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[North Carolina] Old Cigarette Machines Get a New Life as Art

Today, Whittington's refurbished cigarette machines – dubbed Art-o-mats – have taken on its own cult status with locations around the world. More than 61,000 pieces of art about the size of a cigarette pack were sold in 2016.
PR Newswire
added Mar 23, 2017 21:57
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[New York] What’s That Smell? Rare Books and Artifacts From a 1906 Library

what does a shelf of Circassian walnut that Morgan undoubtedly drew volumes from smell like? Or a box of his cigars, Havanas by Pedro Murias, circa 1910? Or
New York Times
added Mar 3, 2017 20:02
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[UK] See the ingenious - and sometimes ridiculous - gadgets used by spies housed at the International Spy Museum

Smoking kills: This little pipe was a pistol used by the British Special Forces during World War II and could fire a a small projectile
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 2, 2017 17:05
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[Ohio] Smoking cabinets, 1928

Smoking cabinets, smoking stands, or “smokers” as they were called, were a big deal when this ad ran in the Nov. 16, 1928, Lancaster Daily Gazette. A smoker looked like an anonymous cabinet with a one drawer and one door below it. But the drawer was real
Lancaster (OH) Eagle-Gazette
added Jan 1, 2017 23:41
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[Cuba] Ali's boxing gloves, Fidel Castro cigars highlight sports auction

Another key item belonging to the late Ali is a box of cigars autographed by Castro, who died last week at age 90. Ali was given the gift when he and longtime friend Howard Bingham visited Cuba on humanitarian efforts in 1998.
Reuters
added Dec 11, 2016 07:58
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Apollo Missions to the Moon: The Memorabilia Stage

Historians have interviewed former mission workers, who remember squinting at consoles through the haze of cigarette and cigar smoke... Autographed photos in the sale (which sold for up to $2,750 each) showed Houston staff members during Apollo flights,
New York Times
added Nov 17, 2016 23:39
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[Australia] Vintage cigarette lighters on trend for collectors

For sale next Tuesday through Shapiro Auctioneers in Sydney is an exclusive collection of vintage Alfred Dunhill lighters, predominantly from the 1920 to 1940 period.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 19, 2016 20:54
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Holy grail of baseball cards goes up for auction: Image of legendary shortstop which was withdrawn because he didn't want to endorse smoking is set to fetch $5million

And now a rare 1909 Honus Wagner card, which shows perhaps the greatest shortstop of all time, is expected to fetch up to $5million in an online auction. Only 50 of the cards were ever produced because the Pittsburgh Pirates player demanded that they we
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 27, 2016 02:16
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[New York] Century-old life hacks that are still going strong! Vintage cigarette cards offer smokers clever tips including how to extract a splinter and light a match in the wind

A set of cigarette cards held at the New York Public Library reveal that clever tips for improving domestic life have been doing the rounds for at least a century. The cardboard tips, which were standard in cigarette packets at the turn of the 20th cent
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 26, 2016 17:33
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[Zimbabwe] US$240m tobacco passes through auction floors

This year, the number of tobacco growers plunged by 22% from 92 430 last season to 71 728 after farmers failed to raise money for inputs due to poor prices. Production this year is projected to dwindle to 170 million kg from 199 million kg recorded last
Zimbabwe Independent (zw)
added May 27, 2016 22:23
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