Cigar Box Label, “Havana Rope”, Original Lithograph, Rare, Antique NOS

Cigar Box Label, “Havana Rope”, Original Lithograph, Rare, Antique NOS





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  • Made in USA 
  • Antique: circa 1920’s
  • Details:  Extremely rare and scarce collectible label, heavily embossed and gilded stone lithograph.  It features a very detailed image of the Havana harbor and the famous “El Morro Castle” at the turn of the century.   This label is a great example of the high quality embossing, gilding, however it lacks a lot of color as seen in more recent labels.  The lack of color is because at that time, printing in more than 2 colors was extremely expensive.  This label was acquired from a long time label dealer on the west coast.   It is in excellent, unused condition, suitable for framing, and recommended to maintain this condition.   Great as a collector’s item, for a cigar aficionado, collector.  Would look wonderful framed and hung in a study, library or man-cave or bar.  Would look nice within coastal decor.
  • Material:  Paper
  • Dimensions:  10.0 inches Long and 6.5 inches Wide
  • Condition:   Vintage – Unused (Guaranteed Original).  This is an original, new old stock item, never been used, mint condition.  The paper is yellowing, more noticeable on the back side, but this is consistent with its age.  PLEASE REVIEW PICTUES BEFORE PURCHASING.  ALL SALES FINAL. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.  
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Chromolithography is a unique method for making multi-color prints.  It became the most successful of several methods of color printing developed by the 19th century.

Alfonso Rios & Company was an importer of Havana cigars.  They were located on North Wells Street in Chicago, IL. in the 1930’s.  We found an invoice from 1928 for Champions cigars and a trademark registration from Edward G. Davis dba Alfonso Rios & Co. from Feb 24 1932 but not much else.

El Morro Castle is a big tourist attraction in Havana Cuba.  The design was drawn up by the Italian engineer Battista Antonelli.  Construction was started in the entrance to the Havana bay in 1589 in order to defend the city against pirate attacks and other hostile forces.  It was not completed until 1630.  Originally named by the Spanish “Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro”, it still stands today, now part of a historical park.

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Weight0.375 lbs
Dimensions13 × 11 × 0.75 in


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