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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. Though exhibiting some very minor discoloration and a small bit (.25") is missing from the bottom right, is in very fine condition. This label is listed as one of the "InStone 100" blue chip cigar labels. From the Richard Revolinski Collection.

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    June, 2008
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