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Object ID 001554

Object Name Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto cigar tin

Object Desc Hinged, metal tin with faux wood design. Print on all sides with logo on top for Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto cigars.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001934

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 1920

End Year Range 1923

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cigars,tobacco,cigar boxes,Philidelphia Perfecto (brand),Bayuk Bros. Inc.,Bayuk Cigars Inc.,Bayuk Phillies,tins,smoking,

Title Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto cigar tin

Description Hinged, metal tin with painted exterior. Faux wood. On lid is logo for company at center and on left and right sides with text, "Bayuk / Philadelphia / Hand Made / Perfecto". Sticker at lower right edge over onto front of box. On front of box text at center, "Hand Made / Perfecto" with box to right with sale information. Back side of box has company logo for Bayuk Bros. Factory No. information on bottom of box. Interior of box has painted logo on lid. Metal piece at left of interior to prop up lid when open.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 0

Width 7.25

Depth 5.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Bayuk Bros. Inc.

Maker Details

Maker Mark Factory No. 630 - 1st Dist, Pennsylvania


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Image Caption CMY1934



Date FEB 20,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, scratches on exterior and interior. Metal is tarnished and worn. On exterior of lid, brown accretions throughout. At lower right edge the sticker is worn and faded. The metal underneath is rusted and corroded. On front side of box at left there is accretions from the tax sticker, only small piece remaining. Right side of front is dented and distorted. Bottom of box is worn and scratched. Clear, glossy coating at lower edge and at left near center. Bottom is dented and distorted. Interior of box is very tarnished and worn. Rusting around edges. Interior of lid is dirty.


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.