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This is a pre-print of an old Cuban cigar label. The final (in colour) would end up in the inner side of the box lid. Dates most likely from second quarter of 19th century or latest early 20th century.
Calle de las Animas. No. 131
Fabrica de Tabacos Flor Extra-Fina
Image of crown, coat of arms, flags and two lions.
Allones was the first manufacturer to decorate its boxes with ornate, branded labels.
Fine condition, some light smudges and rust spots outside of image area. UR corner has spotting and smudging. Corner crease. Some black streaks on back.
On thick paper.
Image size: 14.25 X 11.25 cm
Paper size: 30.5 X 21.5 cm
Ramon Allones is as rich in history as it is in flavor. Founded in 1837, it’s one of the oldest brands still produced and is credited as the first manufacturer to decorate its boxes with ornate, branded labels. Other cigar companies naturally followed suit and now, more than 150 years later, the branding of cigars and cigar boxes is commonplace.