In the early days, I’d send information to industry executives, and they’d post it, so they had control of the site.
But when i Web came out for the Mac, it made it so easy to build and maintain a site that I took it back from them, because they weren’t posting enough new material.
\Start by taping around the edges where you want the paint to be contained. Paint another layer to make for a more consistent chalk board. *We have a great selection of cigar boxes available for a reasonable price at Binny’s locations with humidors.
You have a creative sign that will be sure to please!
The same is true of the history of toy trains and cigar boxes. Everything evolved from the boxes, because I was trying to answer the question I mentioned earlier “How many different boxes are there? We had a wonderful library where I lived as a teen, but I quickly learned that almost nothing had been written about cigars, cigar packaging, and their history.
There was almost nothing known about an entire industry. Another was from 1932, and it was a doctoral dissertation. You could find dozens of books on cigarettes, you could find dozens of books on dolls. There was a lot of information in some fields, but there was almost none about the history of cigars.
As a result, I’ve posted two exhibits—pre-World War I Dutch tins and post-World War I Dutch tins. I’m happy to refer to other collectors and their collections, and I show pictures of things that they own.I think collectors make an important contribution to social history because they are the preservers of that history.A lot less would be known about the history of dolls if it weren’t for doll collectors.Since I’ve taken over the site and revamped it, I’ve put up 193 exhibits. My long-term goal is to have about 300 exhibits covering the history of cigars as well as the various artifacts associated with them—premiums, labels, boxes, photographs—and the complete gamut of memorabilia, including ashtrays and holders.I want to create a permanent source of information for everyone interested in the field.