December 2018 Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/7/2018
This extraordinary Cy Young Cigar box is one of only three known examples. This extremely attractive wooden cigar box was manufactured in Young's home state of Ohio by the Sweet Home Co. The colorful interior label features a striking oval portrait of Young set against the background of a game in progress. Below Young's portrait, against a yellow background, the label reads "By Permission Cy Young" and "Famous The World Over." The interior color illustration is one of the most visually appealing of all baseball cigar labels. It is interesting to note that no proof examples of either of the three different labels featuring Cy Young's portrait on this box (two small box sealing labels on the outside, one larger label on interior lid) have ever surfaced. The blue 1901 series tax stamp strip is still affixed to the exterior of the box. Measuring approximately 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/2, the box shows it's age with the lid still attached but is slightly warped, though it does close. A very rare and desirable piece to say the least!
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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,585.60
Number Bids:22
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