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.


    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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