Global Cigar Label Grading Service (GCLGS) is a premiere
company dedicated to grading and preserving the quality
of cigar label art.
When you receive a GCLGS graded display enclosure you
are assured that your cigar art is authenticated as original,
and preserved according to the strictest standards of preservation.
It is extremely important that antique paper artifacts
(Some cigar labels are well over 100 years old) are preserved
properly. Other then careless handling, acidic conditions
are the cigar label’s worst enemy. Yesterday’s
storage in scrap books, slipcases, boxes, matting cardboard,
and vinyl portfolios can cause rapid damage due to acid
migration. The GCLGS graded label is encapsulated
in an inert polyester film that is approved by the Library
of Congress specification number 500-500-5/31/95 for use
in archival storage.
GCLGS is an independent grading service employing highly
skilled graders, trained by our consultants who are recognized
as experts in the field. Graders do not buy or sell
cigar labels. Grades are verified by our consultants,
each of whom has over twenty years experience handling
cigar label art exclusively.
GCLGS grades and archives inner and outer labels, proofs,
and samples. In addition, GCLGS also grades and archives
other type of cigar art including flaps, nail tags, end
labels, top tags, back flaps, and advertisements. Our standard
holder can handle labels up to 10 inches by 7 inches. For
larger sizes please call GCLGS for pricing.
GCLGS is a contributing member of the Ephemera Society of
America, and associate member of the Society of American