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Object ID 001902

Object Name Old Queen Cigar Box

Object Desc Box for Old Queen cigars.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001485

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 1941

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Old Queen (brand),C.A. Tank,tobacco,cigars,boxes,smoking,

Title Old Queen Cigar Box

Description Cigar box for Old Queen cigars. Wooden box with paper label/border. Border reads "Habana." Lid of box has black ink image of Old Queen and two blue stamps. One is a Union makers stamp, the other is a tax stamp for 1941 (Series 1910). Front of box has Tax Paid notice and 5 cent marker. Sides of box read "Colorado Clam..?" and "Old Queen." Bottom of box has factory notice. Inside lid has image of the Queen of Clubs card and reads "Old Queen/Try One/High Trump/C.Tank/Registered by C.A. Tank/ After all nothing satisfies like a good cigar/Hand Made." Bottom of box has pencil that reads "7/29 LL."


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 8

Width 5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions are for box with warped lid.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker C.A. Tank

Maker Details Possible maker or illustrator?

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001485

Description Old Queen cigar box


Date APR 4,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Tax stamp is present with dating information. Box label in fair condition with some tears and discoloring. Lid is warped/doesn't close all the way. Inside paper label is dirty. Some of the factory info has rubbed off bottom. Pencil on bottom.


Date APR 4,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 3 from Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin