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HTSHEPPARD wrote at 2011-03-12 21:58:07
I have the same box with the exception the numbers of

6 5 A9 and 798740 on the back. Bottom line, is the box worth anything? If so, how much? Thanks.

Daddywestbluenose wrote at 2012-03-29 21:26:42
I have a full box of 50 king Edwards imperial cigars and it's still got the plastic on with$2.75 printed on it!

Mick wrote at 2012-04-09 22:39:13
I have a King Edward Imperial box with the printed number 1211G4 on the back. How much is it worth?

Shane kiernan wrote at 2012-11-14 11:16:36
I have an unopened box of 50 King Edward mild cigars.K.E imperial 50 CODE 9058 are they worth much for a collector?

Shane kiernan wrote at 2012-11-14 11:17:34
I have an unopened box of 50 King Edward mild cigars.K.E imperial 50 CODE 9058 are they worth much for a collector?

Earl Eggert wrote at 2015-08-17 19:01:15
King Edward Imperial boxes that have a price of 7 cents each date after 1969. The price changed to 7 cents each sometime between 1969 and 1970. Around 1959 or 1960 Swisher reintroduced the King Edward Imperial as a scaled down version of the larger Invincible.The old "Invincible" line became the new "Invincible Deluxe" in all gray boxes. Interestingly enough, King Edward was changed from Invincible in 1943 to Imperial, with the word "Imperial" being on top, and King Edward being on the bottom until 1949, when it was changed back to "King Edward Invincible." The Invincible line remained until about 1959.

Earl Eggert wrote at 2016-05-24 01:40:13
 Your King Edward box dates to the early 1970s. In 1969 or 1970 the price of King Edward Imperials changed from 6 cents to 7 cents each. By the middle 1970s the price rose again to 8 cents each.

Other good clues to how old it is, is if it has a "non tobacco ingredients" sentence on the front, which was first required in June of 1967. Also, King Edward boxes from the late 1960s and newer, will not have the "now with perfection binder" on the inside lid.

 Contrary to the last posters information, King Edward was originally the Invincible and switched to Imperials in 1942. They then switched back to Invincible in 1949. King Edward remained the Invincible shape until 1958 when it became Invincible Deluxe in a gray box. Also in 1958 Swisher then re-introduced the King Edward "Imperial" which was a smaller size than the new Invincible Deluxe. I have been collecting cigar boxes for about 25 years. I specialize in boxes made between 1930 and 1980.


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