They are always collectible if you have grandchildren. When I sent my grandson a collection of small fossils, they went in their own cedar chests.Are cigar boxes collectible? Just curious. I know they are useful.
They are always collectible if you have grandchildren. When I sent my grandson a collection of small fossils, they went in their own cedar chests.
I'm not aware of their having any particular monetary value. I save every unique cigar band, with the thought of assembling an album or poster some day. I just toss them into the drawer at the top of my humidor. But the industry has moved from creating excellent cigars to creating a tsunami of band artwork.
As for the cheapie cardboard boxes from extinct cigar companies, I eventually create a piece of wall art from some of them.
This gallery is in the short hallway leading to a bathroom. Some of the items were sent to me by forum members.
I used the dressing on the bottom of a Marsh Wheeling box to create a frame for the inside of the lid.
When the namesake of one's own forum user identity goes extinct, it raises uncomfortable questions.
Bob the Endangered
The reason my Marsh Wheeling wall art has such vivid colors is because the frame section is from the bottom of a box, and the framed section is from the inside of the lid. No sunlight; no fading. If you pick up one of those faded boxes, check the bottom and the inside of the lid.That's an amazing Marsh Wheeling box on your wall. The colors are still so vivid, like new. I can still find the boxes here in Wheeling at a few antique stores however, most are very faded.
Thanks for the kind words; but this one bit is not true. The only gars using homogenized binder are the budget smokes. Tuscororas (I dunno who first spelt it thus), Smiths, and Smithdales, including the erstwhile Muniemakers, as well as Toppers, Amish, Gettysburg, etc etc etc are all wholly baccy, from filler to wrap.It's worth a look, if you want to explore the true taste of traditional American cigars. Yes, they are machine made, and are short filler, and use a reconstituted tobacco sheet binder.
Webmost, I'd love to have those hanging in my rec room. Beautiful art. Oh, and the White Orchid is a very good smoke. Iam pretty much done purchasing cigars at 5,6,7 dollars or more at the local B&M shop. That's why i decided to try growing my own. This is my first crop year and now have some in the kiln. Iam so glad i found this thread and tried FX Smith and Sons. Much easier on my retired budget.