Anything related to the history of cigars, cigar boxes, cigar box making, cigar box collecting, cigar labels, cigar making, cigar tobacco growing, cigar factories, cigar brands, cigar wholesalers, cigar making by states, historic cigar-related prints and graphics, books and articles about cigars, meaning of words related to cigars... I specialize in United States, Canada, Cuba BEFORE 1960 ONLY.
I have been collecting cigar boxes and other cigar-related historical
ephemera for 58 years and own between 30,000 and 40,000 individual items.
I have been writing books, articles and Q&A columns on cigar and tobacco
collectibles since the 1970's...In excess of 100 of them, and currently write two columns each issue for "Cigar Magazine." I am a major contributor to the last two editions of Voges' international TOBACCO ENCYCLOPEDIA. I currently have posted on the web free to the public with no advertising 193 "exhibits" (book chapters) with 5,000+ photos on cigar related topics, advice for collectors, dating boxes, tax history, Cuban History, packaging history, etc., with emphasis on U.S., Canada and Cuba. You are invited to visit: www.CigarHistory.info and browse.
Formerly TCCA and AAAA, none now
The Antique Trader Weekly (1977-2001), Collector, Collector's Showcase, Paper & Advertising Collector, American Collector, American Heritage, Cigar Aficionado, Cigar Magazine, Brandstand, TCCA Bulletin, Brandstand, Cigar Band, Label & Seal Society's Newsletter, Maine Antique Digest, Vogel's international Encyclopedia of Tobacco, Toy Collector, Military Collector, Chapter in Davidson's Art of the Cigar Label, Chapter on Made in Bond Stamps in Springer's Handbook of North American Cinderella Stamps (10th ed), Antique Trader's Price Guide, 10 editions of Where To Sell It, and a lot more. Three years writing features on antiques and collectibles for CBS-TV Network Morning Show and on-camera delivery more than 100 of them. 8 years host Trash or Treasure syndicated 152 stations (5 hours/week live answering questions on antiques and collectibles). wwww.CigarHistory.info
BA "with great distinction" and "President's Scholar" in History/Political Science MS in Sociological Theory and Research EdD in Information Management Trained Peace Corps volunteers how to analyze and fit in to foreign cultures. California Life-Teaching credential New York State life Administration credential
Awards and Honors
In addition to the above: All Navy Fleet Pacific Handball Champion (undefeated) All Navy Fleet Pacific Badminton 2nd place National Science Foundation Scholarship for Masters (1 of 20 nationwide) NDEA Scholarship for doctorate Bagley Scholarship, Columbia University, for doctorate Metropolitan Film Instructor's Association Grant for Doctoral Research "Best Teacher on campus" (of ±200) (2 years, Watsonville HS)