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Memorabilia : Cigar Bands

cigar band is a loop made of paper or foil fitted around the body of a cigar to denote its brand or variety. Modern historians credit a European immigrant to Cuba named Gustave Bock with the invention of the cigar band in the 1830s. Within two decades, banding of cigars exported from Havana became almost universal.

Their use remains very much a part of modern cigar production, with a recent trend towards larger and more elaborate designs in evidence. Cigar bands are considered a collectible by some people today, with collectors organized into a group called the International Label, Seal and Cigar Band Society.

As to the origins of this set below, we have no idea, if anyone knows, please let us know.