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The Perfection Cigarettes / Factory No.42 4th District N.C. / Phelps & Sons MFG. Co. / Newark, N.J.

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Perfection Cigarettes were a brand of the tobacco manufacturer Allen & Ginter, which began in Richmond, Virginia, in 1865. They claimed to be the purest cigarette on the market with no additives. Allen & Ginter was one of four other manufacturers to merge and form the American Tobacco Company in 1890. The Perfection brand continued through the 1910s and used pinback buttons and trading cards as incentives to purchase their products. Perfection Cigarettes exclusively issued red or blue text-only buttons with popular phrases of the time such as, “Oh, You!”


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