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One of Chad and Doug Dreier’s key strategies in constructing a world-class collection could be summed up this way: When entering a new field of collectibles, it helps to make a bulk purchase to start, and then use that momentum to selectively fill in the gaps later. For those bidders out there with tobacco-package aspirations, here’s a perfect opportunity to follow the Dreiers’ path to success. This impressively diverse array of 43 empty tins, full packs and empty packs has been assigned average grades by category (with some better and some lesser), and they measure relatively standard dimensions, unless otherwise noted. If a more detailed description of any particular tins or packs is needed, please call the Legendary Auctions office so that a representative can go through the lot with you to answer your questions. TINS (average VG-VG/EX): 1) Fatima Turkish Blend Cigarettes; 2) The Celebrated Lone Jack Long-Cut Tobacco; 3) The Richmond Straight Cut No. 1 Cigarettes (50-piece size, scattered loss of top surface design); 4) The Richmond Straight Cut No. 1 Cigarettes (100-piece size); 5) Philadelphia Athletic Bat Plug Chewing Tobacco (3-1/2" tall, 6" diameter, can oxidation); 6) Yum Yum Smoking Tobacco (6" tall, 5" diam., can oxidation); 7) Satin Finish Mellomints. PACKS WITH PRODUCT (average EX/MT): 1) Piedmont Cigarettes; 2) Selected Piedmont; 3) Old Mill Cigarettes; 4) The Richmond Straight Cut No. 1 Cigarettes; 5-6) Honest Long Cut Smoking and Chewing Tobacco (one in cellophane seal, one not); 7) Honest Long Cut Smoking and Chewing Tobacco; 8) Plow Boy Chewing and Smoking; 9) Fatima Turkish Blend Cigarettes; 10) Home Run Cigarettes; 11-12) Drum Granulated Smoking Tobacco (small and large); 13) Large Size Favorite Chewing Tobacco; 14-15) Cycle Cigarettes (2 diff.); 16) Polar Chewing & Smoking Tobacco; 17) Mayo’s Cut Plug Tobacco; 18) The Recruit Little Cigars; 19-20) Sovereign (2); 21) Broadleaf; 22) Pirate Cigarettes. PACKS WITHOUT PRODUCT (average EX): 1) Old Mill Cigarettes; 2) Old Judge Cigarettes; 3) Rameses; 4) Tolstoi Russian Cigarettes; 5) Mecca Cigarettes; 6) The Richmond Straight Cut No. 1 Cigarettes; 7) Sovereign; 8) Turkey Red Cigarettes; 9) Ramly Turkish Cigarettes; 10) Oback Mouthpiece Cigarettes; 11) Dogs Head Cigarettes; 12) The Recruit Little Cigars; 13) Sovereign Cigars; 14) Helmar Turkish Cigarettes.
Extraordinary 1880s to 1950s Tobacco Package Collection (43)
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