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Object ID 001505

Object Name Marsh Wheeling Cigar Box

Object Desc Blue and yellow cardboard box for Marsh Wheeling deluxe cigars. Cigars still inside.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001236

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 5

Object Date 1932

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cigars,Tobacco,Marsh Wheeling,smoking,tobacco,boxes,

Title Marsh Wheeling Cigar Box

Description Cardboard cigar box with yellow backdrop and blue trim. Left and right sides have blue backdrop with Marsh Wheeling name printed in white text with yellow trim. Front and back sides have Marsh Wheeling printed in blue on a yellow back drop. Top cover has Marsh Wheeling name printed in the same way as the left and right sides, but the blue backdrop is within a larger yellow one. Blue trim on box repeats the Marsh company name. A more decorative design with the Marsh name is underneath the top cover when opened. Portraits of the owners are on the left and right sides. White, gold trimmed text on a dark blue backdrop. Cigars still inside.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.25

Length 7.5

Width 5.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Marsh Wheeling

Maker Details Marsh Wheeling was founded by Mifflin M. Marsh in 1840. Located in Wheeling, West Virginia, it was the oldest cigar manufacturing company founded in the United States. After beginning production and sale from his home, Mr. Marsh developed the company and opened a factory first on Water Street and later on 12th Street between Water and Main. In 1908, the company opened the historic location at 905915 Market Street. In 2001, the Wheeling plant was closed and the company was bought by National Cigar, which moved production to Frankfort, Indiana.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1236



Date FEB 18,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Box has edgewear and minor dust stains throughout. Cigars are still inside the box. Colors are still fairly unfaded, all text is legible as well.


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 5 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin