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June/July
2002

GIFTS & ACCESSORIES

Davidoff Writing Instruments
The Davidoff brand covers a range of luxury items beyond cigars, and now includes an extensive collection of writing instruments hand made by the Italian family-owned firm Omas. The Davidoff writing collection includes a fountain pen, rollerball pen, ballpoint pen, and retractable pencil. Each is available in five different editions, utilizing mature, high-value materials to ensure proper balance in the hand: Classic, The Resins Collection (unbreakable, lightweight natural resins in High-Tech Black or High-Tech Burgundy), The Vermeil Collection (925 sterling silver coated in 5 grams of gold; 18-carat gold fountain nib), and the Silver Collection (rhodium-dipped 925 sterling guilloched silver; rhodium-plated 18-carat gold fountain nib). Each instrument features the Davidoff logo on the band - engraved on the Silver and Vermeil Collection - and is presented in an elegant dark green case. Suggested retail, $230 to $750. Davidoff inks, refills, leads, and erasers are also available.

Davidoff of Geneva (CT), Inc., Stamford, Conn., Tel: (203) 323-5811.


Craftsman Bench Humidors
J.C. Newman Cigar Company has been in the humidor and cigar accessory business for over five years, providing beautiful, quality humidors, leather cigars case, humidification systems, and more. The company's new Craftsman Bench humidors fill a growing market niche, offering cigar enthusiasts attractive humidors at an affordable price. Each of the eight models features Spanish Cedar interiors with dividers, a humidifier, and a hygrometer. Units range from $59.95 retail for the 25-cigar capacity Hampton and Bridgeport models to $99.95 retail for the Brittany, Avalon or glass topped Monte Carlo models, which hold up to 100 cigars. Wrangler and Cherokee units hold up to 75 cigars and retail for $79.95. Exterior finishes include burl, walnut, and cherry featuring inlaid edges and lid designs.

J.C. Newman Cigar Co., Tampa, FL, Tel: (813) 248-2124, Fax: (813) 247-2135


Zippo's Refillable Multi-Purpose Lighter
Zippo Manufacturing has introduced the Zippo Multi-Purpose Lighter (MPL), a refillable butane lighter manufactured to the exacting standards of the Zippo pocket lighter. This marks Zippo's introduction into the multi-purpose lighter market, which is growing thanks to demand for one-time purchases rather than disposable lighters, the company says. The MPL features an advanced ignition system, an adjustable flame dial, fuel-supply window for the refillable butane tank, a patented child-resistant safety button, and a retractable hanging loop. The durable metal build is offered in two finishes: Black in clamshell packaging ($14.95) and silver satin with a drawstring bag in a deluxe gift box ($19.95). The MPL carries Zippo's traditional lifetime guarantee.

Zippo Manufacturing Company, Bradford, Penn., Tel. (814) 368-2700, www.zippo.com


Havana Cigar Foot Locker
The Havana Cigar Foot Locker, a chest style humidor, holds over 300 cigars and is designed specifically for cigar cabinets, boxes, or bundles for aging. It allows cigar retailers to increase the sales of cigar bundles and boxes by providing the consumer with low cost storage. It comes with two generously sized humistats and a precise digital hygrometer/ thermometer. Two large Spanish Cedar trays are available for storing cigars for every day use as well, and Spanish cedar is featured throughout. The unit is available in either a black finish with silver hinges, lock, handles, and key, or cherry finish with solid brass hinges, lock, handles, and key. The locker measures are 18" wide by 13" deep by 18 1/2" high.

Don Salvatore, Chicago, IL 60608, Tel: (312) 733-6400, Web: www.donsalvatore.com


Carbon Fiber Humidors from The Griffin's
The Griffin's new carbon fiber humidors feature technologically advanced materials that create ultra-modern, high-tech units uniquely capable of preserving cigars and achieving optimal stability. Artistically hand finished in Italy, the interior is furnished with natural Sapele wood. Glossy black carbon fiber is then spun and fastened at high temperatures onto the humidor's wooden exterior. A multi-layer of polyester varnish seals the surface to produce not only an attractive symmetrical pattern, but also a very striking three-dimensional optical effect. Humidors are available in three models, with capacities of 50, 75, or 120 cigars, and ship with Griffin's self regulating humidification system. Model 120 also features a removable cigar tray. Suggested retail, $660 to $1,075.

Davidoff of Geneva (CT), Inc., Stamford, Conn., Tel: (203) 323-5811.


Legendary Louisiana Sippin' Coffee
The folks at New Orleans-based Griffo have launched their very own line of southern-style fancy coffee under the Griffo brand. "Legendary Louisiana Sippin' Coffee" is offered in three different styles. Creole is a dark roast ground coffee with a hint of chicory in true New Orleans tradition. The other two are whole bean varieties: Cajun, "the ultimate Southern deep dark roast that Cocodrie fisherman drank before putting their shrimp boats out to sea," and Beautiful Bayou, a "distinctively rich brew" enjoyed by "Southern gentlemen and ladies" Packaged in 8 oz. bags.

Griffo, New Orleans, La., Tel: (504) 488-1588, Fax: (504) 486-4550, www.griffo.com.


Perelman's 2002 Retail Reference Pack
As an inexpensive way to stock several copies of the industry's "cigar bible" while providing retail stores with reference copies of all three of its essential cigar brand/supplier guides, Perelman, Pioneer & Company has created the Retailer Reference Pack. It includes five copies of the 2002 Perelman's Pocket Cyclopedia of Cigars (one to keep, four to retail in your store), and one copy each of the Perelman's Pocket Cyclopedia of Havana Cigars and Perelman's Cigar Finder, which gives contact information for every cigar in the Cyclopedia. The package, available for $49, has a retail value of almost $90. Perelman, Pioneer & Company, Los Angeles, Calif, Tel: (213) 365-7965, Fax: (213) 365-7895, E-mail: postmaster@perelman-pioneer.com.



SMOKESHOP - June/July, 2002