What You Can See in

My Cigar History Museum


A SITE OUTLINE

by Tony Hyman, Curator-Owner



Addition 08-01-13

Addition 6-10-12 AAA

Wooden Cigar Boxes

<>     The First Boxes    v l ¢ 4

<>     Types of Boxes (overview)    v l ¢ 4

<>     Wooden Boxes      v l 4

<>     Nailed Wood Boxes      v l 4

<>     Boxes of 12 & 13     v l 4

<>     Boxes of 250      v l 4

<>     Nailed Wood with hinges      v l 4

<>     Boite Nature      v l 4

         How & Where Wooden Boxes were Made

<>     Labels and Trim    v l 4

<>     Types of Hinges & Clasps     v 4



Tin Boxes & Cans

<>     Tin boxes of the 1800’s    v l ¢ 4

<>     Tin boxes of the 1900’s    v l ¢ 4

<>     Tin Cans    v 4

<>     Tin Cans with paper labels    v 4

<>     Tin Trunks    v 4

<>     Tin Pocket Packs    v 4

<>     Flat 10’s    v 4

<>     Wm. Vogel, tinmaker    v m 4

<>     P. Lorillard’s use of tin   v m 4

<>     Bayuk Bros. use of tin   v m 4

<>     Dutch tin before WWI   v 4

<>     Dutch tin after WWI    v 4

<>     European & Egyptian tins    v 4

  1. +      How Tin Boxes were Made



Boxes Made of Other Materials

<>     Metal Boxes (other than tin)   v l 4

<>     Cardboard Boxes   v l 4

<>     Glass Boxes and Jars   v l 4

<>     Plastic Boxes   v l 4



Novelty Boxes

<>     Types of Novelty boxes, an overview    v M ¢ 4

<>     Book Shaped boxes    v M ¢ 4

<>     Log Cabins    v M ¢ 4

<>     Uprights    v M ¢ 4

<>     Mugs & Bottles    v M ¢ 4

<>     Game Boxes    v M ¢ 4

<>     Boudoir Boxes of the 1930’s    v M ¢ 4

<>     Assortment & “Your Choice” Boxes    v M 4

<>     Cigarillos    v 4

<>     Jumbos    v 4

<>     Cuban Chests    v M ¢ 4

<>     Box Patents    v l

<>     Cigar Patents    v l

<>     Other Patents    v l



Condition

<>    What do I see when evaluating condition?    v 4 

        


Dating Cigar Boxes

<>     Easy Dating    v M 4

<>     Using Government Regulations to Date    v M 4

<>     Tax Stamps    v M 4

<>     Import Stamps    v M 4

<>     Factory ID’s    4

<>     Caution Notices    4

<>     Tax Class Notices    4

<>     NRA    4

<>     Made in Bond Stamps    4

<>     CMIU Blue Label    v 4

<>     1880-1887-1912 Misleading dates    4

         Dating Boxes by Style



Dating Foreign Cigar Boxes

<>     Dating Cuban Boxes    v 4

<>     Dating Canadian Boxes    v 4

<>     Identifying Canadian Factories    0 4



                  

    v  Lots of pictures

    l  Emphasis on history

    m  Events or stories

    0  Topical reports, all sizes

    M Popular Exhibits

    ¢   Don’t miss this Exhibit

    4   Helpful to Museums, Dealers & Auctioneers




Label Themes

<>     Elections and Cigars    v l M ¢ 4

<>     Patriotism    v M ¢

<>     War    v

<>     Indians   v

<>     Newspaper    v

<>     Fraternal Orders    v

          Famous Men   

<>     Sex in the 1880’s    v M

<>     Womens Rights   v

<>     Sports & recreation    v

<>     Hunting-fishing    v

<>     Horse racing    v

<>     Baseball    v M

<>     Railroad Gallery    v m M

          Theater  

          Shakespeare

          Painters, Poets and Authors

<>     Cowboys    v m

<>     Christmas Gallery    v M

<>     Health Claims Gallery    v l M ¢

<>     Racism Gallery    v m M ¢

<>     The Devil You Say    v

<>     Comic Characters    v

          Children

<>     Domestic Animals    v

<>     Wild Animals    v

<>     Water Animals    v

<>     Elephants   v   

<>     Birds Gallery    v

<>     Fruits, Flowers & Veggies    v

<>     Middle East Gallery    v   

         Local Landmarks & Events

         Allegory

         Maps

         Puns Jokes & Plays on Words

         Boats & Ships

         Spanish Themes

         Dramatic Typography

         Oddities



Cigar Tobacco

  1. +      Types & Where Grown

<>     Cigar Tobacco Districts in Cuba    m 0

<>       The start of CT Shadeleaf    m 0 

<>    Growing Shadeleaf in Connecticut    v m 0  

  1. +      Planting & Harvesting in the U.S.

         Leaf Dealers



                  

    v  Lots of pictures

    l  Emphasis on history

    m  Events or stories

    0  Topical reports, all lengths

    M Popular Exhibits

    ¢   Don’t miss this Exhibit

    4   Helpful to Museums, Dealers & Auctioneers




Promotions

<>     Giant cigars    v m M

<> NEW United Cigar Company’s Flying Cigar Store    v  l

         Parades

          Gimmicks

          Promotions for Retailers

<>     Ads in early Movie Theaters    v m



Premiums for Smokers

<>     Tin Tobacco Tags    v l 4

<>     Playing Cards (Worldwide cigar brands)    v

<>     Playing Cards (U.S. cigarette brands pictured)    v 4    

<>     Playing Cards (European cigarette & tobacco pictured)    v 4    

<>     Hard-A-Port Girlie Cards  (pictured)   v m M 4

<>     Cuban Girlie Cards    v 4

<>     Miscellaneous Premiums    v m ¢ 4

<>    Cigar Boxes as Premiums    v m ¢ 4

<>     Sheet Music    v m M

<>     CMIU Give-aways    v m 4

<>    Buttons    v 4

         Trade Cards

         Insert Cards

         Tokens

<>     Felts & Flannels    v m M 4

<>     Silks & Satins    v m M 4

<>     Leathers    v m M 4

<>     Cigar Coupons    v m M 4

<>     Chancellor Coupons    v

<>     Catalogs & Prizes    v 4

<>     Redeeming United Cigar Store Coupons    v m



Cigar Maker’s Union  (CMIU)

          History of the CMIU

<>     Union Blue Label Dating Guide    v l 4

<>     Give-aways    v m 4

<>     Artifacts    v m 4

<>     Local Unions Location Guide    l 4



               

    v  Lots of pictures

    l  Emphasis on history

    m  Events or stories

    0  Topical reports, all sizes

    M Popular Exhibits

    ¢   Don’t miss this Exhibit

    4   Helpful to Museums, Dealers & Auctioneers




Who were the Cigar Smokers?

          Men

<>     Women Smoking I  (1725 - 1875)    v l m M ¢  

<>     Women Smoking II  (1825 - 1875)    v l m M ¢ 

<>     Children Smoking  (1800 - 1960)    v m M ¢



Who was the Cigar Industry?

         Cigar Factory Operations

         Cigar Factory Interiors

+       Cigar Factory Exteriors

<>     Cigar Prices in an 1883 New York Restaurant    m

<>     Cigar Factories in 1885  (1):  The three basic sizes    m 0

<>     Cigar Factories in 1885  (2):  Where were they?    l 0

<>     Cigar Maker’s Hand Tools Part I: identification guide    v m M 4

<>     Cigar Maker’s Hand Tools Part II: expanded info    v l M ¢ 4

        Wholesalers

         How Business Works: A wholesaler’s Correspondence

         How to Set Up a Branch Office

  1. +      Delivery Vehicles



Famous Brands

<>    Punch    v l

<>    Old Virginia Cheroots    v l

<>    Shoe Peg cigars    v l

<>    Bayuk Cigars: Phillies, Prince Hamlet, Havana Ribbon, Mapacuba

            Charles Thomson, Bayuk Ribbon, Coiner    v l

<>   H. Fendrich    v l

<>   Red Dot    v l

<>   Overland made for S.S. Pierce    v l

<>   Chancellor    v



Salesmen

<>     Salesmen    v l M ¢

<>     How Salesmen are portrayed on boxes    v m

<>     Dishonest Salesmen in New York City    m

<>     Fraudulent Cigar Auctions in New York City    m

<>     Street Vendors    v m M ¢

+       Premiums to Dealers

<>     Advance Cards    v m

<>     Sample Boxes    v m M 4

<>     Cigar Box Openers    v m 4



Retailers

          Store Exteriors

          Store Interiors

<>     How Cigars were Displayed in Counters    v m

          Dummy Display Boxes

          Mail order dealers

          United Cigar Stores

          Shulte, Edwin, other retail chains



Cigar Box Factories

          Factory Exteriors

          Lumber Companies

          Types of Cigar Box Wood

          Uptegrove Lumber Co. Story

          How Nailed Wood Boxes are Made

          How Boite Nature Boxes are Made

          Box Company Envelopes and Letterhead



Cigar Label Printers

          How Labels are Made

          How Labels were Sold

          A few Important Printers



               

    v  Lots of pictures

    l  Emphasis on history

    m  Events or stories

    0  Topical reports, all sizes

    M Popular Exhibits

    ¢   Don’t miss this Exhibit

    4   Helpful to Museums, Dealers & Auctioneers



Cuba

<>     Cuba

          History of Cuba before 1898

<>     Corruption in “free” Cuba 1898-1960    l ¢

          Life on a Vega (tobacco farm)

<>     Tobacco Types & Regions    v 0

<>     List of every known Cuban cigar brand    0

<>     Cuban Labels before 1868 vol I NCM    v

<>     Cuban Labels before 1868 vol II Thomas Wangler    v

<>     Cuban Labels after 1878    v

<>     Cuban Smokers in 1884    m

<>       Cuban marcas (top brands)

<>     Cuban Boxes    v m

<>     Cuban Chests    v l M ¢ 4

<>     Dating Cuban Boxes    v m 4

<>     Punch brand Cuban cigars   v l    

<>     Bibliography Books & Articles on Cuba i NCHM

         Battle of Havana in 1762  

<>     Cigarette Wrappers of the 1860’s    v l M 4

<>    Tour of the La Honradez Factory 1860    l M ¢ 4

<>     La Honradez 30 Years Later   l

<> NEWEST   Cuban Letterhead    v

+       Cigarette Packs

         Trade Cards

<>     Cuban Cigarette Cards    v m 4

<>     Cuban Leaf Art     v m M ¢



Canada

<>     How to Identify Canadian Factories    l 4

<>     How to Date Canadian Boxes    v l 4

<>     Notes on Canadian Tax Stamps    m 4

<>     Canadian Import & Excise Ports    l 4



Other Foreign Cigar Operations

          Mexico

           Puerto Rico & Jamaica

           Philippines

           Europe

           The Netherlands

           Sumatra and SE Asia

           India

<>      European letterhead & other illustrations   v

<>      Dutch cigar bags from the 19th century   v

<>      Dutch Tin Before WWI    v M 4

<>      Dutch Tin After WWI    v M 4

<>      European & Egyptian cigarette tins   v



Accessories

<>     Cigar Bags    v m 4

<>     Cigar Cases    v m 4

<>     Modern Humidors    v 4

<>     Cigar Lighters    v 4

<>     Pocket Cigar Cutters    v 4

<>    Desk Cigar Cutters    v 4

<>     Horns-Antlers-Tusks    v 4

<>    C.M.I.U. Give-aways    v 4

<>    Cigar Box Openers    v 4

<>    Box Lid-holders    4

         Cigar Store Figures

          Matches & Match-safes

<>    Ashtrays    v 4

<>     Spittoons    v 4



Things Made From Boxes

<>    Gallery of Items made from cigar boxes    v m 4



Fakes, Frauds & Fantasy Items not Cigar

<>     Items that Look Like Cigar Boxes, but Aren’t    v 4

<>     Hambone Fakes    m 0 ¢ 4

<>     Boyish Babe Ruth Fraud    m 0 4

<>     Princess Mary Tin    m 0 4

<>     Coca-Cola band that Isn’t    m 0 4

<>     English Fantasy Tins    m 0 4

<>     Cuban Girlie Cards    v 0 4

<>     Tobacco Boxes    m 0 4

<>     Common eBay Frauds    m 0 ¢ 4



               

    v  Lots of pictures

    l  Emphasis on history

    m  Events or stories

    0  Topical reports, all sizes

    M Popular Exhibits

    ¢   Don’t miss this Exhibit

    4   Helpful to Museums, Dealers & Auctioneers




Glossary - Definitions

<>     Glossary of Cigar Related Terms through the Ages    0 4



Bibliography

<>     Bibliography

<>     General A to B about Cigars

<>     General C to I about Cigars

<>     General J to R about Cigars

<>     General S to Z about Cigars

<>     Government Documents

<>     Directories

<>     Catalogs of Cigars, Labels, Tools, etc.

<>     Cuba

<>     Revenue Stamps

<>     Magazines    v

<>     Handwritten Ledgers, letters, forms, documents

<>     Patents related to Cigars, Boxes & Accessories

<>     Growing Tobacco

<>     Collecting Tobacciana       4

<>     Poetry, Fiction, Legal cases, etc.



The Museum

<>  Who is Tony Hyman?    0

<>  Visiting the Museum in Person    0

<>     CIGAR MAGAZINE tour of the Museum    v

<>     Things made from cigar boxes    v 0



Wanted to Buy

<>     Tax Stamps the Museum Wants to Buy    4

<>  Other Items the Museum Wants to Buy    v 4

  If you want to Buy an item



How to Take Perfect Pictures

<>  How to Take Perfect Pictures    ¢ 4  


       MUST SEE you want to take more than one perfect photo a day. In the past 5 years I’ve taken 34,000+ close up, perfectly lit, hi res photos of documents and other items from the size of a large cigar box to the size of a lima bean.  A bright ten year old can use the same system I use (tho 6 years newer) and  be proficient in minutes.

        Would YOU like big, clear, perfectly lit photos of valuables YOU own? CONSIDER with whom you’d like to share photos: your lawyer, your accountant, your insurance company, your executor, your children.

        Could YOU use perfect photos of: coins, stamps, antique art, jewelry...whatever?  Artisans can copy a piece and within seconds email the photos anywhere in the world. Privately. From your home.

        Even if YOU have NEVER operated a camera or computer YOU CAN TAKE PERFECT DIGITAL PHOTOS in privacy. Call the 800 number. You won’t be  pestered with salesmen, but you can ARRANGE FOR LITERATURE OR a private demo at the distributor’s Southern California Offices. I tested it with a range of items I wanted to shoot, took it home and bless it EVERY DAY.

       Cost varies (depending on what you need). Cooperatives, museums, historical societies and Libraries ... endless possibilities. The Smithsonian took one look at my results and now has interns copying their valuables...Shouldn’t you?



               

    v  Lots of pictures

    l  Emphasis on history

    m  Events or stories

    0  Topical reports, all sizes

    M Popular Exhibits

    ¢   Don’t miss this Exhibit

    4   Helpful to Museums, Dealers & Auctioneers




Where were the Cigar Factories?

<>    Where were they in 1885?

New York City 1st, 2nd, 3rd Tax District NY

Albany & 14th District NY

Binghamton, Syracuse & 21st District NY

Buffalo, Rochester & 28th District NY

Philadelphia & 1st District PA

Lancaster & 9th District PA

Pittsburgh & 23rd District PA

Illinois

Ohio

New Jersey

New England

Maryland

California

Florida

Indiana

Wisconsin

Michigan

        Minnesota

Louisiana

Iowa

Missouri

Kansas & Nebraska

West (WA, OR, MT, ID, CO, NM, AZ,

                              UT, WY, ND, SD, TX, OK)



Who were the Major Pre-1960 Companies?

  1. +       Straiton & Storm  (became General Cigar):  S&S PRINCIPES,                           

              S&S BOUQUET, OLD JURY, OWL, ROBT BURNS,

             VEGUEROS, CERES, NATALIE, SANTA CLARA, THE

             COTTAGE CIGAR, LA PERFECCION, SIXTEENTH

             AMENDMENT

          General Cigar   WHITE OWL, ROBT BURNS, VAN DYKE,                                           

              WILLOW TIPS, WILLIAM PENN, BOBBIE, TIPARILLO

          Lichtenstein Bros. (became Consolidated, then Altadis): SPICY.

              THE CRIB, CAPTAIN, PICTORIAL WEEKLY, CORE

              FAMILY, THE WRONG END, TOWN TALK, YACHT CLUB

          Consolidated  DUTCH MASTERS, EL PRODUCTO

<>      H. Fendrich   CHAS. DENBY,  LA FENDRICH, DIAMOND JOE,

              GLOBE DISPATCH, and many others

          American Cigar   CREMO, ROI-TAN, TRUTH...100’s of others

<>    Bayuk Bros.  PHILADELPHIA PERFECTO, PHILLIES, COINAGE,

            HAVANA RIBBON, BAYUK RIBBON, PRINCE HAMLET, CHARLES

            THOMSON, MAPACUBA

<>     P. Whitlock, OLD VIRGINIA CHEROOTS

<>     S.S. Pierce,  OVERLAND

          Yocum Bros.  Y-B

          Sutro & Newmark:  PICKET, TA-TA, TURNING BOARD,

              RELIANCE, THE LATEST, PEACOCK, HAILSTONE, HIGH

              TONED, BEELZEBUB, ROYAL NIBS, POLAR VALUE,

              NO SCHEME, MY PARTNER, MODEST, LA ESCEPCION

          Kerbs & Speiss  WELCOME, SMASHER, STRUCK OIL,

             NEW ENGLAND GROCER, LIVER REGULATOR, 

             THE NEWS, MERMAID

          A.J. Golden, 56 W. Market, York, PA 17405

              BLUE RIBBON, WHITE ORCHID, RED RIVER CROOKS,

              HOLSON RIVER CROOKS, DUTCH MAID many others

          Foster-Hilson: HOFFMAN HOUSE, OUR TRAVELLER,

             DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION, DOG’S HEAD, PERMIT ME,

             OUR FRITZ, BUFFALO BILL

          Deisel-Wemmer-Gilbert  EL VERSO, SAN FELICE 

          Sensenbrenner  SANTA FE, DEL CARA

          Lucke   TELESCOPE, ROLLED

          Congress Cigar Co.   LA PALINA

          Waitt & Bond  BLACKSTONE,

          RG Sullivan  7-20-4,, DEXTER

          H. Traiser  PIPPINS

          Graves & Son  JUDGE’S CAVE

          Wolf Bros.  CROOKS

          Jno. Swisher KING EDWARD, SWISHER SWEETS,

             RED RANGER, POM-POM, DIXIE MAID

          Morton Edwin  LORD EDWIN

          Brown Bros.  DETROIT FREE PRESS, others

          Carl Upmann  BOUQUET, VISTA [10037],

          I. Lewis: JOHN RUSKIN,

          Powell & Goldstein  FACTORY 370, NAPOLEON, ROMAN

             KING, FREDERICK III, AROMA, SWEET MOMENTS,

             FLYING JIB, LITTLE NAPOLEON, HAVANA PUFFS,

             O.P. SHATTUCK, WEDDING BELLS, GRAND MASTER,

             MYSTIC SHRINE, HARRISON-MORTON, CLEVELAND

             THURMAN, BIG K, WHITE ELEPHANT

          Brown Bros.  DETROIT FREE PRESS, GOLDEN PHEASANT,

          Jose Escalante  CORINA, OLE, AURELIA

          Samuel Davis  FRONTIER, MUNGOES many others

          Brenheiser  BRENHEISER others

          Brooks and Company  INVINCIBLES

          Eisenlohr  CINCO, HENRIETTA

          E.H. Gato  BOUQUET, LA ESTRELLA others

+        P. Lorillard,  MURIEL, WAR EAGLE, HEADLINE, CUBIST,

             POSTMASTER, ROXY, MASTERPIECE, HAVANA CONSUL,

             LEROY, ROYAL BENGAL, dozens of others

          F.R. Rice  many

          Jenkinson, Pollack, Marsh Wheeling,  many

          Thompson & Co.

          Cuesta Rey

          Roth, Brunner & Feist  WAR EAGLE [4404]

          Bondy & Lederer: WHITE SPOT, LITTLE NIGGERS,

             FOXHALL, COLORED LADY,

          W.H. Snyder  WILL’S TWINS [6426],

          J.C. Winter  WINTERS,

        Fruitiger & Co.


               

    v  Lots of pictures

    l  Emphasis on history

    m  Events or stories

    0  Topical reports, all sizes

    M Popular Exhibits

    ¢   Don’t miss this Exhibit

    4   Helpful to Museums, Dealers & Auctioneers




NCM Home        Site Outline       

 

The 239th Exhibit was uploaded

January 13, 2013

See the latest exhibits

v   Lots of pictures

l   Emphasis on history

m   Events or stories 

0   Topical reports, all sizes

M   Popular Exhibits

¢    Don’t miss this Exhibit

4   Helpful to Museums, Dealers & Auctioneers


l  m  0  ¢  4

CONTENT GUIDE

What you’ll find in an Exhibit.

This Outline tells you what’s here now and what’s coming.
  My Museum is a work in progress. Its content and design change as interesting new data or pictures are found.

History of Cigars

<>     Cigar History 1460-1760 Timeline    l

<>     Cigar History 1760-1860 Timeline    l

<>     Cigar History 1860-1880 Timeline    l

<>     Cigar History 1880-1915 Timeline    l

<>     Cigar History 1915-1960 Timeline    l

<>     Trading Tobacco for Wives    m

<>     Tax History    l M ¢

<>     Import Taxes on Cigars    l M ¢

<>     1863-1868  The Tax Wars    l M ¢

<>     Tax Districts and How They Changed over Time    v m 4

         1893-1911  The Tobacco Trust

         1900-1940  United & Other Chain Stores  

<>     Cigar Hand Tools I   Quick identification guide    v m M 4

<>     Cigar Hand Tools II  Expanded detail     v m M ¢ 4

+       Development of Machines

+       How Cigar Machines Work

         Sizes, Shapes & Blends

+       Flavorings

<>     Small Town Cigar Selection, California in 1890    v m

<>     Cigar Prices in an 1883 New York Restaurant    m

<>     Cigar Prices in a 1900 Tobacconist    l

<>     Cigar Factories in 1885  (1):  The three basic types    v m

<>     Cigar Factories in 1885  (2):  Where were they?    l ¢

<>     New York City factories 1887    m

<>     Women in the industry 1887    l

<>     Chinese Factories in San Francisco  1897  m

<>     Dishonest Salesmen in New York City    m

<>     Fraudulent Cigar Auctions in New York City    m

<>     White Labor Movement    v l M ¢

<>     Censorship and Cigars    v m M ¢

<>     Women Smokers (Part I Early)    v m

         Women in the Industry

         Children in the Industry

<>     Close ... but no cigar!    v m    Where did the phrase come from?

Cigar Boxes & the Birth of

Modern Packaging & Advertising

      Box & Lable Periods in the U.S.  

            In the beginning - 1762-1862

<>NEW 1st Period - “1860’s Style” - Early -    v l m M ¢ 4

<>        Cigar History 1860-1880 Timeline    l

           

            1872 - 18      “1870‘s Style” 

            1878 - 1882 Birth of Novelty Packaging

            1883 - 1891 Early Golden Age “1880’s Style”   

            1892 - 1915 Golden Age   

            1910 - 1915 Late Golden Age   

            1916 - 1931 Machine Age    “1920’s Style”

            1932 - 1941 Depression    “1930’s Style”   

            1942 - 1962 End of an Era   

            1962 - 2008 Modern Boxes

<>      Cigar Box Wood  (it isn’t cedar)    0

<>        Full boxes: 1863-1984        v l M ¢ 4

<>     Elections and Cigars    v l M ¢ 4

<>    Copyright Infringement   v M ¢

<>     Worst Brand Names   v M ¢

<>     Censorship of Images    v m M ¢

<>     You Can’t Say That (any more)    v M ¢

+      How Labels were Manufactured  

         Gallery of Great Design   

<>     Vanity Brands (using photos on labels)    v M ¢ 4

<>     The Perfect Package    m ¢


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