Canadian advertising tobacco card for Old Chum, Old Virginia & Derby Plug Tobacco (late 1800s)


Advertising tobacco card with image of Delia Stacey on front.

Reverse of card has:

Smoking Tobaccos
Sales Increasing Daily


'For limited time, on receipt of 35 of Trade Marks (Derby Caps) will forward prepaid one of numerous Art Studies'

D. Ritchie & Co.

Montreal Can.   London Eng.

No information found on Delia Stacey.

Very nice condition.

7 X 7 cm.

Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada was created in 1908 out of the merger of the Canadian interests of the American Tobacco Company with local Canadian tobacco companies.

American Tobacco, which had acquired the Kinney Brothers Tobacco Company, makers of the then-popular cigarette brand Sweet Caporal (which commanded a 50% share of the Canadian cigarette market at the time Imperial Tobacco acquired American Tobacco), had entered the Canadian market by acquiring the Montréal-based American Cigarette Company and D. Ritchie and Company, forming the American Tobacco Company of Canada, Ltd.[ Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada Ltd. was created out of the cigarette companies founded by Bartholome Houde and George E. Tuckett.