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Tobacco tag

Object Number: 
2002.1.4474
Date: 
1870-1930
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 1 in. diameter
Description: 
A circular yellow tin plug tobacco tag printed with a color drawing of a spaniel dog wearing a collar with an "H" below the words in black "Finzer's Old Honesty", with two spikes for mounting on the tobacco. Used between 1870 and 1930 to identify brands of plug tobacco at the point of sale, tobacco tags were treasured collectibles redeemed for premiums.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group