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August/Sept.
1999

GIFTS & ACCESSORIES


Humidor Celebrates Warhol
Pop art is no longer confined to museums and galleries. Signature Cigars has captured the spirit of Andy Warhol with its limited edition Marilyn Monroe humidor, a beguiling mix of pop art and fine craftsmanship. Each of the humidors is hand-painted with the four colors of the series: red, green, blue, and orange. Each color represents a different Andy Warhol/Marilyn Monroe print created by Warhol from a publicity photo taken for the film Niagara. The humidors are composed of maple and ebony on the outside, and Spanish cedar on the inside. Suggested retail, $2,400. Compagno & Spitz, New York, N.Y., Tel: (212) 290-1100.

Alliance Allies With Wenger
Along with Wenger, maker of the famed Swiss Army knife, Alliance Cigar, Inc. debuted its rotating, six-knife display case at this year’s RTDA show. Swiss Army knives have always been on the cutting edge of innovation and quality, and the new Wenger displays allow tobacco shops to display three different selections of the top-selling knives. Retailers may choose from seven different knives, including the newest Golfer’s Cigar Cutter Swiss Army Knife. Featuring a high quality cigar scissor, spike wrench, divot repair tool, groove cleaner, knife, file, and golf club insignia, this product is sure to be a hit among cigar-smoking golfers. Alliance Cigar, Bethel, Conn., Tel: (800)-328-1001.

Zippo’s Millennium Lighter
Dubbed “the official lighter of the Millennium,” the Millennium Edition of Zippo lighters marks the company’s inaugural use of TVD titanium coating, produced by the same technology used by NASA to protect the space shuttle. The TVD coating is authenticated by an exclusive bottom stamp. The lighter is Zippo’s first computer-engraved Collectible of the Year, and is limited to 100,000 sets worldwide. Zippo is also issuing a Millennium Series of five lighters featuring whimsical graphics, with a unique “clickclack” tin. The lid clicks open with the touch of a button, and clacks shut when the side of the lid is touched. Zippo, Bradford, Penn., Tel: (814) 368-2700.

Yohay Salutes the Millennium

Yohay Baking Company is ready to light up the Millennium with its new cigar wafers. Redefining the “puff” pastry, Yohay’s edible stogies come in panetela size and shape, and are available in bulk, gift packs, and executive gift packs. The Millennium 2000 Celebration waters are available in Champagne Chocolate flavor. They’re excellent for gala events, corporate gifts, home parties, holiday gifts, cafes, restaurants, and catering. Yohay Baking Company, Brooklyn, N.Y., Tel: (800) 255-9642.
La Aurora Collection
The Dominican Republic’s Santo Domingo-based La Aurora has introduced an extensive line of high quality promotional items. The La Aurora Collection is comprised of eight items: cedar cigar matches; classic Zippo lighters; Aurora or Leon Jimenes emblazoned double bladed guillotine cigar cutters from Corona; adjustable caps in burgundy and khaki; Polo golf shirts; a finely-crafted wooden pen with matching case; and a series of three stylish 100% silk ties from designer Laura Pearson. Miami Cigar & Co., Miami, Fla., Tel: (305) 599-3395.


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