Lighters and Matches
Cigar Box Labels
As with many examples of vintage ephemera, cigar-box labels started to become commonplace in the middle of the 19th century, when chromolithography made it inexpensive to print a handsome label that could be glued to a cigar box. Some of these labels employed more than 20 colors, which were printed one at a time on sheets of plain or satin-finished paper, which was often embossed later. Indeed, cigar-box labels were so painstakingly designed...