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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday




Should you be interested in vintage things, please visit Coloradolady at her Vintage Thingies Thursday showing. She and her friends will share some of the most interesting vintage treasures you might ever see.





I do not know why I have this little 4-1/4x5 cigar box. It is old as you will see from the price shown for the cigars.

I am not familiar with smoking products, but you cannot buy anything for a nickle anymore. Back in the 1930's cigarettes were .15 cents a pack. These were probably around that time frame.


I use it to keep old safety pins and needles in.


31 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

That's a great looking cigar box, LV! I have two boxes that my Dad gave me when I was a little girl, and I treasure them. They're great for storage!
Happy VTT!

Donna said...

cute little box!

Sunny said...

Very nice and it's in wonderful condition.
Sunny :)

blushing rose said...

Some of these cigar boxes sell for a nice penny. Yours is lovely.

Have a lovely eve.
TTFN ~Marydon

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love the little cigar box! So many fun things to save in such a sweet box! Enjoy!

marian said...

i LOVE that old cigar box!..i'm not a smoker but i love collecting old cigarette tins..they make a lovely display :)

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I LOVE the smell of cigars -- BEFORE they are lighted! I too have some old cigar boxes, but not nearly as fine nor as old as yours. Delightful!

Sandi (Meme) said...

that is so neat!

have a great week/weekend.

Drop by and visit sometime!

Kathi Fly said...

Your box is in great condition! The back is funny "price not to be below 4 cents and not more than 6 cents"! I have no idea what they are now.......but considerably more I'm sure!!!

Elizabeth said...

It's in great shape, LV! I use mine to keep vintage jewelry.

Maureen said...

You know it never ceases to amaze me how well things used to be made. These old boxes have been around for a long time and probably opened thousands of times but they look perfect. Much better than anything we find in today's disposable world.

You remind me that I have a cigar box purse in my storage. Must take a look for it.

Postcardy said...

Cigar boxes are good for storing things.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh they just don't make boxes like that anymore. My mother used to have several --which she kept things in (from sewing supplies to old photos). I wish I still have those old cigar boxes. I'm glad you still have one.
Hugs,
Betsy

CC said...

I love the little cigar box...they don't seem to make the wooden ones anymore. Happt VTT..

Roslyn said...

One of our sons is a cigar afficiando! I wonder if he would like some vintage cigar memorabilia?

Debbie said...

What an intricate top it has, and in such good shape.

Miri said...

Wow! Guess I should keep some of DH's cigar boxes! :)

Ulla said...

Old wooden cigar boxes are just great for keeping things in!

Diann @ The Thirfty Groove said...

Awesome old cigar box!

have a wonderful Day!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Very cool! Can we really buy anything these days for a nickle?
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

mannequin said...

I'm like you. I don't know why I have a cigar box either! But I love it and yours is very nice. Old pins and needles is a wonderful thing to keep in it.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Old boxes are so wonderful! And why keep little bits of things in an ugly old plastic box when you have something like this!

happy vtt!

Heart2Heart said...

LV,

This brought back so many memories for me. My grandfather when he flew out to California to visit us when we were little would bring all kinds of candy and gum for us. Since he smoked cigars while he was here, my brother and I would fight over who got the cigar box when he was finished. He loved to give those away. We used them for crayons or to hold our hotwheel collection in.

Thank you for my trip down memory lane.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

SmilingSally said...

I remember when cigars cost 5¢.

racheld said...

There's a brand with memories---my friend in high school always smelled of her Daddy's Roi Tans, just from his driving her to school. I've always found the faint linger of cigar aroma to be an exotic scent. We used to wear the bands on every finger, or glue them to cut cardboard crowns or cuffs or buttons.

Thanks for the memories!

rachel

farmlady said...

Pretty little box! I love all the color and decoration. Sure goes back a ways if they were only 5 cents a piece. Can you imagine?

Coloradolady said...

At least you still have one of these..we used to have a lot of them for school supplies..they are all gone now...

Have a great weekend and a wonderful VTT!

Becky said...

LV, My dad smoked 'em back in the 60's and I still have a few of his Muriel boxes. These are full of notes and odd little trinkets from my childhood.

My Hubby smokes 'em every now and again and I love to go to the Tobacco shop with him. It smells so good! I have also nabbed a few gorgeous wooden cigar boxes there at a super low price.

Thanks for sharing and happy VTT!!

jeanne said...

Hi Meme, I love your collection of cigar boxes. They were so interesting in their design back in the day. People still love to collect them. I also love your post above of night and day. The moon is so interesting in your photo.

Have a wonderful evening.

Hugs...Jeanne

Sandy said...

I love this box! Don't you wonder how much the cigars were back then???? Great storage of any kind!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Cool cigar box! I'm just getting around to visiting the VTT blogs. It's always so fun to see what everyone is showing.

Jocelyn
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