Collecting Tobacco Advertising Pins
Celluloid Cigarette Pins from 1900s, 1910s, 1920s
These are remarkable early 20th-century advertising collectibles and a joy to collect.
These small lapel pins were given away free as premiums with packs of cigarettes. They are
of great interest among tobbacciana collectors, and also of interest to collectors of Rube
Goldberg, baseball, and early 20th-century cartoonists.
One thing that makes this area of collecting so interesting is that no one knows how
many pins were manufactured. So it's a challenge to find out if what you have is a rarity
that no one else has ever seen, or something that's common.
We hope these pages that show our collection will be of interest and of help to other
collectors. Click on links to the left to learn more about these cigarette pinback
The brands and companies that produced cigarette pin premiums were: