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[Maryland, Virginia] Vestiges of earlier America, tobacco barns hold allure for preservationists

A Japanese tobacco company is launching a $100,000 pilot grant program this month through Preservation Virginia, a nonprofit group, to help restore tobacco barns. Preservation groups also are promoting private and local government restorations, such as t
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 29, 2014 13:57

[UK, Vietnam] Wearing their hearts on their Zippos: The lighters engraved with the musings of lonely soldiers fighting in Vietman

* The 282 lighters were recently sold at auction for almost £22,000 * They were collected by American artist Bradford Edwards over a decade * He bought the lighters from shops in Ho Chi Minh city in the 1990s
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 30, 2013 11:13

[Germany] NY court rules ancient gold tablet belongs to Berlin museum, not Holocaust survivor's heirs

Flamenbaum, an Auschwitz survivor, brought the tablet to the United States when he settled in New York. Family lore says he got it by trading cigarettes to a Russian soldier.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 14, 2013 21:09

[Turkey] Sultans’ tobacco pipes discovered

Ongoing archaeological excavations at Edirne Palace, one of the Ottoman palaces in the northwestern province of Edirne, have revealed meerschaum tobacco pipes, which date back to the 15th century and after. The pipes are estimated to have been used by th
Hurriyet (tr)
added Aug 23, 2013 00:07

[New York] Metropolitan Museum Opens Huge Show of Baseball Cards

Burdick was a simple-living bachelor from the Syracuse area who found distraction from his chronic arthritis in the collection and study of American cards and ephemera, including the baseball-theme trade cards produced by tobacco and candy companies.
New York Times
added Jul 12, 2013 16:33

[Africa, Zimbabwe] $200m realised at tobacco auction floors

THE Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has recorded close to $200 million from sales of the golden leaf as more farmers continue to deliver their crop, it has emerged.
Newsday (zw)
added Apr 8, 2013 08:23

[District of Columbia] PHOTOS: Closer Inspection: History in smoke

The contents within the walls of W. Curtis Draper’s downtown location (699 15th St. NW, 202-638-2555, wcurtisdraper .com) are as varied as the clientele. In addition to offering hard-to-find wares, the 125-year-old shop has glass shelves packed with decad
Washington Post
added Mar 7, 2013 15:04

Cuba cigar auction raises money for health system

An auction of luxury cigar humidors in Cuba fetched $1.1 million, which will go toward the public health system, the state news agency said Sunday. The sale came at an international cigar festival attended by celebrities such as American actor Danny Glo
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 6, 2013 12:04

[Virginia] County awarded grant to survey historic tobacco barns

A state grant may help determine if hundreds of old tobacco barns in Pittsylvania County are historical treasures. The county recently received a $7,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to survey tobacco barns, many of which are
Brookneal (VA) Union Star
added Jan 3, 2013 21:21

[France] Indulging the Man Who Has It All

when it was still a fashionable source of pleasure, objects associated with its use were considered the height of sophistication. . . . Galerie Kugel, a leading Paris antique store, is currently showing a collection of exquisite snuffboxes from the 18th c
New York Times
added Nov 22, 2012 06:05
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