Burley Tobacco Company of Cynthiana

Burley Tobacco Company of Cynthiana
Item# 1375

The Burley Tobacco Company was formed in 1909 and was made up of independent growers of bright tobacco. They sold their tobacco to a holding company who then distributed it to the larger tobacco companies. It was one of the many trusts that sprang up around that time that sought to get around the American Tobacco Company's monopoly. In 1919, the name was changed to the Burley Tobacco Company of Cynthiana. The company lasted well into the late 1920's until it was absorbed by the R.A. Patterson Company, who had been using their tobacco in its Lucky Strike and Half and Half brands for quite some time.

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Certificate: Capital Stock, issued in the 1910s

Printer: Goes

Dimensions: 8 1/2 (h) x 11 (w)

State: KY-Kentucky

Subject Matter: Tobacco Products |

Vignette Topic(s): Government Seal Featured | State Seal Featured | Kentucky State Seal

Condition: Vertical fold lines, stamp cancels in the signature areas and body, partial receipt adhered at left side border, and some toning and edge faults from age. Nice tobacco plant underprint at center.

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