Stinky History/Timeline

Stinky History & Timeline


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In January,   the Stinky Cigar® ashtray line is now in the European market.

For the TALL Ashtray line, we added a special production in Pretty Pink with the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon printed on 2 sides.  This special production was inspired by and produced for Cynthia Fuente.

 One new finish was introduced for the “Box Pressed” Designer Series with a textured finish called Copper Black.

 Two new finishes were introduced to the TALL Ashtray models; Cherry Black Antique and Gold Black Antique.

 We developed a new ‘personal sized’ ashtray called the Mini-Me in February/March.  It is the same size as the Stinky Jr. but has 3 stirrups.  Our wholesale distributor declined to add this new model to the wholesale offering so, it is only available directly from


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Five new finishes were introduced for the “Box Pressed” Designer Series; Antique Green, Cast Gold, Gold Patina, Rust Blue and Rust Brown.

The TALL Ashtray line added a new finish in Hammered Stainless Steel.

The hand-painted Cigar Stand was re-designed and re-introduced again.  Originally introduced in 2005 and again in 2012, the new design requires no tools and is made from light-weight high-density polyurethane foam.

This (current) version is made in a new factory.  While it looks the same, it has better structural elements and superior quality control.

The Stinky Cigar® ashtray line was introduced to the European market through a tobacco products distributor in Germany!


At the IPCPR we introduced the new Cone Ash Can with 2 finishes:  a cigar collage or solid black.

Several cigar manufacturers purchased the new Cone Ash Can with their graphic images printed on the cone.


Introduced the Clip-on-Stirrup designed to fit any tin can.

The Stinky Cigar® ashtray line was nominated for “Best Artistic Design” in the European magazine called Cigar Journal.  We attended the international trade fair called InterTabac in Dortmund Germany to accept the trophy.


The annual IPCPR convention marked the 10th Anniversary for the Stinky Cigar brand.  In celebration for Ten Years, Quality Importers revealed a new cigar under the Stinky Brand.  The new Stinky Cigars were made in Nicaragua with a Nicaraguan blend wrapped with an Ecuadorian Café wrapper.   The entire cigar line with 5 sizes (Torpedo, Toro, Toro Grande, Churchill & Robusto) was supposed to begin distribution in October but due to conditions beyond my control, it never did.


The Stinky Cigar Cutting Station was introduced at the IPCPR convention in July. This unique wall-mounted cabinet provides a tool tray to hold up to 8 different cigar cutters & lighters with retractable cables to keep your cigar tools where they belong. The shelf is designed to hold any Stinky Cigar Ashtray (the giant Herf Edition is recommended) to catch debris and end cuts. A lockable drawer below the shelf is for supplies such as extra matches, a can of butane, a can of compressed air and tools to adjust lighters. Each Stinky Cigar Cutting Station includes a “Cigar Themed” Mirror to aid in the proper lighting of your cigar. Currently on Backorder.

Also introduced at the IPCPR convention was the new 8” square Composite ashtray model. These traditionally styled ashtrays feature an extra deep bowl, stackable for easy storage & shipping and “floating” sides to enable ashtrays to be easily picked up for service. The Composite ashtrays are available in Fire Engine Red, Jet Black, and Chocolate Brown. Now Available.


The Stinky Cigar Floor Ashtray model was improved and now includes a Handle and an Accessory Tray. The new model features a split-post to attach the Accessory Tray which makes it functional to hold tall drinks (like water, soda or beer bottles). The new Floor Ashtray models coordinate the finish & color on the Accessory Tray to match the finish of the base, posts, and bowl. The cigar stirrups and Handle are solid stainless steel on all models.

In May we introduced the new Stinky Cigar-Car Ashtray. This unique Cigar-Car Ashtray is designed to gently hold your cigar level and secure while you drive.

Also in May, we re-introduced the unique hand-painted Cigar Stand. Only 300 were made for the first re-release. Originally introduced in 2005, this new release is bigger and improved.

Late in the year, the Box Pressed Designer Series was added. This new shape is an extension of the TALL model that features a ‘Box Pressed’ bowl and a square base. 


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In January, Stinky Cigar announced an alliance with Quality Importers Trading Company. Quality Importers has plans to expand marketing and world-wide exposure.

A new polished stainless steel ashtray model was added to the “Tall” Chocolate Brown and Jet Black table-top design. 

At the July IPCPR annual convention, the TALL Ashtray was shown in six (6) new powder coated finishes (Pure White, Safety Yellow, Competition Orange, Fire Engine Red, Royal Blue, Forest Green). 

The original 4-stirrup stainless steel tabletop model was introduced with a Copper plated finish. 

Cigars International contracted for an exclusive new design called the “Personal Sized” Stinky Cigar Ashtray. It was produced for them and was introduced exclusively in their October catalog as “The Stinky Jr. Ashtray”. It looks like the original polished stainless steel model shrunk to a tiny 5-inch size with only one stirrup . . . personal sized.

Also displayed at the IPCPR convention were samples of a new 8” square Composite ashtray model in 7 basic colors (White, Yellow, Orange, Red, Blue, Brown, Black). However, this model would not be produced until production problems were resolved. The ‘improved’ model was re-introduced at the 2013 convention.


Stinky introduced a new TALL Ashtray design & shape offered in Chocolate Brown and Jet Black Powder Coated Finishes.

This new “Tall” design has a slightly smaller 7-inch diameter bowl, however, this taller shape will hold the same amount of ash & debris and is just as windproof as the original 8” diameter bowl.

The Floor Ashtray became available in Chocolate Brown and Jet Black powder coated finishes as well as the original solid stainless steel. The new Powder Coated models all have polished stainless steel stirrups (cigar holders).

Finally, an Accessory Tray was introduced for the Floor Ashtrays to add as a service tray for the Floor Ashtrays. The Accessory Tray is only offered in a Jet Black powder coated finish.

The stainless steel Handle and Jet Black Accessory Tray are sold separately and can both be bolted on to any Stinky Cigar Floor Ashtray without the use of tools. 


Stinky displayed a new Handle for the all stainless steel Floor Ashtray.

Handles are now available as an accessory and included with the Floor Ashtray. 


Custom versions of the original Stinky Cigar Ashtray were shown at the IPCPR in Las Vegas.

Additional stirrups make the original Stinky Cigar Ashtray into a Mini Herf-3+3 with 6 stirrups (no longer offered online).

The Mini Herf-8 with 8 stirrups takes its place. The rare and unusual “Antisocial” ashtray for the cigar smoker who prefers to smoke alone is introduced.


The new stainless steel Stinky Cigar – Floor Ashtray introduced at the IPCPR in Houston, Texas. It is sleek, clean and totally functional!

Anew version is available now. No tools required for assembly.


The Humungous Stinky Cigar Ashtray – Herf Edition was introduced as a promotional display at the RTDA in Las Vegas.

Retail cigar store owners wanted to buy this huge 3-gallon display for their cigar events, so the first limited edition of 500 pieces was produced.

The new Herf Edition has 8-cigar stirrups.


The Hand-Painted Stinky Cigar Floor Stand was introduced as a new design concept at the RTDA in New Orleans.

The first shipment of over 1,250 pieces completely sold-out in 2006.


The Original Stinky Cigar Ashtray was first introduced at the RTDA in Las Vegas.

There was only one model with 3-stirrups. The first production run was ordered after the RTDA and new thicker samples were sent for approval.

The first shipment arrived October 30th, 2004. 


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