The Saint Bruno Standard Dark Flake Smoking Tobacco was a large seller for years, and still was in business as late as the 1970’s being sold in tobacco shops all around the European area as well as inside the United States. This particular metal sign is very colorful, and certainly would have garnered the attention…Details
Mercantile Cigars Tin Sign, F. R. Rice Tobacco Co.
Circa 1910, the F. R. Rice Tobacco Company was based in St. Louis, MO and manufactured Mercantile Cigars, a well known local seller. At one time, St. Louis was the largest tobacco and cigar manufacturing city in the United States. Their were many companies in the St Louis market including the Drummond Tobacco company with offices in St. Louis and Alton, Illinois, the Dausmann Tobacco Co, the Christian Peper Tobaccco Co, the John Weisert Tobacco company and many others.