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Sherman Fantasias

Nat Sherman is a brand of natural "luxury cigarettes", packaged and marketed to a higher-class clientele than most cigarettes. The company, headquartered in New York City, also sells cigars, pipe tobacco, and accessories. Nat Sherman has been selling tobacco since 1930. Nat Sherman is also one of the most famous cigar manufacturers in the United States having provided cigars to gentlemen's clubs throughout New York City for 75 years. The boxes of the company note that the headquarters are located on Fifth Avenue, New York City, (although now they are located just around the corner on 42nd St.) and currently include, as well as a retail section, a smoking lounge, and is stocked with various memorabilia relating to the company's history.



42nd Street shop
  • Naturals - available in mint and light versions; also available in king size
  • Classic - king size, available in mint and light versions
  • New York Cut - available in mint and light versions
  • Black and Gold - black with gold leaf charcoal filter
  • Fantasia lights - colored paper wrappings with gold leaf charcoal filter
  • MCD - available in a light version
  • A Hint Of Mint - mint flavor in filter
  • A Touch of Clove - clove flavor in filter
  • Cigaretellos - cigar-grade tobacco, unfiltered
  • Havana Ovals - cigar-grade tobacco, unfiltered

Nat Sherman also carries pipes, pipe tobacco, cigars, and various smoking implements.

In popular culture

  • Nat Sherman "Havana Ovals" are mentioned in the Achewood cartoon strip of April 15, 2003, referencing an apparently fictitious 1956 movie, "The Devils of Monte Carlo," in which the cigarettes are used to smuggle concealed lockpicks into a prison [1]
  • In the 1963-1964 season, Allen Funt appeared chomping on Nat Sherman "Havana Ovals" as an albino orangutan on the episode, "Smile, Todd, You're on Candid Camera," of The New Phil Silvers Show, starring comedian Phil Silvers as factory foreman Todd Deal.
  • The character of Samantha Gregory in the 1988 film Tapeheads is shown smoking a blue Fantasia during the party at the Mart mansion.
  • In the Peter Frampton song "Do You Feel Like We Do" there is a lyric "Champagne for breakfast, and a Sherman in my hand".
  • In the 1970s series Kojak, Telly Savalas smoked Nat Sherman Non-Filter Cigaretellos when not sucking on a lollipop.
  • In the movie "Cruel Intentions", the character Sebastian was smoking a Nat Sherman 'Hint of Mint' in two scenes of the movie.


  • Nat Sherman's a Passion for Cigars: Selecting, Preserving, Smoking, and Savoring One of Life's Greatest Pleasures ISBN 0-8362-2182-6

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