Featured here is a beautiful lithographic print framed for the La Preferencia brand of cigars. This particular lithograph has a great slogan which says “30 minutes in Havana”. Clearly this refers to a great 30 minute smoke in Havana with a Cuban cigar!! This sign was made back before there was a moratorium for Cuban…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.