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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Hi I am looking for any info on this old cigar box. I cannot find another example anywhere via google or ebay etc. and it's driving me crazy - it seems like this should be somewhat easy to key word search.

    I appreciate any input or recommends to good forums etc. and thanks in advance.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      First thing to do is date the box. To do that you simply research the tax stamp on the box. That will give you a general era for age. From there you can research for registered patents etc. I collected them for years and in most cases the tax stamp is worth more than the box if it is in good shape. It is rare to find a good box anymore but I have seen them sell for over $3000 for one box. This is worth taking care of until you find more info. The wreck of the old 97 was around 1903 I believe, but this box is way newer.
    2. dailyframe dailyframe, 2 years ago
      fhrjr2 - Thank you very much, that sounds like a great strategy. I will take a closer look at the stamp on it. There is also a factory no. 1210 on bottom and 1st dist, PA 50 on bottom. I will do some more looking.

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