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Object ID 001709

Object Name Prince Albert Tobacco pocket tin package

Object Desc Two packages of Prince Albert pocket tobacco tins with paper wrap at bottom for packaging. Metal tins with push up lid. Unopened.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001997

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 5

Object Date 1952

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,Prince Albert Tobacco,smoking,R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company,tins,tobacco tins,

Title Prince Albert Tobacco pocket tin package

Description Dual package of metal pocket tins for Prince Albert Tobacco. Unopened and has paper label wrapped around bottom to connect the two. Tax stamps across top. Tins are metal with push-up lid. Red with oval at center and image of Prince Albert. Text at top "Prince Albert" in yellow. Back has paragraph describing product. Paper label is white with text at front "Prince Albert / 2 for _____ c". On left and right sides of label has text "The national joy smoke". On back has text "Shop and Save at"Bottom of tin has embossed text "Prince Albert" Text on right side of tins, but covered by tax stamp and label.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.25

Length 0

Width 3

Depth 1.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Maker Details •In 1913, Reynolds Tobacco introduced Camel cigarettes, containing a blend of several different types of tobacco – a blend that would come to be called “the American blend.” Supported by a unique introductory “teaser” advertising campaign, Camel became the first nationally popular cigarette in the United States. On March 24, 1927, in Winston-Salem, an announcement was made that Brown & Williamson was being acquired by London-based British American Tobacco p.l.c. Prince Albert is one of the more popular independent brands of pipe tobacco in the United States; in the 1930s, it was the "second largest money-maker" for Reynolds. More recently, it has also become available in the form of pipe-tobacco cigars. The tobacco was personally named by R. J. Reynolds after Edward VII, who was known as Prince Albert before being crowned King.The portrait of Prince Albert was based on one acquired by Reynolds at a tea party with Mark Twain.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1997



Date MAR 11,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes There is still tobacco inside container. On bottom of both cans there are tobacco reminants and accretions. Metal is corroded and rusted. On the back tin the metal is very corroded and rusted in small spots. Scratches on exterior. Paper label is stained from the rusting and yellowing. Tax stamp is worn with light tears on edgs.


Date MAR 11,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 from Room 7, Shelf 12 - 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 North Shelf 5 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin