Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Cigar Store Indian

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Grufnutz wrote at 2013-01-19 20:51:17
Hi I've just seen exactly the same figure in an auction here in the uk was thinking of buying it, but didn't as I didn't know if it was an original so thx  


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Russell Barnes

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I specialize in 19th century wooden Cigar Store Indians. My website cigarstorefigure.com contains pictures and information on 19th century antique cigar store Indians. I am also gathering information for a book some day. Would enjoy seeing pictures of other potential early Cigar Figures. Chances are if you have an authentic figure, I have some information on it

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I have been collecting over 20 years and currently have over 900 photographs of antique 19th century Cigar Store Indians. This helps me date and give other information on the older figures. I also have over 1100 images of actual Cigar Store Indians out on the streets of American - this also helps me to date the figures.

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Have traveled all over the continental US looking at figures in museums and private collections.

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