1453 Vintage Beatles Green Apple Label Cigar Box Purse
Sooo cute!- a little bit of history! This vintage, Beatles, green Apple 45-“The Ballad of John and Yoko” has been attached to the front of a Montecristo, Monte, Toro cigar box. I painted the front of the cigar box before attaching the vintage Beatles 45 record and five clear crystals. The back of the cigar box purse has the original black velvet. The cigar box bag has been flipped so that the opening is now on the top and has been given a gold three ball lock for security. 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 been lined with black velvet and black lace trim and has the Monte red and gold fleur de lis label on the inner lid. Two angel wing metal charms hide a little spot on the inner lid where the paper had a little tear. The beaded handle is made up of green, black and silver beads and a vegan leather black tassel. Get ready to be stopped in the street! 7 x 7.5 x 2.25″ 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- 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/
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History: Montecristo is one of the most famous cigar brands ever created. In 2015, the brand celebrated its 80th anniversary. The history of Montecristo cigars doesn’t stretch as far back as other Cuban-heritage brands like Partagas, Romeo y Julieta, or H. Upmann which were created in the 1800s. Montecristo began in Cuba in the 1930s, but it’s influence cannot be understated due in large part to the popularity of the Montecristo No. 2, a Torpedo-shaped cigar many argue is the greatest of all time. Today, a Dominican version of the brand exists for the U.S., while Cuban Montecristos are available in foreign markets. Let’s reveal the history behind Montecisto, a brand with decades of impressive commercial and critical accolades. A tale of jealousy, betrayal and revenge published in 1845 was often read by ‘lectores,’ the readers who kept ‘torcedores’ (Cuban cigar rollers) entertained while they made the world’s best smokes. The novel by Alexandre Dumas was The Count of Monte Cristo and it was popular in Cuban cigar factories. So popular, in fact, that after Alonzo Menendez, who bought the Particulares cigar brand in 1935, immediately created a new brand named after the classic work. The Montecristo cigar was born. It has become a classic in its own right. The saga that followed might have been written by Dumas as the tale of two Montecristos. Montecristo means ‘mountain of Christ.’ After Menendez’s factory and the cigar industry were nationalized by Fidel Castro on September 15, 1960, Alonzo — with seven dollars in his pocket — and his family fled Cuba. The first stop was the Canary Islands, belonging to Spain, but since the Montecristo brand was sold there, Menendez and his son, Benjamin, had to create a new name. They chose Montecruz. The design scheme was very similar to the Montecristo, but the ‘fleur de lis’ on the cigar band was replaced with a cross. As Cigar Aficionado has reported, “Menendez struck gold with the launch of Montecruz, an unapologetic copy of the Montecristo brand that his family had lost in Cuba. Made with Cameroon wrapper, a dark, toothy leaf that would soon prove a worthy substitute for Havana wrapper, Montecruz quickly became the No. 1 premium cigar in the U.S.” In the 1970s, the company moved to the Dominican Republic and found a way to call the cigar ‘Montecristo’ again. Having acquired the rights to the name from General Cigar, the loophole was used to sell the Dominican Montecristo only in the U.S. where the Cuban Montecristo was banned by the U.S. embargo on Cuban goods. The factory is still operating in La Romana. Today, the Dominican Montecristos are made by Spanish-French joint-venture, Altadis, S.A., which is also an investor in Habanos, the official Cuban cigar exporter. The Dominican cigars get great reviews and are generally more consistently well-made than the Cuban versions.