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    Posted: 17-Jan-2012 at 00:35
Firstly, I do not endorse nor condone smoking, so this isn't a thread about cigars. This is about
the amazing art work that went into the advertising on those boxes.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2012 at 19:06

Speak for yourself TJ. I love a good Cuban cigar (preferably with a glass of port or iced Scotch) and started smoking Henri Wintermans and King Edward cornets at the age of 15. My mum brought back a big box of Montechristo No.4s from Cuba, though i'm also partial to Romeo Y Julia, Flor Danica, and BolivarThumbs Up
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I end up chewing them. The art however remains remarkably good.
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jan-2012 at 10:48
Here's a number of decorative designs found on a blog site.

What a handsome figure of a dragon. No wonder I fall madly in love with the Alani Dragon now, the avatar, it's a gorgeous dragon picture.
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Jan-2012 at 11:42
Some of the more elaborate wooden cigar boxes have a considerable value in the collectors market.
 
The 50 cigar size boxes also could be used to make a passable banjo.
 
 
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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Jan-2012 at 11:48
I have never smoked art since my birth.Except in bars before prohibition.Long Live "no smoke" prohibition!
WinkHere you have some "art":
http://www.unusualmuseums.org/cigar/



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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Jan-2012 at 15:34
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Some of the more elaborate wooden cigar boxes have a considerable value in the collectors market.
 
The 50 cigar size boxes also could be used to make a passable banjo.
 
 
Here's a site with cigar box guitars, red.Shift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page.


Oh, I've just found someone playing a cigar box banjo on this video. It's not too bad either.



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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Jan-2012 at 19:09
That is cool Alani. If you or Red want to make a guitar, i'll happily help empty a box of cigars if you provide oneBig smile
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Jan-2012 at 20:19
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That is cool Alani. If you or Red want to make a guitar, i'll happily help empty a box of cigars if you provide oneBig smile
Remembering the other thread on Medieval beer I'm guessing you'll have a beer in one hand and the cigar in the other.LOL
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Jan-2012 at 10:23
I've made 2-3 Cigar box banjos, mainly for the younger members of the family.  My grandfather smoked-  ABC Factory Reject Smokers.  They came in wooden boxes of 50.  The box was the right size and shape.
BTW- Breakfast for old Tom was, 2 cigars and 2 bottles of warm stout, he lived to be 84.  So maybe Nick's got something going.Big smile 
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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Jan-2012 at 10:34
Yellow yellows,red dies!(local folk proverb).Agree about that everyone dies from something.Personal I choose woman,i am a gambler!LOLNo cigars.
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"All my friends have given up drinking, smoking and sex.  I told them their going to feel really stupid, laying in the hospital dieing of nothing."  Redd Foxx at 85.
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I am perfect in avatar only.In real life nobody is perfect.(I am allergic on smoke&dust).
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Jan-2012 at 11:38
I tried smoking when I was at school, that lasted a week until I realized I didn't really like it. As for alcohol, it's been a while since I've drunk any, I guess having an alcoholic Father can keep you a little wary. When it comes to women, I couldn't stand a woman who was dirty minded, or body. I was married to a woman many years ago who turned out to be like that, so I never want to be with another.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Jan-2012 at 19:28
Originally posted by red clay

"All my friends have given up drinking, smoking and sex.  I told them their going to feel really stupid, laying in the hospital dieing of nothing."  Redd Foxx at 85.

Your grandfather was a wise man. I intend to live life to the full and enjoy every minute of itThumbs Up
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Jan-2012 at 19:32
Originally posted by TheAlaniDragonRising

Originally posted by Nick1986

That is cool Alani. If you or Red want to make a guitar, i'll happily help empty a box of cigars if you provide oneBig smile
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Feb-2012 at 19:32

This one's cool: an electric cigar box guitar
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