|The pictures show a front and back view of all (7) Old Hassan Cigarette Premium Comic 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 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 man with a strange looking beard, one has a yelling man with a pitcher, one has a kissing man and woman, one has a woman in a bath tub, one has a bearded man with bags of money, one has a cowboy with a lasso on a man, and one has a man and a woman kissing on a bench in the dark. All seven have a Hassan Cigarette paper insert in the back. All of these were made by The Whitehead & Hoag Company. In the order pictured, they are marked as follows:
Tell It To Sweeney
Stop It! I Like It!
I Should Worry?
I've Got You
Everybody's Doin' It
FACTORY NO. 649
1st DIST. N.Y.
W. & H. CO. (The Whitehead & Hoag Company)
The pin back buttons each measure 7/8'' wide. They appear to be in near mint to mint condition as pictured.