Acquisition No.: 2021-19
Title: Catalog; "Cigar Box Label Art."
Item History:

Cigar smoking had reached its peak in the first half of the 20th Century. Collecting magnificent cigar bands, boxes, ads and box art reached its peak around the wide spanning middle of the 20th Century. The collecting hobby still exists. Examples are much easier to find since the advent of the personal computer. However most on-line finds leave the manufacturers disconnected with the brand names. Before computer searches, clubs and dealers of the ephemera printed books to better educate the public to the fascinating, eye-catching art. Catalogues often listed examples for sale.

This catalog is dated 1994. Prices in this catalog ranged fron one dollar to several hundred dollars per individual inner lid label with a similar price range for "outer labels". There are 2731 items described for sale. Among the thousands are at least 14 that represent products from the Golden family of Bonneauville. Pages 3, 6, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 24, 43, 46 and 51 list Golden's related items.

This catalog contains the following text on the cover "Cerebro, P. O. Box 327, East Prospect, Pa ... Cigar Box Label Art, High Art, $3.00, Catalog X, 1994".

Photograph: Image