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Object ID 001575

Object Name Steinmeyer's Perfectos cigar box

Object Desc Wood box with hinged lid. Faux wood paper labeling on exterior with text in black for Steinmeyer's Hand Rolled Perfectos

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001945

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 1938

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,cigars,cigar boxes,Steinmeyer's Cigars,smoking,

Title Steinmeyer's Perfectos cigar box

Description Wood cigar box with hinged lid. Paper labeling covering exterior except bottom. Faux wood pattern with green and white stripe sticker on edges. Black print on lid "Private Selection" at bottom edge "The Utmost in Cigars". Tax stamp, blue and green at right edge. At front side of box, "Hand Rolled / Perfectos". At left and right sides white crest with text "Steinmeyer's Hand-Rolled / Perfectos". Bottom of box has Factory No. info. Interior of box has paper layering. Interior of lid has embossed paper label with gold crest shape and company logo with text at bottom "The Utmost in Cigars / Fresh - Mild - Mellow".


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.25

Length 0

Width 10.38

Depth 3.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Maker Steinmeyer's

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Image Caption CMY1945



Date FEB 25,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes At front of lid there is a nail which is sticking out, use caution. Overall, labeling is worn with loss and light tears. At front of box and lid there is loss of wood and paper with chipping. At front side of box at lower edge near left corner there is a nail end sticking out. White mark on lid at left near edge. Bottom of box has loss of paper label at edges. Light discoloration at lower right corner. On the interior, nail at top of lid at center. Paper is stained and discolored. Tears in paper along edges.


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 23,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAR 23,2014

Summary Location change

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

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 3 from Tobacco Exhibit - automatic entry by admin