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    Lime Kiln Club 1883 Black Americana Cigar Label by Mensing & Stecher of Rochester, New York. A lithographed 8" x 6" inner label with a caricature image of a very boisterous group of blacks at a lodge meeting. The moderator is trying to get order while some of the members talk and fight amongst themselves with one even holding a pistol. There is a trademark on the bottom of a whiskey barrel in the picture that may possibly be for the Ithaca Cigar Manufacturing Co. for whom the label was made. Interestingly, this label was based on a racial parody book by "M. Quad" (actually newspaper columnist and satirist Charles Bertrand Lewis) titled Brother Gardner's Lime-Kiln Club. A popular and scarce label with appeal to collectors of black memorabilia. Near mint. This label is listed as one of the "InStone 100" blue chip cigar labels.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
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