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Offline rocky

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Bull Durham poster question
« on: August 02, 2018, 11:50:47 PM »
Hi,

I want to introduce myself to this forum.  I am rocky.  Does anyone know how to date an original Bull Durham tobacco poster? It does not have a date on it.  The size is 17 3/4" x 25 3/4"  and it is on card stock.  Any help would be appreciated.

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rocky

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Re: Bull Durham poster question
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2018, 12:03:48 AM »
 welcome1, to the forum, rocky.

Were you wanting to know the date of both posters you're showing?


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Re: Bull Durham poster question
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018, 12:12:07 AM »
Hi Rocky, Welcome. I remember reading several years ago about these posters having been bootlegged/reproduced.  I'm not saying your copies are reproductions, though I think you are wise to ask the question.  I've seen what look like reproductions of these posters semi-frequently in antique stores.  My best, Okie

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Re: Bull Durham poster question
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 12:27:21 AM »
Yes, I know there are a lot of reproductions in these particular posters but yet I see some for sale as originals.  In there descriptions they are dated.  So my question is how do you tell if they are original & what year they were made being that there are no dates on them that I can see.

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rocky

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Re: Bull Durham poster question
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 12:37:56 AM »
Here's another, also printed on card stock and with your same dimensions:

https://www.soldusa.com/Listing/Details/3512475/My-It-Shure-Am-Sweet-Bull-Durham-Smoking-Tobacco-Original-Poster-Black-America

Looks like repros were also printed on poster paper and were sometimes a larger size, too.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2018, 12:39:04 AM by erik1925 »


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Re: Bull Durham poster question
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Re: Bull Durham poster question
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2018, 12:59:03 AM »
Does anyone know if my Bull Durham poster is from the early 1900's?

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rocky