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Object ID 001601

Object Name Certified Cremo Cigar Box

Object Desc Empty wooden cigar box for Certified Cremo Cigars.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001308

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 1930

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Certified Cremo,cigars,smoking,tobacco,boxes,

Title Certified Cremo Cigar Box

Description Empty wooden cigar box for Certified Cremo Cigars. Top cover has an image of a young man holding tobacco leaves in each hand, standing on a minieature version of a bayside town. Tax stamp has a cancellation date of 1930. "Certified Cremo" printed on right, left, and front panels of the box. A colored trim lines the box with the brand name and the words, "Long Filler" repeating. Interior of box has the same image of the young man underneath the top cover. Price was 5 cents. "Cream of the Islands" and "Certified for your Protection" printed underneath the image.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 8.75

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 Cremo

Maker Details The original Cremo Cigar, an icon of early America and the most successful cigar brand of the early 20th century, made a commitment to providing their customers with value. The company which rose out of beautiful Manhattan, New York City attained the largest sales of any cigar in its class. The brand was also famously linked to musician Bing Crosby in the early days of Broadcasting Radio.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1308



Date FEB 27,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes The box has a lot of edgewear, and what appears to be a decent amount of water damage on the left side. The lid is not warped, which is a fairly common flaw in these old boxes. Water damage also inside the box. Image underneath cover is in decent condition.


Date FEB 27,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 10 from Cabinet 1, 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 5 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 10 - automatic entry by admin