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Canadian Tobacco Tins Part 3: MacDonald Tobacco Company

Canadian Tobacco Tins Part 3: W.C. MacDonald Tobacco Company Click here to read Part 1: Imperial Tobacco Company, Part 2: Rock City Tobacco Company Although many others existed, there were four major tobacco companies active in Canada during the period most collectable tobacco tins were made. These tins are an integral part of the hobby and tins manufactured by the Canadian major tobacco companies... Read more »

Canadian Tobacco Tins Part 2: Rock City Tobacco Company

Canadian Tobacco Tins Part 2: Rock City Tobacco Company Click here to read Part 1: Imperial Tobacco Company Although many others existed, there were four major tobacco companies active in Canada during the period most collectible tobacco tins were made. These tins are an integral part of the hobby and tins manufactured by the Canadian major tobacco companies: Imperial, Rock City, Tucketts, and Mac... Read more »

Canadian Tobacco Tins Part 1: Imperial Tobacco

Canadian Tobacco Tins Part 1: Imperial Tobacco Co. Although many others existed, there were four major tobacco companies active in Canada during the period most collectable tobacco tins were made. These tins are an integral part of the hobby and tins manufactured by the Canadian major tobacco companies: Imperial, Rock City, Tucketts, and Macdonald are featured in countless tin collections. Imperia... Read more »

The Man Behind Peter Rabbit Antiques And Tins

Walter Harrison Cady, the artist responsible for the design work on the popular Peter Rabbit antiques and cartoon tins was born in Gardner, MA in 1877 and lived there throughout his boyhood and adolescent years. As a child, he received only basic grammar school education but was always drawn to art and nature from an early age. Walks in nearby fields introduced Cady to the insects, birds and anima... Read more »

American Chicle Company Chewing Gum History

The story of the American Chicle Company and chewing gum history begins in 1869 on a chance encounter between Rudolph Napegy the exiled former secretary to Mexican president General Santa Anna and New York inventor Thomas Adams. Seeking a new life in the United States, Napegy brought samples of a rubbery fluid extract from several indigenous Mexican trees known as chicle to New York hoping to find... Read more »

Lucky Strike History

Lucky Strike History           Lucky Strike is one of the most well known tobacco and cigarette brands in the world and was extremely popular in the United States, especially from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Many people don’t know that Lucky Strike was first introduced as a cut plug chewing tobacco and not as a cigarette in 1871 by the R.A. Patterson Tobacco Company based in Richmond, Virginia. The ... Read more »