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Cigar Box Labels
Collecting Cigar Box Art - Old and New
Collecting old cigar box labels is becoming increasingly popular. Some of these boxes were made of wood, paper or cardboard and beautifully decorated with illustrations.
They are becoming highly collectible as more and more people are becoming interested in them for the artwork depicted on them. The increase in attention has created a market both for the collections and the artwork.
There are many posters and books available depicting cigar box labels. This page is about collecting and purchasing cigar box labels and artwork. Want to make a Cigar Box Guitar?
Cigar Box Label catalog - O.L. Schwencke ca. 1905
This wonderful old catalog published around 1905 shows cigar box labels from O.L. Schwenke. The catalog has been digitally scanned and can now be viewed online. The cigar label art is stunning.
The images shown below are from the catalog and all the pictures of cigar boxes are in the public domain.