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Garcia Grande Display - Electric Cigar Lighter



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This is my show case of my electric lighters! It took me awhile, but, I finally have one! You now entered... The Garcia Grande Display Gallery.

Featuring... from the 1930's, Garcia Grande, vintage tin cigar counter display, with electric lighter. This is called a combination display unit. It was the property of Garcia Grande Cigars Inc. out of New York City, New York. The unit was made by the Brunhoff Mgf. Co. out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Cigar shops would have this on a counter top, selling only, Garcia Grande cigars in the unit.

The display unit is good shape, with a working lighter, (seen below). It does have some light rust on the bottom, and a few marks on the sides. No dents on the unit as well. The unit could hold two boxes of cigars. You could add a second box on the back. To light your cigar, you would pull/hold down the toggle switch on the right, and light your cigar. The display unit is 9" wide x 9 3/4" deep x 8 1/2" high, at the highest point. The cord is also in good condition, and is over 9 feet long.

I found a Garcia Grande cigar credit/sales slip from 1934. See below.


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1934 Garcia Grande credit sales slip made out to, The Frankle Brothers CO. Looks to be for 200 Queens cigars. Dated August 7, 1934. from the desk of, Julius Lkdrfein, president.

This should be the last of vintage electric lighters, I'll have to share with you! I told myself awhile back, if and when, I find this display, I would stop! If this is it, I end up with 57 electric lighters! Plus, I am running out of room. So really, this is the Garcia Grande Cigar display gallery, for now. Not sure if I'll add any other lighters here. On with the show.


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Working Garcia Grande electric lighter


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On the right is a 1920's Garcia Grande cigar token. On one side with the horse shoe reads... Good for one ten cent Garcia Grande cigar. Ask for by full name. The other side reads... Redeemed by wholesale agents for ten cents from any dealer handling Garcia Grande cigars.



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This is only the third Garcia Grande display unit I have seen, and the only one that worked. The other two didn't work, and both was missing one or two of the feet on the bottom, and not in the best of condition. One was for sale for $299.00 in good condition. The other one sold for around $150.00 and in bad condition. The Garcia Grande cigar box is also hard to find in any condition.

Cigar Punch Board

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This is the Garcia Grande punch board to win free cigars. I have a bigger picture of this in the Tobacco Accessories section. Never used condition.

Garcia Grande Tool

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Here's a nice find to go with this display gallery. Garcia Grande advertising cigar box opener, nail puller, nail hammer and bottle opener. 4 1/2" long.

Side Note

This counter stand with lighter, is pictured on page 165 of "Antique Cigar Cutters & Lighters" By Jerry Terranova & Douglas Congdon-Martin. So one can say, it has some history behind it.

Also, the instruction sheet is still with the display. Shows how this would look with two boxes of cigars, and has the instructions on how to replace the heating coil.

Since this isn't in a cigar store now, I can display any kind of cigars boxes with the display. I have added another photo... with cigars.

The top cigar box in the Garcia Grande tin display unit, is Garcia Vega Roosevelts cigars, the bottom cigar box is Garcia & Bros Queen cigars. These were cigar dealers dummy displays boxes. Which can be hard to find in good condition. Very cool.

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