Blanke's Fancy Coffee Tin, St. Louis, MO

This is a very unusual Fancy Blend Coffee Tin Can from The C. F. Blanke Coffee, Tea & Spice Company based in St. Louis, MO.  Circa 1910. While the company was based in St. Louis, they later expanded to Chicago, Dallas, New York City, Minneapolis and Kansas City, Missouri.   This can comes in two versions, one with a black background in the section where the large word “coffee” is on in this tin can. The Blanke Coffee Company was also known for their Saratoga, Fancy, and Happy Thought brands which were big sellers for them. The C.F. Blanke Company was a main advertiser during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. The promotional ads during the fair helped propel their coffee business nationwide.