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Out of the Humidor

CA Readers
From the Print Edition:
Premier Issue, Autumn 92

(continued from page 4)

Nov. 8, 1991

Dear Marvin:

I love cigars--have smoked them for many years. Please put me on your mailing list.

Thomas Evans, Jr.
Managing Director
Bear Steams
Chicago, Illinois

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Nov. 10, 1991

Dear Marvin:

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus...and he looks like Marvin and doesn't give toys but promises a cigar lover's magazine! You have made my day!

Dave Preston
Publisher
RV West Magazine
Pleasanton, California

Editor's Response: And your letter has made mine. Your reward? A lifetime subscription to CIGAR AFICIONADO with my compliments.

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Nov. 13, 1991

Dear Marvin:

You are absolutely correct--my wife will not let me smoke my Cuban cigars in the house. At this time of the year you can find me in the yard with my hat and gloves on smoking my Havana...even the dog refuses to come out and share my smoke with me.

Alan W. Kosloff
President and CEO
American Marketing Industries Inc.
Kansas City, Missouri

Editor's Response: Hey Alan, maybe it's time for a new dog?

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Dec. 15, 1991

Dear Marvin:

My husband fits the profile--including the wife who hates cigar smoke at home. Yet here I am, putting him on your list.

(wife of) Ray Schipani
Edina, Minnesota

Editor's Response: You sound like a great wife. And Ray's a very lucky guy.

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Nov. 19, 1991

Dear Marvin:

We are a much maligned minority. Does the phrase, "Pipes and cigars prohibited" stick in your craw? I am smoking a cigar, and I am beginning to feel the world closing in on me.

There are fewer and fewer public places in which I feel comfortable taking a draw on a cheroot--even some of the club-like leather and brass restaurants now ban cigars. Even the Palm in Washington, D.C. seems disconcerted when there is even a suggestion that a patron (meaning me) might fire up a heater. What is this world coming to?

I really do not want to impose my fancy on others if they want to avoid it, and I will not, but cigarette smokers seem to have a real advantage. Our voice must be heard, if even only by ourselves. Your magazine might serve that noble purpose.

Good luck and Congratulations,

Bruce D. Collins
Washington, D.C.

Editor's Response: Your letter is confirmed by independent research which concluded that the single greatest barrier to cigar enjoyment is the fewer and fewer public places there are to light up. Perhaps, in time, this situation will change. I would certainly encourage you to patronize those restaurants which allow or encourage cigar enjoyment. Please see David Shaw's article, "Where Can I Smoke In Peace? "

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Dec. 5, 1991

Dear Marvin:

I returned tonight from Hong Kong with two boxes of Hoyo de Monterrey Double Coronas in my wife's underwear. Sign me up.


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Gary Frandsen — Port Byron, Illinois, usa,  —  April 12, 2013 2:15pm ET

Dear Marvin:

After reading the latest edition of Cigar Aficionado,I realized that our article about Laurence Fishburne left out an acting credit. He was in the 1986 CBS TV Show
"Pee-wee's Playhouse" as Cowboy Curtis.
I do enjoy reading your magazine cover to cover and will be a life long reader. Thanks


john zakes jr — La Porte, Indiana, USA,  —  May 13, 2013 12:17pm ET

I have been a subscriber for at least 15 years. love the articles and especially the ratings. Enjoy the pictures also. I just wish they would print only pictures with the cigars actually lit. was no big deal for awhile but in the last year,I have seen people holding unlit cigars the wrong way!! the wedding pictures are really prone to this. just doesn't seem to be right-my opinion.


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