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Antique Tobacco Tin

Price: 
unsure

I have a tin tobacco box. I am unsure of the age as I can't find a date on it. The box is an Allen & Ginter's Richmond Gem Curly Cut. It ssays it was manufactured by Allen Ginter in Richmond Virginia. It does says something about awarded Philadelphia 1876. On the bottom of the box is a stamp that reads New York China CO Tin Cans.

Category: 
Tobacciana
Condition: 
Fair
Medium: 
Some type of metal the inside looks like brass but a couple of the scratches reveal a tin or aluminum.
Distinguishing marks: 
It is award winning with the date of 1876. Allen Ginter Signature on top of box.
Date Period: 
I don't know the date of the tin box. The only date on it is something about 1876.
Size and dimensions of this item: 
2 1/4 high and 4 1/2 across and 3 3/8 deep
Weight: 
unsure
History: 
This was handed down to me from my grandmother. I don't know where she got it or how long she had it for.
For Sale?: 
No

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