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October 1998
Volume 25
Number 5

GIFTS & ACCESSORIES

"Light Up" Any Christmas Tree
For the cigar enthusiast on your Christmas list or to brighten up your own Yuletide, Old World Christmas of Spokane, Washington, presents the newest addition to its popular line of holiday decorations, the cigar ornament. This 51/2" hanging decoration is colored a burnished brown and finely detailed with a sparkling band to create an authentic-looking stogie. The glass ornament is mouth-blown and hand-painted in Germany. As with every Old World Christmas glass collectible, the cigar ornament is topped with the company's distinctive Star Cap, guaranteeing that it was crafted with the same time-honored methods that were perfected long ago. Suggested retail price, $9.95. Old World Christmas, Spokane, WA, Tel: (800) 962-7669.
Entertaining, Informative Video for Cigar Lovers
Presenting a new video for cigar buffs from California-based Grand Masters Cigar Cutlery. "All You Need to Know About Cigars" is an informative video tool to help cigar enthusiasts learn precisely how to luxuriate in the art of cigar smoking. The video covers the cigar lifestyle from the history of cigars to the final word from some of the industry's movers and shakers. Take a fascinating trip to Cuba and beyond with host Rick Dees and see the secrets of cigar making at its best. "All You Need to Know About Cigars" provides both novices and connoisseurs with a glimpse into the cigar lover's world including how to choose a cigar, cutting and lighting cigars, and the secrets of famous stogies. Suggested retail price, $19.95. Grand Masters Cigar Cutlery, Burbank, CA, Tel: (800) 786-1932.
Protect Your Cigars in Style

Meticulously crafted with exquisite Italian marquetry inlays and maple-eye veneer, the Woodmere humidor is an elegant and effective way to keep cigars fresh. The Woodmere humidor is lined with Spanish cedar and includes two humidification devices and a hygrometer. Able to hold up to 75 cigars, the unit has hand-rubbed layers of lacquer, showcasing the graining and fine craftsmanship. Also featured is a 24k gold-plated lock and key. The humidor is part of the Woodmere Collection featuring humidors for home, office, and travel, cigar holders, ashtrays, and accessories created in exotic seasoned hardwoods and genuine leather. DeskPro, Inc., Northbrook, IL, Tel: (800) 920-3375.
Cuban Cigar Handbook
"Cubans: The Ultimate Cigars" is a new book from The Lyons Press that is a must-read for connoisseurs of fine cigars. Written by William P. Mara, an author of more than thirty-five books and a cigar enthusiast, "Cubans: The Ultimate Cigars" contains everything you need to know about Cuban cigars. The book includes the history of cigars in Cuba, a brand-by-brand guide, information on the U.S.-Cuba trade embargo, facts about smuggled Cuban cigars and counterfeit cigars, and a glossary of cigar terms. The handbook also features an eye-opening travelogue of Mara's visit to Cuba, featuring 16 pages of color photos. The Lyons Press, New York, NY, Tel: (212) 620-9580.

Clear the Air with the Csonka Smoker Cloaker
Csonka Cigar Requisites, Inc. presents a revolutionary way to eliminate lingering smoke odors and purify the air wherever one smokes. The Csonka Smoker Cloaker purifies the air through the age-old process of ozone production. The ozone eliminates 100 percent of all smoke odors as well as other pollutants like pollen, dust, mold, mildew, and pet odors. The Csonka Smoker Cloaker uses no chemical components and purifies spaces from 500 to 1500 square feet. The unit operates quietly and features two settings, high and low timing, to create an odor-free environment where the air has been cleansed. The Csonka Smoker Cloaker is maintenance-free and comes with both 12-volt DC and 110-volt AC plugs for home or auto versatility. Wholesale price, $105. The unit is also available in two other models; the Super Smoker Cloaker, for larger spaces, can handle areas of 2,000 to 4,000 square feet, wholesale price, $145; and the Csonka Auto Smoker Cloaker, perfect for cleaning the air in any vehicle, wholesale price, $68. Csonka Cigar Requisites, Inc., Plainsboro, NJ, Tel: (609) 275-1600.

Unique New Lighters from Colibri

The Colibri Group presents two new lighters - the SST-2000 and the CEO - that are ideal for the cigar enthusiast. The SST-2000 has a state-of-the-art design and features extra large fuel capacity, a safety cap to prevent spontaneous ignition, and the unique SST electronic ignition system. Available in four finishes, the SST-2000 has a pencil-thin, wind-resistant flame. The CEO is a distinctive lighter/double-guillotine cutter which features solid brass construction, reliable flint system, and replaceable stainless- steel blades. The lighter's specially-designed burner system produces a perfect opti-wide flame. Available in four jewelry finishes. Suggested retail price for the SST-2000, $49.95; $150 for the CEO. The Colibri Group, Providence, RI, Tel: (800) 556-7354.
The Grand Masters Cigar Cutter
Grand Masters Cigar Cutlery introduces a new all-metal cigar cutter. The St. James guillotine cutter is crafted from 100 percent surgical stainless steel and accommodates cigars up to a 54 ring gauge. Containing self-sharpening, precision stainless-steel blades, this cutter is rust- and corrosion-proof. It also features the patented Safety-Lock System to prevent accidental opening when stored in a pocket or purse. The St. James cigar cutter's patented design allows for improved manipulation and control of each cut. Available in sterling silver or 22k gold finish, each cutter is individually packaged in an elegant black leatherine gift box. Suggested retail price, $579.95 for 22k gold finish, $549.95 for sterling silver. Grand Masters Cigar Cutlery, Burbank, CA, Tel: (800) 786-1932.

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