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Object ID 001903

Object Name Bolivar Cigar Box

Object Desc Wooden cigar box for Bolivar cigars from Havana, Cuba.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001486

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 1912

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Bolivar brand,cigars,J.F. Rocha & Co.,tobacco,boxes,

Title Bolivar Cigar Box

Description Wooden cigar box for Bolivar cuban cigars. Box has a faux wood paper label with colorful image of Bolivar on the top and inside of lid. Large tax stamp with the year 1912 is on the lower right hand corner of box. Tax stamp is in Spanish. Front reads "Claro," R side reads "Perfectos-50," L side shows Bolivar and reads "Superiores de la Vuelta Abajo/Habana." Inside lid reads "Manufactured by J.F. Rocha & Co. San Miguel 364 Havana-Cuba/Simon Bolivar Habana/Genuine Imported Havana Cigars/See outside this box the guarantee seal of the cuban government." On the back inside of the box, the same "see outside" message is written in English, Spanish, French, and German.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 9

Width 5.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions refer to entire box with lid closed.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker J.F. Rocha & Co

Maker Details San Miguel 364 Havana, Cuba.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001486

Description Bolivar Cigar Box


Date APR 4,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Label has some tears and creases, however still has vibrant color. The inside label has some water damage. Box is sturdy. No cigars in box. Inner front of box reads "M 77.60.6." in marker.


Date APR 4,2014

Summary Location change

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

Date APR 4,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 5 from Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin