SOLD 1365 Vintage Tampa Postcard Cigar Box Purse



1365 Vintage Tampa Postcard Cigar Box Purse

This pink and orange vintage Tampa postcard image is absolutely darling and fits perfectly on this Fuente Canones cigar box! It has the phrase, ” The Army Air Base City” on it. Four large pink crystals frame the postcard image- so cute! McDill Airforce Base is located here in Tampa and is the home of Central Command but when the base was first established, the air force didn’t exist! It was constructed as MacDill Field, a U.S. Army Air Corps, later U.S. Army Air Forces installation just prior to World War II. With the establishment of the U.S. Air Force as an independent service in September 1947, it became MacDill Air Force Base. The cigar box has beautiful dovetail detailing in the corners and the original Fuente label with gold coins and plantation scenes remain on the inner lid flanked by green fabric covered wooden strips.  The gold seals and stickers have been left intact for authenticity sake. The cigar box purse has been flipped so that the opening is now on the top and has been given a secure and oh so cute three ball closure for security. The back has been painted black and the original gold seal remains intact for authenticity sake. 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, silver, pink beads and an orange and crystal bead rests in the center. A black tassel adds more fun to the mix!  The interior has the been lined in padded zebra fabric and pink trim around the sides. 4.75 x 9 x 4″ – nice and deep.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.

More history: The Fuente Family reside here in Tampa. In 2012, the Fuente companies celebrated 100 years of hard work, dedication and family tradition. When the Fuente companies was established in 1912, Arturo Fuente would have never dreamed his passion for cigars would become a global benchmark for the cigar industry. He started his company with humble beginnings, rolling and blending cigars in the back of his house with his wife Cristina and two sons, Carlos and Arturo Oscar. Four generations later, the company is still family-owned and operated in the Dominican Republic.