25 Different Early 1900s Cigarette Ads – Fatima, Helmar, Omar, Etc.
Lot 697. 25 Different Early 1900s Cigarette Ads – Fatima, Helmar, Omar, Etc. Many of these ads, all taken from magazines, present attractive illustrations. We have identified them by brand and size – Large, about 10.5” x 14”; Medium, generally about 7.5” x 11” to 8” x 11.5”; and Small, about 6” x 9” to 6.5” x 10”. Most of the ads are ex, free of anything beyond minor light creases, some with edge tears outside the image, and a couple with rough edges. Here is the list: Blue Boar Rough Cut, from American Tobacco, L, rough cut right edge. Fatima (5 – 3L, 1M, 1S), from Liggett & Myers, attractive illustrations, two by Harry Morse Meyers with the same artwork, 1L and 1S. The back of one ad has another ad for Columbia Window Shades with an illustration by Walter Ratterman. These two ads are from a March 1928 magazine. Three other cigarette ads also have advertisements for other products on the reverse , including an art deco cat, a portrait of Woodrow Wilson and an unusual illustration for a piano company. Omar Cigarettes (7 – 2L, 4M, 1S), from American Tobacco. Five feature illustrations of gentlemen, and one gentlewoman, in outdoor walking or inside dining or home settings; these ads appear to be from 1918 and 1919. Two the same, 1L and 1S, from 1914 with Louis Fancher artwork, depict a sultan and his female companion. The reverse of one Omar ad has an unusual advertisement for the American Chain Co. Helmar (4 – 1L, 1M, 2S), from S Anargyros, two with men in turbans and a colorful ad with two men watching a well-dressed woman on a swing. The back of the large ad has an Omar ad, and the back of the small ad has an art deco illustration for Kelly Springfield Tires. Rames (1M), “The Aristocrat of Cigarettes,” with an illustration of Mount Vernon in the background. The reverse of the ad promotes the Victor Victrola. Luxury Cigarettes (1S), excellent illustration of a man and woman on a boat. Mogul Cigarettes (4S). One with a woman driving a car with a male passenger also promotes “Souvenir – College pennants, on leather, with each package.” Two have outdoor illustrations, and one has a photo showing tobacco from Turkey on boats. Murad (1S), with Hans O. Hofman artwork of a woman riding a turtle. Also, an ad for Velvet Tobacco for pipes (1L). Winning Bid $20.