Snuff Jars from the Jane & Charles Aprill Collection (and some more)

Snuff Jars from the Jane & Charles Aprill Collection (and some more)

06 July 2012

Charles Aprill continues to dazzle us all with the pictures he keeps posting. We know the Aprills from New Orleans for the best of blue glass (Read: The Charles & Jane Aprill Blue Gallery). Just when you think you are getting a handle with the blues, Charles starts posting picture of some drop-dead, killer snuff jars. Then pictures start showing up with these great labels on the jars. I have put together a few examples to illustrate my point. Charles, I can not wait to visit and see your collection!

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Five snuff bottles. All with paper labels complete or near complete. – Charles Aprill

Unembossed HONEY-DEW SCOTCH SNUFF – GOODWIN & BROTHER, NEW YORK, amber paper label dark, near complete. Full of original contents and cork. – Charles Aprill


STEWART’S LOG CABIN SCOTCH SNUFF. Fancy, but unembossed, blue snuff bottle. Bimal, two part mold, full label completely around the bottle, full original contents and original metal closure. – Charles Aprill

STEWART’S LOG CABIN SCOTCH SNUFF label detail – Charles Aprill

MACCOBOY SNUFF, SWEETSER BROTHERS., BOSTON, Mass. – Unembossed, amber 95% label – Charles Aprill

MACCOBOY SNUFF, SWEETSER BROTHERS., BOSTON, Mass. label detail – Charles Aprill

LORILLARD’S MACCOBOY SNUFF, Unembossed light olive, partial label. – Charles Aprill

RAPPEE SNUFF, FIRST QUALITY, EDWD ROOME, NEW YORK, amber snuff jar – Aprill Collection

RAPPEE SNUFF, FIRST QUALITY, EDWD ROOME, NEW YORK snuff jar label detail – Aprill Collection

WASHINGTON MILLS – Early Dip Mold Snuff Jar with original label – American Glass Gallery

“MacCoboy Snuff, manufactured by Albert Sweetser, Saugus, Mass. Warranted good. Caution. The purchaser will confer a great favor by crossing or destroying the label, when the keg or jar is empty. This label doesn’t appear to be as old as the text and illustration seem to indicate, and it probably dates to the 1930s or later. – photo Alan Mays

1870’s Levi Garrett & Sons Tobacco Snuff Bottle – Old West Antiques and Collectibles

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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