Antique and Vintage Tobacciana
Just what is it? Some will say it’s the collectible lighters, or cigarette cases. Others may say it’s antique advertisements. Yet it is really anything related to the tobacco industry at least 20 years old.
Prior to the 1960’s tobacco use was trendy, or cool. Hollywood portrayed smokers as both the bad boy and the suave debonair. As a result companies marketed stylish lighters, cigarette cases, and pipes. Sterling or Gold smoking articles often used as status symbols.
Today many of these accessories seem quite extravagant. While collectors search wide and far for prized pieces. Below is a small collection I have to offer. With new items listed as I find them.