Lot # 95: 1887 N284 Buchner Gold Coin Tobacco Redemption Coupon and Prize Collection (3): Pocketknife, Locket, and Snuff Box

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 2 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2019",
which ran from 7/26/2019 12:15 PM to
8/18/2019 6:00 PM

Presented is a fascinating, unusual, and extremely rare collection of three different redemption "prizes" that were offered by D. Buchner & Co. during their sales promotion. As noted on the redemption coupon (which is included), these prizes were available as a premium only to customers who sent in a required number of the companies tobacco cards. That was quite a commitment, and no doubt relates to their rarity today. This lot consists of the following: 1) Silver plated snuff box with an ornate design on top along with the engraving "Gold Coin" in script. Moderate surface wear and light scratches throughout but still very appealing. 3.5 x 2.5 inches. 2) Ornate designed pocketknife with "D. Buchner & Co." embossed on one side and "Use Violet Plug" on the reverse. Excellent appearance with minor surface wear. Length: 3.25 inches. 3) Small gold and silver colored locket with the words "Use Gold Coin Tobacco" engraved along the inside edges. Light surface wear, otherwise Excellent condition. 3/4 x 1 inch. 4) Redemption Coupon list the prizes that were available from the company, including the three offered in this lot (3.25 x 3.5 inches, folded; Fair). This is an outstanding collection of these rare prizes, which would be the perfect complement to any advanced collection of N284 Buchner Gold Coin Tobacco cards. Total: 4 items. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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