The collection spans the time period from about 1880 to 1910, which was the “Golden Age” of German lithography and American and Cuban cigar band printing. These gilded and highly detailed bands illustrate U.S Presidents, European royalty, noted world personalities, and much more. This cigar band collection is shown exactly as it was displayed in the ledger of a young man born in Philadelphia in the late 1800′s.
A beautifully illustrated book of more than 1,100 Victorian era cigar bands comes cased in a handsome presentation cigar box. This rare time capsule is a visual delight for anyone leafing through its pages.
About the Author: James C. McCombs Sinclair II is an avid collector, writer, and historian. He has also authored a two volume compendium title World War II Parade Uniforms of the Soviet Union: Marshals, Generals World War II Parade Uniforms of the Soviet Union • Vol.2: Marshals, Generals, and Admirals: The Sinclair CollectionWorld War II Parade Uniforms of the Soviet Union: Marshals, Generals and Admirals – The Sinclair Collection and Admirals. This collection of flag rank Russian uniforms is considered the finest collection of its type in the world and has been displayed at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington DC.
A preview of the collection is available at thesinclaircollection.com.