It does kinda look like mold. Is it wiped off easily? And, if so, does it leave a mark where the "mold" was? Usually bloom will be more uniform across the whole cigar, whereas mold will start at one spot and work it's way around.
This may well be a crazy Lamarism but bloom in photos often has little crystal dots from the oils that have come up to form it. I didn't notice those on the pics. I will however be more than happy to dispose of those cigars for you...one at a time.
dave i think you know i got the same box from the same dealer, with the same code...all i can tell you is mine dont have that mold or plume also the feet of those cigars look awfull, chips, wrappers loosening etc. maybe these got wet?
i think i would send them back for a replacement or refund. or at the least send him the pictures maybe he could do something without the hassle of sending them back, i wouldnt think they would resell them anyway.