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Cigar-store Indian is worth thousands

Is an old barber pole or carved cigar-store Indian worth as much as an oil painting of the same age? Some collectors today think so. One bidder paid $42,550 for a well-documented Indian maiden cigar store figure at a 2014 antiques auction.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 28, 2014 12:16
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Baseball and Showbiz in 1924

90 YEARS AGO...He is accustomed to smoke a cigar after lunch — a custom which is very strong — and he was compelled to get his after-lunch smoke at the game. He puffed a cigar slowly so that the smoke should not descend into the eyes of Mrs. Coolidge.”
New York Times
added Oct 6, 2014 20:24
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[Canada] Hardworking tobacco pioneer was family rock

After spending a number of years struggling to make ends meet and care for the kids, an Everett farmer approached Stanley to see if he would be interested in doing tobacco crop testing. The first batch of crops showed promise and, in 1946, the family re
Northumberland (ON) News (ca)
added Jul 18, 2014 16:59
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Cambodian leader promises again to stop smoking

Cambodia's strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen has vanquished virtually every foe in almost three decades in power but admits he has failed to overcome his smoking habit. He pledged to do so Thursday at the inauguration of a dam in western Cambodia but admi
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 27, 2014 17:16
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[Tennessee] Rhea County boy's last days included cigarette butts, whippings: Mother recounts punishments

"We asked Landon what he wanted for punishment. He said, 'to eat cigarette butts.' The ashtray was on the counter so we let him pick up the butts and eat them. He had probably ate about five or six butts and he threw up on the floor.
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added Sep 19, 2013 02:47
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[New York] William Thourlby, the Marlboro Man, Spends His Time Alone

IN the 1950s William Thourlby squinted at America from billboards and invited smokers to Marlboro Country.
New York Times
added Aug 5, 2012 20:30
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[Hungary] Austria's smoking culture is '30 year time machine'

Oncologist Stanton Glantz was speaking at a symposium on tobacco control being held this week in Austria, which has consistently placed last place in the European Cancer League ‘tobacco ranking’ tables. "Here in Vienna I feel as if I'm in a time machine
The Local Austria (at)
added Apr 6, 2016 22:06
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[UK] Cigars bring the stars into Canary Wharf's smokey awards party

To Boisdale of Canary Wharf, where the grandiose dining hall played host to the annual Celebrity Cigar Smoker of the Year awards last night, hosted by the Duchess of Cornwall’s son and food connoisseur Tom Parker Bowles. What The Capitalist saw (peering
City A.M. (uk)
added Dec 2, 2015 18:35
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[UK] If the afterlife had a smoking lounge this is what it'd look like

Nearly 1,000 artefacts related to the famous Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel have been donated by collector Clive Richards to the SS Great Britain Trust. The collection will go on display to the public in 2016. By far the strangest object will
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Aug 28, 2014 19:38
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[Florida] PUFF PUFF PASS: Christina Milian Smokes Hookah In Her Black Bikini

The "Dip It Low" singer hung out by the pool with a group of female friends as they smoked Platinum E. Hookah, a brand of electronic portable hookah her boyfriend Jas Prince owns.
TheYBF (Young, Black and Fabulous) (blog)
added Jun 30, 2013 12:53
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