Dating cigar boxes

However, you may also find a second stamp indicating the date, the section the box was stored at the factory, or even the signature of the box inspector.

Today the type and number of stamps vary by manufacturer.

(The pictures are actually reproductions, with the originals scanned and reproduced, simply to keep the originals safe in my archives.) THING FIVE: One of the contemporary instruments on display in the collection is a Reverend Peyton cigar box guitar made by his Uncle Greg.

In some cases they will place the inspection numbers and inspectors name on a tiny piece of paper inside the box.

So, let’s get to the details, there are two kinds of information on every cigar box: optional information and information required by law.

I will be celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary next month, so I don't date cigars. Each cigar he sent me had a sticker with a month and year on it. (Honestly, joking with myself at first, but really thinking about it shortly thereafter.) 3. Is it really that important, and does it really make that much difference? I just started getting serious about cigars a year ago June, so I am very much still a newbie to the hobby.

I also recently purchased a couple great deals from Paddy when he put them up for sale. When would be the best year and month to smoke this one? Are there any general rules to aging certain types of fillers, wrappers, sizes, CC's, NC's, etc? Wife and I took a last minute to a warm country with palm tress & tequila. I do have a very large stash of cigars and dating the helps me from accidently smoking ones that are new and have not had time to adjust, as well as seeing if time improves the smoke or hurts it.

In the end, it’s just another part of the premium cigar experience.

These are machine made cigars which are essentially covered by the Habanos Denomination of Origin (D. Jamie asked what year the cigar was, and Will promptly answered with the month and year of said cigar. Why certain ones would be better with a year, some would be better with several years, and some are as good as they are going to get now and how the old timers are identifying these smoke still intrigues me.When I received the package it was the first thing I noticed. Early on I was keeping up with my cigars on a spreadsheet but it didn't last long.These were eventually replaced by large wooden chests that could hold up to as many as 10,000 cigars.In 1840, English banker, Herman Upmann, opened a branch office in Havana and would ship Cuban cigars back to his London colleagues in boxes made of Spanish cedar due to its ability to prevent cigars from drying-out and extend the aging process. Upmann bought a cigar factory and gave birth to the now famous H.In 1989, the inscription “Totalmente a mano” (“totally handmade”) replaced the older inscription “Hecho a mano.” Boxes were also stamped “Cubatabaco,” but in 1994 it was changed to “Habanos S.

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