Need some help identifying some gifts

Discussion in 'Cuban Cigar Forum' started by ilikefishes, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. ilikefishes

    ilikefishes Active Member

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    Hey everyone, this is the first time I have posted in this section. I think. Anyways, I was gifted some cigars that I can't quite identify.

    The first were gifted to me by a fellow CP member, I should say traded because he wants to try some really good domestics. The cigars in question are Reloba's and they are about 5" by maybe a 40 ring gauge. They just say Reloba on a blue band.

    The next ones were given to me by a marshall at out local golf course. They are Cohiba's and by all accounts they look real. They have an embossed label, the right number of rows and all. But they are the Edicion Limitada 2010 and I can't find those anywhere. I can find the 2001-2009, and then 2011. So what gives with that? Did Cohiba stop making these for a year?

    Thanks for all the advice I can get in advance. If I stepped on anybody's toes or did something I should not have done, please let me know. Thanks again.
     
  2. chiefmd

    chiefmd Bone Fixer

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  3. rawrr

    rawrr New Member

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    I think these are the only LE in 2010:

    Trinidad Short Robusto T (12) Edicion Limitada 2010
    Montecristo Grand Edmundo (10) Edicion Limitada 2010

    Partagas Serie D Especial (10) Edicion Limitada 2010
     
  4. Yojimbo

    Yojimbo Brutish Nubber

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    Best I can find on the Reloba is that there are two brands named that way. One is NC, and put out by Garcia & Garcia. The other is an ISOM value cigar that sells at around one Cuban peso on the island. Couldn't find band images, but there's the best google has to offer on the subject.
     
  5. Joebunaga

    Joebunaga Brought to you by Carl's Junior.

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    There are some references to peso Reloba's on the net. Cheap, daily cigars from Cuba. Haven't seen any pictures though.

    Cohiba did a limited edition jar in 2010 with Siglo VIs. I don't know if the bands were marked differently(with an LE).
     
  6. grateful1

    grateful1 Oh My!

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    The only EL's are listed above.

    The Jar was an 'Exclusive'.

    Photo's will help, however they re very iffy!

    ...to answer your question....no.
     
  7. Acclaym

    Acclaym Moderation in Moderation

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    There's a La Reloba by Jaime Garcia. Rolled in the My Father cigar factory...
     
  8. Joebunaga

    Joebunaga Brought to you by Carl's Junior.

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    I think the La Reloba have a black and red band.
     
  9. ilikefishes

    ilikefishes Active Member

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    Yeah, that sounds consistent. I have no doubt the Reblados are real. They were given to me by someone that only smokes CC's. So, just wanted to know a little more about their character and rarity.

    The Cohibas, like I said were given to me by a fellow golfer. They are in pretty bad shape, I will try to snap some pics with my iphone later when I go and pull a stick to smoke.

    Thanks for the info gents, it always appreciated.
     
  10. broblues

    broblues planning and plotting

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    The Blue banded Reloba that I have is an ISOM. They are very inexpensive on the Island.
     
  11. MoeCizlak

    MoeCizlak Built for comfort

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  12. ilikefishes

    ilikefishes Active Member

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    Thanks brother. That is all I needed to see. It confirmed my suspicion. I will try and take some photos soon.
     
  13. mmburtch

    mmburtch Sleep deprived and cranky

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    I was gifted a Cohiba esplandido in a crystal tubo from a glass top box from someone who said the same thing. :whistling:
     
  14. insight

    insight Making friends everywhere!

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    Please don't blow my spot Matt
     
  15. mmburtch

    mmburtch Sleep deprived and cranky

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    I was told you prefer your spot tickled.
     
  16. louich

    louich The evil snowman

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    The relobas are indeed some pesos.. Probably sent with the intent of making you taste the difference between the 'true' CC and the ones the Cubans smoke ;-)

    BUt one things for sure they are cuban (cannot believe someone would counterfit cheap cigars ! lol)
     
  17. ilikefishes

    ilikefishes Active Member

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    Yeah, I knew they were real:D

    I just could bot find anytging in the data base I use for inventory. So trying to figure out what they were.

    Are you back Louich?
     
  18. louich

    louich The evil snowman

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    Yep ! Suntan and everything ! :rolleyes:
     
  19. ilikefishes

    ilikefishes Active Member

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    Here are pics of the ones I was thinking are fake.

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    Thanks for your help.:D
     
  20. tomthirtysix

    tomthirtysix Wishing I was as cool as Phil

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    I'm nowhere near an expert, but the spacing between the first two rows of dots, combined with the awful EL band are the first warnings, even if you didn't have the list of what ELs were actually produced in any given year.
     

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