1920 Ad Life Savers Smoking Mint Fresh Breath Cigarette - ORIGINAL LF2


This is an original 1920 black and white print ad for Life Savers, "the candy mint with the hole."


This 91+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No aging. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black & White / Grayscale
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.25 x 5 inches; 21 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Life Savers. Life Savers brand candy was invented in 1912, by candy manufacturer Clarence Crane, who named them for their distinctive ring shape. After registering the trademark, Crane sold the rights to the candy to Edward John Noble in 1913, who did away with the original cardboard packaging and began wrapping the rolls in tin foil. The first flavor of Life Savers was Pep-O-Mint, the iconic five-flavor roll was introduced in 1935. After being a subsidiary of Beech-Nut, Nabisco, and Kraft Foods, Life Savers was purchased by the Wrigley Company in 2004.

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