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Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson
Staffordshire, England
Date/Period: 1799-1818


Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson Staffordshire, England, entire view

Measurement: Height: 10.25"; length: 16"; width: 9"

Material: Creamware

Condition: Chips to ears, hairlines to base, else good especially considering age & use

Additional Information: Bear grease was a popular pomade or hair treatment for hair
loss in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and America. It was originally made from
bear fat scented with roses. The London chemist's firm of J & E Atkinson was founded
by James Atkinson in 1799, which originally sold pots of hair pomade made of bears'
grease and perfumed with otto of roses. Histories of the company frequently claim
James Atkinson used a live bear, chained to the pavement outside his London
premises, to promote the sale of his product. During the early 1800s, James Atkinson
advertised his Bear’s grease in chemist and druggist shops through the production of
ceramic show bears. This one depicts a polar bear standing in an icy landscape. An
identical model is part of the collection of the Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical
Society.

$6,985.00

505-164


Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson Staffordshire, England, entire view 2

Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson Staffordshire, England, entire view 3

Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson Staffordshire, England, entire view 4

Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson Staffordshire, England, entire view 5

Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson Staffordshire, England, detail view

Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson Staffordshire, England, bottom view



Advertising, Whale Smoking Tobacco & Drum Granulated Tobacco Pouches
"Whale Smoking Tobacco" Above View of a Whale and a Ship in the Distance.
…And a Drum Granulated Soft Pack [Never opened]
Date/Period: 1905-1910


Advertising, Whale Smoking Tobacco & Drum Granulated Tobacco Pouches ''Whale Smoking Tobacco'' Above View of a Whale and a Ship in the Distance. …And a Drum Granulated Soft Pack [Never opened], entire view

Measurement: Whale: 7.75" x 4.5" x 3.5"; Drum: 4" x 2.5" x 1.5"

Material: Cotton pouches with paper labels

Condition: Very good, never opened, any edge wear is trivial; toning to Drum label

Additional Information: Colorful and very graphic label featuring a spouting whale, the
other with a drum and sticks. Both pouches retain original contents.

Label displaying whale for “Factory No. 256 District of North Carolina” which
belonged to the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The pouch, retaining strap smoking
tobacco federal tax stamp with displays an image of John Adams. The 16-ounce stamp
is marked with the date of 1926.

The Drum pouch containing “Old, Ripe Cured Leaf contains 2.5-ounces of tobacco.
Early, sealed (never opened) soft pack style cloth pouch for American Tobacco Co.’s
Drum brand (Early tax stamp).

$675.00 lot of two pouches

1283-134




Illustration, Palmers Crackers, Uncle Sam, George Washington, Abe Lincoln
Signed lower left: Paul Spener Johst, 1925
Date/Period: 1925


Illustration, Palmers Crackers, Uncle Sam, George Washington, Abe Lincoln Signed lower left: Paul Spener Johst, 1925, entire view

Measurement: 21" x 25"

Material: Oil on canvas

Condition: Excellent, lightly cleaned, tiny puncture restored

Additional Information: Johst (NYC) was a member of the
Society of Independent Artists.

$2,500.00

928-129


Illustration, Palmers Crackers, Uncle Sam, George Washington, Abe Lincoln Signed lower left: Paul Spener Johst, 1925, detail view 1

Illustration, Palmers Crackers, Uncle Sam, George Washington, Abe Lincoln Signed lower left: Paul Spener Johst, 1925, detail view 2

Illustration, Palmers Crackers, Uncle Sam, George Washington, Abe Lincoln Signed lower left: Paul Spener Johst, 1925, back view



Vintage Advertising, James Logan Cigars
Round Celluloid Pocket Mirror
This pocket mirror reads
“IF YOU WANT TO CATCH HAVANA, SMOKE JAMES
LOGAN 5¢ CIGAR, THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM” (2 3/8-inches)


Vintage Advertising, James Logan Cigars, Round Celluloid Pocket Mirror, entire view

This is an early round celluloid advertising mirror for James Logan 5¢ Havana Cigars.
The back of the mirror displays a young boy peeing behind a large tree; a large goose
startling…and a log cabin. There are three tiny and tight cracks at two and five o’clock.


Vintage Advertising, James Logan Cigars, Round Celluloid Pocket Mirror, back view

$190.00

110-963



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