Daniel Marshall Commissioned by Flagler Museum of Palm Beach to recreate Henry Flagler’s Tiffany made Humidor
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DANIEL MARSHALL X HENRY FLAGLER MUSEUM OF PALM BEACH FLORIDA
When prestigious Palm Beach Henry Flagler Museum embarked upon the journey of recreating a one-of-a-kind Tiffany & Co Humidor owned by the late Industrialist Henry Flager, they knew just the person to call. According to Museum Director, John Blades, “We knew there was only one person for the job.” Enter Daniel Marshall. As fate would have it, Marshall was in Florida at the time he received the call and came to the museum to preview the original artifact before returning to California to recreate the treasured humidor.
Best known for founding Standard Oil in 1870 alongside John D. Rockefeller and then building the Railroad to Key West as well as building Florida’s Top Hotels, Henry Flagler, known as the “Wizard of Florida” had a love for both cigars and yachts. The original humidor was gifted to Flagler from the New York Yacht Club to thank him for the use of his yacht, Alicia, as the committee boat during the 1895 America's Cup race. That year, American sloop Defender lived up to its name and successfully defended the Cup by defeating the British cutter, Valkyrie III.
Marshall was attracted to this collaboration with Flager as they both have a love for cigars, sailing, the Sea and love of Florida. Marshall also got his start with woodworking at a young age by building boats, a tale of serendipity as it relates to this project. Both men share the American Dream with Flagler being called the “Wizard of Florida” and Marshall known as the “King of the Humidors” for his exquisite construction of iconic award-winning record-breaking humidors.
With the addition of the Flagler Museum piece, Marshall now has humidors on permanent display in 3 museums including the Smithsonian under three American Presidents, President Reagan, President Bush Sr. and Jr. and the Schwarzenegger Museum in Graz, Austria.
Marshall said, “It is an honor for me to be share in the celebration of such a important American in Henry Flagler and Florida History re-creating his personal Tiffany-constructed humidor.”
“After meeting Director John Blades and Manager Mark Johnson this project was irrespirable and congruent with my history of working for two decades with Tiffany and Co on their special projects. After seeing the original humidor, I knew I wanted to take on the challenge of this unique size humidor embellished with .925 Sterling Silver enameled waving flags as well as a beautiful hand cut and engraved Sterling Plaque in the center of the lid. I begged my jeweler to make these for me, knowing that exact recreations of these nautical flags are an integral part of this exquisite piece.”
The launch party for the humidor fittingly took place on a yacht at the Palm Beach Boat Show, followed by a "Daniel Marshall Campfire" at Raptis Rare Books hosted by owner, Matthew Raptis. This gorgeous, rare book shop in the heart of Worth Avenue in Palm Beach is attached to the "Churchill Cigar Lounge", a passion project of Raptis’s where guests can enjoy a book and a cigar, what Marshall calls “The Modern Day Campfire”. Raptis hosted the Daniel Marshall Cigar Night in celebration of the Marshall x Flagler project. Guests enjoyed DM Red Label cigars and a few fortunate guests were able to experience the Daniel x Carlito 38th Anniversary Cigar, a collaboration between Marshall and Carlos Fuente Jr. Both cigars were paired with Florida handcrafted and distilled St. Augustine Distillery Bourbon.
At the welcome address delivered by Marshall he noted what he loves so much about his special Campfires is how they bring people together from all countries, men and women, young and old. Marshall related a humorous comparison of cigars being different to cigarettes and reiterated his catch-phrase “We Don’t Smoke…We Taste.” On this festive occasion Marshall described his ideology of what unites us all: “The Golden thread that runs through all our veins is a commitment in creating a richness of character and generosity of spirit in all that we do.”
A limited number of these recreations are available at $2,995. Those wanting to own a piece of history, can email TheCampfire@DanielMarshall.com. DM Humidors are highly sought after investments. View the HF x DM Humidor Launch: https://youtu.be/tThWmooHNuQ
Marshall plans to create more exclusive “Modern Day Campfire” events across the world, special editions of humidors and cigars, and more trademark “Golden Moments.”
Those who wish to attend the Kitzbuhel Campfire January 20, 2024 or other DM experiences are encouraged to join the “Daniel Marshall Campfire Club” (DMCC). Members of the DMCC receive advanced notice and purchase opportunities for all Daniel Marshall events at special DMCC Pricing for any of the Modern Day Campfires worldwide.
About Daniel Marshall
Daniel Marshall, a 40-year veteran of the cigar industry, is one of the world’s leading names in No. 1 rated top-quality humidors and finest cigars, including the coveted 24kt Red Label Golden Cigar. DM Humidors are enjoyed in the homes and offices of countless Hollywood celebrities, US presidents, dignitaries, titans of industry, and fashion designers among others. Marshall is also a cigar and humidor supplier of England’s Royal Family.
Since 1982, Daniel Marshall has created and designed for the prestigious luxury gift houses Dunhill, Tiffany & Co., S.T. Dupont, Cartier, Hermes, Fred Joaillier, Harrod’s, Bally of Switzerland and Garrard’s of London. Daniel Marshall’s humidors are historic, with a collection on display at the Smithsonian Museum.
One of DM’s highly collectible Governor Schwarzenegger Humidor’s broke sales records in 2016 at Leonardo DiCaprio’s Foundation Gala Fundraiser in St. Tropez. This extremely rare humidor topped the charts for highest amount paid for a modern day humidor with new world DM Cigars.
September 2017, a 1 of 1 humidor DM made for Prince Albert II of Monaco with Daniel Marshall Cigars was put on the block and raised 75,000 Euros to benefit our global oceans.
December 2019 Daniel Marshall won in London THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. Previous winners include: Academy Award Winner Jeremy Irons, Legendary Hollywood actor and director, Burt Reynolds, British Conservative member of the House of Lords and once a code-breaker at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, Baroness Trumpington, Edward Sahakian of Davidoff of London and celebrated British broadcaster and journalist, Andrew Neil.
September 2022 DM spent 1 year making a 1 of 1 “Resolute Desk Humidor” The exact recreation of America’s most famous piece of furniture that every President has used in the Oval office since 1857. This piece of history sold at auction for $150,000.
October 2023 DM spent 1 year making a 1 of 1 “White House Humidor” filled with ultra-rare Daniel Marshall x Carlos Fuente Presidential and White House Cigars depicting 6 US Presidents on Holland made cigar bands and one band featuring the White House. The recreation was hand carved from original drawings of America’s most famous building. This historical humidor sold at auction for $250,000.
Since the opening of the Daniel Marshall Cigar Lounge in the Kitzbuhel Country Club, Austria in 2013, Daniel Marshall has been hosting elite and exclusive "Modern Day Campfire” Experiences with discriminating connoisseurs across the globe. For upcoming DM Campfires and to join the “DMCC” The Daniel Marshall Campfire Club email: TheCampfire@DanielMarshall.com
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