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  1. Just came across this yesterday. File this under "Close. But no cigar". Let's have some fun. Can you guys spot the differences?
  2. Hello guys i bought these but something smells fishy can you tell if fake by the photo? Since i dont have any experience about cigars yhanks
  3. Last weekend I came across a deal too good to pass on OR perhaps too good to be true. Well see. Exactly what the deal was and where I’ll reveal eventually. So I got this box of 24 out of 25 Cohiba Espléndidos. stamped EOG CCUA (the U is barely visible) I did some research; EOG : Miguel Fernández Roig - La Coruna factory CCUA : 04/99 - April 1999 The cigar bands are of the type used until 2003. The latch/lock has a “Schmale Germany” imprint. Schmale has an exclusive contract with Cuba (since 1911 they say) to manufacture the latches. The
  4. Hi guys - I just bought a box of "Cohiba Piramides". Not "Cohiba Piramides Extra", and not "Cohiba Piramides Limited Edition". Just "Cohiba Piramides". They come in tubes, its a box of 15 tubos. The quality is impressive - the bands are on point and look legit, with holograms and everything. I'm only suspicious because of the following: relatively low price the lack of "Cohiba Piramides" online the fact that the head on the band is missing the white line/border around it. The fact that the hologram only says "cohiba" and not "cuba" The fact that the h
  5. Just did some inventory on one of my cooladors this morning and a box of La Escepcion Selectos Finos RE Italia 2011. I remember buying them back in ‘13 or ‘14 from an online retailer that I would classify as reputable source (not here to point fingers at a dealer or cause drama so not gonna mention any names. Not sure it’s allowed on this forum either). Had been out of the loop for some years at that point and didn’t now about verifying option excising on Habanos webpage. So i just put them away for long term storing after receiving them. Anyway as seen on the pictures attached it seems t
  6. Long time lurker. First time poster. I'm registering as I'd love some brothers to take a look at the below link. It's the first box I've ever had serious questions of authenticity on in my own stash (seen plenty of terrible ones on the golf course, of course). Purchased from an online European/Swiss outfit that has gold-clad reputation, but not a LCDH. Ignore the RyJ box in some of the shots (which is obviously legit, beyond any question). I'm talking about the Upmann LCDH box. Seen probably 25+ CC boxes in my life, and I've never seen one without the da
  7. Hi guys, I'm new in here and just wondering if you can help me confirm my assumption that this box is a fake (found it in a flee market). The furnishing on the sides seem to be sticker over the wood panels (just left and right sides) and the top might be the same. On the bottom, the stamp is not burned but painted. Sorry for the poor picture quality, but hope you guys can help. Thanks in advance.
  8. I found this picture on social media. The counterfeiters appear to have really high quality (if not authentic) Cohiba and the Edicion Limitada bands. However they overlooked the fact that Cohiba EL in 2014 was the Robustos Supremos, the Piramides format was last offered in 2006 and both came in 10 count boxes. I tried to tell the owner that these were fakes and he replied that he had purchased them at a Mexican LCDH. Which could explain what appears to be authentic bands, but opens up a whole other ugly can of worms. I have heard rumors of fakes at LCDH's but has anyone actually stumble
  9. To all my OZ people buying and enjoying cigars , i just found couple high quality con(fakes) brands and specific models in the common market, i cut it open ,and pretty bad thus. 1) Cohiba Sigole I , good finish on the cohiba band, triple cap but pretty hard to find the third one , smoke really weird like u drinking some excreta full cream coffee but plastic feeling, wraps easily got off after 1/2 2) Cohiba Robusto 3) Hoyo De Monterry Petit Robusto 4) Monticristo Petit Edmundo All the high fake cons reminds from HK market asian pacific market , no bs
  10. Hi Guys, I recently bought a Behike 54 and a Behike 56 whilst on Holiday in Brisbane in January. As excited I was to buy these I had second thoughts after leaving the vendor. I was surprised that they had so many boxes of Behikes which seems quite odd considering a lot of the major/reputable shops in Australia that I know of - don't have or are having a lot of trouble sourcing due to the bad crops experienced in Cuba recently. Maybe I am just crazy and loosing my mind but I thought I'd show you some pics to see what you guys think. These Behikes both were manufactured in 2016. P
  11. I did a few searches to make sure no one else had this question, so... Take a look at these cigars. Both are Montecristo Petit Edmundos. The darker one I bought several months ago, while the lighter one I bought just recently from Rob. I know there is some natural color variation even among the same brand and even the same vitola, but that strikes me as a very wide difference. It is even more striking in person. I have complete faith that the lighter colored cigar is legitimate, but I was wondering what people thought of the darker one. Its band is textured and gives every appearance
  12. Good morning/afternoon/evening dear friends, I thought I share a feel-good story to gladden the heart of many Habanos enthusiasts on our forum. A few days ago one of my students learnt that my birthday was coming up. Well, word got out quickly and the class managed to design and write a multi-page happy birthday card, with the assistance of my brilliant teacher assistant/aide. A few students even got small gifts, they didn't have to, I was overwhelmed. I thought to myself how good the day was yesterday, when a Cuban mother of the striker in my school soccer team, which I coach during the
  13. Hello all, Like the title says, I was offered to take a look at some Davidoff cigars that a person is selling who shares an acquaintance with me. We have not yet talked prices, but these are the pictures I was sent. I do not have any experience with vintage Cuban Davidoffs, and am hoping those with experience can take a look at these and share your opinions on their authenticity, quality, etc. I know that a lot of advice given here is to "trust your source" and I agree with that. I have bought from our mutual acquaintance before and the cigars were legit and he seems to be a very good cha
  14. In recent trips to Cuba, I got some Cohibas from different sources. I personally bought these SIGLO II in La Casa del Habano in the Meliá Cohiba hotel, so no doubt they are original. They cost $9.50 CUCs (1 CUC = 1 dollar) After 2 months, these Robustos were bought by my sister in La Casa del Tabaco in the Hotel Riviera (beside the Meliá Cohiba), she used a credit card to buy these along with some HDM and Bolivars; so legit. They cost $13.50 each one. I asked her to buy a couple of fakes, curiosity and would be fun to have a fake Cohiba. During her tour, the guide, after visiting one of
  15. Hello all, I'm thinking about privately purchasing a box from a person on another cigar forum. As far as I can tell, the man is in good standing, but I am a paranoid man who absolutely hates cigar counterfeiting and does not want any of his money going towards helping that industry. The box in question is from 2007 so I know to expect the warranty seal to not have holograms or a serialized barcode, but I do know that the old warranty seal also has a unique serial number in red ink on the bottom of the seal (2 letters and 6 numbers). I also know the trick about the first letter to make sur
  16. Found this photo album from another site. A terrible looking attempt at the new Cohiba band. Even worse is the cigar itself.
  17. I have a seller outside of the USA that I have been buying certain aged cigars from for over a year now. I have probably purchased over 10 (maybe as many as 20) boxes from them and every box has been of outstanding quality. Today I received a box of Montecristo # 2 with box code ROA JUN11 and this is the first box of suspect cigars I have received. Please give your opinion. I have taken several pictures from different angles. Keep in mind that these cigars just arrived after 2+ weeks in transit so they obviously need to settle in the humidor for a while. However, I first noticed the wrappers o

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