How to Sign-Up and Register to Bid in our Auctions

How To Sign-up For An Internet Bidding Account -Go to our auction website Live.AntiqueAdvertising.com and you will arrive on our auction homepage where you hit the "Login" button as shown below. -If you are a new user of our app click the "Sign up now" button as shown below -If you already have an account enter your email and password and skip to the how to register section. -Enter your name, email and password (passwords are case sensitive) -Make sure to read the terms of sale, terms of use...

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Canadian Tobacco Tins Part 4: Tuckett Tobacco Company

Canadian Tobacco Tins Part 4: Tuckett Tobacco Company Click here to read Part 1: Imperial Tobacco Company, Part 2: Rock City Tobacco Company, Part 3: MacDonald 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: Imperial, Rock City, Tucketts, and Macdonald are featured in countl...

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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: Imperial, Rock City, Tucketts, and MacDonald tobacco are featured in countless tin collection...

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Rock City Tobacco

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 Macdonald are featured in countless tin collections. For most tin collectors, probably the most inter...

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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. Imperial Tobacco Company, which was to become the giant of the Canadian tobacco industry began humbly as t...

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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 name Lucky Strike or “Luckies” is believed to be a reference to the gold rush in the Sierra Nevada region of...

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How to spot fakes and antique restoration with black light

Unfortunately, although most antique dealers and collectors are honest, you always have to keep an eye out for fakes, reproductions and antique restoration when buying. As time has passed, the forgeries have gotten better and better while many of our eyes of gotten worse and worse. Aside from using only REPUTABLE DEALERS AND AUCTIONEERS, your best bet is to familiarize yourself with a black light and a few basic techniques to detect any potential problems. The Ultra Violet or “UV” light that is ...

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10 Things You Need To Know About Antique Markets

1: The market is dynamic -Like all markets and industries, the antique market is always changing in terms of what is being collected, prices and how pieces are being sold. Although it can be tough to get a handle on prices and trends its important to check prices at recent auctions and visit advertising shows such as Madison Bouckville and the Indianapolis Ad Show to listen to dealers and get a feel for what’s hot and what’s not. 2: The market is 2 tiered -Unlike the roaring markets of the 8...

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Roly Poly Tin History and Guide

Roly Poly Tins (The Little Round People) One of the most novel and among the most collectable of all tobacco tins is a series of six little people known to collectors and “Roly Polys”. Each of these little characters is 7 inches tall, by 6 inches in diameter at the widest point. Each is multicolored and carefully lithographed. They were manufactured by combining 3 pieces of metal, two of which were seamed at the beltline to form the body, and a separate piece which formed the head which lifts ...

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Antique Country Store

The formation of the antique country store began soon after the American Civil War, people started moving around and settling their own small communities all over the country. Most of these settlements were far away from the big cities. So each small town needed a doctors office, and maybe a dentist, a blacksmith, a veterinarian, and of course food and drinking establishments. But, also arose a need for people supplies. Small general stores sprang up everywhere. The store was a place that anybod...

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