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Collegiate Memorabilia  -   Contact Us (Click Here) for current inventory.
During the early 20th century, American tobacco companies produced a wealth of Tobacco Premiums that were included free with tobacco products. Around 1910 there was about a four year “window” when the focus of the material was on American Colleges and Universities.

The Egyptienne Co. issued an exquisitely woven silk series that included the school seal and nameSee #1 below.


      
    Pictured left is a Plexiglas mounted Egyptienne Luxury Series Silk for Cornell
     (See #
1 below; available for $125.00).









The Richmond Straight tobacco company in Richmond, Virginia, (now Philip Morris) produced a series of 50 known printed silks in a series that contained the banner, seal, mascot
(or appropriate symbol), yell and song See # 2 below.



  Pictured left is a conservation-framed Richmond Straight Tobacco Silk for Dartmouth. (See #2 below;  $375.00).








Twelfth Night Cigarettes produced another series of woven in silk that quality of which has been compared to Stephen Graphs, the 19th century English sporting silks See #3 below.
In addition colleges and universities were included in several series of tobacco felts. See #4 below.

The Murad Company issued a series of cards and another series printed on silk that showed various sports played at these universities. The large cards included a series of 25 colleges and universities that were listed on the reverse side and as indicated were available in 1911. The company also produced a series of 150 small cards.  Seals of the schools were embossed and printed on leather, which are referred to as tobacco leathers.

Tobacco memorabilia issued a 100 years ago is a wonderful reminder of alma mater.
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Contact Us (Click Here) to inquire or to order any of the following items:

1.  Egyptienne Luxury Series
, Burdick
# S25
Woven Silk Banners, 150 schools in series, 3.0" x 1.75", framed in Plexiglass 4.5" x 3.0"       $125 each framed

Canadian Colleges:








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2Richmond Straight SeriesBurdick# S23
    College Flag, Seal, Song and Yell  Printed on silk, 50 schools in series, 5.5 x 4 in.   
    Framed in 10 x 8
" in all-conservation framing                                                                                        $375 each framed










                                  
                                                         
                                                              
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Richmond Straight
     Collegiate Silks

    framed 10 x 8"
   

$375 Each

 


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3.  Twelfth Night Series, Burdick# S24
Woven Silk Banners with Pennant on Cane,  50 schools in series;  1.75" x 4.5", framed in Plexiglas holders;  5.0
"        $150 each

 
  Woven Silk Banners w Pennant on Cane 1.75x 4.5"         Framed in Plexiglas holders    2.75 x 5.0"
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4.  College Series with School Seal, Burdick# B           Printed on Felt;  6.5 x 8.5"               $125.00  unframed

           
 California    Chicago    Columbia  
   
 
 
Colorado
   Cornell   Harvard
 
           
 Michigan    Minnesota    Pennsylvania  
       
 
 College Series with School Seal

Printed on Felt;  6.5 x 8.5"

$125.00 each  (not framed)
 
Stanford
Yale


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