vintage tobacciana?

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by KittyT, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. KittyT

    KittyT I'll Lock Up

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    I love that some of you have started posting pictures of yours! There are so many fascinating and cool designs out there and I love seeing them.
     
  2. Cricket

    Cricket Practically Family

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    These boxes are all very lovely. I could spend all day looking at the different styles that were used to serve them. But really, this thread makes me want one very bad! I quit smoking about over a year ago. and I still crave them. Ahh..I will just keep looking and dreaming for now. ;)
     
  3. bobalooba

    bobalooba One of the Regulars

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    Not sure what you'd call it but

    I have a neat cigarette popper-outer doodad that I got for eight dollars at an estate sale.
    It looks like a mini-bookcase and you wind it up, push the button and music plays and a little dog pops up with a cigarette then goes back down.

    I don't smoke but I thought it was the coolest thing since sliced bread
     
  4. Ethan Bentley

    Ethan Bentley One Too Many

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    That sounds like a great contraption. I wanted to stock my box with camels but again, they were too big. I now I use cigarillos instead.
    If there's any chance of getting a picture up of your dispenser, I, for one, would really like to see it.

    Best regards, Ethan
     
  5. CigarMan

    CigarMan One of the Regulars

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    I've seen a few of these on ebay the last couple of days.
     
  6. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

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    Advertising Sign circa 1900

    From my old home town

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  7. Nick D

    Nick D Call Me a Cab

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    This is outstanding. If I smoked cigarettes I would look high and low for one of these. As I don't, I can't think of anything else I'd use it for :(

    One day I'd like a desk match safe and lighter like in 30s and 40s movies, for my pipe.
     
  8. AtomicEraTom

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    I'll have to take a photograph, but I have a great old Mail Pouch Tobacco Thermometer that was in the basement of an old pharmacy we bought a few years back.
     
  9. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

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    I love Mail Pouch Tobacco graphics. Do you remember the barn art?
     
  10. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    I really wish the market for those Ronson Touch-Tip lighters would get satisfied enough to stop bringing such obscene prices!!! :(
     
  11. AtomicEraTom

    AtomicEraTom

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    I LOVE the barn art! We had an old barn from 1895 at the farm where I grew up, and I always wanted to paint a mail pouch sign on the side or I thought it would be cool on the silo too, I tried to talk my dad into it, or said I'd settle for on the granary. But, no dice. But rest assured, I will buy my own farm someday, and I will do up a nice Mail Pouch tribute on my barn, since there isn't any originals in the area.
     
  12. Ethan Bentley

    Ethan Bentley One Too Many

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  13. CigarMan

    CigarMan One of the Regulars

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    Picked this up on ebay the other day. When I saw Gene's, I had been looking for one ever since. Was lucky enough to get one. Unfortunate thing is the cigarettes I like (Dunhill Fine Cuts) don't fit on the two lower racks, but I'm sure I can find some replacements. Good thing is they do fit on the lid rack, so variety is good I suppose. Now to find a matching table lighter. ;)

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  14. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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  15. Ethan Bentley

    Ethan Bentley One Too Many

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    I agree, it'll look great on a Double Albert.
     
  16. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

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    Match Holders

    The tan one circa 1890, blue one age unknown.

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  17. Teabag1927

    Teabag1927 Familiar Face

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    Oh...my...goodness....

    Iv'e never seen anything like it.

    I take it these aren't very common to find on ebay, or inexpensive. I want one !
     
  18. Mid-fogey

    Mid-fogey Practically Family

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    Wow...

    ...I've got the exact twin of this lighter. I use it often to light my pipe. It was engraved in Japan in the early 1950s. My mom bought a sterling silver blank and a Japanese carver did the rest. Mine has my Dad's initials in the rectangular blank spot on the top.
     
  19. Warbaby

    Warbaby One Too Many

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    This art nouveau silver cigarette case is a recent find:

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  20. Ethan Bentley

    Ethan Bentley One Too Many

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    A fine specimen indeed. Rather distinct.
     

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