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Old Friends
$250.00
Produced by Gorham in 1891 according to the date emblem stamped on the interior, this tobacco box (sometimes identified as snuff) was a promotional item offered with the "Compliments of John Anderson & Co."

A history of this New York City firm can readily be found on the internet. See image two for a facsimile of an 1859 newspaper ad for this company. The print notes a proprietary brand "Solace," and indeed that word appears appears on the lid of this item in stylized, raised, lettering...

 
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