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THE PERFECTION CIGARETTES Factory No.42 4th District N.C. PHELPS & SONS MFG. CO. NEWARK, N.J.
Perfection Cigarettes are a brand of Allen & Ginter which was a tobacco manufacturer out of Richmond Virginia in 1865. In 1890, Allen & Ginter along with four other manufacturers joined forces to form the American Tobacco Company. While many cigarette brands issued pinback buttons as purchase incentives in the 1890s-1910s, Perfection Cigarettes are the only brand to issue exclusively red and blue text-only buttons with phrases of popular phrases of the day such as, “Good Night!”
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