This aluminum pocket size box of 5 cigars appeared in the 1940s at the same time as the aluminum tubes. Design varies by brand. It will disappear in the 80s
These cases were packaged in boxes of 10 or 20 (see packaging).
It has been updated by HABANOS S.A. with the Linea Rétro announced in 2017 and available since 2020.
A brief overview of the original versions.
Liste des modèles
Here is a non-exhaustive list* of the models encountered to date:
|HOYO DE MONTERREY||Souvenir de Luxe||Petit Corona|
|H.UPMANN||Medias Coronas||Petit Corona|
|H.UPMANN||Unicos (E.M.S.) ****|
|PARTAGAS||Coronas Grandes||Long Corona|
|PUNCH||Souvenir de Luxe||Petit Corona|
|ROMEO Y JULIETA||Club Kings||Petit Corona|
|ROMEO Y JULIETA||Favoritas||Short Panetela|
|ROMEO Y JULIETA||Plateados de Romeo||Petit Corona|
* : If you have comments or pictures feel free to contact us.
** : According to PARTAGAS El Libro.
*** : According to PARTAGAS El Libro une version avec le couvercle vert aurait existé .
**** : English Market Selection.
Auminium pack pictures
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These aluminium pack were packaged by 10 or 20 in cardboard boxes or in dress box (thus by 50 or 100 cigars). They were wrapped in a paper film. Here you can find some extracts from CUBATABACO catalogs.
CUBATABACO catalog from 1962 :
Extract from a 1950’s catalog :
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