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.