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Antique Vintage Sun Maid Embossed Cigar Label, Red Lion, PA 1900s - 1920s

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Antique Vintage Sun Maid Embossed Cigar Label made by W. C. Frutiger & Co. out of Red Lion, Pennsylvania 1900s - 1920s

8 1/2" x 7" ~

This is one of the most provocative labels from back in that time period and garnered plenty of attention.

This company had a factory in the same town as Brooks & Co. They helped Brooks & Co. establish PA as a prominent player in tobacco growing and manufacturing. The road where the factories were located is still called "Cigar Row". This town still celebrates, last I knew, New Year's Eve by raising a large cigar at midnight.

Has minor wear. Wouldn't see it in a frame or on display but see pictures and videos and judge for yourself, please.

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

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 the 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.

Imagine this amazing antique advertising hanging as home decor in any room of your home instead of a museum!

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.
The Antique Vintage Sun Maid Embossed Cigar Label, Red Lion, PA 1900s - 1920s is the yin, to your yang. You've found what you're looking for.

Inventory Last Updated: Sep 26, 2022