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Tobacciana

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Post by huberman » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:01 pm

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Does anyone else collect old tobacco tins? I find it an interesting diversion at beer can shows and antique stores.

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Re: Tobacciana

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Post by Monster » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:12 pm

I do, though nothing "high-end". They add up to a colorful and attractive display and the round tins make for some great storage too.

I've had my eyes out on an affordable Kentucky Club similar to yours. I see them a lot but need the right price (not asking for yours, just to be clear).
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Post by huberman » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:29 pm

Monster, nice collection you have. I got the Kentucky Club for $5 at an antiques store in Fairfield Ohio recently. You can find them at a friendly price I think if you are patient. I will be looking for some west coast varieties in the near future.

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Post by Scott Rollert » Wed May 02, 2018 8:29 pm

Got this from a guy that drinks coffee in front of my shop every day. Said he found it in his garage.
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Post by DanielinAk » Thu May 03, 2018 12:44 am

Yes sir but only what I dig. I do love the Tobacco tins and your collection is sweet.


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Post by Cap-Sealed » Thu May 03, 2018 8:35 am

We did tobacco tins from time to time. My favorite one we dug was Hi-Plane (or something like that.) Scott Field has it.
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Post by John H. » Tue May 08, 2018 6:19 pm

Although I don't have a picture of it, I have a humidor for Mule Head Ale (by Wehle).

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Post by RustnStuff » Sun May 13, 2018 11:28 am

I started collecting pocket tins when I went through a dry spell and couldn't find any cans at flea markets/yard sales, etc.. They're small, colorful and display well.
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Post by huberman » Tue May 15, 2018 11:29 pm

I have picked up another tin today, not expensive or rare but still cool. I also included a picture of my very humble native american arrow head collection. Both of which are growing in interest during the dry search for beer cans.

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Post by huberman » Thu May 17, 2018 12:46 am

I just purchased a couple of price guides for tin cans and 1 book on arrow heads. When you specialize in beer cans and are nearing your total collection the final cans are made of unobtanium and you need to feed the bug with other interests.

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Post by huberman » Thu May 17, 2018 1:42 am

Rustnstuff, you have a very nice display of your tobacco cans.

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Post by RustnStuff » Fri May 18, 2018 8:20 pm

huberman wrote:
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Rustnstuff, you have a very nice display of your tobacco cans.

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Thanks Chris, just another one of those side collections many of us gravitate to !

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Post by MEM1964 » Sun May 20, 2018 11:14 pm

Don't have to many
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Post by RustnStuff » Mon May 21, 2018 9:21 pm

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Don't have to many
I like the Stag, been looking for one of those in nice shape and at the right price for a while

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Re: Tobacciana

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Post by Leon » Tue May 22, 2018 12:34 am

Does this lighter Qualify as Tobacciana. LEON.
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Post by Pbama » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:55 pm

@huberman @Monster @DanielinAk @RustnStuff
Any value here; both tobacco and coffee:
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Re: Tobacciana

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Post by Rand » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:46 pm

After selling the OI collection, I've been on a mad ebay buying frenzy for beer cans that aren't beer cans. Current collecting rules are:
1) It must look like a "real" beer can in design but not necessarilly size (no Duff cans for example)
2) It must have another purpose (lighter, fishing lure, match box, radio, phone etc) Can't be just a fake beer can.
3) It must not have ever had a chance to be a beer can (bank top lid on normal can or diversion safes don't count)

With that said, among the things I've found are stuff that might be considered "tobacciana". 3 categories so far. Lighter, Match Holders, and those mini cans designed to hold disposable lighters (Bic, Cricket, etc). Just started the collection of stuff, but here's what I've found so far that might be appropriate for this thread:
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One note on the lighter holders.....the BIC (oval) lighter holders are much more common than the ones that hold Cricket (square/round) lighter. In the picture, you can see two Cricket holders.....both Budweiser. The one at the top with an extended support top, and the one on the second row down that had a circular (not oval) opening. Also, the giant Schlitz "beer can" coffee maker is in the background :-)
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Post by Pbama » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:03 pm

@Rand Below meets all your requirements and is out on CL (Boston) if you’re interested:
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Post by kamsquared » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:27 pm

I forgot I even had the little lighter cans.
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Post by kamsquared » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:33 pm

.....and some NASCAR WINSTON stuff....Image


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Post by Rand » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:24 am

Shouldn't hijack the hubmeister's thread......but yes....that big entertainment center meets all my criteria. At this moment however, I'm doing the low hanging fruit...... staying away from the bigger 9' display pieces, entertainment centers or even trash cans. As to the retractable Miller opener, actually there are two variations of that.....see picture (also picture includes a Sapporo letter opener)
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Post by Monster » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:08 pm

Pbama wrote:
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Any value here; both tobacco and coffee:
I'd say condition kills the value on these tins. Based on my limited experience with them, maybe $5 for each.

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