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Cigar Store Indians: The Original Tobacco Advertising Pitchmen
In the 1600s, ships traversed the Atlantic Ocean as businessmen in England looked to expand commerce and consumption of tobacco from America to Europe. The tobacco trade connected settlers who grew the crops in Virginia near the Jamestown colony, sailors who transported the dried leaves …
Chinese Export Silver: The Silver Category That Eluded Everyone
It’s not uncommon that I get torn off a strip by antique silver experts for the fact I’m forever extolling the virtues of Chinese Export Silver, but the more I research this silver, the more proof I unearth that this is not only a highly …
Collecting Vintage Baseball Cards: The Giant Size 1952 Topps Set
Considered to be the most popular post-war baseball card set of all time, the 1952 Topps baseball card set was the first major release by the Topps Company and is attributed for playing a role in the resurgence of the hobby in the early 1980s.