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Guide to Amie Karp Collection of Tobacciana
1870-1997
 PR 392

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Marybeth Kavanagh

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Scope and Contents

The Amie Karp Collection of Tobacciana is mainly comprised of 19th and 20th century tobacco-related ephemera. It includes cigar bands, cigar box labels, tobacco tags, cigarette boxes, cigarette cards, and tobacco pouches. The ephemera is variously mounted on boards, sleeved, and displayed in scrapbooks. The collection also contains printed catalogs advertising cigar and cigarette cards, tags, labels, boxes and bands. Many of the catalogs include instructions for claiming prizes in exchange for these items. Ten reference books about tobacco, tobacco ephemera, and collecting tobacciana are also included.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in three series by format:

Series I: Catalogs

Series II: Ephemera

Series III: Reference Books