Originally Posted by CIGARGUY
Nice pictorial/tutorial. I just cracked open a box or 24 along with a box of Partagas #4 yesterday.
No hologram on this one?
OK, at first I wasn't sure what you were talking about, but I just haven't gotten a box with the new warranty seals yet. They introduced the new seals gradually in 2009, the box I just received was ABR-09. The announcement was of the new seals was made on 03/18/2009:
From now on, a new Warranty Seal will be gradually introduced in all the packaging where two new elements are to be added. On the right hand, a hologram as a security item will be added and on the left hand, next to the Cote dī Arms, a bar code will personalize every package.
Given that the box in question was shipped in April of 2009, the fact that it doesn't have the new stickers isn't cause for concern I don't think.
I would have posted a black light image of the warranty seal, but I don't have a black light at present to expose the watermark.