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DEAR MIKE,

My brother gave me this poker tobacco tin about five years ago because I was really into Texas Hold 'Em at the time. He recently told me he paid quite a bit for it at a local antique shop. He wouldn't tell me where he got it or how much he paid. I thought it may have come from your shop. Can you let me know what it would be worth today?

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-- Jeff G., Winnipeg

DEAR JEFF,

It is entirely possible it could have come from our shop. I have sold many of these tins over the years.

It is a fairly scarce tin. There are two different sizes, with yours being the more common size. The Rock City Tobacco company was located in Quebec and your tin would date from the early 1900s. Your tin in its condition would sell for $150 to $200.

Mike Huen is an antique dealer and owner of Mike's General Store in Winnipeg. If you would like to have an item appraised, please include a photo with your question. Email questions to mike@mikesgeneralstore.com, and put 'Free Press' in subject line, or write to Mike's Appraisals, 52 St. Anne's Rd., Winnipeg, MB, R2M 2Y3.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 1, 2012 e2

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