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Antique Charles Denby, Toledo OH, Cigar Box

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Posted 5 years ago


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This box caught my attention because of the wear and the beautiful photograph on the end. The cover to this cigar box is missing, but I just love the look of this!
Can anyone tell me about the Charles Denby Cigar Co? I can't seem to find anything on it, and I'm struggling on dating the box.

Thanks for looking!!


  1. jameyrd jameyrd, 5 years ago
    Charles Denby was a Union officer and fought in the Civil War in the 80th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was appointed as Minister to China from 1885-1898. Sometime in the late 1890’s, John Fendrich of the Fendrich Cigar Company, who was an acquaintance of Denby's, chose to name a cigar after him. Charles never accepted any royalties for use of his name because he thought it wouldn’t last. The cigar was distributed in Toledo by The Church & McConnell Co. in the early 1900s.
  2. antiquesareamazing antiquesareamazing, 5 years ago
    Thanks so much, jameyrd!! That is incredibly helpful, you answered all my questions!!

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