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Object ID 001572

Object Name Buckingham Smoking Tobacco

Object Desc Tin of Buckingham Bright Cut Plug Smoking Tobacco.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001282

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Buckingham Smoking Tobacco,John J. Bagley & Company,tobacco,smoking,tins,plug tobacco,American Tobacco Company,

Title Buckingham Smoking Tobacco

Description Tin of Buckingham Smoking Tobacco. Tin is black/red/yellow/green with red/yellow border. Illustrations of flowers and tobacco leaves. Front and back read "Buckingham/Bright Cut Plug/Smoking/Tobacco/John J. Bagley & Co./The American Tobacco Co./Successor NFR." Left side reads "Buckingham...Manufactured From Choice Selections of Fine Old Virginia Leaf." Right side includes Notice and "Cut Plug." Bottom and Lid are gold-colored. Inside blank.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 3

Width 0

Depth 1

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions are for the entire tin.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker John J. Bagley & Company

Maker Details John J. Bagley moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1847 as an apprentice and starting his working career in a small chewing tobacco shop of Isaac Miller. Bagley bought out Miller after seven years and renamed his store the Mayflower Tobacco Company (same company as John J. Bagley & Co.), turning it into an industry leader that competed against other Detroit tobacco brands at the time, tobacco was a major industry in Detroit.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001282

Description Buckingham Smoking Tobacco


Date FEB 25,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Wear and scratching on the label, but all text and illustrations are readible. Moderate oxidatation on the lid and inside. Lid opens and closes easily. Tax stamp worn off almost completely.


Date MAY 21,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAY 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit from Room 1, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin