“Official Price Guide to Collectibles”
by Harry L Rinker
Cigars and cigarettes are not synonymous. Cigars have always had an aloofness about them. They were appreciated by a select group of smokers, not the masses. Cigar connoisseurs are as fanatical as wine aficionados concerning the objects of their affection.
The cigar renaissance of the early 1990s has renewed collector interest in cigar collectibles. The primary focus is advertising.
References: Tony Hyman, Handbook of American Cigar Boxes, Arnet Art Museum, 1979, 1995 value update; Jerry Terranova and Douglas Congdon-Martin, Great Cigar Stuff for Collectors, Schiffer Publishing, 1997.