1557 Gurkha Silver Crown Cigar Box Purse
I’m always thrilled when I find these Gurkha Royal Challenge cigar boxes. They are made with a black vegan leather and white stitching, come with a flap lock closure and have the most amazing label on the inner lid. This one has a silver lock mechanism. The top is raised and curved. I try to give them special treatment and this one was no exception. I added a beautiful silver and rhinestone crown applique to the front of the beautifully up cycled cigar box purse and framed it with four clear crystals. The back of the cigar box purse has the original black velvet and four silver purse feet have been added for protection. I flipped the cigar box so that the opening is now on top. The beaded handle is made up of black and silver beads and a black, white and crystal vegan leather tassel- so pretty. I lined the inside with padded black velvet and black ribbon trim. 7 x 8.5 x 3″ *Please note that there is a small scuff on the back of the purse on the black velvet. See pics. The original and authentic Gurkha logo is found on the inner lid. 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/
History: It all started with Kaizad Hansotia, a man of Indian descent, raised in Hong Kong and London who was the son of a wealthy family that made luxury watches and other various timepieces. He was on vacation in India in the ancient year of 1989 (mind you I was born in 1988), when he met a Portuguese man rolling and selling cigars under the name of Gurkha. What a Portuguese man was doing in India rolling cigars, I have no clue, but Kaizad was so fascinated by this art he decided to buy all of the man’s tobacco and entire inventory for a grand total of a whopping $149. The original plan was to use these cigars to hand out to customers as gifts for his family timepiece business. Kaizad sent one of the first boxes of Gurkha Cigars to his friend who owned a duty free shop, and his customers went nuts wanting to buy more. Kaizad saw an opportunity to make money off of high-end cigars which lead him to pursue well known manufacturers in the industry to help him get started. The first person he talked to was Charlie Torano (perhaps you’ve heard of him?) and Torano cigars agreed to roll Gurkha’s first ever cigars. After this momentous occasion in the history of Gurkha cigars, a brand was born so wonderful that it even made its way to the White House in the 1990s, which will forever be part of Oval Office history.