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The Early History of Cigarettes in America

The Early History of Cigarettes in America

By Richard Elliot When Christopher Columbus reached the West Indies in 1492, the natives greeted him with fruit, wooden spears and “certain dried leaves which gave off a distinct fragrance.” The Spanish sailors in Columbus’ crew appreciated the fruit but

Publishers Corner: October 2017

Publishers Corner: October 2017

Smokin’ Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher I am old enough to remember cigarette dispensing machines in almost all public places, when a pack of cigarettes was only 45 cents, that collectible cards came in cigarette packs, when cigarette holders-the longer

The Secrets Of Cigarette Dispensers Revealed

The Secrets Of Cigarette Dispensers Revealed РThe Journal of Antiques and Collectibles РJune 2000 By Bill Towne Motivation to begin a collection can sometimes come when you least expect it. Twenty years ago I began collecting traveling cups and