Superb RARE Porcelain Sign Advertising Piedmont Cigarettes, “The Cigarette of Quality”. This is a heavy porcelain single-sided sign that measures 36″ by 12″. Condition is very good for a sign that is approaching or over 100 years old. No holes (other than those made to hand the sign) or rust through. In 1911, the leading cigarette Brand in Southeast was Piedmont, an all-Bright leaf brand. Myers and John Edmund Liggett created Liggett & Myers Co. Until the early 20th century, Liggett & Myers was best known for its chewing, or plug, tobacco. In 1899, two years after the death of Mr. Liggett, the company was acquired by James Duke’s American Tobacco Co. Which came to be known as the tobacco trust. In 1911, a year after Mr. Myers’ death, the U. Supreme Court ordered the trust dissolved. L&M was one of four companies that emerged, along with R. And a new American Tobacco Co. The tobacco trust’s various brands were divided among the new sibling companies, and L&M received the Fatima, Piedmont, Favorite and Oasis cigarette brands, each of which had its own, generally regional, niche. The item “Vintage Porcelain Sign Piedmont Cigarettes Advertising Tobacco, Early 1900s” is in sale since Sunday, June 25, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tobacciana\Signs”. The seller is “posnansky57″ and is located in Milltown, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: PIEDMONT