3 thoughts on “More Herriman Cigarette Buttons

  1. So how much did this button end up being sold for? This is fascinating stuff! I’m sure it would be sold for a higher amount if it had Krazy Kat or Ignatz Mouse on it.

  2. Here’s an interesting summary of some of the brands that employed the pinback premiums.

    http://www.enolagaia.com/ImTheGuy.html#Intro

    The site focuses on “I’m the guy…” buttons, a gag they initially attribute to Rube Goldberg.

    Obviously, the cigarette companies have been aware that children were their best new consumers for a long, long time.

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