Garcia Grande Display - Electric Cigar Lighter
This is the center piece of all my electric lighters! It took me awhile, but, I finally have one! You just 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, hold the head of the cigar against the lighter part on the left to 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.
Not only will I be showing the Garcia Grande cigar display unit in this gallery... anything with advertising that has Garcia Grande on it, that I find, will show up here soon or later.
On the left is a 1930's or 40's store poster, advertising the Garcia Grande Corona cigar. The poster is 11 inches by 18 inches, with glue strips on the back. I found two of these together, the poster I have here is in the better shape of the two. Just a great find in this condition!
This why it's hard to stop collecting. You find something you really like, and you keep adding more and more that relates to the main piece! Even the advertising, which sometimes, is harder to find.
Here's another find. Garcia Grande cigar credit/sales slip from 1934. Another paper item that's in good shape. 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.
Working Garcia Grande electric lighter
Here's a hard to find Garcia Grande cigar box, for the 'Babies 50' brand cigars. 8 1/2" long x 4 1/4" wide x 2 1/2" deep. Still in good shape!