- - - - - - - - - - - -


©Copyright 2011, 2014 Eric Wrobbel



Share |

Trim Reducing-Aid Cigarettes 'curb your appetite' presumably with the tartaric acid they contain. Now there's a concept! From 1958. And here's something else that will curb your appetite: Michael Dukakis For President! That's right, folks, as late as 1988 politicians were 'smoking for victory.' Bravo lettuce cigarettes.  From 'More Cigarettes and Smoking' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/cigarettes-and-smoking.htm1938 Pall Mall cigarette pack, O-Nic-O 'Denicotinized, non-chemical' cigarettes from 1953,Spring-loaded clear plastic cigarette case, small L&M box is a complimentary pack of four from the 1960s--cigarette companies used to pass out these free packs on street corners out of the goodness of their hearts. From 'More Cigarettes and Smoking' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/cigarettes-and-smoking.htm
Candy cigarettes: Kings (US, c.1960s, I think),'Viseroy,' 'Marldoro,' & 'Kemt' are 21st century items from Mexico. Pocket ash tray, mid-century modern jet-age pipe, '50s bubble pipe, and two vintage cigarette lighters from Japan: 'Thunderbird' and a Nesor-Rosen for Fender Guitars ('Fine Electric Instruments'). From 'More Cigarettes and Smoking' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/cigarettes-and-smoking.htm

Trim Reducing-Aid Cigarettes “curb your appetite” presumably with the tartaric acid they contain. Now there’s a concept! They’re from Cornell Drug Corp., 1958. And here’s something else that will curb your appetite: Michael Dukakis For President! That’s right, folks, as late as 1988 our beloved politicians were “smoking for victory.” To the right is an interesting vintage pack of Bravo filter kings. 

No nicotine in these Bravos. In fact, instead of tobacco, they’re said to be made of lettuce leaves!

To the right is a 1938 Pall Mall pack. The O-Nic-O “Denicotinized, non-chemical” cigarettes are from 1953. Also shown, a nice spring-loaded clear plastic cigarette case. The small L&M box is a complimentary pack of four from the 1960s. Cigarette companies used to pass out these free packs on street corners out of the goodness of their hearts.

Smoking is so politically incorrect these days that smokers must get a significant amount of guilty pleasure just by continuing to light up. And I suppose I get a bit of guilty pleasure collecting these smoking related artifacts. And it is interesting to see where we've been--even if we don’t know where we’re going.

 

Candy cigarettes! These Kings from the US are vintage 1960s, I think. “Viseroy,” “Marldoro,” and “Kemt” are contemporary 21st century items from Mexico. From left, a pocket ash tray, mid-century modern jet-age pipe, ’50s vintage bubble pipe, and two vintage cigarette lighters from Japan: One marked "Thunderbird" and the other a Nesor-Rosen for Fender Guitars (“Fine Electric Instruments”).