Mayo's Cut Plug Tobacco "Dutchman" Roly Poly Tin
Early in the 20th century, in a stroke of advertising genius,
Mayo's Tobacco Company packaged their cut plug tobacco in round
tins with a lithographed character. These "Roly-Polys"
were a unique shape that distinguished them from the rectangular
and lunch box shaped tins that surrounded them on the shelves.
There were a number of different characters that were available,
thus encouraging smokers to collect an entire set. Mayo called
this packaging a "Brownie" tin. Never a plentiful tin,
in recent years these have become almost impossible to find. Our
"Dutchman" shows substantial wear and tear. There is
considerable paint loss on the head. Click to see bird's eye view of tin
There is the residue from the original tax stamp in four spots
on the back of the tin. There are several dimples near the bottom
of the tin. Click to see bottom of tin
It measures approximately 7" at the widest point and 7"
tall. (Stock number 003Dutchman) SOLD
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