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August 1998
Volume 25
Number 4

GIFTS & ACCESSORIES

The "Write" Smoke for Anytime
The Quill Company of Providence, Rhode Island, introduces the Havana cigar ballpoint pen. The refillable pen, available in black medium point, is wrapped with Quill's distinctive band and is packaged in cellophane just like a real cigar. The Havana ballpoint pens come packaged in a humidor-style faux-wood box of 50 or in a variety of smaller presentation boxes that will hold from one to twenty pens. The distinctive slant-top pen cap can be laser engraved or customized with any logo. Cigar bands may also be customized in larger quantities. The Quill Company, Inc., Providence, RI, Tel: (800) 225-1250.
Classic Poster Reproductions
Dieter Raoul Sauer, in collaboration with leading European museums, is publishing - in a continuing program - a series of world-class poster reproductions featuring French wines and cigars. Lithographed and handprinted on an old German litho press using 320 gm. Coventry rag vellum paper, these posters represent the ultimate in the printer's art. The posters are excessively rare in their original state and in turn are reproduced in a limited edition of 250 pieces to assure their collectibility. List price, $295. Dieter Raoul Sauer, Laguna Niguel, CA, Tel: (714) 493-5720.
Lucienne Dynamo Torch Lighter

East-West Trading Corporation, an importer and distributor of a complete line of tobacco-related accessories, presents the Lucienne Dynamo cigar lighter. The Dynamo is a patent-pending torch-flame lighter featuring a built-in cigar cutter. With its flame at a 90 angle, this wind-resistant lighter is perfect for cigars and pipes. The Dynamo is available in four finishes; gold satin, gun metal, cigar finish, and two-tone, and comes packaged in a collector's tin. Suggested retail price, $79.95. East-West Trading Corporation, Chicago, IL, Tel: (800) 621-3635.
Paradigm's Countertop POS Display
Paradigm Systems, manufacturer of the Paradigm humidification device, offers a creative new countertop display for retailers. The unit is designed to hold the two fastest-selling Paradigm devices, as well as an informational brochure. Compact and eye-catching, the unit consists of an attractive back card depicting a beautiful young woman. Paradigm's humidification device is available in three sizes; the PSH-2, for up to 50 cigars; the PSH-3, for up to 125 cigars; and the PSH-6, for up to 250 cigars. Paradigm Systems, Clifton, New Jersey, Tel: (973) 472-8433.

Art Deco Glass Ashtrays from Canada
Creative Art Glass, Inc., a renowned group of Canadian artisans and creators of architectural glasswork for a number of high-profile companies, introduces the Bonita Collection '98. The collection is the creation of Canadian artist Bonita Silver, a designer of Art Deco works for over 25 years. Together, Bonita and the Creative Art Glass team combined elegant Art Deco designs with quality art glass manufacturing to create a line of unique premium cigar ashtrays. Each item is produced using new technologies and processes in conjunction with Old World craftsmanship. For the cigar enthusiast, the ashtrays bring together the enjoyment of art and design with that of cigars. The pieces are at once part of the decor, yet also a point of focus and functionality. Executive gifts are also available to complement any office or den. Creative Art Glass, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Tel: (416) 249-8922.

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