It is believed that over 100,000 cigar store Indians were carved in the past for display. Many were tossed, destroyed, or simply did not survive the elements. Today, a cigar store Indian in its original condition is a rarity. Collectors determine the value of a cigar store Indian by its condition, artistic form, the quality of the carving, as well as who the carving is attributed to. Notable carvers command a premium, and their valuable works are generally only found in museum collections. Cisco’s collection of cigar store Indians represents decades of collecting, featuring pieces of varying sizes from prominent time periods and important carvers.