SOLD Vintage Tampa Bay Hotel and Gator Postcard Cigar Box Purse



1669 Vintage Tampa Bay Hotel and Gator Postcard Cigar Box Purse

Such a classic postcard image of the Tampa Bay Hotel (now part of the University of Tampa), the Hillsborough River in days gone by, flanked with alligators! There is so much history wrapped around this old building and we as Tampanians are lucky to have this beautiful structure with minarets in our midst! I framed the decoupaged image with four large green crystals. The cigar box itself is a brown, wooden, Cohiba, Corona Espesial with dovetail detailing in the corners and the original closure. A crystal and antique brass closure has been added for extra protection. The beaded handle is made up of silver, green and yellow beads and a fat sage green tassel. I lined the inside with padded and plush black velvet and black lace trim. The back has been painted black and sealed. The purse has been flipped so that the opening is now on the top. 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. 7 x 8.75 x 2″ 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 or text me with questions. 813-416-7071 and please sign up for email via this site to get in on new products and sales. Also please follow Humadorables by Susan on Facebook and Instagram.

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.

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