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Object ID 001465

Object Name Old Queen Cigar Boxes

Object Desc Two wooden cigar boxes by Old Queen/C.A. Tank

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001223a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 3

Object Date 1943

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cigars,tobacco,smoking,Old Queen (brand),C.A. Tank,boxes,

Title Old Queen Cigar Boxes

Description Two wooden boxes for Old Queen brand cigars. Red Old Queen label printed on right side. The rest of the exterior of the box is uncolored. Decorative trim on edges, with the word "Habana" repeated. Old Queen logo printed on top of the lid. Interior of box has a color picture of a queen of clubs, and the phrases "Try one" and "High trump" printed to the left and right of the card illustration respectively. "Hand Made" and "C. Tank" printed underneath card illustration.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 8.25

Width 5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 2



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Old Queen

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1223a-b



Date FEB 13,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Both boxes have heavy edgewear, and the second box (b) has a warped lid. Lots of pencil marks on both boxes, and paper trim is worn and tearing on most edges. Printed logos on exterior are faded. The bottom side has some chips on the exterior.


Date FEB 14,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 9 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 3 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 9 - automatic entry by admin