Collection of Mid-Century Cigar Bands and Cigarette Labels.
Various cities, mostly the Netherlands: various makers, circa 1960s. Assorted sizes, lengths of labels range from approximately 5 to 10 cm. Labels housed in a 4to album, 14 pp., each page with 11 strips of tissue paper to hold the labels without glue. Overall excellent condition.
Collection of over 500 cigar and cigarette bands, dating mostly to the 1960s, from a group of over 20 cigar makers and brands. Many, if not all, of the companies are Dutch, and include Agio, Alto, Willem II, Ritmeester, Patma, Washington, Panter, Schimmelpenninck, Derk de Vries, Velasques, Karel I, Hofnar, Flor de Cuba, La Paz, Martinez, Uiltje, Cadena, Balmoral, Duc George, Elisabeth Bas, Senator, and Kaveewee.
The iconography on many of the labels is quite striking and intricately detailed. Pictured motifs include fine art and portraiture, birds, insects including beetles and butterflies, equestrian, military and cavalry, typography, architecture, flags, and interesting typography.
A beautiful and graphically striking collection epitomizing 1960s Dutch advertising and printing.
Book ID: 52043