1410 Cuba License Plates Cigar Box Purse
Let me begin by saying that this is NOT a Cuban cigar box, but rather a gorgeous Partagas cigar box that originates in the Dominican Republic (see history below). The cigar box itself is a dark red with colorful trim and a yellow seal on what is now the top. The Surgeon General’s warning has been left intact for authenticity sake. I flipped the cigar box so that the opening is now on the top and gave it a porcelain knob closure for security. A vintage Cuban license plate image has been decoupaged onto the front and framed with four large black crystals. 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 inside has the original Partagas label and I lined it with leopard fabric and red trim. The handle is made up of gold, black, red and brown beads and a black tassel. 6.5 x 7.5 x 3.25″ 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-Home- Also please follow Humadorables by Susan on Facebook and Instagram. https://www.facebook.com/Humadorables/ https://www.instagram.com/humadorablesbysusan/
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History: Partagás has a rich history as one of the oldest Cuban cigar brands, founded in 1845 by an immigrant from Catalonia, Spain, Don Jaime Partagás y Ravelo. Partagás built his factory in Havana, but not before spending years buying as many of the best tobacco plantations he could in Vuelta Abajo, Pinar del Rio, Cuba’s western tobacco-growing province. Don Jaime had a knack for blending and fermentation and is reputed to be the first to hire a lector, a reader, to keep his workers entertained during cigar rolling. In 1868, Don Jaime was murdered on one of his plantations. A year later, Cifuentes took over the business entirely and later bought up tobacco fields. In addition to the Partagás brand, the company also acquired rights to Ramón Allones, and later, with Cifuentes’ sons running the enterprise, Bolivar and La Gloria Cubana. By 1958, Partagás was second only to H. Upmann in exports of Cuban cigars. Two years later, everything changed. The revolutionary government of Fidel Castro seized 16 cigar factories, Partagás among them. Since 1960, Partagás has been under the control of the Cuban government. And that’s when things got interesting. In 1978, with the General Cigar Company, Cifuentes Toriello relaunched Partagás and Bolivar as non-Cuban brands. The cigars were initially made in Jamaica before moving to the Dominican Republic (DR), in Santiago. Today you can find both Dominican and Cuban versions of Partagás cigars, while the brand’s reputation is founded on its lengthy Cuban history.