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Old cigarette card packs

June 5 2011 at 3:17 PM
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  (Login jbnonsport)

Picked up a tobacco collection a while back,included was a box of old packs and pack cutouts, at least a hundred or so. I am looking through it today and was just in awe of the artwork and thought put into making the packs attractive to the consumer of the time. I wonder why they chose not to advertise the card within most of the time?
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Chuck Ross
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Re: Old cigarette card packs

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June 5 2011, 4:28 PM 

Those are beautiful Jerry, certainly a level of craftsmanship we don't see much of today. I'm not sure what the answer is to your question about card advertising, although I expect these packs were issued for many years and the cards for only a few of those.

 
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Rick P
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June 5 2011, 5:24 PM 

I think that is indeed the answer...the sunk cost of packaging could be spread across years rather than months by keeping the package pure, plus you avoid the complexity of having different packaging in different factories. Probably cheaper to print simple point-of-sale card announcements and posters.

Those packs are stunners, and our friends on the baseball side of the forum will go nuts for the Tolstoi, Red Sun, Drum and other wrappers used for highly-valued card backs!

 
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mr.moses
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no time now

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June 5 2011, 5:55 PM 

but think rix might be right about that drum pack - don't recall seeing that one and one that held the card is one of the minor holy grails.......Unusal that it might be a long slide and shell as that configuration was rarely the standard tobacco card size and was most often used for silks.

 
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(Login jbnonsport)

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June 5 2011, 9:19 PM 

Thanks guys, that makes sense about not having to change the pack with every new insert, I hadn't thought about that. Also as Rick stated the other types of advertising (albums, banners etc.) to promote the new cards. I will put a few more up when time permits. Thanks for any info on these as I really know nothing about them other than I really like the colors,graphics and general look of them.

 
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Jon Canfield
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June 7 2011, 7:28 PM 

The Drum back is absolutely stunning. It is the same design as the pack which would have held a card, albeit the cards actually came in 10-count slide and shell boxes (very typical of almost all of the other packs that held cards). I've only seen 1 10-count slide and shell pack in my years of collecting, not to say that there are not more out there. Unfortunately, the scan is pretty bad, but here it is (look at the top left side...):

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Here are some other beautiful packs from my collection. The imagery is surely stunning:

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For the premier online souce of information on baseball-related cigarette packs, visithttp://www.baseballandtobacco.com


    
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(Login clarkscardsvt)

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June 7 2011, 7:34 PM 

Great find. Some of the packages are very beautiful. Know there are tobacco pack collectors out there, but some of the ones shown are pretty rare.

 
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(Login jbnonsport)

Re: Old cigarette card packs

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June 7 2011, 7:39 PM 

Here are a few more. Unfortunately the McAlpin is only a cutout of the front of the pack, still neat though. Jon thanks for the link,and showing those beautiful packs. I am starting to learn a little about these. Here are a few more.
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(Login jbnonsport)

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June 7 2011, 7:40 PM 

Edit to delete double post


    
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(Login 1880nonsports)

I'll post a few that I didn't put in the gallery

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June 7 2011, 8:53 PM 

later. JB - there's a pack or two I'm interested in should you want to sell or trade happy.gif

 
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Jeff
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Another Old Pack Cutout Not Yet Posted

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June 7 2011, 10:19 PM 

Just adding something new if someone is going to take the time to update the card pack gallery images. I don't have any history on this manufacturer or brand. Does anyone here recognize it?

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(Premier Login leonl)

great packs

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June 7 2011, 11:15 PM 

Great packs guys....thanks for sharing so far. Sorry for the large scans.....

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(Login willhc)

Old cigarette card pack

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June 12 2011, 7:41 PM 

Here is one more to add to the mix;
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Jon Canfield
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June 13 2011, 1:06 AM 

I'll add one more to the mix. This is surely the rarest and most valuable pack I own. It is complete with it's original card. Unfortunately time did take a toll on the card, but the missing left corner is in the pack, too!

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For the premier online souce of information on baseball-related cigarette packs, visit http://www.baseballandtobacco.com

 
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Brent Butcher
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June 13 2011, 11:39 AM 

I have a Lone Jack as well with the N365 issue. Mine looks to be a different variation. The pack itself was empty of the cigarettes but the original owner did place 3 cards inside before storing it away. I acquired it from a gentleman who was going through his great grandmother's belongings after her passing.

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Jon Canfield
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June 16 2011, 12:23 AM 

Great LJ pack. Looks to be in beautiful condition.

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(Login fallbrookjack)

Graded Pack

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June 21 2011, 7:12 PM 

I guess they had a little trouble finding a holder that fit this cigarette pack. Just a funny image. -Jack J.

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