Men still enjoy collecting cigar boxes and tobacco tins.
" or "Then why don't you let him out before he suffocates!?Around the waist he wears a M1851 eagle waist belt with a cap box just visible. Although his claim to fame came into scrutiny following the war.Although not an artilleryman he's headed into battle with two big cannons! He was 13 at the time of the supposed exploit into the Fredericksburg battle. Regardless of whether or not he actually took part in the crossing of the Rappahannock he became a national celebrity and toured both the country and France.They are called novelty cigar boxes and are highly collectible.Some were even designed like a log cabin, books and bottle and even some that could be used as checkers or backgammon boards."I first saw them at the Warren Cranberry Fest, Warren, Wis., with my mom.
Most folks have found these items in the garage, basement or attic, and these are places for mold, mildew, rust and rodents, so do check over items with care when purchasing.