1377 Gasparilla Vintage Label Cigar Box Purse
This oh so cute vintage Gasparilla Lee Co. of Tampa fruit label depicts a pirate with his treasure chest of loot sitting on a beach watching a beautiful flamenco dancer with a ship in the background. Four large blue crystals frame the image. If you don’t know, Gasparilla is a huge deal here in Tampa. Pirates come in off the bay in flotillas and invade the city and the parades go on and on! It’s a lot of fun! I’ve used this image many times but no two of my Humadorable cigar box purses are exactly the same! This cigar box purse starts out as a Fuente, Best Seller cigar box, found here in Tampa and originating in Nicaragua. I flipped the wooden cigar box so that the opening is now on the top and gave it a gold ball lock closure for security. The back of the cigar box bag has been painted black. Eight gold purse feet have been added to the back and bottom 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 interior has the original black velvet bottom and beautiful red velvet Fuente label on the inner lid and I added black lace trim. The handle is made up of gorgeous black, gold, blue and silver and a black tassel. 5.25 x 8(top) / 7.25(bottom) x 3.25″. By the way, I LOVE to use these Best Seller cigar boxes because they are the perfect size and shaped like a little purse! 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
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. http://humadorablesbysusan.com/product/silver-gold-cross-body-chains/
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.