ROLY POLY "BUSINESSMAN" Dixie Queen Tobacco Tin Replica Circa 1979
Replica of an antique ROLY POLY DIXIE QUEEN TOBACCO TIN CONTAINER. The original antique lithograph tins were produced by Tidenco of Baltimore around 1910.
This lithograph design is called the "SATISFIED CUSTOMER" or the "BUSINESSMAN." The lithograph is detailed and includes a rendering of a box of Dixie Queen Plug Cut Tobacco on the back of the little round man's coat. Smoking a pipe, the little man wears a pinstriped vest with gold buttons, a black tie with diamond stud, orange collared suit coat, and a gold chain with shark's tooth accent likely attached to his pocket watch. Tucked in his right pocket is his handkerchief, and from his left pocket he is grabbing a package of Dixie Queen tobacco. The details even include his "balding head."
The container stands and 7" tall and 6" in diameter at the widest point. Manufactured by Bristolware, A Division of Cheinco Industries in the 1979. Condition is very good other than a small dent to the body and one on the head. There is rust and wear on the edge of the base. There are a few smudges on the lithograph--the one near the collar is most visible, which can be seen in the image of the base.
Tidenco of Baltimore: Tindeco initially offered six different characters for Dixie Queen, Mayo, Red Indian and U.S. Marine. Tobaccos. At one point, the full collection of characters contained 18 characters. Sometimes referred to as Brownie Tins, the tins were designed and marketed to hold brownies after the tobacco was used.
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