Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: National Hotel of Cuba
Distributor: Nathan Straus-Duparquet, Inc., New York
Date of matchstand: 1928 – 1930
Notes: This 450-room hotel opened December 30, 1930 with money from US Banks and financiers. The place to be and be seen in the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. The hotel was modernized in the 1950s, and gambling was started in 1955. At one point it was a Kirkeby Hotel and it remains open in 2011.
Lamberton China white body with gold coin border design, topmarked with the NHC logo in gold.
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