These stamps are most common on Cuban cigar boxes. Since Cuban cigars are still quite rare in many parts of the world, these stamps are meant to indicate legitimacy. The idea is that fake Cuban cigars would also have fake stamps but the practice is not perfect.
How much does a box of Cuban cigars cost?
The standard size box of Cuban cigars contains 25 sticks, and most retail for more than 100 CUCs, including just about every robusto, Churchill and double corona made on the island. Partagás Serie D No. 4s, the most popular cigar made in Cuba, sell for about 174 CUC per box of 25, or about $7 per cigar.
Are cigar boxes collectible?
The most common collectible cigar box and the collectors choice is the box known as nailed wood, which is actually made of six pieces of wood nailed together, with room for about 50 cigars. Cigar boxes are also made of glass, metal and even china. They are called novelty cigar boxes and are highly collectible.
What is the taste of cigar?
Cigars can be zesty, tangy, floral, and earthy, or even metallic at times. Of course, this is the tip of the iceberg. A flavor wheel is a helpful guide for understanding the range of tasting notes premium cigars possess.
What percentage of Cuban cigars are fake?
A box of good quality Habanos can cost thousands of dollars. Every hand-rolled Cuban cigar goes through about 500 manual tasks from seed to cigar. Some experts suggest that up to 95% of all Cuban cigars in the US are actually fake.
Why are Cuban cigars special?
Cuban cigars are world famous. They are known to be the very best cigars on the market. These cigars stand out because they are made from high quality materials and a lot of care and attention goes into the making of every single cigar.