Time to Celebrate!

On behalf of all of us at W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist, we want to thank you for your support this past year. Today and Saturday Drapers celebrates 124 years in Washington DC and the distinction of being the District’s oldest (and the United States’ third oldest) full service tobacconistWe celebrate our anniversary the best way we know how, among like-minded brothers and sisters of the leaf and in the company of a great friend of Drapers, Dón Guillermo León Herbert, president of La Aurora Cigars the oldest cigar factory in the Dominican Republic.  For your smoking pleasure La Aurora has produced The Drapers 124th Anniversary Cigar a very limited edition Sumo Short Robusto size (4″ x 58) available in boxes of 12. Only 125 boxes have been produced.

This past year has been marked by a difficult economy, the challenges with smoking in the DC shop, the ongoing fight against oppressive tobacco taxes and opening a new location in Bethesda, Maryland. We know that no small business — no matter how well run — survives 124 years without the ongoing support and loyalty of it’s friends and customers. Mike Copperman and the Bethesda Tobacco family have been particularly welcoming and supportive.

We look forward to seeing you over the next two days, saying “thank you,” and sharing a smoke.


John Anderson, Matt Krimm & Paul Spence