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CIGAR BOX LABELS WITH GAMBLING
(I collect these; not for sale)
|I collect cigar box labels with gambling themes,
primarily the approximately 6" x 9" artwork glued to the inner side of
the lid -- these are the most popular and valuable cigar labels. In
decent condition they usually sell for $200 and more, though there are
exceptions and beware of reproductions.... .... ..... Cigar labels are beautiful
examples of stone lithography. They were a primary vehicle of advertising
back in the days when there was no TV, radio, etc., and reading skills were
limited..... ...... .... Some of the labels shown below are salesman's samples.
Many of them (and such is stated on the "Our Club" one) had sample
generic names on them; that is, you could substitue the name of your bar,
club, store, hotel, etc. for the title on the sample.
|I don't own this one. On Nov. 1, 2003,
it went for $394 on eBay. It is embossed, 6" x 7." (I own two
shavinbg mugs with same name and design.)
|I don't own this one. Nov. 1, 2003, it went
for $126 on eBay. 6" x 7," embossed.
|Geo. Harris and Sons. Not mine.
|Interesting label. It highlights a generic
denomination "5"poker chip. Probably for sale of 5-cent cigars.
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