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Object ID 001552

Object Name Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto cigar tin

Object Desc Hinged, metal tin with two cardboard box inserts. Faux wood painted exterior with print on all sides for Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto cigars.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001933a-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 1934

End Year Range 1935

Status On Exhibit

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

Title Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto cigar tin

Description Metal, hinged cigar box (a) with two cardboard inserts (b-c). Exterior of box has faux wood painted. On top of box is text, "Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto / It's Ripe Tobacco!" At right of lid is text, running vertically with "Guarantee". On front of box is tax stamp at left and sticker at center "It's Ripe Tobacco! / Ripe Light". Also on front is Notice to consumer at center. Left and right side of box are identical with lame logo as lid. Back side of box has company logo at center. Edges of entire tin are red with text "Bayuk / Philadelphia / Cigar". Bottom of tin has Factory No. info and holes punched out in each corner. Interior has printing on lid interior with company logo at center. Blue sticker at bottom 1/2 of lid with white text. At top right corner of lid is red circular sticker with NRA logo. Inside the bottom of the tin is an s-shaped metal piece used as a divider for the boxes, it is removable. At left there is metal piece which connects to lid for support


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 0

Width 7.25

Depth 5.38

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 CMY1933a-c



Date FEB 20,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes A- Metal has light scratches on interior and exterior. Scratches and wear where lid sits on bottom of box. At top side lower left corner there is a reminant of paper from tax stamp. Sticker at center has loss at right corner. Bottom of box is worn with scratches at top edge and center. Rust at lower edge near left corner. On the interior, metal piece in box can be removed. Metal has minor tarnish. On left, metal arm is curved at base. Blue sticker inside lid is loss on lower right corner. B-C Boxes are torn and worn. Light creases in paper. Paper strip adhered to side which is loose on both.


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.

Date FEB 21,2014

Notes The logo for the National Recovery Act was only done between 1934 and 1935.