Vintage 1936 Chesterfield Cigarettes wood and copper advertising letterpress printers block.
This is a large block measuring 6 inches wide x almost 8 1/8 inches tall. Wood backing is just under 7/8 of an inch thick. Has a metal loop at the top, so it can be hung on a wall.
Copper plate is nailed to the wood block and features two women seated near a small table, which is under a framed portrait hung on the wall. One of the women is holding a pack of Chesterfield Cigarettes up, as if to offer the other woman a smoke.
Chesterfield well that's different
Copyright in the lower right corner "1936, Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co."
Second and fifth photo show the image in reverse.
Condition is very good with some light surface scratches.
Awesome piece of tobacciana advertising!
Vintage circa 1940s round hat box. Sides feature a fantastic French theme of street scenes of Paris, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, artists, guards, etc.
Lid is an off white background with a black ring around a pink edge, and features a black gloved hand holding a pink long stem rose. Also has a black rope type carrying strap.
Box measures just over 13 inches in diameter, and about 6 3/4 inches tall.
Box does show some wear, mostly around the border of the lid and around the very bottom edge. There are also some small moisture stains inside the box.
Great shabby or cottage home decor!
Vintage circa 1960s skeleton key advertising thermometer. Top reads: The Key to Friendly Service Farmers Union Elevator Phone 175, Fairbury, Nebraska.
Measures about 8 7/8 inches long and a little over 2 7/8 inches wide at the top. Key is a soft pearl green color. Lettering is dark blue.
Condition is very good with some soiling. Thermometer works.
Nice advertising piece!