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    1880's Goodwin & Co. "3 G's Guinea Gold" Retailer Complete Box with Eight Unopened Packs. NOTE: We have been informed there are two complete boxes known. This is the nicer of two.

    This very special auction has an abundance of pieces that one rarely ever sees. So many rare cards, premiums, wrappers and packaging that will make this catalog one for the ages. Even here, this piece just makes you take a step back and say, "Wow!" Offered is what at first, is an unassuming 11-5/8"x 9" 1-1/8" red hinged-top style box likely to contain a book or a picture frame. Open the lid and you'll discover eight 2-oz. unopened packages of Goodwin & Co. "GGG" or "3 G's Guinea Gold" tobacco. Call it the "Black Swamp" of tobacco boxes as it has remained unbothered for over 125 years! The inner describes its origin - "NO CHARGE. This Box of G. G. G. SMOKING TOBACCO, containing 1 lb. in 2 oz. packets, retailing at 5-Cents, and worth 40-Cents, is presented to every retailer buying 500 Dogs Head Cigarettes. GOODWIN & CO." As hard as it seems, some retailer either didn't smoke tobacco or simply put this away and forgot about it. The eight inside packs are undisturbed and show only very minor product spot stains. The outer box shows some wear at the corners and the top is fully attached. This is most certainly 100% original and from what we have been told is the nicer of two complete boxes known. A guaranteed conversation starter.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2015
    13th Thursday
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