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repetition. i love when someone has amassed a collection of a particular item and pasted it down in a book. in this case, it's cigar bands. i'm not usually attracted to tobacciana but I find that I have several such collections: matchbox labels, old cigarette packaging. this wonderful album of cigar bands was collected by hazel wagner and is dated october 30, 1907. there are 30 pages of wonderful examples, many using stone lithography and lots of gold, which seems to the main requirement. my jennifer aniston pokies father smoked cigars and whenever i smell a cigar i think of him. however i never saved or collected the bands. frankly, they weren't as nice as these. i believe there used to be the international seal, label and cigar band society but i could not find it. i didn't try too hard except for the quick google search but I did locate the cigar band museum which might be worth a visit if you’re interested. enjoy another one of my collections of a collection.