Small collection of eight salesman's sample booklets for Cuban cigar labels

Detmold: Gebrüder Klingenberg, lithographers, ca. 1906. Group of sample Cuban cigar labels, 8 booklets in all with 68 various embossed labels, including labels, cigar bands, and sample wood grains for the interior of the cigar boxes. Cigar brands include Electa Superiores, Aguila de Cuba, Flor de Region, Isla de Oro, Baronet Imperiales, La Rosa Havanesa, Superfinos, Ordina Fina, and Tradition Superiores. Klingenberg was at the time the largest employer in Detmold and by the end of the 19th century was world-renown for its fine graphic design and color lithography. In the last two decades of the 19th century Klingenberg was best known for their work for the cigar industry, not only in Germany and on the continent, but also in the United States, Canada and Cuba. Contained in a large mailing envelope from Leipzig addressed to The California Wine Association, San Francisco. It is plausible that in the early years of the 20th century the firm was attempting to reach out into other sectors, notably the wine label business. Item #33949

Price: $1,250.00

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