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Butterfly Silk, Tobacco, Cigar Box Art, Ciggy Silk, 1912, Antique, Cigar Premium, Cigarette Giveaway, Tobacco Art, Supplies, Props

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Butterfly Silk, Tobacco, Cigar Box Art, Ciggy Silk, 1912, Antique, Cigar Premium, Cigarette Giveaway, Tobacco Art, Supplies, Props

DESCRIPTION: This is a tobacco silk from the early 1900s, c. 1912 to 1915. It depicts a highly~detailed, colorful butterfly. "Ciggy Silks" were produced by tobacco companies and inserted into cigarette and cigar packs as give-aways or premiums. The boldly colorful silks were used to encourage brand loyalty among smokers. Advertisements for the tobacco silks encouraged women to use the silks to make pillows, quilts and table coverings. Women rarely smoked during those days, but they did encourage their husbands to buy certain brands so they could collect certain silks, therefor creating the brand loyalty which the tobacco companies hoped for. This silk is 100-years old and is in beautiful condition. There is some fraying around the edges, as is to be expected with a piece this age. The silk measures approximately 6.5" long x 4" wide. Beautiful addition to a collection or ideal for individual framing. Please view all photos as they are part of this description. We are listing several of these highly collectible, colorful silks, including Native Americans and other beautifully detailed butterflies. They can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AllVintageMan?section_id=10728082

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Butterfly Silk, Tobacco, Cigar Box Art, Ciggy Silk, 1912, Antique, Cigar Premium, Cigarette Giveaway, Tobacco Art, Supplies, Props

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: silk, satin
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 594 reviews
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