1673 Tampa Fad Rooster Cigar Box Purse
Cock a doodle dooo! Wake up, Tampa Girls! It’s been quite some time since this vintage Tampa Fad rooster label has graced one of my Humadorable cigar box purses! Did you know that here, in Ybor City, (the part of Tampa that has/ had all the cigar factories) roosters roam wild? It’s always fun to see them when you’re out and about! I like to put these on red cigar boxes and this one fits the bill perfectly! It’s a red with gold accents, wooden, Romeo y Julieta, Eternal cigar box. I put three rows of clear crystal bling on each side of the image- because I could! I lined the inside with padded and plush black velvet and black lace trim and the original logo remains for authenticity sake. The beautiful handle is made up of black, gold, red, and crystal beads and a fat black tassel. The back has been left the original red and I added four gold corner protectors to the back and four to the front of the purse. The cigar box 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. 7.75 x 10.75 x 2″ This cigar box is not very deep, but still large enough to hold cell, keys, lipstick and credit card. THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR BOX PURSE, SO SMALL FLAWS INFLICTED BY THE SMOKERS OF THE CIGARS ARE TO BE EXPECTED! These add to the 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/
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. http://humadorablesbysusan.com/product/silver-gold-cross-body-chains/
History: Shakespeare’s most famous theatrical work, Romeo & Juliet, has captured imaginations and served as global inspiration for over 500 years. Inocensio Alvarez and Manin Garcia used this inspiration to establish Romeo y Julieta in 1875 in Cuba. After a number of years producing highly respected, top quality cigars, Alvarez and Garcia’s dedication to the brand paid off. Romeo y Julieta earned numerous gold medals at tasting exhibitions between 1885 and 1890; propelling the brand to increased notoriety around Cuba and the rest of the world. The future of Romeo y Julieta would now be in new hands after Jose “Pepin” Rodriguez Fernandez and his firm, Rodriguez, Argüelles y Cia acquired the brand in 1903. As a consummate cosmopolitan and salesman, Pepin constantly promoted the brand across Europe and America – his active marketing efforts included entering his horse (aptly named Julieta) into racing events across the world. Romeo y Julieta cigars quickly became exchangeable around the world as the best of the best, coveted by famous and wealthy customers. Shortly after Pepin’s death in 1954, the Cuban Revolution in hand with the nationalization of the cigar industry, brought new challenges for the brand. Romeo y Julieta was eventually re-established outside of Cuba in 1976 and produced at the Tabacalera De Garcia in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Tabacalera de Garcia continues to produce the brand for U.S. consumers today. Romeo y Julieta cigars have enjoyed over 140 years of recognition and continue to be coveted by cigar aficionados. No Romeo y Julieta customer was more renowned than Winston Churchill himself. An avid Romeo y Julieta customer, a vitola, was named in his honor (the eponymous Churchill, a 7” x 47 ring gauge cigar) and remains a flagship of the brand to this day. In addition to the Churchill, Romeo y Julieta was also known for specializing in figurados, such as perfectos and pirámides, during Pepin’s leadership. The new ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta line launched in 2012, bringing a modern twist to the heritage brand. Rated 94 by Cigar Aficionado in 2012, No. 3 Cigar of the year. The Romeo brand continues to grow in a prosperous direction.