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Cigar box from the Don Ce Sar hotel - 30's-40's

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Posted 4 years ago


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Found in my dad's collection. This was a hotel in Florida, but not one mention anywhere of them selling cigars. Great shape for its age! Its as if this is the only one, and its my treasure.

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  1. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
    Not surprising due to it being in Cigar Country. It is listed as a cigar friendly hotel, with multiple stocked humidors located throughout the hotel. Not to mention the Cigar and Gitar events it plays host to...

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  2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
    The hotel is still there and going strong. It is right here in St. Petersburg. It is a huge, huge bright pink building down on St. Pete beach. Here is a link to their website. I am sure they would provide information if you email them and include a picture.
  3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
    I just looked at the history of the hotel, construction on it started in 1925 and it opened in 1928. The government seized it in 1942 and used it as a hospital during the war then it became offices for the Veterans Administration. It didn't open as a hotel again until 1973. They might well be interested in having this item. If you look at their site be sitting down when you look at their prices.
  4. Vickylynne2001, 4 years ago
    ^Fhrjr2, I hopefully they can help me with the history! I was researching last night and some even say the hotel is haunted lol. Who knows.....maybe they would want to buy it from me. That would be awesome!
  5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
    If it is from the early days I suspect they would. Back then it was a playground for the rich and famous. They were on the beach and had the coliseum downtown where all the Jazz greats played. It was a swing town back then but now it is called heavens waiting room because of all us old folks sitting around waiting to die.
  6. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
    It looks more 1973 than it does 1930...

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  7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
    Yes, TubeAmp the originals that were imported from Havana were mostly black and white print on a sheet of paper that pretty much filled the top inside. I feel sure they probably got stuff from the factories here in town, Tampa and Miami and I am not familiar with those logos. This box came out of Tampa and as you suggest probably from the 70's. I would base that more on the hinges than the actual box or logo.

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