Our History

The "Society" has been in existence since 1992 and has grown to nearly 600 members. We have annual meetings in the Fall which allows us to gather and discuss the latest trends, see new acquisitions, hear from experts in the field and to sell or trade jars with fellow collectors from around the world. The meetings have been held in Baltimore, Richmond, Atlanta, New Orleans, Atlantic City Carmel, Ca., London England and Vienna Austria. Plans for the next meeting are in the process of being arranged to be held in September in either Paris, Amsterdam or some location in the United States. We usually plan our meetings around a large antique show, auction, or other major event featuring tobacciana.

What is a figural tobacco jar?

Interesting question and one we get asked all the time. Some think they have a cookie jar and some call them powder jars. Figural tobacco jars are containers that were created around the turn of the century to store the ever increasing supply of tobacco. These jars when they are shaped of humans or animals are then considered 'figural'.

Annual Fees

Annual dues for the "Society" are €35.00 which entitles you to receive a newsletter 4 times a year, free advertising in the newsletter for those who want to sell and access to the latest information concerning values and auction results You also receive printed material related to the figural tobacco jars and an invitation to join us at our annual meetings.

Victor Hugo said...

"Tobacco is the plant that converts thoughts into dreams"

Annual Meetings

"The Society of Tobacco Jar Collectors meets annually at various locations around the world. We have met in Baltimore, New Orleans, Atlanta, Richmond, Boston, Atlantic City, NJ, Carmel, CA. Miami, London and most recently, in Vienna Austria. Plans for the next meeting have not been finalized yet."

Guest Speaker

At every event, we have a special guest, a well known person in the tobacco industry. They do workshops and conferences.

Informational video

When the event turns into a dreamy theater, with informational movies about tobacco and everything around it.

Buy, Sell, Trade

Some of your jars are not that pretty to you anymore? Bring them with you and sell them! You'll find another one to replace it!

General Business Meeting

Our very select vip room will allow you to launch your business meetings, in a quiet, pretty and secret place.


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Somptuous Banquet

For every meal, we hire the best Chefs in town. They're all dedicated to us and only us for the whole event.

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