Saturday, May 21, 2011

Vintage Ad: Philip Morris English Mixture and Cut Plug (1911)

I thought I'd get back to having a little more activity on the old blog and start posting vintage ads and some featured pipe smokers again, so here's the oldest I currently have in my "found somewhere on the internet" collection.

I will attempt to include any information on these ads that I can, rather than just posting them as found. I was not able to find any information about the specific blends advertised here, but I was able to determine that this ad appeared on page 125 of volume XLIV (July-December 1911) of The American Review of Reviews. Click to link to go to Google Books, where you can read or download the entire volume (and many others) for free.

The message of this ad was that the tobacco was good enough to pay $2.00 per pound for, which adjusted for inflation would be about $46 per pound today, which I think is a little more expensive than most bulk blends.

1 comment:

  1. I can tell already, that if I were to procure such tobacco as this my dapperness level would rise 20 pts.