|The pictures show a front and back view of all (4) Colorful Old Hassan & Tokio Cigarette 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 were used as a premium from Hassan and Tokio Cigarettes. They appear to be from the same or similar set. It is unknown how many are in the complete set. Each of these pinback buttons have an image of comic or cartoon characters from the Victorian period with the Artist's printed facsimile signature.|
One has a strange looking kid in a hat & suspenders, one has a crying kid, one has two kids drinking an ice cream soda (?), and one has a kid sitting on a wooden soap crate box. Three have a Hassan Cigarette paper insert and one has a Tokio Cigarette paper insert. All of these were made by The Whitehead & Hoag Company. In the order pictured, they are marked as follows:
I'm Mama's Boy
Take My Seat
FACTORY NO. 30
2nd DIST. N.Y.
W. & H. CO. (The Whitehead & Hoag Company)
QUALITY TOKIO CIGARETTES
FACTORY NO. 649
1st DIST. NEW YORK
THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO.
The pin back buttons each measure 7/8'' wide. They appear to range from excellent to mint condition as pictured.