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B1924 factory interior.jpgBeen collecting vintage postcards of Built America since 1970. Had 180,000 postcards by 2004, but downsized my collection in half. Would like to share cigar postcards with the brethren.
This 1924 white border postcard shows rollers in a Tampa factory. You can see the lector (reader) in upper right corner.
 
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My SIL has two cigar postcards and i have been searching high and low for some. This is awesome

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BView attachment 93103Been collecting vintage postcards of Built America since 1970. Had 180,000 postcards by 2004, but downsized my collection in half. Would like to share cigar postcards with the brethren.
This 1924 white border postcard shows rollers in a Tampa factory. You can see the lector (reader) in upper right corner.
Very cool! And when you say share some, you mean post photos or mail them? Because you can send one to me!;) Or you can keep posting them because I like this kind of stuff.
 

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Terrific postcard of the pipe. Like the embossed border, too.
Billy and Joseph Bott had a restaurant, saloon, billiard parlor and cigar counter on North High Street in Columbus OH. It opened in 1905. Here is a delectable postcard of their cigars operation.
The location is home today to Elevator Brewery & Draft Haus www.elevatorbrewing.com
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A 1960s chrome postcard of Cuesta-Rey's top vitolas.
Angel LaMadrid Cuesta and Peregrino Rey started this line of clear Havana cigars in Tampa's Ybor City in 1884. J.C. Newman Cigar Co. acquired the brand in 1958. The Newman and Fuente families continue to create Cuesta-Rey cigars today in the Dominican Republic.
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A luscious postcard of a Portland OR business with a cigar counter, peanut wagon, an apple cart (it's Oregon!) and a gaggle of guys hanging out. Notice the advertising for La Integridad Cigars -- one of the top Havana brands of this era, circa 1905. La Integridad was distributed by a New York company called Charles Morris.

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A luscious postcard of a Portland OR business with a cigar counter, peanut wagon, an apple cart (it's Oregon!) and a gaggle of guys hanging out. Notice the advertising for La Integridad Cigars -- one of the top Havana brands of this era, circa 1905. La Integridad was distributed by a New York company called Charles Morris.

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Ahoy! Lipschutz's 44 Cigars got great branding on the yacht Princeton. Benjamin Lipschutz owned the cigar manufacturer in Philadelphia. Lipschutz's 44 brand was his 5-cent cigar. His premium cigar was a 10-cent cigar called Adlon. The Adlon box had a foppish guy on the label -- not sure I would buy anything with this guy on it.
The 1910 postcard was issued as a promo by Capt. George B. Gale, harbor master in Atlantic City.
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Brass cash register and a pair of herfers at a cigar counter in Cosmopolis WA, c. 1910.
Used to know a wonderful guy named Bronco Tesia, who owned the Liberty Tavern in Cosmopolis, called Cosi by the locals. Is a lumber mill town just west of Aberdeen. Into his 80s, Bronco had a side gig as a diver for the Grays Harbor County sheriff's dept., diving for bodies and booty in the Chehalis River and its many creeks.
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