African Palliative Care Hospital

2541 Purchang Street

South Africa



The African Palliative Care Renovations!



Dear Friends:


                While I was volunteering at the African Palliative Care Hospital in South Africa, it really opened my heart and my eyes to the level of quality care being distributed and what struck me worst of all was the state and condition of their palliative care unit.


                 I would like you to close your eyes and try to visualize what I saw and I'll do my best to explain it as best I can: the urine stained walls, blood on the floors, equipment broken, rooms with no windows and with no views. 


                There are only small windows with no room to look out, never mind looking at what little garden does exists. It is either burned or shriveled up with lack of water or there was never one there in the first place. They can not see the beautiful sunshine, the aqua blue sky, the plants or animals of Mother Nature, like you and I see everyday and probably take for granted, like I did.


                I saw first-hand what these doctors and nurses try to do for these patients and their families, but they can only do so much with what little they have. They try to be miracle workers and they need YOUR help!


                This is why I am writing this letter, asking you for your help. And the way you can do that is by donating $50.00 minimum towards these renovations that will make a big difference in the people's lives, and for the palliative care unit. Along with its staff.  Giving these patients some hope and comfort in their last days on the earth and of course helping the families feel more comfortable knowing their sick loved one is in a clean, comfortable place for their last days.


                We have an objective, we must raise $1.5 million by October 2007, and so they can start the renovations immediately giving these people what they deserve.


With your help they will be able to:


Afford new paint for the walls.

New beds.

New training for the doctors and nurses.

New equipment

And of course they will be able to grow a beautiful garden

And a whole lot more



                So please help us to help them and donate a minimum of $50.00 today.

Your donation might be the last one that we need too reach our objective, so don't delay!


        Send a check or money order made payable to: African Palliative Care Hospital

Or call our toll free number and charge your credit card right now!



Yours Hopingly,


Mary Wells

Fund-raising co-ordinator


P.S.  Don't delay, we only have till October 2007 to raise $1.5 million. The renovations need to start in November 2007, so they'll be able to work right through until June of 2008, when it will get too hot to work.

So call now 1-800-AFRICA



Collins Cigar Company



3459 Handsworth Drive

Davie, Florida 33614



On outer Envelope:

The enclosed mailing label can bring you-- on approval-- a box of 42 custom-blended Cuban seed leaf cigars. Cigars you can't buy in any store anywhere. Try them out. Put them to your own tests. Unless you're 100% satisfied, return the partially empty box for full refund.


Are we out of our minds to make an offer like this? Maybe so -- but giving customers a chance to smoke at our risk has kept us in business for 70 years.


Why not send back your mailing label now-- and judge these superb cigars for yourself?





Dear Fellow Cigar Lover:


        I have taken the liberty of reserving, in your name, one of our Sterling Sampler boxes of 42 fine Cuban seed leaf cigars:


6 Plazas

6 Panatela Extras

14 juniors

6 Cleopatra's needles

4 Churchill's

6 Corona Chico's

42 Cigars in all


        To help you discover a cigar most to you liking, I'm including a generous sampling of both cut-filler cigars and vintage-leaf, long-filler, all-tobacco cigars. And, as a special added inducement, I'm pricing these so you save 35% under their regular per-cigar prices.


        With your o.k., I'd like to send you this assortment. When your sampler box arrives, break seal and open it. Choose a cigar. Unwrap it. Smell it. Roll it gently between your thumb and forefinger, feel the soft crinkle of expertly cured tobaccos.


        Then light it up, savor the mellow aroma, see how slowly, smoothly and evenly it burns. Notice the silver-white ash, and see how long the ash grows before it drops these are both signs of truly fine cigars.


        Try a couple of each of these six superb cigars at your leisure. Try other cigars too, the ones you normally buy at stores, so you'll have a basis for comparison.


        And then, YOU decide. If you don't agree that these cigars are among the finest you've ever had the pleasure of smoking, send back the rest of the box for an immediate and full refund.

That is how confident we are that you will enjoy the these beautifully hand-crafted Cigars.


        That'll be the end of it. No cost, no questions, no further obligation. The way we figure it, if our cigars can't pass your tests, it's our problem.


        But if you're as delighted as I think you'll be-- as delighted as thousands of other cigar lovers who have tried out sterling sampler just sit back, relax and look forward to many hours of the kind of smoking pleasure that's all too rare these days.


        Come to think of it, this kind of smoking pleasure never has been commonplace. Because the finest cigars can't be mass-produced, any more than the finest wines can be.


        For one thing, places on earth where the climate and soil conditions are precisely right are extremely scarce. Tobacco plants and leaves demand a great deal of time and expert individual attention too. For optimum results.


        So even in the golden age of cigar smoking--the B.F. era (before Fidel)--first rate cigars were always in short supply. They've always commanded a substantial premium, and rightly so.


        And the best always came from Cuba, where the growing conditions are ideal and where generations of tobacco growers and workers(maybe artists would be more descriptive) passed skills and secrets along from father to son.


        Enter Castro. Soon after he seized power, the U.S. Slapped a trade embargo on Cuban products-- and millions of Americans cigar aficionados faced a bleak prospect: life without Cuban cigars. As if that weren't enough, Castro then banned exports of Cuban tobacco seed.


        From a cigar lover's point of view, Catastrophic is too mild a word to describe the circumstances. But happily, cigars lovers are an intrepid, indomitable lot. A Cuban grower, more sympathetic to the needs of fellow cigar smokers than to the imperatives of communist politics, managed to smuggle 12 pounds of the finest Pinar Del Rio tobacco seed out of Cuba-- in the diplomatic pouch of a like-minded ambassador stationed in Havana.

So as a compliment to you we are giving our customers the chance to purchase these magnificent cigars...




Yours Sincerely,



Ralph Hogan


Collins Cigar Company


P.S. Don't forget if you are not fully satisfied with your box of special blend cigars then send the half used box back to us and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked...