Online Auction Puts Rare Cubans Under the Hammer
Cigar collectors, make room in your humidors. Nearly 400 lots of rare and vintage Cuban cigars are on the auction block this week at onlinecigarauctions.com. The auction, held by London-based cigar retailer C.Gars Ltd., features pre-embargo Cuban cigars, special humidors and vintage Havanas from Dunhill, Davidoff and Cohiba, among others. Prospective buyers will want to place their bids soon, however—the auction closes March 3.
One of the most eye-catching lots is a Ramon Allones Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225 humidor. Introduced in 2015, the Ramon Allones humidor was crafted in honor of the 225th anniversary of Hunters & Frankau, the official Cuban cigar importer for the United Kingdom. The humidor contains 100 special Ramon Allones cigars alongside a limited-edition bottle of Havana Club rum. Only 225 Humidors were ever made. It has a presale estimate of £6,000 to £7,000 (approximately $7,980 to $9,310).
There’s also a rare Cohiba Majestuosos Humidor up for grabs. Created in 2016 for the 50th anniversary of the Cohiba cigar brand, only 1,966 humidors were ever constructed, each containing 20 Cohiba Majestuoso 1966 cigars. The Majestuosos humidor is estimated to sell between £5,000 and £7,000 (Approx. $6,650 to $9,310).
Additionally, a complete 25-count box of Davidoff Dom Pérignon from the early 1980s is expected to fetch between £4,000 to £5,000 ($5,319 to $6,650).
Notable pre-embargo cigars in the auction include a 50-count cabinet of H. Upmann Dunhill Double Claro Seleccion Suprema No.15s that’s expected to sell for £3,750 to £4,250 ($4,985 to $5,649); a 100-count cabinet of H. Upmann Miniaturas estimated at £4,000 to £5,000 ($5,319 to $6,650) and a cabinet of 50 Bolivar Mundiales with a presale estimate of £3,000 to £3,500 ($3,989 to $4,654).