Tobacco collectors get fired up with this 1890s-1910s Kinney Bros. retail lot of (3). Promoting the famous Sweet Caporal Brand, this antique trio is all display appeal.
1890s 4x14 Die-cut soldier card. Likely intended as a countertop stand-up, this hardy cardboard campaigner is adhered to a sheet of what appears to be a very large album page measuring approximately 12x18, with five 19th Century trade cards adhered to the opposite side of the page for support. This ancient military man makes a captivating presentation, with bold colors and a fairly clean surface. Minor signs of wear are noted, but are much less than should be expected of a piece this old and embossed details such as the beard, epaulets and other elements support its distinctive appearance.
1910s Sweet Caporal full cigarette pack of ten with unbroken revenue tax stamp on the bottom edge, which is dated "Series of 1910, Act of Aug. 5, 1909". The box is sturdy and remains well formed, with distinct graphics and bold colors. Minor traces of surface paper loss are noted along the edges, but this condition is slight and unobtrusive to display appeal.
c.1910s Point of Sale cigarette pack display box with factory labels on both short ends. This well-worn carton is without the top panel and the edges of the side panels are irregular with considerable distress. Despite these conditions the cardboard is fairly sturdy and the printing on the labels is distinct.