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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Hello Everybody, my name is Moxie and I am brand new to Collectors Weekly. Nice to meet you all.

    I found this banner touting Camel's cigarettes folded away at a flea market in Los Angeles. I am a former smoker (I quit 15 years ago-yea me!) but still ponder the smell and taste of my long ago fiery friends.

    I think the banner is made of a cotton/ polyester blend. The image is one used in many old school Camel ads, though I am not sure the exact date the banner was made. There are sticks at the top and the bottom, and on the righthand side the initials MW/SS. I have seen similar banners advertising American cigarettes and was told most were manufactured in Japan.

    If you know anything about my newest treasure, please give me a holler!

    All best. Moxie


    1. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 8 years ago
      The same image was used on a tin counter display from the early 1900's, which was reproduced in 1998. If the banner has polyester it is from the 1990's.
    2. lolagray lolagray, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the info. What you say makes a lot of sense.
    3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 years ago
      Welcome Moxie to Collectors Weekly, thanks for sharing this piece. I'll agree with rocker-sd that it's from the 1990's. But display it if you like it and keep it around, the way cigarette laws are going, it won't be long before it will be a high dollar item, lol. Again thanks for sharing your lastest treasure
    4. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      welcome to collectors weekly lolagray ! Very nice piece . Congrats on the quit smoking !
      LOL kerry they have gone up since yesterday your old pack is not worth 2 times as much .
    5. lolagray lolagray, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the friendly welcome. I bought the banner yesterday. At first the guy wanted twenty bucks. I talked him down to "cinco". For me that is the best part of collecting-wheeling and dealing. Unfortunately, he also got me to buy a leather poncho I have absolutely no use for. Happens when I am in the buying mood. End up with lots of er, junk. LOL
    6. lolagray lolagray, 8 years ago
      Manikin, can you believe how much smokes cost these days. I am having a much better time buying stuff for my many collections as opposed to buying coffin nails.
      Anyway, I showed a semestress friend of mine the banner. She believes it is made out of muslin.
    7. bonedogg247, 6 years ago
      Hello Moxie...i just bought one exactly like that a few days ago at a community yard sale...altho unfortunately i paid the full $ too am new to this site so any and all info on this particular item is appreciated and anything i find out ill happily share with you

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