at the left side holes. Condition (Good - Very Good). Size 36" L.

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Pair of Piedmont Cigarettes Folding Chairs.

Lot 24: Pair of Piedmont Cigarettes Folding Chairs.

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Description: 1910-1920. Each with a different porcelain sign in the back of the chair. Average wear with the stencils still very readable on the sides. Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size 36" T.

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Lot of 2: All Jacks Signs.

Lot 25: Lot of 2: All Jacks Signs.

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Description: 1950s, with only the lightest of wear and a few small paint chips in the corners. Condition (Excellent Plus). Size 9 - 3/4" x 13 - 3/4".

Condition Report: (Excellent Plus).

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Gretchen Reverse Painting on Glass Adv. Sign.

Lot 26: Gretchen Reverse Painting on Glass Adv. Sign.

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Description: This sign has some very minor areas of loss along the edges. Its framed in a heavy gold gilt frame and the frame is probably newer than the sign. Condition (Very Good). Size 27" x 36".

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Lot of 2: Tobacco Paper Die Cut.

Lot 27: Lot of 2: Tobacco Paper Die Cut.

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Description: 1904, YUM YUM Tobacco die cut of clown and Horse singing "Just Tell Them That you Saw Me" with Aug. Beck & Co.'s famous smoking boy blue package (held T-206 baseball card). Early clam shell die cut picturing Lorrilards Climax and Red Tin Tag Tobacco. Condition (Fine - Good). Size Largest: 15" L.

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Blackwell & Company Smoking Tobacco.

Lot 28: Blackwell & Company Smoking Tobacco.

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Description: Pre-1900, 2/side framed lithograph of young boy smoking; back, advertising checker-board. Picture is framed with glass on both sides for viewing. Slight wear on game board, good color on illustration. Condition (Fine Plus). Size 17" x 24".

Condition Report: (Fine Plus).

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Van Dam Cigars Embossed Tin Sign.

Lot 29: Van Dam Cigars Embossed Tin Sign.

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Description: 1910-1920. Has only a few very shallow bends and tiny surface marks, and a few very minor edge bends and edge nicks in the paint. Condition (Near Mint). Size 27 - 3/4" x 13 - 3/4".

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1940s-1950s Virginia Cigarettes Embossed Tin Sign

Lot 30: 1940s-1950s Virginia Cigarettes Embossed Tin Sign

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Description: Framed with no glass. Beautiful bright colors. Just a few light surface scratches and small edge and border marks. Condition (Excellent Plus). Size Framed: 16" x 23 - 1/2".

Condition Report: (Excellent Plus).

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1920s-1930s Colonial Club Tin Flange Sign.

Lot 31: 1920s-1930s Colonial Club Tin Flange Sign.

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Description: A few small marks and nearly no wear. Condition (Near Mint). Size 18" x 18 - 1/2".

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1920s-1930s Star Tobacco Embossed Tin Sign.

Lot 32: 1920s-1930s Star Tobacco Embossed Tin Sign.

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Description: Framed with no glass. A beautiful example with strong colors and no wear. Condition (Near Mint). Size 14 -1/2" x 26 -1/2".

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1920s Pay Car Tobacco Embossed Tin Sign.

Lot 33: 1920s Pay Car Tobacco Embossed Tin Sign.

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Description: Framed with no glass, and a bright and clean example. Nearly no wear and only a few shallow crimps and tiny marks. Condition (Near Mint). Size 17 -1/2" x 21 -1/2".

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1930s-1940s Hi-plane Tobacco Embossed Tin Sign.

Lot 34: 1930s-1940s Hi-plane Tobacco Embossed Tin Sign.

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Description: Clean and bright with nearly no wear except for a few border rubs and chips. Condition (Near Mint). Size 11 -1/2" x 35".

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Imperial Club Cigar Embossed Sign.

Lot 35: Imperial Club Cigar Embossed Sign.

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Description: 1900-1905, with nearly no wear and some very mild paint flaking in a few small areas. Condition (Excellent). Size 10" x 14".

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Mail Pouch Tobacco Tin Thermometer.

Lot 36: Mail Pouch Tobacco Tin Thermometer.

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Description: This thermometer is in nice condition with just a light area of oxidation along the right hand side. Condition (Very Good). Size 38 -1/2" L.

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Le Roy Little Cigar Sign.

Lot 37: Le Roy Little Cigar Sign.

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Description: This sign is very clean overall with just a few tiny nicks across the top area. Condition (Excellent). Size 17 -1/2" x 13" .

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Tom Moore Cigar Oval Tin Sign.

Lot 38: Tom Moore Cigar Oval Tin Sign.

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Description: This sign does have some scratching to the mans face and other areas. Still an unusual and attractive sign. Condition (Very Good). Size 15 -1/2" L.

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Savarona Cigar Oval Self-framed Tin Sign.

Lot 39: Savarona Cigar Oval Self-framed Tin Sign.

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Description: This sign has a few small scratches on the frame part of the sign and one area of light rubbing loss to the image of the mans coat. Condition (Very Good). Size 22 - 1/2" L.

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New Bachelor Cigars Tin Self-framed Sign.

Lot 40: New Bachelor Cigars Tin Self-framed Sign.

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Description: This sign depicts a man playing cards and smoking a cigar while thinking of his beautiful girlfriend. Sign has only very minor paint rubs along the black frame. Condition (Excellent). Size 39" L.

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Grand Order Cigars Tin Self-framed Sign.

Lot 41: Grand Order Cigars Tin Self-framed Sign.

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Description: This sign has only extremely minimal wear with just a few minor scrapes to the black frame portion. Condition (Excellent). Size 37 -1/2" L.

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Lillian Russell Embossed Tin Advertising Sign.

Lot 42: Lillian Russell Embossed Tin Advertising Sign.

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Description: This sign has some bends and dents overall. Its framed under glass. Condition (Very Good). Size 23" x 31".

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Henry George Cigar Self-framed Tin Sign.

Lot 43: Henry George Cigar Self-framed Tin Sign.

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Description: This sign has several bends and minor scratching. It depicts what must be Henry George with the caption "I am for men." Condition (Very Good). Size 18" x 26 - 1/2".

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Van Dyke Cigar Tin Sign.

Lot 44: Van Dyke Cigar Tin Sign.

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Description: Classic famous artist Van Dyke lithographed as colorful wood pallet with brushes advertising Havana Cigars. Condition Near Mint). Size 13 - 1/2" L.

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Acme 5 Cent Cigar Tin Sign.

Lot 45: Acme 5 Cent Cigar Tin Sign.

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Description: Rare Acme tin with full gold glitter background, 1890's. Cigar mfg. SS Sleeper & Co's, printed bottom patent applied for. Shonk Tin Printing Co., Chicago. Colorful and bright. Condition (Near Mint). Size 12" x 15 - 3/4".

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President of Brazil Cigar Sign.

Lot 46: President of Brazil Cigar Sign.

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Description: Colorful, gloss celluloid over sturdy tin featuring Gen'l Deldoro Da Fonceka picture. Sight tear top of label with foxing on background. Overall very bright. Condition (Fine - Excellent). Size 9" x 15".

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La Olorosa Tin Cigar Sign.

Lot 47: La Olorosa Tin Cigar Sign.

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Description: Self framed sign by vintage sign maker Meek and Burdick Co., Cochocton, Ohio. Turn-of-the-century lettered with wear in the field; good age color. Condition (Fine - Excellent). Size 16" x 22".

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Briar Pipe Tobacco Die Cut Display.

Lot 48: Briar Pipe Tobacco Die Cut Display.

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Description: Extremely rare piece with shop keeper puffing on pipe surrounded by wood labeled pocket crates. Condition (Near Mint). Size 21" L.

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Alcazar Cigar Charger.

Lot 49: Alcazar Cigar Charger.

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Description: Rare charger pictures Alcazar, America's winningest horse, all his records and horses sired. Cigar mfg. by Louis Kindler Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Condition (Excellent). Size 17 - 1/2" L.

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Tin Over Cardboard Edgeworth Tobacco Sign.

Lot 50: Tin Over Cardboard Edgeworth Tobacco Sign.

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Description: Great colors on this 1930's sign with a few small scratches and marks, shallow dents, and edge wear. Condition (Very Good Plus). Size 13 - 1/4" x 9 - 1/4".

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