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For sale is an uncommon LORILLARD’S STRIPED SMOKING PICNIC BASKET TIN from the P. Lorillard Company, Jersey City, Jersey.  This large lithograph tobacco tin has a hinged lid and swivel metal carry handles.  The top of the tin features a three dimensional graphic of a pack of lorillard cigarettes. The four side panels of the tin are finished in a pattern resembling woven wicker in dark tan hue accented by black.  This tin is in excellent condition with minimal surface wear. The bottom of the tin has some rust along one of the bottom edges. The picnic basket design was typical of tobacco companies efforts to correlate tobacco products with healthy activities and the good life.  After the tobacco within the tin was consumed, you could use the tin as a picnic basket or lunch pail. The tin measures about 7 1/2 inches tall.  The tin’s base measures by 9 1/8 inches by 7 5/8 inches. A great tobacciana collectible.
In 1760, America’s oldest tobacco company was founded by Pierre Abraham Lorillard. In 1899, the American Tobacco Company organized a New Jersey corporation, called the Continental Tobacco Company, that took a controlling interest in many small tobacco companies. By 1910, James Buchanan Duke controlled Lorillard. Lorillard continued to operate under its original name.
Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 11 × 11 in