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Burley Tobacco Company of Cynthia

$20.00

SKU: 1375
Product Details

 

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Burley Tobacco Company of Cynthiana dating back to the 1920's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was a printed by Goes, and measures approximately 11" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).

 

This certificate's intricate vignette features the Kentucky State Seal. There is also a tobacco plant underprint at the center of the piece.

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Historical Context

The Burley Tobacco Company was formed in 1909 and was made up of independent growers of bright tobacco. They sold their tobacco to a holding company who then distributed it to the larger tobacco companies. It was one of the many trusts that sprang up around that time that sought to get around the American Tobacco Company's monopoly.

 

In 1919, the name was changed to the Burley Tobacco Company of Cynthiana. The company lasted well into the late 1920's until it was absorbed by the R.A. Patterson Company, who had been using their tobacco in its Lucky Strike and Half and Half brands for quite some time.