SOLD 1178 Vintage Tampa Bay Hotel Postcard Cigar Box Purse



1178 Vintage Tampa Bay Hotel Postcard Cigar Box Purse

Oh my! This cigar box purse is the perfect accessory for my Tampa girls and anyone who goes to the University of Tampa or who has gone to the University of Tampa past or present! This vintage postcard image of the Tampa Bay Hotel flanked by alligators has been decoupaged onto the front of this Arturo Fuente, Canones cigar box and 4 green crystals frame the image. What is now the University of Tampa’s Plant Hall was once the Tampa Bay Hotel- an absolutely beautiful and iconic building on the Hillsborough River here in Tampa. The Fuente Family reside here in Tampa. This blonde wooden box is spectacular to begin with. I left the gold seals as is for authenticity sake. The back has been painted black and gold purse feet have been added to the back and bottom for protection.I flipped the cigar box purse so that the opening is now on top and  a gold ball lock has been added for security. Gold hardware has been attached to the sides so that you may add a strap that you already own. This makes these little cigar box purses of mine versatile in that they can be worn by the handle, over the shoulder or cross- body. I sell straps and gold and silver cross body chains too. The chain in the last photo is available, but not included. Padded leopard fabric lines the inside of the purse along with lime green ball trim to match the original inside lid. The original, lovely, Fuente label on the inner lid depicts a tobacco plantation and gold coins and has  wooden strips on either side covered with lime green fabric.  The handle is made up of gorgeous black, gold, green and bronze beads along with a fat gold tassel. 4.75 x 9 x 4″ – nice and deep. This cigar box was found here in Tampa and originates in Nicaragua. THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR BOX PURSE, SO SMALL FLAWS INFLICTED BY THE SMOKERS OF THE CIGARS ARE TO BE EXPECTED!  Large flaws will be noted in the description. If you don’t like what you see, I can do custom cigar box purses and can include anything you like!- pictures of family members, pets, places- you name it! I always ship insured. Feel free to call me! 813-655-8003 Humadorables by Susan

Here is the link to purchase the chain. Use coupon code:  SHIPCHAIN at check out to take shipping charges off of the chain when adding to a cigar box purse purchase and add in comments if you would like gold or silver.