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Rare 1900s Antique Whistling Rufus Embossed Cigar Label, Country Hoedown Song

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Rare 1900s Antique Whistling Rufus Embossed Cigar Label, Country Hoedown

4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

These are very rare and I only have two of them. Slight edge discoloration on this amazing piece likely wouldn't notice on display but please see the pictures and judge for yourself. Most I have seen previously had a lot worse discoloration so these are special.

Whistling Rufus was a famous turn-of-the-century song written and composed by Kerry Mills and published by F. A. Mills of New York, New York in 1899.

Amazing Gold embossed label. Most companies at the time used real gold flakes in the embossing.

Imagine hanging this over 100-year-old antique advertising on your wall as home decor in any room!

Cigar labels show you what antique advertising is all about with the wonderful graphics that lithography and embossing provided that modern printing just can't reproduce. This was mostly a lost art after the 1920s unfortunately. Cigar Labels are a reminder of a bygone era but the amazing lithography process is unparalleled even to this day in my opinion. Museums and Art Institutes have galleries dedicated to them and more and more of them and collectors are seeking these out to preserve their history. Once the limited supply for sale is gone and on display with collectors or in galleries then they will be very difficult to acquire.

My pictures seriously don't do it justice. These had to be done on heavy paper stock which makes them stay vibrant and new looking for a long time.

This item has reached full antique status.

Most of these artists were very good but desperate for work during that era and got paid very little and received no recognition for their work. Unfortunately, the majority of these artists will remain unknown but we can keep their art alive forever.
Every product is unique, just like you. If you're looking for a product that fits the mold of your life, the Rare 1900s Antique Whistling Rufus Embossed Cigar Label, Country Hoedown Song is for you.

Inventory Last Updated: Dec 01, 2022