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 BAMBU ROLLING PAPERS

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  The first Bambu booklet. Circa 1907 The later Bambu booklet. The founder of Bambu, Rafael Abad Santoja had passed away in 1911 and the factory was renamed Sobrinos de R Abad Santonja (Nephews of Rafael Abad Santonja).

 

Updated with help from Wikipedia

"Read about the history of Bambu and it's 1907 Birth by writer and Historian Enrique Cedra Gordo" Here

The US Brand owner of Bambu Papers claims that their company was founded in 1764 but doesn’t give any verifiable reference to substantiate that date .   Here is what the company claims on the Wiki talk page):

However, books on the history of Bambu and the history of rolling papers strongly contradict this. Cerdá Gordo, Enrique; El Bambu, la marca y les bambuneres (Miseria i Companyia Edicions), says that Bambu was formed in 1907 by Rafael Abad Sontoja. The book Rolling Paper Graphics by Jose Lorente (Ginko press) also says the first artwork is from 1907. In addition, a professor of history at the University of Barcelona who has written numerous papers on the history of cigarette paper making in Spain also corroborates that the Bambu brand was founded in 1907. 
Professor  Miquel Gutiérrez Poch ( http://www.ub.edu/histeco/esp/membre.php?page=gutierrez.htm.)   spoke with us and again confirmed that Bambu rolling papers date to 1907, stating:   “Actually it was registered on 13 June of that year in the Central Trademark office in Madrid (with the number 13.470).”  The founder of Bambu was Rafael Abad Sontoja who was born in 1851 and died in 1911  
The Alcoy paper factories (including the one that owned and made Bambu) formed a conglomerate in 1934 called Papeleras Reunitas.  According to court documents from 1985 (http://openjurist.org/773/f2d/925/adams-apple-distributing-company-v-papeleras-reunidas-sa) , that company violated a contract with Adams Apple of Chicago .  Adams Apple sued Papeleras and the ensuing judgment put the company into bankruptcy.  Adams Apple filed liens against the Bambu Trademark in the United States which were upheld.  What happened next is a bit hazy, but in the end the factory was closed and the Bambu trademark was liquidated.  The Bambu rolling paper that is available today is not made in Alcoy .  Bambu is private label produced by Miguel Y Costas (the makers of Smoking and Pure Hemp) at their factories in Barcelona and Argentina.  

More info can be found on wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bambu_rolling_papers&oldid=407577435


 
Description
Bambu Roll
Back/Gold Regular
ID Code
C02_1C4
C02_4C4
Size(mm) 
82 x 30
72 x 25
Bar Code? 
No
No
Language
Sp
Sp
 
 
Description
Square
33 leaves
Square
39 leaves
Man with
hat
ID Code
C02_1C1
C02_2C1
C02_4C1
Size(mm) 
47 x 40
47 x 40
47 x 40
Bar Code? 
No
No
No
Language
Sp
Sp
Sp
 
 
Description
Banana
Cannabis
Coconut
Strawberry
Cherry
ID Code
C02_1C2
C02_2C2
C02_3C2
C02_4C2
C02_1C3
Size(mm) 
47 x 40
47 x 40
47 x 40
47 x 40
47 x 40
Bar Code? 
No
No
No
No
No
Language
Sp
Sp
Sp
Sp
Sp
 
 
Description
Big Bambu
Big Bambu
ID Code
C02_4C3
C02_5C5
Size(mm) 
68 x 50
68 x 50
Bar Code? 
No
760136
Language
Sp
Eng
 
 
Description
Light Weight
1½ Extra
Double Wide
ID Code
C02_5C2
C02_5C3
C02_5C4
Size(mm) 
47 x 40
63 x 40
83 x 40
Bar Code? 
760135
760137
760135
Language
Eng
Eng
Eng
 
 
Description
Square
1½ Extra
Double Wide
ID Code
C02_3C1
C02_1C3
C02_1C5
Size(mm) 
47 x 40
63 x 40
83 x 40
Bar Code? 
No
No
No
Language
Sp
Sp
Sp
 
 
Description
Good Times*
Good Times  1½ Extra
ID Code
C02_5C1
C02_3C6
Size(mm) 
47 x 40
63 x 40
Bar Code? 
No
No
Language
Eng
Eng
*This was not an actual Bambu product but the style was similar.
 

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