Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Here is an interesting article about Tobacciana:
Kovel: "'Tobacciana' Are Smoking-Hot Collectibles"
I'm sure collectibles expert, Terry Kovel, is correct about that trend.
Also, the wide variety, availability, & low cost of smoking-related items -- tobacciana -- makes them easily within reach.
Kovel provides helpful history about these collectibles:
"Smoking was an important part of the life of a well-to-do gentleman in the 19th century. A cigar after dinner was routine. Smoking paraphernalia was created not only to be useful but also to show off wealth.
"Collectors today still search for all kinds of tobacco-related items, although smoking has lost favor. Pipes, ashtrays, cigar holders, lighters, cigarette or cigar cases, cigarette or cigar boxes, cigarette dispensers and smoking stands are collected.
See entire article at: The Collecting Gene
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"The prosperity of commerce is now perceived and acknowledged by all enlightened statesmen to be the most useful as well as the most productive source of national wealth, and has accordingly become a primary object of its political cares." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 12