1887 GRADIAZ ANNIS CO CIGAR BOX - RARE PIECE OF HISTORY

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  • Item Category: Alcohol & Smoking
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 02, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

1887 GRADIAZ ANNIS CO CIGAR BOX - RARE PIECE OF HISTORY
Description
Up For Consideration, A Piece Of American Cigar History From Tampa, The Heart Of Americas Cigar Industry. This 1887 Gradiaz Annis & Co. Don Julian Kings The Aristocrat Of Tampa Cigar Box Is Stamped With The Seal Of The City of Tampa July 16, 1887 by special permission of the Tampa City Council. Factory No. 252 Coll. District Florida.. It is Dovetailed and has 2 metal hinges and a metal latch in the front to secure the lid. Also has Pride of Tampa, and Don Julian Kings logos on top and front faces.. In 1867, Senors Ignacio Haya and Serfino Sanchez, natives of Spain came to New York City with $1000.00 in capital and started what was to become one of the most successful cigar manufacturies in the world. In 1886 they moved their operations to Tampa, Florida and they received the U.S. Revenue designation of "Factory No. 1". Tampa soon became the cigar manufacturing industry giant and Sanchez & Haya retained it's leadership roll. The company ultimately acquired and merged with many of the old-line Tampa producers, such as Morgan Cigar Co., Schwab-Davis y Cia. and many more. By 1892, both Senor Haya and Sanchez were leaders of the Spanish community and their financial ability, philanthropy, and industry were legendary. J. B. (Bunny) Annis began
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