Vintage Collection of 855 Cigar Bands

By: [Devine, Isabelle]

Price: $200.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Housed in two small flip-style notes books, 10.5 by 17 cm. Very good condition with only light wear, a few bands detached but present, and a tape repair to the cover of one notebook. The first notebook has the owner’s name and address on the front cover, “Isabelle Devine, 466 Potomac Ave., Buffalo,” and is filled with 627 cigar bands, mostly five per page, mounted recto and verso. The second notebook is about two-thirds full, mostly recto only, with 228 bands, 15 of which haven’s been glued in yet. This collection isn’t dated but appears to be from the 1920s. There are five or six bands per page, but some of the larger cigar bands only fit one or two to a page. Most are in very good condition—you can tell these were taken off cigars—but some are well-worn. The graphics are incredible, with world leaders, Abraham Lincoln, Rutherford B. Hayes, George Washington, dogs, lions, Edgar Allen Poe, horses, Native Americans, women, bats, landscapes, Francisco Goya, etc. The variety is impressive, including cigars by Victoria, Chapin & Gore, Harnett, E.A. Kline, Hotel Astor, Senate Club, John Carver, Non Plus Ultra, Belvedere, Girl from Paris, Unico, Anona, El Presidente, Law Club, La Belle Creole, Perfectos, La Flor, Fonseca, E. Regensburg & Sons, F. Garcia & Bros., Old Well, Buck, Hilson, Rothschilds, Smokettes, Geo. W. Childs, Union League Club, Kraus & Co., Sanchez Y Haya, The Ellicott Club (Buffalo), and many, many more. Havana, Cuba is well represented with El Provedo, Punch, Flor Fina, Arrius, Leda, Champion, John W. Merriam & Co., Rey Del Mundo, El Menor, E.P. Cordero, Exquisitos, Pedro Moreda, S.G.C. YCA., Marcelino Perez, Santa Damiana, Bouquet, Henry Clay, King Henry, Belinda de Lopez, Habana Ymperial, Villar, and many more. All in all, Ms. Devine assembled quite a collection. I can only hope that lung cancer isn’t what prevented her from finishing the second volume.

Title: Vintage Collection of 855 Cigar Bands

Author Name: [Devine, Isabelle]

Categories: Scrapbooks, Photo Albums,

Publisher: c.1920s

Binding: Paperback notebooks

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2777