|The pictures show a front and back view of all (6) Different 1896 United States State Map Premium Celluloid Pin Back Buttons in this lot. These pinback buttons were part of an 1896 collection of pinback buttons that we had acquired. They may have been used as a premium from a tobacco, cigarette, candy, or gum company as many like these were at that time. They are all from the same set. It is unknown how many are in the complete set. These pinback buttons have a state map image with name, cities, rivers, capitals, area size, and populations from back when these were made. The states included here are as follows:|
There is a paper insert in the back of each. They are each marked as follows:
THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO.
PATENTED JULY 17, 1894
APRIL 14, 1896
JULY 21, 1896
The pin back buttons each measure 7/8'' wide. They each appears to be in excellent condition with light age discoloration as pictured.