Vintage US Poster -Tophat Cigarettes - For Sale

Vintage US Poster -Tophat Cigarettes
Price: $450.00
According to research this Tophat Cigarettes Advertising Poster has an unusual and fascinating history. Evidently, ''In 1945 and 1946 the American forces set up a series of camps to bring their troops home after the end of World War II. The camps, most of which were located in France, were named after a brand of American cigarette, a desirable and valuable commodity (Camp Lucky Stripe, Camp Pall Mall, Camp Chesterfield, etc.). Tophat, a virtual city comprised of thousands of black 20-man tents was set up on the outskirts of Antwerp, Belgium in close proximity to its world-class harbor. Unlike the French ''cigarette camps'' it was named for the unit that built it, which had a tophat as their unit symbol. However, a Belgian cigarette company manufactured Tophat Cigarettes so it became unintentionally a ''cigarette camp'' after all. The linen backed lithograph poster by an anonymous American artist measures approximately 13'' x 22'' It is in excellent condition and is linen backed. $450.00 Please note that all of our posters are vintage, non-reproduction works of art. Thank you! We are happy to ship worldwide - please note that the price listed for international shipping is for standard surface mail delivery which takes (depending on where you live, between 2-4 months)- international courrier costs for FedEx, DHL, UPS or other companies will be quoted at the time of purchase, based on the buyer''s location. Status: For Sale Reference#: DBTC Condition: A Year: 1940 ca Country: US Height: 22 in. (55.88 cm) Width: 13 in. (33.02 cm) Title: 1940''s - Tophat Cigarettes - Vintage US Poster Materials: paper, linen

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