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Yellow Kid Cigar Box. Ebay.com. 10 Dec. 2003. <http://www.ebay.com>.

"The cigar box is original and measures approximately 9 5/8" long and approximately 5 ¼" by 4" square on the ends. The top lid has the 'Yellow Kid' border and a yellow colored kid on top, blowing smoke from his ears. The box stamp is partial - a bit loose on the back side. I believe the stamp is paid on 100 cigars? There's also a loose label on the back - 'Best & Russell Company - Established 1857.' On the bottom is a warning label and burnt into the wood '3rd. Dist N.Y. 100'. On the inside is a great litho of the Yellow Kid with a New York Journal dated Sunday, October 4, 1896 with another cartoon. There's another litho on the right side and that's in color and in pretty good shape. It is a partial of the one inside. The front outside of the box shows some of the Tax Stamp and 'Yellow Kid - See' and 'Reina Victoria' - maybe the type of cigar? There is no paper insert or anything else inside and there is a Yellow Kid trim strip that's approximately 4" long that's loose. There's a slight warp to the lid, but face it, this box is about 100 or so years old. Anyway - here's hoping someone will want to take care of this scarce cigar item. Good luck."

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