Camel Cigarette Ads
Some of the best cigarette advertisements from the early years are from Camel. Most of the old Camel cigarette ads were created to entice smokers into choosing their specific brand and distinguish their flavor of tobacco from other US market competitors. Until the early 1970's, tobacco companies had free reign to promote and sensationalize their products as much as they would like and to whatever audience they wanted to.
The advertising video on the left was created in 1947 and ran during prime time on the most popular shows on television. The response that they received from these placements was huge and helped to establish this tobacco as a hip, up and coming trend that active Americans should pursue.
By 1950, this brand of cigarettes took the lead of the market share, selling more than other then-popular US tobacco brands.
The popularity of tobacco nostalgia products has skyrocketed over the past 20 years. Serious collectors and enthusiasts have created a thriving marketplace for old Joe Camel ads and posters. Some of the places you can find a deal on vintage ads are Ebay, Amazon, local flea markets and tobacco conventions. Some of the rarest ads have recently sold for over $10,000.
Old ads you may be interested in