Antique BEN BEY TIN CIGAR BOX SHEIK ON HORSEBACK

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  • Item Category: Alcohol & Smoking
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 13, 2014
  • Channel: Auction House
I FOUND THIS CIGAR TIN AT AN ESTATE SALE, AND AS SOON AS I SAW IT, I HAD TO HAVE IT.
I AM DOWNSIZING SINCE MY RETIREMENT, AND THIS CIGAR TIN, THOUGH AWESOME IS UP FOR BIDS/SALE. I HAVE HELD ON TO THIS FOR YEARS.
**SOME NEW ADDED INFORMATION ON THIS CIGAR TIN, SEE QUESTIONS / ANSWERS AT THE ENDING OF THIS LISTING. ** THIS TIN WAS PRODUCED BY NATHAN ELSON & CO. GROMMES KENNEDY & NATHAN ELSON PARTNERED IN FORMING THE COMPANY THAT PRODUCED BEN BEY CIGARS STARTING IN 1900.
NOT SURE OF THE DATE, BUT POSSIBLY FROM 1922. OR BEFORE. I DON'T KNOW IF PRODUCED BY GROMMES & KENNEDY IN 1900 OR AT A LATER DATE BY GROMMES AND ELSON IN 1907. THE NAME WAS CHANGED AGAIN IN 1922.
MEASURES: 9" X 3" HIGH X 6" DEEP.
I DON'T SHOW IT ON ANY PHOTOS BUT IT STILL HAS THE OLD PAPER TAPE ON THE END.
THERE ARE SCRATCHES, AND APPEARS DIRTY. I AM SURE IT WILL CLEAN UP BETTER THAN WHAT YOU SEE IN THE PHOTO. I HAVE NOT ATTEMPTED TO CLEAN IT IN ANY WAY. THE CONDITION OF THE BOX ITSELF IS EXCELLENT, NOT MIS-SHAPEN AND IS VERY SOLID, HINGES ARE PERFECTLY FINE.
IN THE PHOTOS YOU MIGHT SEE SOME GLARE OF THE GOLD OUTLINING THE HORSES GEAR AND ALSO THE SHEIK'S RIFLE, THE STAR & MOON AND THE SCIMITAR DESIGN / SABRE.
THIS ARAB SHEIK ON HIS ARABIAN HORSE - BEAUTIFUL AND MAJESTIC.
STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OTHER
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