Tramp Art (& Other Tobacciana)

On Saturday, Morphy Auctions of Denver, Pennsylvania, is holding a 900-lot antique advertising sale, featuring the collection of the Gotham Cigar Museum of Tampa, Florida.

“It’s amazing how many different types of cigar-related items are sought after by collectors. This premier collection traces to the early days of the cigar industry in America and includes everything from cigar boxes to hand-painted cases to beautiful die-cuts and figural advertising pieces,” said Dan Morphy, owner of Morphy Auctions.

Take a look at some of the eye-catching items up for grabs.

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A tramp art cigar box, c. 1900-1910, with a Green Bay Baseball Club label pasted inside. The estimate is $600-$3,000.
 
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A life-sized Indian Chief cigar store display model, c. late 1800s, made by W. Demuth & Co., 501 Broadway, New York City. In very good condition, with this stunning face. The estimate is $20,000-$30,000.

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Roar! A Royal Bengals Cigar advertising poster, c. 1890s. Framed, with some condition issues. The estimate is $200-$400.

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The Log Cabin cigar box, from the 1880s, with an African-Americana lithograph label inside. The estimate is $200-$400.

Photos courtesy of Morphy’s.

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