"I am wondering if I could possibly get some help with dating this piece? I had been told that it was probably 1930 due to the C.S. 30 on the bottom, but I have found new information that the number in the little box on the left is the correct dating…"
"Betty took that as being a positive statement and has blossomed into doing some really great research. We now work together as a team rather than antagonists. You should consider doing the same.
As for the 6-12 months ago I didn't…"
"I know that little kids and a few big kids will take cigar bands and put them on all sorts of long skinny things and then pretend to smoke cigars. After their game is finished the cigar band is affixed to said skinny thing and will remain so…"
"A more recent quote of yours AR8: "As the rounded end does not come off, it also makes it hard to label it a "Cigar Punch."
Well gee, golly gosh, the end does come off. And that smooth shiny ring inside looks sharp enough…"
"Thanks to everyone for their help with this piece. While fiddling with it, I noticed the top detaches from the bottom. Now I am really perplexed. I have enclosed new photos which may help us figure it out. Thanks again!"
"It isn't a cheap shot to say this couldn't have been a cigar punch. That seems a reasonable conclusion based on what is seen in the pics.
This is actual cigar size - I would have expected an advertising piece to be larger - though that…"
"Maybe I missed it, but thus far Donna Sullivan hasn't said the end doesn't come off and it looks to me like it does. As for the holes, I suspect it had paper or leather fabric covering that has disintegrated and become rusty.
"Here's another example of a cigar punch. All punches have a round key ring on them, for what purpose isn't shown. Maybe it's to hang them up so they wont roll, or to attach a cigar cutter or a padlock or whatever. I…"
My husband and I are originally from MA, lived on beautiful Olde Cape Cod for many years before moving to the picturesque high desert of Northern Arizona. We are now located in the Sunshine State where I have began an online antique and vintage gift shop on Etsy called CapeCats.
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I have always loved to collect beautiful things from the past, costume jewelry, antique and vintage household items and tools. I love everything from pristine antique chandeliers to rusty old meat grinders! I have a shop on Etsy where I sell antique and vintage gifts.
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