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Object ID 001549

Object Name Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto Cigar Tin

Object Desc Metal tin with hinged lid for Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto Cigars. Interior has two cardboard boxes. Printing label on exterior.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001932a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 3

Object Date

Start Year Range 1935

End Year Range 1940

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,Philadelphia Perfecto,cigars,cigar boxes,Bayuk Cigars Inc.,smoking,Bayuk Phillies,cigar tins,tins,

Title Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto Cigar Tin

Description Hinged metal tin with two cardboard boxes inside. Painted label on exterior. Faux wood pattern. At top text "Bayuik Philadelphia Perfecto / It's Ripe Tobacco!". Copyright below in small text. Along sides of entire exterior, red with text, "Bayuik Phillies". On left and right sides of box, red with text "Bayuk / Phillies / 5c". On back of box text with product information. Bottom of box has factory no and caution. Interior of box has painted text on interior of lid. Product logo at top 1/2. Bottom is blue with white text. Interior of box is plain metal with a 1.5" metal divider at center in an "S" shape, removable. Two cardboard boxes (b-c) are plain with holes punched out on bottom. Fit into each side of the metal divider.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 0

Width 7.25

Depth 5.28

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Bayuk Cigars, Inc.

Maker Details

Maker Mark Factory No. 550 - 1st Dist, Pennsylvania


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Image Caption CMY1932a-c



Date FEB 20,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes The lid is a tight fit on the base and scrapes the sides when opened. A- metal is worn and tarnished. Exposed metal is rusted on top and sides of the exterior. Light scratches throughout. On top upper right corner dents in metal, also along left edge at center. Right side of box has significant rusting at center. Paint is worn off at edges where lid sits ontop. Tax stamp on front of box is only a small piece, loose and torn. Interior is scratched and tarnished. rust in small spots along the edges. B & C- cardboard has tears and creases on the edges. Both have damage from liquid with staining. brown staining and spots on bottom. On C, there is a tear at right and piece of paper is loose.


Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 2 from Room 7, Shelf 14 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 4,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 22 from Room 7, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 3 from Room 7, Shelf 22 - automatic entry by admin



Date FEB 20,2014

Notes Sam, Max, and Meyer Bayuk started the Bayuk Bros. Cigar Co. in 1896 in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Hand Made Perfecto was introduced in 1910. This cigar became commonly known as "Phillies". In 1920, they became Bayuk Bros., Inc and by 1923 they changed the name to Bayuk Cigars, Inc. Phillies were sold in tin boxes of 50 cigars starting in 1922 until World War II. During the Depression the price was dropped from 10 to 5 and it became the number one brand in the U.S.