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Object ID 001557

Object Name Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto cigar box

Object Desc Cardboard box with hinged lid for Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto Cigars. Paper label with logo at top and faux wood pattern.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001937

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 2

Object Date 1940s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,cigars,Bayuk Cigars Inc.,Philadelphia Perfecto,Bayuk Phillies,cigar boxes,smoking,

Title Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto cigar box

Description Cardboard cigar box with hinged lid and paper label with faux wood pattern and red labeling around edges. On top of lid is logo for Bayuk Phillies. Tax stamp, orange on blue, at left edge. Left and right sides are red with white text. On bottom of box is Factory No. info. Interior of lid has paper labeling with company logo and blue rectangle below with white text. Print on interior sides.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 0

Width 9

Depth 5.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Bayuk Cigars, Inc.

Maker Details

Maker Mark Factory No. 550 - 1st Dist., Pennsylvania


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Image Caption CMY1937



Date FEB 21,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, paper and cardboard is worn. Edges are frayed. Box is dirty and stained on interior and exterior. On lid, front edge is very worn and label is torn with loss. Tax stamp has tears with loss. Lid is slightly warped, hinge is fragile and worn on edges. Bottom of box is worn with light scratches. Interior of box is dirty and stained. Wear on edges where the lid sits.


Date MAR 4,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 22 from Room 7, Shelf 2 - 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 2 from Room 7, Shelf 22 - automatic entry by admin



Date FEB 21,2014

Notes Sam, Max, and Meyer Bayuk started the Bayuk Bros. Cigar Co. in 1896 in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Hand Made Perfecto was introduced in 1910. This cigar became commonly known as "Phillies". In 1920, they became Bayuk Bros., Inc and by 1923 they changed the name to Bayuk Cigars, Inc. Phillies were sold in tin boxes of 50 cigars starting in 1922 until World War II. During the Depression the price was dropped from 10 to 5 and it became the number one brand in the U.S.