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1920's / 30's Nickel Cigar Smaltz Painted Advertising Sign

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1920's / 30's Nickel Cigar Smaltz Painted Advertising Sign
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Why Buy This 1920s-1930s Nickel Cigar Smaltz Painted Advertising Sign?

The walls of restaurants and bars have always been fascinating to observe. It has long been a standard practice for breweries, soft drink manufacturers, and tobacco companies to produce merchandised items and then give those items to local businesses. This provided the manufacturers with a bit of advertising space inside the building where they hoped to catch indecisive customers and sway them at the last moment. This practice has continued for many years because it essentially benefits everyone involved, even customers and collectors. This is where a lot of memorabilia comes from as things get changed and replaced over time.

Nickel cigars were quite popular in the United States for a while. At one point they were actually preferred over chewing tobacco and other forms of smoking tobacco. This period stretched roughly from the 1880s until World War I, when nickel cigars basically vanished due to the rising cost of goods. However, the association with nickels has remained over the years and even today some cigar shops and businesses choose to incorporate it into their name or marketing.

This is a Nickel King Cigar sign dating back to the 1920s-1930s. This blast from the past measures 18" by 6" and the base material is wood. This piece is smaltz painted, which is rarely if ever used today. The smaltz painting technique involved the application of crushed glass or colored sand, a base paint, and a binder. This specimen is in very good condition and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Don't miss your chance to own this 1920s-1930s Nickel King Cigar smaltz painted sign, order while you can!


Year of Issue:1920's / 30's
Grading Service:Uncertified
Memorabilia:1920-30's
Vintage Country:US
Vintage Condition:Very Good
Vintage Composition:Smaltz on Wood
Weight (Approx):12oz
Dimensions:18” x 6”
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