RAFAEL GONZALES CUBAN CIGAR BRAND & HISTORY - Here is a success story from the roaring 20's. Dating from approximately 1928, this brand was initially developed as La Flor de Marquez, with trademark registration in 1936 by the Sociedad El Rey del Mundo.
Rafael Gonzalez was actually created in the 1930's.
It was in this brand that the 6 1/2 inch by 42 gauge cigar, which has the factory name of Cervantes, was first called a Lonsdale after Lord Lonsdale, the famous English sporting Earl and cigar aficionado of that period. Now many other brands use the name as well.
On its lid label each box carries a curious inscription written in English to the effect that the cigars should be smoked within one month of the date of shipment from Havana or otherwise they should be carefully matured for about one year.
Rafael Gonzalez cigars contain a light tasting blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone.All sizes are made by the Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano long filler, totally hand made technique bar one, which is Tripa Corta, "Totalmente a Mano" short filler, totally hand made.
The short filler size also incorporates tobacco leaves from the Semi Vuelta zone.
Name: Rafael Gonzales
Year of foundation: 1936
Tobacco Country: Cuba
Tobacco Procedence: Vuelta Abajo
Factory: Romeo y Julieta
**SHIPPING FEES OF US$35.00 for Regular mail & US$45.00 Registered for UP to 2 boxes ~ US$10.00 for each additional item for Premium Cigars/Cuban Cigars & Cigarillos can be combined & shipped duty free from Switzerland***
~ 5% discount on TOTAL ORDER if paying by US Bank(Clearxchange) or Bank wire transfer (No discount on shipping)
~ 5% discount on CIGARS ONLY if paying by Western Union or Moneygram (No discount on shipping)
Orders will be shipped via International Priority or Regular Airmail.
Delivery is approx. 4-5 Days for most of Europe, 8-9 Days for Asia, Pacific Rim, North America(USA) and 10-14 Days Central & South America.