Get 1 Year of Cigar Aficionado for Just $24.95 + A Free Gift!

Cohiba 50th Anniversary Humidors To Be Sold Via Silent Auction

May 9, 2016 | By Gordon Mott
Cohiba 50th Anniversary Humidors To Be Sold Via Silent Auction

Have a spare 50,000 Euros? That's the reserve price for an upcoming silent auction that will be conducted by Habanos S.A. for its Cohiba 50th Aniversario humidors. The ornate, gold-leaf covered humidors, built by the French company Elie Bleu in honor of the 50th birthday of the Cohiba brand, will be sold to the highest bidders among the official distributors of Habanos cigars around the world.

Forty-nine of the humidors will be up for purchase. The first Cohiba 50th Aniversario humidor was sold at the live auction during the Festival de Habanos gala dinner in March for 320,000 Euros ($352,505). At the time, Habanos S.A. had not revealed how the remaining humidors would be sold.

Bids for the humidors must be received via a mail drop set up by Habanos between June 1 and June 7. The bids will be opened after, and Habanos will then determine the winners of the humidors.

Some distributors, who asked to remain anonymous, are already calling the process "unfair" because, given the big differences in each country's taxes on cigars, the price in each country could vary significantly. At least one distributor has already said they expect to pass on the auction.

[Update: The reserve price has been changed and details of how the auction will be conducted have been added.]

Cohiba Habanos S.A.

More in

See all
Southern Draw Releasing Jacob’s Ladder The Ascension

Southern Draw Releasing Jacob’s Ladder The Ascension

Family-owned cigar brand Southern Draw Cigars is releasing a new size to their Jacob’s Ladder line.

Sep 20, 2021
My Father Garcia & Garcia Robusto Shipping Today

My Father Garcia & Garcia Robusto Shipping Today

A new, limited-edition from My Father Cigars is on its way to tobacconists across the country.

Sep 16, 2021
ProCigar Festival Returning To Dominican Republic In 2022

ProCigar Festival Returning To Dominican Republic In 2022

After being canceled by the pandemic this year, the Dominican Republic’s ProCigar Festival will be …

Jul 15, 2021
Marvin R. Shanken’s Cigar Aficionado Interviews

Marvin R. Shanken’s Cigar Aficionado Interviews

The editor and publisher of Cigar Aficionado has sat down in person with world leaders, some of the …

Jan 28, 2021
The $150,000 Dragon Cutter

The $150,000 Dragon Cutter

The eye-catching Dragons Chasing Flaming Pearl Xi is made of gold and steel, ruby-ridden with an …

Dec 11, 2020
New Things for the New Year

New Things for the New Year

It will be 2020 when you read this note, and we have some novel things in store for the new year. The …

Jan 24, 2020
z