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Antique Vintage Blue Ribbon Large Embossed Cigar Label, For Men Who Know 1900s - 1920s

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Antique Vintage Blue Ribbon Large Embossed Cigar Label, "For Men Who Know" Made by Golden's Cigar, Bonneauville, Pennsylvania 1900s - 1920s

10" x 6 1/4" ~

This was one of the most famous cigars on the east coast and is considered the most prominent business to ever operate out of Bonneauville, PA. They were in business from 1895 till they rolled their last cigar in March of 1943.

This is a neat label and it actually shows you one of the disadvantages of lithography. As the plates wore it makes every single piece slightly different not perceptible most of the time. This one though you can see they accidentally dripped paint/embossing on the plate and it was printed on obviously a large supply as almost every one I have has it but you can see the progression as it fades as the plates were used more and more. It's actually pretty neat and unique. The picture I took is of one of the early ones. If you would prefer one with very little to none of the misprint I can grab one from the bottom just let me know.

Amazing Gold embossed label. Most companies at the time used real gold flakes in the embossing.

Imagine hanging this over 100-year-old antique advertising on your wall as home decor in any room!

Cigar labels show you what vintage advertising is all about with the wonderful graphics that Lithography provided that modern printing just can't reproduce. This was a lost art after the 1920s unfortunately.

My pictures seriously don't do it justice. These had to be done on heavy paper stock which makes them stay vibrant and new looking for a long time.

This item has reached full antique status.

Most of these artists were very good but desperate for work during that era and got paid very little and received no recognition for their work. Unfortunately, the majority of these artists will remain unknown but we can keep their art alive forever.

Imagine if you could be satisfied and content with your purchase. That can very much be your reality with the Antique Vintage Blue Ribbon Large Embossed Cigar Label, For Men Who Know 1900s - 1920s.

Inventory Last Updated: Aug 10, 2022