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♠ Highly collectible Prince Albert tobacco tin
♠ circa 1940's-50's

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Diameter: 4 1/4"
Height: 4 1/2"

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Condition: worn vintage - many signs of the tin's age that tell its story!
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A little history....

Prince Albert tobacco was introduced in 1907 by American company R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. It was named after Edward VII, who was known as 'Albert' by his family. For a period of time, the words "Now King" were added beneath the portrait on the tin. The portrait itself was based on one given to Reynolds at a tea party with Mark Twain.

From the 1930's, people used to play a practical joke on tobacconist clerks by asking: "Do you have Prince Albert in a can?", to which the clerk would say yes and they would retort with, "Well, you'd better let him out before he suffocates!" The joke was used in Steven King's 1990 mini series It by Tim Curry's character taunting one of his victims.

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# 100040

Vintage Tobacco Tin Prince Albert

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: tin
  • Feedback: 65 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from California, United States.
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