ORIGINAL TOBACCO PACKETS 19TH CENTURY
AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY PACKETS IN VERY GOOD
CONDITION: This is a very nice selection of
original retail sized packets of American tobacco fresh
from a very old collection. The packets are in very
good collectible condition, several of them retaining
the original tobacco, and many of them with the original
tax stamps still affixed.
Where I have been able to determine the dating of these
packets either through research, the content or style of
the labeling, or from the date on the surviving tax
stamp, I have provided that information in the
description. If the packet is sealed or if it still
contains the original tobacco, that information is also
Each of the packets is listed separately with
accompanying descriptions and photographs.
QUEEN OF THE
VALLEY FINE CUT CHEWING TOBACCO: This brand was
available in this style packet at least as early as the
American Civil War. This is a full packet with an
excellent wrapper and the original tobacco is intact.
Measuring 3 ½ long, 2 wide and 1 thick, the wrapper
was originally glued shut and while the flaps have been
carefully lifted, the glue spots are still present. The
tobacco is still in its original shaped plug. A very
scarce packet from the Civil War and Indian War era.
GREATEST AMERICAN CUT PLUG: A very popular
brand in the early 1900s, this packet was manufactured
by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and bears a tax stamp
dated 1910. The packet, measuring 4 ½ long, 3 ¼ wide
and 1 thick, has been opened, the tobacco was consumed,
and the bag was returned to full shape with a filler.
The pouch is in excellent condition, retains bright
colors, still retains the original closing cord, and
much of the original tax stamp remains and is legible.
OJIBWA BRAND SCOTTEN
DILLON COMPANY: Dating from the 1920s, this
sealed packet is in excellent condition, and containing
the original tobacco. Measuring 4 ½ long, 3 wide,
and 1 thick, the paper packet is full form with no
tears or other damage and fully legible, bright
W.T. BLACKWELL DURHAM
SMOKING TOBACCO: One of the classics, the W.T.
Blackwell Company factory was built in 1874 and this
brand was one of the predecessors of the Bull Durham
brand. This bag is still sealed with the blue tax label
which has no printing, the bag still retains the
original tobacco, the label is complete front and back
and the bag still retains its original packet of rolling
papers. Measuring 3 ½ high, 2 wide and ¾ thick, this
bag is in excellent condition.
DUKES MIXTURE, LIGGET
This bag is still sealed
with the complete blue tax label dated 1910, the bag
still retains the original tobacco, the label is
complete front and back and the string tag is still
present. Measuring 3 high, 2 wide and 1 thick, this
bag is in excellent condition.
SEAL OF NORTH CAROLINA,
MARBURG BROS.: This bag has been opened, the
tobacco consumed, and it has a filler. The bag is full
form with the original pull strings and enough of the
tax stamp survives to read that it is dated 1891.
Marburg Bros. was formed in 1865 when their father
turned over the business to them, and they remained in
business until the company was sold in May of 1891 the
American Tobacco Company.
The bag is in very good condition and the labeling
printed on both the front and back of the bag is
legible. A nice early production bag. $25
LAREDO BURLEY CUT PLUG,
SCOTTEN DILLON COMPANY: This is an empty bag
restored to shape with a filler. This style of bag was
available in the 1930s. Complete with the original
cloth tape closure. $10
PLOW BOY CHEWING AND
SMOKING TOBACCO: This is a sealed packet with
the full cellophane wrapper intact, as are the
contents. The tax stamp is intact and present without
any date. Manufactured by the Spaulding & Merrick
Company, successor to the Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. A
very nice, colorful packet. $25
MAYOS CUT PLUG TOBACCO
FOR SMOKING AND CHEWING: This is a cloth bag
which has been opened, the contents consumed, and it has
been restored to shape with a filler. The tax stamp is
for the most part present, and it is dated 1910.
Compete with the original closure cloth tape. $15
TOBACCO, LIGGET MYERS: This bag is still sealed
with the blue tax stamp series 104, which is not date
canceled. The bag still retains the original tobacco,
the label is present, but shows the loss of one corner,
and the string tag is still present. Measuring 3 ½
high, 2 wide and 1 thick, this bag is in very good
condition. One of the less common brands. SOLD