SOLD 1305 Hav-A-Tampa Cigar Box Purse



1305 Hav-A-Tampa Cigar Box Purse

Oh so cute! This classic, vintage image of an old Hav-A-Tampa cigar label has been decoupaged onto the front of a brown, wooden cigar box. Four large red crystals frame the image. Hav-A-Tampa was an American owned company that first started their craft in Ybor City in Tampa, Florida way back in 1901. They were one of the first companies to use machines in the cigar making business. Today, they are no longer produced in the USA, but instead in Puerto Rico, but they remain the world’s best-selling wood-tipped cigars. So many people here in Tampa have relatives who worked at the Hav-A-Tampa factory and it is quite a sentimental connection. The upcycled cigar box itself is an Alec Bradley, Post Embargo, brown, wooden box with the gorgeous authentic seal left as is and the stunning patriotic label on the inside lid- you will look for an excuse to open the cigar box purse and show off the inside! I lined it with leopard fabric and red trim- so pretty! The cigar box has been flipped so that the opening is now on the side and has been given a secure and oh so cute three ball closure for security. Gold purse feet have been added to the back and bottom of the cigar box bag for protection. 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. The handle is made up of black, gold, bronze, brown and red beads and a black tassel. This cigar box originates in Honduras and was found here in Tampa.  5.5 x 8.75 x 2.75″ THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR BOX PURSE, SO SMALL FLAWS INFLICTED BY THE SMOKERS OF THE CIGARS ARE TO BE EXPECTED! They only add character and charm! 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

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.