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    Excellent Lot of Early Cigar Labels and Memorabilia Offered here is a fine grouping of more than 25 cigar labels and bands from the early 1900s. All are beautiful examples of the lithographer's art with the rich colors and gold embossing that make these so collectible and displayable. Many of these have a political or historical theme, picturing great Americans and world leaders. Inner labels include Farragut, Commander, Colonial Orator (Patrick Henry), First Banner (George Washington), First Cabinet (Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, Knox), Old Hickory (Andrew Jackson), Marshall Field, Treaty Bond (Jefferson and Napoleon) and American Protectorate (James Monroe). Outer labels include Old Hickory, Lafayette, General Fremont, Los Immortales (Washington, Lincoln and Grant), Wide Awake (eagle and American battleships), America's Pride and American Citizen (Washington) and Sam Houston. A few bands are included picturing Churchill, Napoleon and others. The piece de resistance in this lot is a rare early (circa 1900) decal or transparency for the Napoleon Ten Cent Cigar by Powell and Goldstein of Oneida, New York. It is very colorful and 7.5" in diameter, with a brooding portrait of the famous French Emperor. The first one of these we've come across.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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