Out With the Old – In With the New!

As the subject of the blog suggests we sold a lot of old cigars and we are now selling a load of new cigars!

Last week was the highlight of C.Gars year with our now famous and exceptionally popular Winter Auction event.

The action started at our offices on the 28th November with many prospective auction bidders viewing lots and enjoying a case of Boisdale champagne and La Flor de Cano Gran Cano cigars for hospitality and continued on Sunday the 30th with… More Boisdale Champagne and Ramon Allones Petit Belicosos :)

We then had our pre auction evening at the Sahakian cigar shop and lounge at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge where we enjoyed Bolivar Belicosos 2007 Vintage and Bolivar Super Coronas together with Robert Graham Dancing Stag single malt whisky and delicious canapés. My thanks to Mike Choi for a splendid evening.

The auction was held at Boisdale Belgravia with pre auction drinks and smokes on the terrace and the auction in the main dining room followed by more drinks and smokes on the terrace. We had a capacity crowd and C.Gars auctioneer Jonathan Humbert did a splendid job knocking down some 350 Lots in some very fast pace bidding. My thanks to Ranald Macdonald and his team for organizing the usual first class event with C.Gars.

As predicted Pre Embargo prices are still on the increase whilst good quality limited editions are still in great demand. The highlight of the auction  was a magnificent Cubatabaco 1492 humidor of 50 cigars that sold for £26,500. Davidoff prices were firm but there didn’t seem to be as much of a buying frenzy as we saw in our Summer auction. That said I think this was the largest quantity of Davidoff ever offered at auction.

Good quality vintage cigar prices were ever popular and limited edition jars were in high demand and achieving very good prices indeed.

Bidders attended from all over the world and fair to say a great evening was had by all. Our next auction will be held on the 3rd February.

It was a bit of a week for publicity as well! Including:

Bloomberg TV / Daily Telegraph

Robb Report

Cigar Aficionado

Cigar Journal

Amazing quantity of new release in the last few weeks (it’s a bit like waiting for a bus and then they all come at the same time!) including:

Por Larranaga Sobresalientes – simply flying off the shelves

Cohiba Robustos Supremos – long awaited and superior quality

Por Larranaga Picadores – a delightful addition to our range

Good stocks at this time but not sure how long for at the current sales rate!

Next week I’m heading up North to Turmeaus Liverpool and Chester as well as La Casa del Habano Chester. Looking forward to enjoying some informal whisky/rum/cigar tasting evenings in the La Casa sampling lounge from Tuesday- Thursday. If you would like to join me, here is a link.

Have a smokey week

Peaceful puffing

Mitchell

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Auction Results

Reporting to you live from Boisdale Belgravia with results of the auction as it happens.

Subject only to final confirmation when we are back in our offices tomorrow at which time confirmed sold prices will be updated on our main auction website http://www.cigarauctions.co.uk

Best of luck to all of our sellers and bidders,

Mitchell, Laura, Michelle, James and Eliska
C.Gars Ltd – Auction Team

Boisdale Auction

Boisdale Auction

 

Lot Number and Name Sale Price
Lot 1 – Cohiba 30th Anniversary – 1996 £950
Lot 2 – Cohiba 30th Anniversary – 1996 £3,600
Lot 3 – Cohiba 30th Anniversary – 1996 £2,900
Lot 4 – Cohiba Millennium Piramides – 1999 £1,650
Lot 5 – H. Upmann Coronas Claro – 1970′s £5,200
Lot 6 – H. Upmann Noellas – 2009 £220
Lot 7 – H. Upmann Magnum 46 – 2012 £360
Lot 8 – H. Upmann Crystales Claro – Pre Embargo £3,400
Lot 9 – Juan Lopez Distinguidos – 2011 (2012 release) £1,200
Lot 10 – La Gloria Cubana Deliciosos – 2009 £950
Lot 11 – La Gloria Cubana Deliciosos – 2009 £1,000
Lot 12 – Montecristo Millennium Robustos – 1999 £1,550
Lot 13 – Montecristo Millennium Robustos – 1999 £1,450
Lot 14 – Trinidad Collection Vintage 2 Robusto Extra – 2013 £500
Lot 15 – Bolivar Amado Seleccion C – 1970′s £2,200
Lot 16 – Bolivar Belicosos Finos – Early 1980′s £1,050
Lot 17 – Bolivar Churchills – Early 1980′s £1,080
Lot 18 – Bolivar Royal Coronas – FPG NISN 1993 £280
Lot 19 – Bolivar Tubos No.1 – FPG OCSI 1992 £280
Lot 20 – Cifuentes Altezas Reales – 1975 £620
Lot 21 – Cifuentes Super Estupendos – 1975 £650
Lot 22 – Cohiba Esplendidos – FPG OSSL 1995 £2,500
Lot 23 – Cohiba Lanceros – 1983 £1,850
Lot 24 – Cohiba Lanceros – EL OUSC 1997 £460
Lot 25 – Fonseca  Aromas – Early 1980′s £280
Lot 26 – Fonseca  No.1 – OSUC 1987 £320
Lot 27 – H. Upmann Coronas Major – NOUE 1984 £380
Lot 28 – H. Upmann Kings – Early 1980′s £260
Lot 29 – H. Upmann Sir Winston – Early 1990′s £2,050
Lot 30 – Hoyo de Monterrey Royal Hunt no.10 – 1984 £1,450
Lot 31 – J Cano Preferidos – Early 1980′s £340
Lot 32 – La Corona Coronas – Circa 1960′s £700
Lot 33 – La Corona Naturals – Circa 1970′s £220
Lot 34 – La Corona Regios – 1960′s £800
Lot 35 – La Escepcion Gran Gener – Early 1980′s £3,200
Lot 36 – La Escepcion Gran Gener – 1970′s £220
Lot 37 – La Escepcion Gran Gener – 1970′s £220
Lot 38 – La Escepcion Gran Gener – 1970′s £300
Lot 39 – La Simbombo Deportivos – Circa 1960′s £120
Lot 40 – Medallion Petit Coronas – Circa 1960′s £160
Lot 41 – Mixed Lot Mixed singles – 1980′s £920
Lot 42 – Montecristo A – 1980′s £1,000
Lot 43 – Montecristo A – early 1980′s £820
Lot 44 – Montecristo Especiales – JM NNSC 1997 £140
Lot 45 – Montecristo Especiales – Early 1980′s £120
Lot 46 – Montecristo Especiales – Early 1980′s £520
Lot 47 – Montecristo No.1 – CB NISE 1994 £360
Lot 48 – Montecristo No.1 – JM ONSU 1998 £420
Lot 49 – Montecristo No.2 – Early 1980′s £3,000
Lot 50 – Montecristo No.2 – 1986 £2,000
Lot 51 – Montecristo No.2  – 1985 £2,000
Lot 52 – Montecristo No.3 – 1985 £680
Lot 53 – Montecristo No.3 – Early 1980′s £450
Lot 54 – Montecristo No.3 – Early 1980′s £420
Lot 55 – Montecristo No.3 – 1970′s £550
Lot 56 – Montecristo No.4 – 1993 £320
Lot 57 – Montecristo No.5 – JM OCSV 1993 £320
Lot 58 – Montecristo No.5 – OUSE TLP02 1994 £320
Lot 59 – Montecristo Tubos – Early 1980′s £320
Lot 60 – Montecristo Tubos – 1984 £320
Lot 61 – Partagas 898 – Early 1980′s £750
Lot 62 – Partagas 898 – 1960′s £1,050
Lot 63 – Partagas Chicos – 1960′s £420
Lot 64 – Partagas Coronas – Early 1980′s £600
Lot 65 – Partagas Fox Humidor Selection A – Circa mid 1960′s £13,500
Lot 66 – Partagas Habaneros – 1978 £500
Lot 67 – Partagas Lonsdales – Early 1980′s £1,250
Lot 68 – Partagas Lusitanias – 1990 £1,250
Lot 69 – Partagas Lusitanias – Early 1990′s £700
Lot 70 – Partagas Toppers – Early 1980′s £280
Lot 71 – Presidencia Lanceros – 1970′s £440
Lot 72 – Punch Churchills – OIUL 1985 £700
Lot 73 – Punch Double Coronas – FR OSSO 1990 £1,400
Lot 74 – Punch Nectares No.1 – 1970′s £2,450
Lot 75 – Punch Nectares No.2 – FR NNUU 1988 £4,000
Lot 76 – Punch Ninfas – Early 1990′s £1,050
Lot 77 – Punch Royal Coronations – 1979 £420
Lot 78 – Punch  Royal Coronations – Early 1980′s £280
Lot 79 – Rafael Gonzales Corona Extra – BM OAUS 1989 £180
Lot 80 – Rafael Gonzales Lonsdales – BM OVSO 1990 £300
Lot 81 – Rafael Gonzales Lonsdales – 1985 £240
Lot 82 – Ramon Allones Coronas – 1970′s £1,750
Lot 83 – Ramon Allones Private Stock – Early 1980′s £880
Lot 84 – Romeo y Julieta Abolengos – 1975 £100
Lot 85 – Romeo y Julieta Casa Reales – 1970′s £320
Lot 86 – Romeo y Julieta Cedros de Luxe No.3 – 1977 £500
Lot 87 – Romeo y Julieta Cedros de Luxe No.3 – 1977 £620
Lot 88 – Romeo y Julieta Churchills – BM OSUS 1989 £500
Lot 89 – Romeo y Julieta Churchills – Early 1980′s £1,050
Lot 90 – Romeo y Julieta Churchills – 1975 £350
Lot 91 – Romeo y Julieta Coronas – 1986 £160
Lot 92 – Romeo y Julieta Exhibition no.4 – 1970′s £800
Lot 93 – Romeo y Julieta Mixed singles – 1990′s £400
Lot 94 – Romeo y Julieta No.1 – 1984 £380
Lot 95 – Romeo y Julieta No.1 – 1985 £300
Lot 96 – Romeo y Julieta No.3 de Luxe – NIUL 1985 £420
Lot 97 – Romeo y Julieta Petit Coronas – Early 1980′s £170
Lot 98 – Romeo y Julieta Prince of wales – 1986 £220
Lot 99 – Romeo y Julieta Tres Petit Coronas – 1970′s £450
Lot 100 – Romeo y Julieta Tres Petit Coronas – BM OSSL 1995 £190
Lot 101 – Romeo y Julieta Tres Petit Coronas – BM OVSI 1992 £320
Lot 102 – Romeo y Julieta Tubed Churchills – 1977 £620
Lot 103 – Saint Luis Rey Churchills – BM OVSV 1993 £300
Lot 104 – Sancho Panza Coronas Gigantes – 1985 £280
Lot 105 – Sancho Panza Coronas Gigantes – 1977 £320
Lot 106 – Sancho Panza Dorados – 1975 £650
Lot 107 – Sancho Panza Molinos – 1978 £600
Lot 108 – Sancho Panza Non Plus – 1980 £500
Lot 109 – Trinidad Diplomats – EL NISC 1997 £2,600
Lot 110 – Troya Universales – Early 1980′s £140
Lot 111 – Troya Universales – Early 1980′s £140
Lot 112 – Ashton VSG ER Spellbound – 2001 pass
Lot 113 – Bolivar Belicosos Finos – TEB Jun07 2007 £380
Lot 114 – Bolivar Belicosos Finos – OSU ENR01 2001 £440
Lot 115 – Bolivar Belicosos Finos – POS May07 2007 £380
Lot 116 – Bolivar Belicosos Finos – SVF May05 2005 £400
Lot 117 – Bolivar Belicosos Finos – TEB Jun07 2007 £380
Lot 118 – Bolivar Coronas Gigantes – FPG OESU 1998 £340
Lot 119 – Bolivar Coronas Gigantes – PUL EUOO – 1999 £380
Lot 120 – Bolivar Inmensas – EDC CCUG £220
Lot 121 – Bolivar Lonsdales – OSU VC2 1998 £130
Lot 122 – Cohiba Esplendidos – LSE ENE 01 2001 £120
Lot 123 – Cohiba Siglo VI   – POS May07 2007 £1,050
Lot 124 – Cohiba Siglo VI – LLN AGO 03 2003 £550
Lot 125 – Cohiba Siglo III – PEL DIC01 2001 £340
Lot 126 – El Rey del Mundo Lonsdales – NOSU SS1 1998 £400
Lot 127 – El Rey del Mundo Lonsdales – NOSU SS1 1998 £320
Lot 128 – El Rey del Mundo Tainos – RPO AY01 2001 £550
Lot 129 – H. Upmann Coronas – DTA CCUA £160
Lot 130 – H. Upmann Magnum 46 – EFA FEB05 2005 £340
Lot 131 – La Gloria Cubana Tainos – OSU Sep01 2001 £300
Lot 132 – La Gloria Cubana Tainos – OSU Sep01 2001 £280
Lot 133 – Le Hoyo Des Dieux – ORE SEP03 2003 £520
Lot 134 – Mixed Box Partagas Lusitanias and Punch Churchills – 1997 £260
Lot 135 – Montecristo No.2 – GKI JUN03 – 2003 £800
Lot 136 – Montecristo No.3 – ASP SEP01 – 2001 £340
Lot 137 – Montecristo No.4 – HT OUSU 1998 £150
Lot 138 – Montecristo Tubos – SUA SDDE £260
Lot 139 – Partagas Coronas – ONSS CFGOS £460
Lot 140 – Partagas Coronas – SUA OCT00 2000 £620
Lot 141 – Partagas Culebras – OEB Abr07 2007 £220
Lot 142 – Partagas Lonsdales – ASC VC4 1997 £360
Lot 143 – Partagas Presidentes – URL Mar02 2002 £320
Lot 144 – Partagas Presidentes – URL Mar02 2002 £340
Lot 145 – Punch Churchills – EL OUSC 1997 £320
Lot 146 – Punch Churchills – EL OUSC 1997 £300
Lot 147 – Punch Churchills – 1998 £300
Lot 148 – Punch Double Coronas – EOG CCUI 1999 £750
Lot 149 – Punch Punch – ONSU TLP03 1998 £110
Lot 150 – Punch Royal Seleccion No.11 – TDV SEPT03 2003 £380
Lot 151 – Punch Tres Petit Coronas – MAM NOSU 1998 £260
Lot 152 – Rafael Gonzales Slenderellas – RPO LEOO £200
Lot 153 – Rafael Gonzales Slenderellas – RPO LEOO £200
Lot 154 – Saint Luis Rey Lonsdales – REC EPOO £220
Lot 155 – Saint Luis Rey Regios – NISU VC2 1998 £320
Lot 156 – Saint Luis Rey Regios – NISU VC2 1998 £300
Lot 157 – Sancho Panza Sanchos – ALV SEO01 2001 £240
Lot 158 – Sancho Panza Sanchos – OCT01 2001 £220
Lot 159 – Seleccion  Piramides – FIM Nov05 2005 £90
Lot 160 – Seleccion  Piramides – FIM Nov05 2005 £100
Lot 161 – Seleccion  Robustos – GKI Jul03 2003 £160
Lot 162 – Seleccion  Robustos – 2006 £90
Lot 163 – Seleccion  Robustos – 2006 £90
Lot 164 – Trinidad Fundadores – EL OSSU 1998 £520
Lot 165 – Trinidad Fundadores – EL OESU 1998 £700
Lot 166 – Trinidad Fundadores – LOME ABR00 2000 £1,350
Lot 167 – Trinidad Fundadores – LOME ABR00 2000 £1,320
Lot 168 – Trinidad Robusto Extra – 2004 £450
Lot 169 – Trinidad Robusto Extra – TKR DEC06 2006 £400
Lot 170 – Trinidad Robusto T – AGR Sep 10 2010 £380
Lot 171 – Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro – UUS DIC05 2005 £520
Lot 172 – Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro – ECA CCNN 1999 £380
Lot 173 – Vegas Robaina Familiares – ECA CCUC £420
Lot 174 – Cohiba 30th anniversary Robusto Especiales – 1996 £3,600
Lot 175 – Cohiba Double Coronas – 2003 £260
Lot 176 – Cohiba Piramides – MAR 01 2001 £1,400
Lot 177 – Cohiba Piramides – OSU FEB02 2002 £750
Lot 178 – Cohiba Sublimes – FDO SEP04 2004 £3,200
Lot 179 – Cohiba Sublimes – FDO SEP04 2004 £3,200
Lot 180 – Cohiba Sublimes – GEPOCT04 2004 £3,800
Lot 181 – Cohiba  Sublimes – GKI NOV04 2004 £3,800
Lot 182 – Cubatabaco 25th Anniversary Coronas – 1987 £800
Lot 183 – Cubatabaco Coronas – 1960′s £1,700
Lot 184 – El Rey del Mundo Vikingos – EMA Se07 2007 £650
Lot 185 – H. Upmann Magnum 50 – OWH JUN05 2005 £700
Lot 186 – H. Upmann 150th Anniversary Diademas – 1994 £400
Lot 187 – Hoyo de Monterrey Piramides – KMM Oct03 2003 £520
Lot 188 – Hoyo de Monterrey Piramides – GKI NOV03  2003 £550
Lot 189 – Millenium Mixed Lot Mixed singles – 1999 £400
Lot 190 – WITHDRAWN
Lot 191 – Montecristo C – KMM May03 2003 £460
Lot 192 – Montecristo D – 2005 £220
Lot 193 – Montecristo Double Coronas – VEL May02 2002 £850
Lot 194 – Montecristo Robustos – POS May06 2006 £620
Lot 195 – Montecristo Robustos – CAV NOV00 2000 £1,150
Lot 196 – Montecristo Sublimes – USE NOV08 2008 £1,050
Lot 197 – Montecristo Sublimes – USE NOV08 2008 £700
Lot 198 – Montecristo Sublimes – SMG NOV08 2008 £950
Lot 199 – Partagas Gran Reserva – MUR FEB13 – 2013 £260
Lot 200 – Partagas  Piramides – REC DIC00 2000 £820
Lot 201 – Partagas Serie D No.2 – KMM NOV03 2003 £720
Lot 202 – Partagas Serie D No.3 – ARA Jul02 2002 £450
Lot 203 – Partagas Serie D No.3 – OEB Jun06 2006 £400
Lot 204 – Partagas Serie D No.5 – USE Oct08 2008 £400
Lot 205 – Ramon Allones Belicosos ‘Orchant Seleccion’ – POS MAR07 2007 £480
Lot 206 – Romeo y Julieta Duke – MSO Oct09 2009 £260
Lot 207 – Romeo y Julieta Duke – MSO Oct09 2009 £320
Lot 208 – Romeo y Julieta Exhibition No.2 – 2001 £140
Lot 209 – Romeo y Julieta Exhibition No.2 – 2001 £550
Lot 210 – Romeo y Julieta Hermosos No.1 – JNL jun03 2003 £320
Lot 211 – San Cristobal Festival Habano XV – 2013 £220
Lot 212 – Bolivar Libertador – TEB Oct07 2007 £220
Lot 213 – Bolivar Libertador – POS Nov06 2006 £220
Lot 214 – Bolivar Libertador – TEB Oct07 2007 £520
Lot 215 – El Rey del Mundo Infantes – LAR JUL13 2013 £200
Lot 216 – El Rey del Mundo Infantes – LAR SEP13 2013 £220
Lot 217 – El Rey del Mundo Infantes – LAR SEP13 2013 £260
Lot 218 – Fonseca  No.4 – MPA Mar10 2010 £260
Lot 219 – Juan Lopez Obus – ERU AGO06 2006 £480
Lot 220 – Por Larranaga Magnificos – 2007 £280
Lot 221 – Ramon Allones Specially Selected Gran Robustos – TEB Sep07 2008 £750
Lot 222 – Ramon Allones Specially Selected Gran Robustos – TEB SEP07 2007 £720
Lot 223 – Vegas Robaina Maestro – EMA Oct07 2007 £480
Lot 224 – Vegas Robaina Maestro – EMA Oct07 2007 £260
Lot 225 – Cohiba Seleccion Reserva – OSU ENE03 2003 £1,200
Lot 226 – Cohiba Seleccion Reserva – OSU ENE03 2003 £1,250
Lot 227 – Cohiba Siglo VI Gran Reserva – 2009 £3,050
Lot 228 – Cohiba Siglo VI Gran Reserva – 2009 £3,050
Lot 229 – Cohiba Siglo VI Gran Reserva – 2009 £3,050
Lot 230 – Cohiba Siglo VI Gran Reserva – 2009 £3,150
Lot 231 – Montecristo No.2 Gran Reserva – SUB OCT11 2011 £600
Lot 232 – Partagas Serie D No.4 Reserva – 2005 £1,950
Lot 233 – Partagas Serie D No.4 Reserva – 2005 £2,100
Lot 234 – Partagas Serie D No.4 Reserva – 2005 £1,950
Lot 235 – Bolivar  Coleccion Habanos Gran Belicosos – 2010 £1,500
Lot 236 – Cohiba Coleccion Habanos Sublimes Extra – 2008 £3,650
Lot 237 – Cohiba Coleccion Habanos Sublimes Extra – 2008 £3,600
Lot 238 – Coleccion Habanos Coleccion Habanos Obras Completas – UPE May12 2012 £2,300
Lot 239 – Coleccion Habanos Coleccion Habanos Obras Completas – UPE May12 2012 £2,600
Lot 240 – Cuaba Coleccion Habanos Bariay – AME AGO13 2013 £950
Lot 241 – San Cristobal Coleccion Habanos O’Reilly – MOA AGO 09 2009 £1,100
Lot 242 – St Dupont Cohiba  - pass
Lot 243 – Davidoff 2000 – Early 1980′s £2,200
Lot 244 – Davidoff 3000 – 1980′s £180
Lot 245 – Davidoff 3000 – 1980′s £200
Lot 246 – Davidoff 3000 – 1980′s £230
Lot 247 – Davidoff 3000 – 1980′s £230
Lot 248 – Davidoff 3000 – 1980′s £230
Lot 249 – Davidoff 3000 – 1980′s £230
Lot 250 – Davidoff 3000 – Late 1980′s £1,550
Lot 251 – Davidoff 3000 – 1985 £1,300
Lot 252 – Davidoff 4000 – UUL 1985 £2,600
Lot 253 – Davidoff 4000 – 1980′s £450
Lot 254 – Davidoff 4000 – 1980′s £420
Lot 255 – Davidoff 4000 – 1980′s £420
Lot 256 – Davidoff 4000 – 1986 £2,500
Lot 257 – WITHDRAWN
Lot 258 – Davidoff No.1 – Early 1980′s £1,050
Lot 259 – Davidoff No.1 – 1986 pass
Lot 260 – Davidoff No.1 – Early 1980′s £1,200
Lot 261 – Davidoff No.1 – Early 1980′s £600
Lot 262 – Davidoff No.1 – 1980′s £40
Lot 263 – Davidoff No.1 – NOUA 1986 £140
Lot 264 – Davidoff No.2 – 1986 £1,550
Lot 265 – WITHDRAWN
Lot 266 – Davidoff No.2 – Early 1980′s £800
Lot 267 – Davidoff Ambassadrice – 1983 £380
Lot 268 – Davidoff Chateau Haut Brion – Early 1980′s £2,400
Lot 269 – Davidoff Chateau Haut Brion – Early 1980′s £2,250
Lot 270 – Davidoff Chateau Haut Brion – 1983 £2,400
Lot 271 – Davidoff Chateau Lafite Rothschild – 1980′s £500
Lot 272 – Davidoff Chateau Lafite Rothschild – 1980′s £480
Lot 273 – Davidoff Chateau Lafite Rothschild – 1980′s £450
Lot 274 – Davidoff Chateau Lafite Rothschild – 1980′s £450
Lot 275 – Davidoff Chateau Latour – Early 1980′s £3,200
Lot 276 – Davidoff Chateau Latour – Early 1980′s £3,100
Lot 277 – Davidoff Chateau Margaux – Early 1980′s £2,500
Lot 278 – Davidoff Chateau Margaux – 1970′s £2,100
Lot 279 – Davidoff Chateau Mouton Rothschild – OUUA 1986 £3,000
Lot 280 – Davidoff Chateau Yquem – Early 1980′s £10,000
Lot 281 – Davidoff Chateau Yquem – Early 1980′s £4,200
Lot 282 – Davidoff Dom Perignon – JM NIUC 1987 pass
Lot 283 – Davidoff Dom Perignon – 1980′s £4,500
Lot 284 – Davidoff Dom Perignon – HM OSUA 1986 £1,600
Lot 285 – Davidoff Dom Perignon – Early 1980′s £2,300
Lot 286 – Davidoff Dom Perignon – 1978 £2,500
Lot 287 – Davidoff Dom Perignon – 1980′s £1,050
Lot 288 – Davidoff Mouton Rothschild – 1986 £3,100
Lot 289 – Davidoff Millennium Collection (Dominican) – 2000 pass
Lot 290 – Davidoff Millennium Collection (Dominican) – 2000 pass
Lot 291 – Dunhill Atados – BM OUUU 1988 £1,550
Lot 292 – Dunhill Flor de Cuba – 1974 £900
Lot 293 – Dunhill Havana Club – 1980′s pass
Lot 294 – Dunhill H. Upmann – 1950′s £700
Lot 295 – Dunhill H. Upmann Seleccion Suprema No. 15 – 1970 £420
Lot 296 – Dunhill H. Upmann Seleccion Suprema No. 15 – 1975 £850
Lot 297 – Dunhill H. Upmann Seleccion Suprema No. 50 – 1974 £600
Lot 298 – Dunhill La Corona Seleccion Suprema – 1960′s £850
Lot 299 – Dunhill Montecristo Seleccion Suprema No.1 – 1975 £600
Lot 300 – Dunhill Montecristo Seleccion Suprema No.2 – 1975 £1,350
Lot 301 – Dunhill Montecristo Seleccion Suprema No.2 – 1979 £1,600
Lot 302 – Dunhill Montecristo Seleccion Suprema No.3 – 1973 £600
Lot 303 – Dunhill  Montecristo Seleccion Suprema No.3 – 1969 £520
Lot 304 – Dunhill Punch Seleccion Suprema No.701 – 1985 £1,400
Lot 305 – Dunhill  Romeo Y Julieta English Claro Seleccion Suprema No.1 – 1950′s £2,800
Lot 306 – Dunhill Seleccion Supema F No. 280 – 1950′s £3,800
Lot 307 – Dunhill Don Alfredo Seleccion No.51 – 1977 £450
Lot 308 – Dunhill Don Alfredo Seleccion No.52  – 1975 £1,400
Lot 309 – Dunhill Don Alfredo Seleccion No.52  – 1978 £1,500
Lot 310 – Dunhill Don Alfredo Seleccion No.53 – 1975 £1,300
Lot 311 – Dunhill Don Alfredo Seleccion No.53 – 1978 £1,100
Lot 312 – Dunhill Don Candido Seleccion No.506 – Early 1980′s £5,050
Lot 313 – Dunhill Don Candido Seleccion No.506 – 1966 £820
Lot 314 – Cohiba Maduro 5 Humidor – 2009 £2,400
Lot 315 – Cuaba Cushion Humidor – 2002 £750
Lot 316 – Cuaba Salamones II Humidor – 1999 £9,000
Lot 317 – Cubatabaco 1492 Humidor – 1992 £26,500
Lot 318 – Trinidad 40th Anniversary Humidor – 2010 £3,300
Lot 319 – Vegas Robaina Humidor – 2004 £1,250
Lot 320 – Bollaci Perlas – Pre Embargo - £480
Lot 321 – Cabana Petit Coronas – Pre Embargo - £350
Lot 322 – El Rey del Mundo R.L. Seleccion ‘B’ – Pre Embargo - £600
Lot 323 – Flor de Manuel Lopez Magnificos – Pre Embargo - £500
Lot 324 – H. Upmann Amatistas – Pre Embargo - £8,200
Lot 325 – Henry Clay Conchas de Regalia – Pre Embargo - £1,250
Lot 326 – Henry Clay Conchas de Regalia – Pre Embargo - £800
Lot 327 – Henry Clay Coronas – Pre Embargo - £400
Lot 328 – La Corona Abolengos – Pre Embargo - £720
Lot 329 – La Flor de Murias Petit Coronas – Pre Embargo - £200
Lot 330 – Partagas Serie C No.1 – Pre Embargo - £1,700
Lot 331 – Por Larranaga Cabinet Selection No.30 – Pre Embargo – Believed 1950′s £700
Lot 332 – Por Larranaga Cabinet Selection No.60 – Pre Embargo – Believed 1950′s £1,200
Lot 333 – Por Larranaga Cabinet Selection No.70 – Pre Embargo – Believed 1950′s £120
Lot 334 – Por Larranaga Petit Coronas – Pre Embargo - £1,100
Lot 335 – Por Larranaga Petit Coronas – Pre Embargo - £380
Lot 336 – Ramon Allones Coronas – Pre Embargo - £580
Lot 337 – Ramon Allones Club Coronas – Pre Embargo - £6,200
Lot 338 – Romeo y Julieta Coronas – Pre Embargo - £1,450
Lot 339 – Romeo y Julieta Coronations de Luxe – Pre Embargo - £16,200
Lot 340 – Romeo y Julieta Excellentes – Pre Embargo - £2,050
Lot 341 – Santa Cubana Magnificos – Pre Embargo – Circa 1940′s £16,000
Lot 342 – Corps Diplomatique After Dinner – Circa 1980′s £70
Lot 343 – H.Upmann El Prado – 1986 £300
Lot 344 – Medallion Petit Coronas – Circa 1960′s £260
Lot 345 – Corvanna Corden Rouge  – Circa 1980′s £100
Lot 346 – Partagas Serie D No.4 – 1970′s £7,800
Lot 347 – Cohiba Lanceros – EL NOUA 1986 £700

 

 

Partagas Festival Last Week, Vintage Cigar Auction This Week!

DSC_0526The annual Partagas Festival was at least as much fun as expected (see photos)

Arriving to an incredible storm last Thursday and being greeted by friend at the airport complete with cigars and a bottle of rum, my chums and I had a good start to 4 days of herfing in Havana.

We visited all the usual LDCH cigar shops and smoked copious quantities of Cohiba Behike 52’s and 54’s. My favourite is still the Melia Habana LCDH as it’s not quite as crazy busy as the Partagas lounge at this time of year.

All the shops were incredibly well stocked with regular lines of cigars of every brand and vitola although I keep hearing rumours that there may be shortages of Cohiba cigars on the horizon (unconfirmed but may be worth stocking up)

We visited Hotel Moka and Las Terrazes on the one day when the weather was delightful. Highly recommended.

The gala dinner was possibly one of the best attended I can remember and held at El Laguito (Salon Protocol – not the factory) a wonderful evening of entertainment, rum, charity auction and lots of wonderful double banded cigars made for the evening.

For the first time I can remember there was no recognition for the ‘Amigos de Partagas’ which seemed odd and it was very sad that  Massimo Di Giovanni is no longer with us to enjoy the Festival that he was so instrumental in making a success. From the amount of posts on Facebook clearly we all miss him dearly.

The Por Larranaga Sobrasalientes UK regional edition has proved as popular as predicted. This delightful cigar is selling out as fast as we can get them in from Hunters and Frankau. Destined to become a classic. Perfect build quality, attractive wrappers and a first rate blend.

Winter Auction time is upon us and I’m looking forward to our dinner event at Boisdale Belgravia this Monday which is a sold out event. We’ll be sampling some fabulous cigars paired up with the finest libations.

The auction of 350 Lots including some of the most unique cigars I have ever come across will start at 5pm.

We’ll be reporting the results live from the auction or at least as fast as we can type (subject only to verification/typos!) on my blog and updating on the auction website.

Still time to place absentee bids online or over email right up till midnight Saturday. Very best of luck to our bidders and sellers.

Have a smokey weekend,

Peaceful puffing,

Mitchell

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Party Time!

It’s definitely party season in the cigar trade! Kicking off with the outrageous ‘Spectator Cigar Awards’ event at Boisdale Canary Wharf on Sunday evening. For the full story and photos see here.

I had the privilege of handing out the Cigar Maker of the Year Award to Oliva Cigars and didn’t they deserve it! They make wonderful cigars and the popularity of this brands seems to be increasing month on month. First rate blending and quality at an affordable price. Who could ask for more?

Michelle and I hosted a fabulous table of friends and clients for this star studded black tie event. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kelsey Grammer were amongst the A list celebs in attendance to name a few. A decadent evening of splendid food and libations and magnificent cigars that went on till around 1 a.m.

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Last night Michelle and I went to the UK regional edition Por Larranaga Sobresalientes launch party together with Steve Johnstone from Robert Graham Ltd. The event was held at the Churchill cigar terrace on Portman square. Canapés, champagne and mojitos and H. Upmann Half Coronas (smoking very well indeed) followed by a speech by Jemma Freeman who announced the winner of the Silver Chaveta Award for this year was The Vintage House (congrats!)

The latest regional edition did not disappoint. Distinct Por Larranaga flavours and a delicious smooth balance of flavour and light to medium strength. The cigars we sampled had flawless constructions and vein free wrappers. The cigars have the same beautiful gold band as the now iconic Por Larranaga Magnificos UK regional edition.

Packaged in boxes of 10 and limited to 5000 numbered boxes, these cigars are available from today at our La Casa del Habano – Chester and will be available at Turmeaus cigar shops and online from this Friday. As ever I guarantee the best prices in the UK :)

After the launch party we chilled out at the fabulous Sahakian Cigar Lounge at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge and enjoyed BHK54’s paired up with Mortlach.

Tomorrow I’m off to Havana for the Partagas Festival. Now this should be a very happy occasion as I love getting together with aficionados who celebrate the brand of Partagas from all over the world but sadly one of the regular ‘ faces’ on the scene passed away way too young having been unwell for the last year or so. Massimo Di Giovanni was one of the nicest chaps I have met since I have been involved with Havana cigars and was also very heavily involved in the organizing of the Partagas Festival every year. His inimitable style as auctioneer for the charity auction always ensured that the maximum amount of money was raised. I will miss him dearly. (article continues below)

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Not long to go before the Vintage Cigar Auction on the 1st December which will be held at Boisdale Belgravia. Plenty of action expected and no doubt some lucky bidders will bag a bargain or two.

If you haven’t booked already there are still a few places available for the dinner event and we are also hosting pre auction hospitality at the Bulgari Cigar lounge on the 30th November from 6pm. Shoot me an email if you would like to be added to the guest list

Next blog report when I’m back from Havana,

Peaceful puffing,

Mitchell

Vintage Cigar Auction and Cigar dinner event 1st December – Boisdale Belgravia

Our Cigar Auction Dinner event will be held at the fabulous Boisdale in Belgravia on the 1st December. The event is almost sold out so book early to avoid disappointment.

The action starts at 4 pm. with the finest Havana cigars and drinks on the cigar terrace and the auction will commence at 5 pm.

After the auction we will be enjoying the latest UK regional edition Por Larranaga Sobresalientes with drinks on the cigar terrace before we sit down to a sumptuous 3 course dinner with superb wines to accompany.

After dinner we shall retire to the terrace for whisky, cognac and cigars.

For a superb cigar evening and an exciting auction event this is the one you won’t want to miss.

Tickets can be booked online here

Whether you are looking for a box of very special vintage cigars such as Pre Embargo and Cuban Davidoff  (44 Lots of Cuba Davidoff!) to top or your collection or just a special box of mature or limited edition cigars to enjoy over Christmas we have plenty to consider with almost 350 Lots being auctioned by well-known auctioneer Jonathan Humbert.

Visit the Auction website here

Download a PDF Catalogue here

View the FAQ’s here

Highlights of this sale include:

Cubatabaco 1492 humidor of 50 cigars
Low end estimate £24,000

Davidoff Chateau Yquem cabinet of 50 cigars
Low end estimate £6000

Romeo y Julieta Coronations del Luxe cabinet of 125 pre embargo cigars
Low end estimate £12,000

Partagas Selection A cabinet of 25 cigars from the 1960′s
Low end estimate £10,000

Santa Cubana Magnificos cabinet of 100 pre embargo cigars
Low end estimate : £15,000

All Lots are now available for viewing by appointment at our London offices. Simply drop us an email at sales@cgarsltd.co.uk

If you are unable to attend the auction we are always happy to provide condition and provenance reports by email. Simply email quoting Lot numbers. auctions@cgarsltd.co.uk

In other news…

Chester Cigar ShopWe finally (a month late) completed and opened the doors on our fabulous La Casa del Habano – Chester. Situated next door to our Turmeaus Tobacconist shop our La Casa can best be described as heaven for the Havana cigar aficionado and connoisseur. We have just about every Havana cigar available in the UK in every type of presentation. A mouth-watering selection of singles, 3 packs, 5 packs, boxes of 10, boxes of 25 and cabinets of 50.

We also offer exclusive LCDH Havana cigars and if you have a search through the huge walk in humidor you will find some very well matured cigars.

Our VIP area features whisky sampling room and a delightful range of single malt whisky and Cuban rum as well as client lockers of course.

Chester Cigar Shop Smoking LoungeI created a cigar sampling lounge that has super comfortable leather sofas and armchairs with newspapers delivered daily, Bloomberg TV, complimentary espresso and soft drinks. Our humidor manager Calum is one of the few cigar specialist trained to ‘Master of Cigars’ level and is always delighted to advise as well as be your cigar sommelier.

Meanwhile we are close to completing Turmeaus Tobacconist – Norfolk ( also a month late!) and hope to be open in the next few weeks with an unrivalled range of both Havana and New World cigars and the largest selection of Pipe tobacco in the UK at the best possible prices.

The builders are also crashing away at Turmeaus Liverpool. One shop will be exclusively offering premium cigars and select range of single malt whisky whilst the other shop will offer a superb range of pipe tobaccos and continental cigars. Should all be up and running by the end of next week.

… and we are already planning our next Turmeaus Tobacconist shop acquisition!

This Sunday is the Spectator Cigars Awards event at the magnificent Boisdale, Canary Wharf. Our first awards event was last year and if that was anything to go by this will be an evening to remember. I can’t wait!

Next week I’m off to Havana for the annual Partagas Festival. My favourite trip of my travelling year as I meet up with fellow cigar aficionados from all over the globe… And I get a little sunshine too :)

Have a smokey week

Peaceful puffing

Mitchell

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