1445 Punch Cigar **Man Box** Valet, Watch Box, Stash Box, Keepsake Box, Gun Box, Jewelry Box
This is a very dark navy Punch, Vintage 1959 Rothschild cigar box with red and gold crown labels on the inner and outer lids and logo trim. The originals green and white seal has been left authentically intact. I added the ornate feet, a bronze knob for ease of opening and lined it with padded black velvet. Such a classic cigar box! 5 x 6.75 x 5.25 – 5.75″ with the ornate feet- nice and deep. Valet for keys, wallet, glasses, cell phone and change, watch box, gun box, jewelry box, stash box- the uses are endless. These valet / man boxes look great on a desk, dresser, bar, book case, coffee table – you get it. Great gift for Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation or groomsmen gifting. Perfect guy gift in general! THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR BOX , SO SMALL FLAWS INFLICTED BY THE SMOKERS OF THE CIGARS ARE TO BE EXPECTED! This only adds authenticity, 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 valets that can include anything you like!- pictures of family members, pets, places, collegiate or pro sports themes- you name it! I can add initials to any of my cigar box valets for a small charge too- just ask! I always ship insured. Feel free to call me! 813-655-8003 – Home Please sign up for email via this site to get in on sales and new products. Also please follow Humadorables by Susan on Facebook and Instagram. https://www.facebook.com/Humadorables/ https://www.instagram.com/humadorablesbysusan/
History: Imagine if today you tried naming a cigar after Kermit the Frog. You’d be accused of something akin to child endangerment for associating a beloved doll with tobacco. The 19th century, it seemed, was a bit less rigid in terms of recognizing art and that’s how a Cuban cigar came to be named for a puppet. Or marionette. The one with the strings. The character was ‘Mr. Punch,’ the star of a British (or German?) show popular largely at the beach. Mr. Punch’s wife, Judy, or some hapless third character, was often the victim in a pretty violent show. Essentially, we’d call it domestic abuse. None of our 21st century sensibilities played on a German fellow named ‘Stockmann’ who registered the Punch brand in 1840, a year before a British magazine featuring a ‘Mr. Punch’ was first published. The magazine’s character always had a cigar in its hand, so the idea arose (and is perpetuated by the clown’s image on the Cuban box) that the magazine was the source of the naming of the cigar, but the original Punch cigar was created before the magazine. Because of the fame of the Punch name in the United Kingdom, the Punch cigar became vastly popular there. The brand was sold in 1874 and then again 10 years later to Manuel López Fernandez, whose name is still found on Cuban Punch bands and boxes. That’s when Punch really took off. López retired in 1924 and the company lasted just until 1929, the year of the worldwide depression. The company’s financial troubles resulted in its being acquired in 1930 by Fernandez, Palicio y Cia. Punch rose again to join the company’s other brand, Hoyo de Monetrrey, as one of the world’s best.Jump to 1960 and the nationalization of the Cuban cigar industry by the Castro revolution. Fernando Palicio, like so many other cigar-makers, fled to Florida. Seeing little future for the Cuban cigar business, Palicio sold his brands to Frank Llaneza and Dan Blumenthal, owners of Villazon & Co. Today, General Cigar owns the brands and continues to make Punch and Hoyo de Monterrey cigars in Honduras.