I came across and purchased a full box of Blue Ribbon Eminentes cigars today. The woman from whom I bought them got the cigars and box (tax stamp dates them as 1910) from an estate sale she did in Wisconsin. She explained to me that the tobacco farmer would sell the tobacco to the cigar maker, then the customer would get the first box of cigars.
I'm amazed that all the cigars are in the box! I do not smoke cigars, but just had to get this box. Can you send me any information on your relative and his company? Thanks. Jeanne firstname.lastname@example.org