Spring, 2019 Premier Auction
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Simply spectacular wooden pail, measuring nearly 12" in height, its top 14" in diameter, with the colorful graphics of Kimball & Co's Peerless Tobacco brand emblazoned on all sides.  Obviously well-worn, the metal bands aound the pail still hold the wood sturdily in place, the lid covering the top still revealing some faint painted writing, which appears to read "Mr. A Hart" and "Friendship" underneath. The graphics are also well-worn, separated as each of the bucket's wooden planks have gradually separated with age.  Still, the imagery on the piece is wonderfully attractive and still colorful, an outstanding decorative item that remains quite functional.

Ths is the only example of this pail our research has uncovered.  We are uncertain of its intended use, though the lid of the pail seals well enough that it was likely a very tight seal back in the late 1800s.  It may well have been some sort of retail storage display, designed to store tobacco packages and maintain humidity, much like a humidor.  An outstanding display, a wonderful piece of tobacciana and an excellent companion piece to any Kimball's baseball card collection.

Spectacular C. 1870s W.S. Kimball & Sons Peerless Tobacco Wooden PailSpectacular C. 1870s W.S. Kimball & Sons Peerless Tobacco Wooden PailSpectacular C. 1870s W.S. Kimball & Sons Peerless Tobacco Wooden Pail
Spectacular C. 1870s W.S. Kimball & Sons Peerless Tobacco Wooden Pail
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Minimum Bid: $250
Final prices include buyers premium.: $400
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
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