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Are antique cigar boxes collectible?

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Antique cigar boxes are collectible. Most cigar boxes are made of wood, the most common being the nailed wood box, which is made by nailing six pieces of wood together.

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Before the use of boxes, cigars were tied together with ribbons. The Revenue Act of 1864 included a provision that cigars be packed in boxes. Cedar is often used in making cigar boxes, as it helps prevent drying. Boxes that are collectible include those that are unusual in size and shape. Other collectible boxes have unusual labels or have a theme on the label such as fishing, hunting or automobiles. Cigar boxes are included in tobacciana, the collecting of products related to both cigars and cigarettes.

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