Turkey Red Packaging
During an era known for stunning color lithographic printing and packing, Turkey Red
certainly held it's own. It's distinct black and red design made it easily recognizable to
those looking for their favorite cigarette or for coupons to redeem for a color cabinet of
their baseball idol.
Each box would obviously contain cigarettes, but
would also contain a coupon. 10 of these coupons
could be redeemed for a colorful, cabinet-sized
card of your choice, featuring a baseball star of the
While able to produce incredibly beautiful
premiums, the quality and popularity of the Turkey
Red product may be up for debate. By around
1916, the brand was no longer available for sale.
Folded neatly inside each pack was a coupon
that instructed the owner as follows:
"On receipt of 10 of these coupons, one of which is
packed in each box of "Turkey Red" Cigarettes we
will mail you, postpaid, a handsome lithographed
picture of one of the prominent Base Ball Players or
Athletes, cabinet size (5 3/4 X 8 inches), whose
names appear on the reverse side of this coupon.
Send coupons by mail or express, charges prepaid, to
BASE BALL AND ATHLETE PICTURE DEPT.,
Drawer S. Jersey City, N.J.
Write plainly your name and address, stating
picture desired. Three (3) selections should be
made, 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice. In the event we
have neither, we reserve the right to substitute
Offer expires June 30, 1911.
S. ANARGYROS, a Corporation
An original mailing envelope with coupons.
What a thrill to have received this in the
Old Mill and Fez
Also involved in the Turkey Red cabinet promotion were the Old Mill and Fez
cigarette brands. Similar to Turkey Red cigarettes, each pack contained a
redemption coupon. However, with Old Mill and Fez it took 25 coupons to receive a
Examples of Old Mill and Fez
coupons, showing the complete
Turkey Red Packs measure
Fez Packs measure approx.
2 3/4"H x 2 1/8"W x 1/2"D and are a
Turkey Red Coupons measure
approx. 4" x 2 5/8"
Old Mill & Fez Coupons measure
approx. 2 1/2" x 2 1/4"
Turkey Red Carton
measures 9"H x 7 1/8"W x 2 3/8" D.
Quite rare I think.
An original Fez pack, along with
Original Turkey Red cigarettes. I haven't had
the nerve to light one up yet.