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AdamJoshua
10-02-2014, 03:32 PM
So we have a great thread on our boxes, coolers, minis, cabinets, etc., The question is, what was the first thing you had to store your cigars in, gifted, bought, stolen, it's all good and pictures are even better.

I don't have pictures of my first small desktop humidor, it was a small 50 count, I ended up gifting it to a friend when I pushed his A$$ down the slope. This is it below, I bought it in a local B&M for about 5x what I could have found it for online, although at the time I did not know that and I got plenty of use and enjoyment out of it, much as my friend still is.

http://timshumidor.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/humidor001.jpg

The.Sheepdog
11-29-2014, 08:54 PM
My first several Humidors were tupperware! Add some cedar as a floor and a stick humidification device and hygrometer and there you are!

I have two wood humidors now that are mostly empty right now. Room to expand and that is always fun!

rr_coyote
11-29-2014, 09:59 PM
My first, other than storing a few sticks inside ziplock bags with a humidipack inside was a 28qt coolidor. I still only use a coolidor, it's just doubled in size.

pnoon
11-29-2014, 10:16 PM
40 count desktop from CI

Remo
11-29-2014, 10:17 PM
15295

Tupperdor was my 1st, but my 1st real humidor was my custom Coffin, then Coolidor now vino.

Porch Dweller
11-29-2014, 10:34 PM
Mine was a 20-ct glass-top desktop I got with a sampler from Thompson, I believe. It did the trick for about my first three months until I started getting serious about cigars. I think I've still got it somewhere; it held RH pretty damned well for a freebie.

sdoodle
11-29-2014, 10:36 PM
15295

Tupperdor was my 1st, but my 1st real humidor was my custom Coffin, then Coolidor now vino.

This humidor is awesome, Mike.

badbriar
11-30-2014, 12:20 AM
"bought it in a local B&M for about 5x what I could have found it for online, although at the time I did not know that"
:tpd:

Seems we all do that...and we're all stupid! Mine was a 40 count Cuban Crafters, also very overpriced from a local B&M. Thought it was huge...could never fill that monster up! Same as Adam - gave to a friend. :D

icehog3
11-30-2014, 12:27 AM
A 5 cigar travel humidor with a cherrywood exterior that I bought at the LCdH in Nassau. It was all downhill from there.

Trying to get some answers on seasoning it was how I found Club Stogie, the precursor to Cigar Asylum.

markem
11-30-2014, 12:47 AM
I wrapped my boxes in Saran Wrap. Seriously. I'm betting that it was the result of eating lead paint as a kid.

dijit
11-30-2014, 05:33 AM
My first several Humidors were tupperware! Add some cedar as a floor and a stick humidification device and hygrometer and there you are!

I have two wood humidors now that are mostly empty right now. Room to expand and that is always fun!

Never never say your humi is empty here in the nut house! We are just crazy enough to fill them for you.

My first humi was a cherry wood 100 count That when I bought it the wood was starting to warp in one corner and a year later it had separated entirely.

pektel
11-30-2014, 06:07 AM
My first one was a birthday gift from my current girlfriend. Which is awesome, because it's HER fault I now have a fully stocked wineador. She tried to give me sh*t when I got the custom solid cherry door made for it. I told her SHE started it. Which after hearing myself say it, immediately followed up with a Thank You and how awesome a gift it was.

The humi that came with it was the CI 20 count one with the pictures of cigar bands on it. My cousin and his wife smoked out of my travel humi at a wedding a few years back. Last Christmas I stocked the little humi with a wide range of cigars, and gifted it to them.

Hand delivering bombs is the awesomest. Especially when they have no idea what bombing is. Priceless. :)

shilala
11-30-2014, 07:28 AM
My first humidor was the cab my smokes were in.
Then I got a glass top and front humidor that was really pretty and it leaked like a sieve.
No idea where I got it, I don't remember.
Then I got a couple compressor winadors and retrofitted them so they'd work for cigars. Then I put drawers in them. Mac has one and I have another.
Then I got a giant display humi I pimped out. I got rid of it, and now I'm back to the trusty old winador and some coolers.
My goal is to get down to one winador, period.
So I sloped and desloped. :D

14holestogie
11-30-2014, 07:29 AM
My first humidor was the cab my smokes were in.
Then I got a glass top and front humidor that was really pretty and it leaked like a sieve.
No idea where I got it, I don't remember.
Then I got a couple compressor winadors and retrofitted them so they'd work for cigars. Then I put drawers in them. Mac has one and I have another.
Then I got a giant display humi I pimped out. I got rid of it, and now I'm back to the trusty old winador and some coolers.
My goal is to get down to one winador, period.
So I sloped and desloped. :D

Quitter. ;)

G G
11-30-2014, 08:10 AM
tupperdor first and then a cheap 50 count from CI or somewhere similar. Now I have a vinotem with shelves and a couple of drawers.

cort
11-30-2014, 11:23 AM
My first was a little 50ct. (or at least that's what they said it would hold, closer to 30)from Cuban Crafters. It came with 10 Don Kiki green labels. Man I thought I was the chit!!!

Just like Tom I was researching how to season and care for it when I found Club Stogie. The rest is History.

baust55
11-30-2014, 12:46 PM
In the early 90's I saw an add in a magazine for a Thompson deal A small 20ct and 10 cigars for $20 . I sent away for it .I thought it was really cool, I also got a free subscription to Cigar Aficionado . I smoked a cple of the cigars and they were pretty awful so I decided they needed to rest .. well a month of so later I decided to smoke another .....I could not find the little humidor .... It had disappeared ha Stolen !

Well ...... years went buy and I still occasionally smoked a cigar .

About two yrs ago a friend gave me a few good cigars . I enjoyed them so much I decided to buy a humidor .

On EBay I found a glass top 100ct for $50 . then I found several cigar forums and Vendors online . I ordered a few bundles of cigars ,
My new humidor did not seal so great so I fixed that with some bees wax I also bought some humidity beads .
It was only a cpl months and I bought another 100 count humidor ............then a VinoTemp 18 .. I have the WineAdor and the two 100 cts stuffed full .
I a building cedar drawers for the WineAdor .................. trying to talk the gf into letting me drive t KC to buy another VinoTemp 18 I found for $25 ...but honey its a STEAL ! Really !

OMG ! WTF ! Happened .

badbriar
11-30-2014, 02:49 PM
[QUOTE=pektel;2002363]My first one was a birthday gift from my current girlfriend. Which is awesome, because it's HER fault I now have a fully stocked wineador. She tried to give me sh*t...I told her SHE started it.

Now, THAT'S funny! :lr. :lr. :lr

badbriar
11-30-2014, 02:50 PM
My first humidor was the cab my smokes were in.
Then I got a glass top and front humidor that was really pretty and it leaked like a sieve.
No idea where I got it, I don't remember.
Then I got a couple compressor winadors and retrofitted them so they'd work for cigars. Then I put drawers in them. Mac has one and I have another.
Then I got a giant display humi I pimped out. I got rid of it, and now I'm back to the trusty old winador and some coolers.
My goal is to get down to one winador, period.
So I sloped and desloped. :D

Yeah. Let us know how that works out! :hy

Chainsaw13
11-30-2014, 02:59 PM
Mine was one of the 100ct humidor so from Sam's Club. Then another 100ct I won in a local club giveaway. Onto a coolidor, replaced that with a cabinet. Had that for a number of years before my basement flooded this summer. Now I'm back to two large coolidors.

Ashcan Bill
11-30-2014, 02:59 PM
My first humidor dates from the early nineties. It was my only cigar storage for a dozen or so years. Then one day I found the old jungle and things went downhill fast. :D

Now it sits on my desk next to the monitor, and serves as my death row humidor. Lots of cigars have cycled through it in the last twenty some years.

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a514/wak52/Forum%20Images/DSC05404_zps02eef164.jpg

The Poet
11-30-2014, 04:19 PM
My first humidor was both unseasoned and empty. Neither condition lasted long.

Mr.Maduro
11-30-2014, 05:40 PM
Still got it....
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n36/MrMaduro/hum100prclosed_zpsmkxswl7o.jpg (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/MrMaduro/media/hum100prclosed_zpsmkxswl7o.jpg.html)

Wharf Rat
11-30-2014, 06:25 PM
My first was tupperware for which I proudly made a humidifier out of florist foam and PG.

Alaong the way, I bought a beautiful handmade and painted wooden humidor at an art fair. It warped and became useless (except for storing socks).

These days, I have 2 coolidors and one of those cheap Savoy dors. It has a key with a little tassel and I like it.

azar
11-30-2014, 07:02 PM
My 1st was a 100ct man o' war now I have a wineador and attempting to fill it back up:)

sdoodle
11-30-2014, 11:10 PM
I got into cigars this summer just before vacation and knowing my love of vampire lore my husband surprised me with a Tatuaje monsters coffin travel humidor. At that time there were also a few Tatuaje Pudgy Dracs hanging out inside. Needless to say I was a happy girl. :tu

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f234/vampchick30/Cigar%20Edits/57D4F432-83DD-4EE7-B285-D93D11B1A691_zpszw15qjvb.jpg (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/vampchick30/media/Cigar%20Edits/57D4F432-83DD-4EE7-B285-D93D11B1A691_zpszw15qjvb.jpg.html)

afranco
12-01-2014, 09:35 AM
My first and only is a 200 count that my wife got me from the local shop in town. Am wanting to invest in a wineador soon !

alhenry92
12-25-2014, 07:27 AM
mine was my herf a dor 10x from CI
got it for 20 bucks and the 5 villiger elite toros for 15 or so.
finished 2 of the villigers
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t34.0-12/r270/10888233_10202286303238827_170932821_n.jpg?oh=4c89 050f5135b544d3e487ba30a6ec7e&oe=549E1345&__gda__=1419646840_652dde09ffeedc0494dcea66245d5a9 d

RobR1205
12-25-2014, 07:49 AM
mine was my herf a dor 10x from CI
got it for 20 bucks and the 5 villiger elite toros for 15 or so.
finished 2 of the villigers
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t34.0-12/r270/10888233_10202286303238827_170932821_n.jpg?oh=4c89 050f5135b544d3e487ba30a6ec7e&oe=549E1345&__gda__=1419646840_652dde09ffeedc0494dcea66245d5a9 d

My advice...go bigger...WAY bigger if you are serious about this hobby. I was trying to maintain three desktop humidors and a cigar caddy before switching to a cabinet. :tu "They" told me I'd need three times the size I thought and I didn't believe "them"! Boy was I wrong :r

alhenry92
12-25-2014, 09:11 AM
yeah lol im tryin to get a 50 count, just wanted to start off small and build up since i dont have any work this week

RWhisenand
12-27-2014, 12:53 AM
A cheepy glass top 50 ct I picked up from CI about 5 years or so ago. Still use it today as storage for aging cigars. After 5 years it has taken on a wonderful aroma, sitting in my bottom drawer of my home desk surrounded by cigar memorablia like stickers and tubes.

RWhisenand
12-27-2014, 12:54 AM
My advice...go bigger...WAY bigger if you are serious about this hobby. I was trying to maintain three desktop humidors and a cigar caddy before switching to a cabinet. :tu "They" told me I'd need three times the size I thought and I didn't believe "them"! Boy was I wrong :r

:tpd:

WhiteMamba
12-27-2014, 10:33 PM
My first was a 20 ct. Glass top that came in a bundle from CI. Still use it as my display in the living room.

sikk50
01-10-2015, 10:51 AM
My first was a Montecristo box. It was white. It held humidity rock solid. I think it fit the whole brown bag sampler perfectly if I recall

kelmac07
01-10-2015, 11:22 AM
...too damn small. :D