Cigar Box Art Poster Book: 30 Ready-To-Frame Examples from the John and Carolyn Grossman Collection (Paperback)

Cigar Box Art Poster Book: 30 Ready-To-Frame Examples from the John and Carolyn Grossman Collection By John Grossman Cover Image


This book offers 30 best of the best, most beautiful and fascinating lithographed images ever printed on cigar box labels. Get a glimpse into a bygone era when the cigar box was the king of the advertising industry. These perforated pages tear out easily and are fit for being matted, framed, and hung as a centerpiece in your home. Each meticulously reproduced poster measures 11 x 14 and can be displayed in either a 14 x 18 or a 16 x 22 matted picture frame, or trimmed to fit an 11 x 14 frame without a mat. Make this gorgeous and detailed part of American history a part of your decor.

About the Author

John Grossman is one of the leading collectors of printed ephemera. His many years of collecting began in 1974 with his first purchase of several antique postcards, labels, trade cards and valentines from a shop in Port Costa, CA. From there his collection kept growing to more than 250,000 pieces. The John and Carolyn Grossman Collection is now housed at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware, and is open to the public. In 1985, John and his wife, Carolyn, founded The Gifted Line, a giftware and licensing company well known for quality products designed from images in his collection. They operated The Gifted Line until 1998. Articles on John, his collection, and products designed by him or under his direction have appeared in Cigar Aficionado, Collector's Showcase, Gift & Stationery Business, Holiday Crafts, USA Today, Victoria, and a variety of other magazines and newspapers. A member of The Ephemera Society of America since 1981, and currently a member of the Board, John was the recipient of the 1990 Maurice Rickards Award presented by the Society for his promotion of the public awareness of ephemera.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781565237438
ISBN-10: 1565237439
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
Pages: 64
Language: English