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An Indian princess cigar store figure that was photographed in front of a tobacco shop in Louisville, Ky., before 1890, then displayed in a collector's home from 1974 until now, has auctioned for a record $747,000. It was sold in Easton, Md., by Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter on Nov. 6, 2013. The highest price for a cigar store figure we could find in our records was for a Punch figure that sold for $542,400 in 2007.

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Photo: Guyette, Schmitd & Deeter


#1 Cigarettes holderjplello 2013-11-21 08:09
I happen to possess a cigarettes and tobacco holder in the form of an early century (XXth) tin car, a beautiful and very uncommon item. Can someone point me to someone who might be able to evaluate this?

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