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#a334 :: Tin advertising whistle

January 14, 2009

ENLARGEVintage viral marketing, treat for what may or may not be Captain Black tobacco.

Blow through the stem and you get a sweet bosun’s-pipe peep. By the look of the printing, price this dates back at least 50 or 60 years, but Googling bears no clear clues to its origins.

You gotta love the mascot’s pissed-off expression and his jaunty pirate’s hat.

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