Welcome to the home page of the Mail Pouch Barnstormers, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history and heritage of Mail Pouch Tobacco advertising, and the many different aspects associated with all things Mail Pouch.
This website includes the largest known collection of historical photographs of Mail Pouch signs, structures, buildings and memorabilia anywhere. It includes historical documents, explaining the history of Mail Pouch advertising in its many dimensions. It promotes awareness of historic structures bearing the iconic Mail Pouch signature logo, including hundreds of photographs and exact locations of signs and buildings (including GPS coordinates).
The Mail Pouch Barnstormers' goal is to locate, identify, and learn more about every Mail Pouch structure, whether still standing or no longer in existence. We have documented, photographed and assigned an official identification number to each Mail Pouch structure known to exist, past or present. With the help of members and other Mail Pouch enthusiasts, we are constantly updating our archives with new information and photos.
Our site also identifies barns and signs featuring other brands of tobacco advertising such as Kentucky Club, Melo Crown, and Bull Durham, and products of interest.
So please, take a moment to look around the site and enjoy this historic piece of Americana.
MEMBERSHIP: Mail Pouch enthusiasts are invited to join the Barnstormers and help us with our mission. Annual dues are only $20 for an entire family, and include our quarterly Mail Pouch Barnstormers newsletter, a magazine-style four-color publication mailed to your home. Members also are invited to attend the annual Barnstormers Picnic, held the fourth Saturday of July in Belmont, Ohio (the home of legendary Mail Pouch barn painter Harley Warrick). Click on the Membership tab to access the membership application form.