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Tobacco Ticket

Identifier: Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Upon tobacco entering an auction warehouse, a person referred to as a handler would start a written record of that tobacco. This record, known as a tobacco ticket, stated the name of the farmer selling the tobacco, how much the tobacco weighed and its USDA tobacco grade. As the auction progressed and the tobacco was sold, a ticket marker would write on the tobacco ticket the name of the company that bought the tobacco and for what price. This written record of the tobacco was extremely important and was needed to complete the sale; therefore from the time the tobacco entered the warehouse until the end of the auction the tobacco ticket never left its tobacco. more...
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