Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    August Belmont, Famous Diplomat and Sportsman, Cigar Label. A lithographed outer label of 4" x 4.75" showing Mr. Belmont's portrait surrounded by an elaborately gold embossed decorative border on a light blue background. August Belmont Sr. was born in Prussia and emigrated to New York City after becoming the American representative of the Rothschild family's bank in Frankfurt. He became a citizen and married the daughter of the legendary naval hero Commodore Matthew Perry. After working in the diplomatic corps, he became very active in Democratic Party politics becoming chairman of the party in 1860. An avid sportsman, he financed the building of Jerome Park in the Bronx where the now-famous annual Triple Crown race the Belmont Stakes was first run. This handsome example of cigar label art likely dates from the 1890s period and should appeal strongly to turf fans as well as label collectors. Near mint condition.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 687

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 October 25 Manuscripts - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $615,551