Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vintage Cigar Bands - Sunday Scans

Each year a small town just to the northwest of us hosts a large "yard" sale in front of their middle school. The object is to raise funds for their high school dance team.

I hadn't thought about the sale in years, but last Saturday I "accidentally" found it while on my way to our family reunion. I just HAD to stop.

One of the small treasures I found was a tiny plastic bag filled with 80+ cigar bands. I was intrigued, and dug to the bottom of my purse (AKA 'the black hole of the universe') to find two quarters.

I took my find home and did some research ... I had no idea there are people who collect cigar bands! And this must have been part of someone's collection - they are all quite old, and some of them have never been used to wrap a cigar!

As with most of my finds, I am intrigued by these beauties. Who used to collect them? Why did they get rid of them? Is this their whole collection or just duplicates?
How did they end up supporting a dance team?

Once again, I will never know. But they are now part of my ephemera collection, and this sampling is this week's addition to Al's "SUNDAY SCANS". If you have scanned something, please share it with us! Al has decided to make this a monthly theme, so you have plenty of time to join us each month!


Al said...

Very interesting - I think people collect everything. I wonder if there's a market for these? A great Sunday Scan entry, Clytie.

Tammie Lee said...

a wonderful find, they are art in and of themselves. lovely weekend to you.

Beth Niquette said...

They look so cool all lined up that way. It was an eye-opener to realize people collect such things. Wow! That was one cool find, Sissyboo!