Lot # 2041: Circa 1909 Forbes Field Clubs Cigar Box

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2020",
which ran from 11/20/2020 12:00 PM to
12/6/2020 6:00 PM

This small cigar box once housed approximately six "Forbes Field Clubs" cigars. The lid bears the printed words "Forbes Field Clubs." The interior label displays a striking game-in-progress scene at Forbes Field taken from the perspective of the center field bleachers. "Forbes Field" is lettered along the top of the label, while "Clubs" is lettered along the base. This is a rare baseball cigar box and the first we have ever handled. While only speculation, its small size, combined with its rarity, suggests it may have been specially produced for a dinner or banquet, possibly around the time of the stadium's inaugural 1909 season. The box (6.5 x 3 x 1 inches) is complete with its metal clasp. Moderate wear is displayed throughout, but the interior label remains fully intact. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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