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Object ID 001218

Object Name Tampa Nugget Cigar sign

Object Desc Metal advertisment for Tampa Nugget cigar. Light background with red lettering. image of a cigar at lower left. Back of sign is painted black.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001827

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 16

Object Date

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Tampa Nugget,advertising,cigars,tobacco,smoking,Novelty Advertisement Company,Hav-A-Tampa Cigar Company,signs,

Title Tampa Nugget Cigar sign

Description Metal advertisement for Tampa Nugget. Sign has light background, almost a light blue, with thin black border. In large, red letters across, "Tampa Nugget". At left lower corner a image of a cigar. Text at bottom, "The Good 5 Cigar". Back is painted black. Holes punched out at top two corners, at top center and at bottom center.


Approx Collection Date

Height 10

Length 0

Width 27.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Novelty Advertisement Company

Maker Details Coshocton, Ohio

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1827



Date JAN 14,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Sign is dented and distorted. Rust throughout. Large section of rust at lower right corner. Paint is cracked at sites of dents. Small areas of loss of the top layer of paint. At left edge there is white discoloration. Also white discoloration at lower right corner. Back side is discolorated and sights of rust on lower edge. Stratches throughout with a cluster of scratches at right side near edge.


Date JAN 16,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 1 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 11 from Room 7, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 18,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 16 from Room 7, Shelf 11 - automatic entry by admin



Date JAN 14,2014

Notes Hav-A-Tampa Cigar Company was founded in 1902 in Tampa, Florida, and it closed in June-July 2009. However, they are still manufactured in Puerto Rico. Roland Wilson trademarked the name "Havatampa" but transfered name to Jose Hilgers in 1902. In 1906, the Krause Brothers produced cigars for Hav-A-Tampa, and they registered the name "Tampa Nugget". And the Krause Brothers eventually purchase all rights to Hav-A-Tampa name.