Our first auction was held at Boisdale in Belgravia and was a resounding success.
The auction was conducted by Brian Ebbesen (previously of Christies) on the splendid cigar terrace (so cigar smoking was allowed if not actively encouraged!) at Boisdale in Belgravia
Despite the cold weather, the heaters kept the auction bidders warm enough to keep raising their paddles to bid
Around 50 bidders attended the event and enjoyed UK exclusive regional edition El Rey del Mundo Choix de L’Epoque and Hoyo Epicure no.2’s (finest English Market Selection of course)
Lots were sold to commission bidders from all over the world
Many Lots sold for bargain prices whilst other mouth watering Lots sold for… mouth watering prices including:
Cubatobacco 1492 £16,000
Hoyo limited edition humidor £3,600
Punch Presidentes jar £2300
Davidoff Chateau Latour £1850
Dunhill Atados £1450
Partagas Selection Suprema no.154 £3200
Por Larranaga Dunhill Selection no.33 £3700
Bolivar Corona Grandes £3,600
Dinner at Boisdale for 24 guests after the auction was a delight and we enjoyed the company of Jemma Freeman and Simon Chase of Hunters and Frankau, Albert Stagnetto from the famous Gibraltar cigar merchants, Simon Speller owner of the splendid Simply Cigars cigar merchant, Edward Sahakian from Davidoff of London amongst other friends.
We are now planning our next auction for June 2010 Buyers and sellers welcome to register with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
My thanks to Brian Ebbesen for conducting the auction as well as my sales team, Michelle, Marci and Eli for all their help organizing the event
Finally many thanks to Ranald Macdonald, Nathan and his team at Boisdale for allowing us to use the cigar terrace and for all their support for our event.
Photographs by Tillmann Pretscher (www.pretscher.com)