World Flags & state seals c.1890's-1902 Tobacco pin collection Framed lot of 110Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Flags of the World w/ U.S. state Seals - Framed Tobacco Pin Collection.
(Tobacco Pins, Naval Flags of the World, Flags of the United States, Ireland, Orange Free State, Serbia, Persia, Turkey, Haiti, Greece, Prussia, Brazil).
Issued c. 1890 - 1902, likely American. (perhaps Allen & Ginter or Kinney Tobacco Company?). Orange Free State pin indicates the pins were issued on or before the dissolution of the state in 1902. The presence of South Dakota state seal indicates after 1889.
Framed lot of 110 tobacco card pins, beautifully arranged and framed by an early owner.
Pins represent Naval flags of the world (Great Britain, Swedish, Austrian, Norwegian flags point to this). Arrangement of pins represents specific choices made by the framer, ascending to our opinion to be a kind of American folk art arrangement.
Perhaps small minor flaws, collection would benefit from being removed from frame and cleaning the glass or old felt backing, but to our eyes and for most people, an entirely acceptable and nice looking lot of early pins of the world and USA.
Asking price represents under $6/ pin.
Frame measures c. 16 1/2" x 16 1/2".