Cigar Aficionado

Dom Perignons Shine at Christie's Auction

Several lots of Cuban cigars went on the block at Christie's in London on May 18. While the majority were recent-production Havanas that sold for fairly low prices -- in some cases, below market value charged for new cigars -- a few Cuban Davidoffs from the 1980s did quite well.

A box of 25 Davidoff Dom Perignon cigars topped the auction selling for £4,500 (about $8,400), considerably more than the pre sale estimate of £2,500 to £3,500. Made in the early 1980s, the Churchill-sized smokes (7 by 47) were among the older Davidoffs sold at the auction, and were the most expensive cigars sold that day.

For more on this story, see the June 6 issue of Cigar Insider.