Dr Romneys Snuff Tobacco Advertising Display1

Dr Rumney’s Tobacco Advertising

A rare advertising display bust for Dr Rumney’s Snuff Tobacco, circa earlier part of the 20th century…

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A substantial piece of advertising for Dr Rumney’s Snuff Tobacco…

Dating to the earlier part of the 20th century, circa 1930s, this is an original and scarce advertising piece for Dr Rumney’s snuff tobacco.  Standing over 70cm tall, the display piece depicts the founder himself. Made in plaster and hand painted, the structure stands on a wooden plinth which features the original decals that describe the product ‘Dr Rumney’s Mentholyptus Snuff’. It’s a charming piece, and particularly rare to find one in its original condition. There is also an original ‘snuff tin’ that is glued to his hands on the display too…

In general this piece is in good shape, and it is ‘weighty’, enabling it to ‘free stand’ on a flat surface. One will note some restoration to the hands, but given the authentic nature of the item and the current patina, we wouldn’t suggests it looks out of place at all. If anything it simply adds to its charm and character!

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. The display piece is structurally good, yet there are some natural areas that show wear and tear, with paint loss, tatty areas and some dirty areas too. The wooden base looks tired in areas and shows some loss and flaky areas, yet again, structurally it is solid as it stands. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 50cm, Width : 48cm, Height : 72cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface marks and scratches, paint chipping, a little tatty in places, some surface losses to the wood, some tatty areas to the wood, wood chipping

Postage : Due to the size and fragile nature of this item, it is listed as local collection only. We do however have an affordable courier on hand who would happily provide a postage quote to your address

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or 7 days a week via a personal appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 50 x 48 x 72 cm