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Cigar Box Labels (780)
Specimen Sets (442)
Proofs or Final Prints (162)
Progressive Books (139)
Original Art Works (481)
Gallery (578)
TOTAL ITEMS: 2,582 items.

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Cigar Box Labels
Cigar Box Labels
780 ITEMS
Specimen Sets
Specimen Sets
442 ITEMS
Proofs or Final Prints
Proofs or Final Prints
162 ITEMS
Progressive Books
Progressive Books
139 ITEMS
Original Art Works
Original Art Works
Gebr. Klingenberg, Germany
481 ITEMS
Gallery
Gallery
578 ITEMS

Cigar Box Labels DOT is a site dedicated to everybody, that is: to collectors, dealers or institutions which love cigar box labels Art in general.The selection of genuine vintage items, produced around 1885 to 1925, we offer here to you is a result of a collecting activity we have been developing since the beginning of the 1970's. At that time we used to be a member of the existing associations of Cigar Box Labels and Cigar Rings. As you may know these were located, and some still are, in different countries in Europe, USA and in the Caribbean. In those days, as we started, Cigar Box Labels were not so well known as collectable objects. Their historical and technical value, performed by the printing lithographic industry in Europe and USA, was not yet clearly identified to be collected. Fortunately for us some isolated enthusiasts have been hunting for these hard to find sheets, that often have amazing and almost kind of conceivable subjects on it, therefore those people helped to preserve these Cigar Box Labels till today. One of our aims, dealing in this field, has been to contribute in some way to promote the fascinating activity of collecting these small pieces of art, as Cigar Box Labels, and other related items are. The present site is an additional attempt to such purpose. We are therefore pleased to invite you to visit us here and we would certainly very much appreciate to get your order and feedback. All Labels are original lithography from the period of ca. 1885 to 1925. They are all in a very fine or excellent to mint condition. Cigar Box Labels (per individual piece available) These Labels are rests of factories stocks and, having survived for some reason over the time, they have never been adhered on a cigar box. Certain pieces are unique in this collection. Specimen Sets/Salesmen Samples (per complete set available) Complete Sets of Cigar Box Labels, as a specimen, with mostly original prices' indication, printed by different factories. Certain Sets are unique in this collection. Rare. Proofs or Final Prints (per individual piece available) Before the common ordered Label went to the mass production, Proofs of them were printed individually and by hand, mostly on special luxury thick paper. The final printed piece of the Proof generally shows on their bottom, and in form of a scale of colors, each and every color utilized during the lithographic printing process (see also Progressive Books). Very rare. Progressive Books (per book available) These bound booklets show the complete process of the lithographic print of a Label, starting mostly from the very first so called "gelatin print" to the Final color print (see also Proofs or Final Prints). Throughout the stone lithographic process, every individual color print of the Label, as well as their combination of the successive colors prints, until the very last Final Print, is contained in each book. Some of those exemplars, additionally to the color prints Labels, also contain the corresponding prints in black ink of every step (unfinished Label) of the individual lithographic prints, which were done, as a quality control. Considering that twelve or even more different colors were utilized to print a single Label, the complete Progressive Book may contain, depending on the Label, generally ca. 20 to ca. 40 pages. The Progressive Books were retained by the printing factories for a certain time, as a technical specimen and also in case of eventual future reprint of the already ordered and delivered Labels. Extreme rare. Original Art Works (per individual piece available) At the very beginning of the Label creation stood always before an original idea, in the form of a concrete pictorial design. In a specific quite area of the printing factories, so far away as possible from the noising printing machines, a group of artists were concentrated in developing and creating new graphic ideas. Consequently, these Originals (in Labels size) were utilized as pattern for the Cigar Box Labels lithographic print and production. That means, in a further stage, the lithographer technician reproduced the original image corresponding on the lithographic stones, for lithographic print purpose. These one of a kind Original Art Work pieces were executed by diverse techniques, like: water color, pen-and-ink, pencil drawing and occasionally also collage. Exceptional rare. Gallery Printers and prices register (per book available) Over 40 lithographers, mostly German, are here registered and noting their pricing.This bound book, which is enumerated from page 4.001 to page 4.500 is a sort of copy right and pricing register, containing ca. 500 pages (very few of them are damaged or missing). Consequently, ca. 2.000 Cigar Box Labels are stuck on those pages. We show here, as an example of the exhibited subjects, some 90 pages of the book, chosen by chance. A very wide ethnographical spectrum and decorative field is here covered, this is a real great historical documentation of the time frame from ca. 1890 to 1925. J.C. Konig & Eberhardt of Hannover was the book binder (folio size). Unique piece. Cuban Printers' Factories (as a whole collection available) Specimen Geo. S. Harris (as a whole collection available) Representative folders Geb. Klingenberg (as a whole collection available) Representative folder Geb. Weigang (as a whole collection available) Representative folder Hermann Schött (as a whole collection available) Very fine trimmed pieces (as a whole collection available) Cigar Box Labels in process of printing (as a whole collection available) Vintage Cigar Boxes (as a whole collection available) Boxes' Lids (as a whole collection available) Jumbo Cigars Rings (per individual piece available) Catalog of the Cigars Hong-Kong (as a whole collection available) Rings & Labels Specimen booklet, Geb. Klingenberg (as a whole collection available) Mexican & Cuban Rings booklet ca. 1900 (as a whole collection available) Collection Cuban Marquillas ca. 1865-1875 (as a whole collection available) Collection Cuban Marquillas Scraps Book (unbound) ca. 1865 (as a whole collection available)