Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Red J Chewing Tobacco Collectible

Found in an antique mall in Fairmont, West Virginia: an old tobacco tin bearing the brand name Red J Chewing Tobacco, a product of the American Tobacco Company, Incorporated, and probably dated from the 1920s or '30s. The tin measured approximately 6 inches square and 4 inches deep. The lid bore the name Red J and depicted a perfect likeness of a Blue Jay, except that instead of being blue it was a brilliant red. A neat tobacco tin in good condition, and a good example of an avian advertising collectible, but the dealer's asking price of $35 was more than I was willing to pay.


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