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Entries Tagged as 'Tobacco'

On the Shelves: From Ivory to Cigarette Machines to Krispy Kreme Candles

March 13th, 2017 · No Comments

In the last few weeks I have been making some brand-related observations while out in the mad world of brands. Here are some of the good and bad, and in between. It’s a new feature here called On the Shelves, a sort of Hodgepodge Lodge of brand notes. Quarters for Cigs. Lots of Quarters! Today, I […]

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Tags: Soap · Tobacco

Seven Totally Archaic Things That Will Survive

July 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I am not sure whether copper telephone wires will survive, I am sad about Kodachrome and I wonder about the revival of vinyl records. Will newsweeklies make it? Not sure why they should, but they can if they aren’t as boring as Newsweek. And the video store? Well that’s sort of hopeless, but not completely. […]

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Tags: Tobacco

History of Dill’s Best and Dill’s Pipe Cleaners

January 7th, 2010 · 14 Comments

One of the oldest extant American tobacco brands is Dill’s. J.G. Dill was once a great Virginia tobacco company, known worldwide for its Dill’s Best pipe tobacco. While as far as we know the tobacco brand Dill’s does not survive, Dill’s Premium Pipe Cleaners, known by their yellow and red package, do live on. J.G. […]

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Tags: Tobacco

El Sol Cigars from Tampa

February 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

TAMPA – Of the places associated with cigars, there are three places: the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Tampa.Tampa is synonymous with cigars, mostly because of the Hav-A-Tampa, made by Altadis USA. If you go to Tampa’s Ybor City, please do stop in at El Sol. Can’t miss the sun logo. A bit of history. In […]

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Tags: Regional Brands · Tobacco