Date: Fri 09-Jul-1999
Cigar Ephemera at Cerebro
(with 1 cut)
EAST PROSPECT, PENN. -- A recent Internet/phone/mail auction of cigar ephemera
by Cerebro, the first sale by the gallery limited to cigar memorabilia, was
dominated by a selection of 253 lots of rare cigar box labels from the turn of
the century, which continue to be one of the strongest areas of smoking
A Blue Ball lithographer's proof sold for $1,300; a Deaf, Dumb, and Blind
lithographer's proof brought $600; and a Liberty Bond lithographer's proof
label reached $900.
Among 50 lots of outer labels, an Herrmann sold for $600; a Chicago brought
$325; a Health tobacco earned $100; a Whang Doodle rang up $375; and a US
Admiral garnered $325.
Salesmen's samples were also sold. An Abaco brought $400; a Center Rush
brought $1,400; a Derby reached $1,200; a Domestic brought $650; a Joy Ride
garnered $2,000; a New Standard fetched $1,500; an Our Flyer realized $850;
and a Speed King brought $1,800.
There appears to be a growing interest in cigar bands. A Presidential 1904 set
of 25 bands reached $400; a set of state seals sold for $325; a Buffalo Bill
large bundle band garnered $120; and a sheet of sample cigar bands brought
A Swas-ti-ka round metal cigar sign sold for $200; a Blue Twins cigar box
brought $60; and a Royal Princess brass embossing plate for circular fan sign
No buyers premium was charged. For information, 800/69-LABEL.