In a box of old papers I found what looked like a Cigar Band. However, this one was either oversized or the wrapper of one massive stogie.
Don't call it a stogie, or even a cheroot. Those terms originally referred to a cheap cigar. Cigar band collecting has been going on since cigar makers started wrapping them to fend off counterfeiters in the mid 19th century. How? By having a fine artist combine with the technology of lithography to create something no other maker could copy.
Here are some early 20th century bands:
These come courtesy of the Ephemera Society
The only thing I can find for Louis Rubin is that he was world renowned for his cigar band collection and when he died he requested that it be displayed in a museum.