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Object ID 001576

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 # CMY001946

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 1940

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 orange 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 10.25

Depth 3.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0



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Place of Origin

Maker Steinmeyer's

Maker Details

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Image Caption CMY1946



Date FEB 25,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Edges are worn and paper is torn and creased throughouth. Lid is distorted and does not sit flush with box. Creases in paper on lid. Black mark on lid at right. Tax stamp is torn with loss. On front of box at left there are white marks. On left side of box the white label is discolored and stained. On back of box large scratch at center. Edges worn at hinge. Bottom of box is stained at left, and edges are worn. Interior of lid, paper is stained, possible mold. Paper is ribbled on edges from glue.


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