NICE ITEM FROM MY COLLECTION. 1st Picture I took is in the outdoor SUN, then I went to a protected shadow area. Finding anything advertising related for ALLEN & GINTER is very difficult.
I have seen very little and NEVER this particular piece. Size is as shown, dirty, rough shape, probably cut down to this size, BUT no other to compare it with. For those collecting the 1887 N28 Baseball cards or the many other issues of cigarette cards produced with ALLEN & GINTER; this poster would look wonderful on your wall. Perhaps framed and surrounded by a few PSA graded cards. OR a tobacco, cigarette memorabilia collector can do similar.
As for the condition, not perfect, on the bottom right it probably stated WILL NOT STICK TO THE LIPS. For a new type of paper used I believe. You can date this poster I presume by the PRESSED CIGARETTES. I calculate this as post 1881.
The art used for the children could also be dated as I see similar used on postcards. There are some famous artists in that era. Below I provide some Wikipedia info. Allen and Ginter was the Richmond, Virginia.
Manufacturing firm formed by John Allen and Lewis Ginter. The firm created and marketed the first cigarette cards.Some of the cards in the series include Charles Comiskey. Since 2006, a revived version of the trading card brand has been issued by Topps. The firm of Allen & Ginter was founded in 1865.
In 1882 Allen retired, leaving Ginter, who retained the firm name despite taking on one John Pope as new partner. The first tobacco company to employ female labor, by 1886 they had 1,100 employees, predominantly girls, who rolled the cigarettes. The company offered a prize for the invention of a machine able to roll cigarettes (which until then had been hand-rolled). Won this prize with his 1880/81 invention. The "Allen & Ginter Company" was no more, but Lewis Ginter sat on the board of the American Tobacco Company.
The cigarette brands of Allen & Ginter included Richmond Gems, Virginia Brights, Perfection, Dandies and Little Beauties. There were various tobacco era sets released as promotional items for these products.
The most popular and highly sought after of these sets is the. 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter card set.Winner gets the POSTER -USED condition unless mentioned. Please see pictures/scans for condition. As many as you want!! It is too costly outside of north America. If you opt for tracking just let me know and I will adjust the invoice.
Checklist for 1887 Baseball set N28. Checklist for 1888 Baseball set N29.1888 Allen and Ginter Baseball set N43. The item "Original Advertising Poster ALLEN & GINTER CIGARETTES Circa 1887 NEVER SEEN" is in sale since Wednesday, February 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Baseball Cards".1" and is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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