Beatles – 25 Cedros

Framed Beatles banded cigars

On front:

‘To Charles Berman 1965 London’
‘Presented UK Press Dept’
‘Nassau United Artists ‘Help’ VIP Beatle Wrap’

On back:

‘Background. Charles Berman Senior,VP of United Artists Europe

Mr Berman was only 6 VIPs to be honoured with the 25 CEDROS paid for by NEMS and Northern Songs - this is believed to be the last surviving presentation cabinet. Single cigar examples are known to have survived.

The cigars had been presented at the WRAP PARTY at the BOAC VIP dinner attended by cast and crew of the motion picture HELP

Charles Berman was marketing chief or the Bond movies and Beatles releases. Capital execs received BOA or BEA - Beatle's flight bags - not cigars.