From a specialized collection of covers relating to TOBACCO, here is the increasingly difficult to source "CIGAR MANUFACTURERS' PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION" ADVERTISING cover, postmarked 1897 - with a Flag Cancel - from YORK, PENNSLYVANIA to Hermon Bell, Attorney-At-Law, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. It is tied with a 2c stamp. The cover has been cleanly opened along the left side.
The only visible faults are the staining on the right side and the general overall discolouration (See Images). The advertising on the reverse notes its tobacco favoring is "550 Times Sweeter Than The Best Sugar" and "Guaranteed to be the Strongest, Cheapest and Best". A unique and rarer philatelic item. Therefore, shop often to have the best choice. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Covers\Postal History".
The seller is "donsclassicstamp" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.