Auction results live!

Greetings from Boisdale Belgravia where we are holding our 5th cigar auction

Provisional results are set out below and subject of course to verification after the auction

Good luck to all of our bidders (and our sellers!)

Mitchell, Brian and Michelle

 

Lot Number Winning Bid Lot Number Winning Bid Lot Number Winning Bid Lot Number Winning Bid Lot Number Winning Bid
1 900 25 250 49 1450 73 580 97 260
2 1250 26 sold after auction 50 sold after auction 74 sold after auction 98 250
3 withdrawn 27 110 51 300 75 pass 99 250
4 720 28 110 52 80 76 170 100 250
5 580 29 1200 53 pass 77 170 101 320
6 1000 30 1200 54 80 78 420 102 120
7 325 31 810 55 1600 79 70 103 120
8 600 32 600 56 360 80 260 104 pass
9 260 33 200 57 270 81 2000 105 withdrawn
10 pass 34 pass 58 300 82 2500 106 320
11 pass 35 450 59 300 83 450 107 680
12 2300 36 410 60 260 84 120 108 280
13 1900 37 500 61 340 85 1250 109 380
14 3600 38 320 62 270 86 pass 110 380
15 920 39 pass 63 300 87 270 111 430
16 65 40 1750 64 1000 88 270 112 500
17 65 41 260 65 340 89 270 113 pass
18 210 42 260 66 280 90 260 114 800
19 360 43 910 67 130 91 270 115 290
20 400 44 700 68 400 92 260 116 190
21 80 45 130 69 60 93 260 117 100
22 270 46 pass 70 120 94 260 118 400
23 270 47 35 71 350 95 260 119 360
24 220 48 sold after auction 72 280 96 270 120 390

Lot Number Winning Bid Lot Number Winning Bid Lot Number Winning Bid Lot Number Winning Bid Lot Number Winning Bid
121 800 145 90 169 sold after auction 193 260 217 950
122 370 146 240 170 sold after auction 194 230 218 950
123 130 147 200 171 260 195 220 219 pass
124 130 148 pass 172 sold after auction 196 260 220 1550
125 100 149 380 173 sold after auction 197 260 221 1100
126 100 150 420 174 sold after auction 198 260 223 1600
127 pass 151 470 175 sold after auction 199 160 224 900
128 pass 152 470 176 260 200 360 225 800
129 210 153 470 177 360 201 180 226 750
130 340 154 470 178 360 202 620 227 210
131 130 155 320 179 320 203 80 228 210
132 130 156 300 180 320 204 500 229 700
133 130 157 190 181 300 205 1200 230 720
134 520 158 130 182 300 206 290 231 420
135 260 159 200 183 300 207 70 232 420
136 180 160 70 184 300 208 pass 233 380
137 230 161 520 185 180 209 pass 234 pass
138 200 162 300 186 290 210 300 235 400
139 220 163 165 187 260 211 300 236 pass
140 200 164 165 188 260 212 65 237 pass
141 210 165 165 189 260 213 140 238 550
142 190 166 165 190 250 214 550 239 500
143 180 167 165 191 250 215 480 240 1250
144 pass 168 125 192 250 216 1620 241 1250

Lot Number Winning Bid Lot Number Winning Bid Lot Number Winning Bid Lot Number Winning Bid Lot Number Winning Bid
242 1200 266 400 291 700 315 pass 339 700
243 1200 267 850 292 1000 316 pass 340 1100
244 1250 268 850 293 920 317 pass 341 460
245 700 269 750 294 320 318 pass 342 820
246 700 270 750 295 700 319 2000 343 1800
247 820 271 850 296 pass 320 280 344 pass
248 1050 272 750 297 2500 321 300 345 pass
249 390 273 700 298 pass 322 sold after auction 346 pass
250 370 274 2000 299 pass 323 sold after auction 347 300
251 260 275 560 300 pass 324 pass 348 550
252 pass 276 10,000 301 pass 325 1200 349 1200
253 750 277 7000 302 2900 326 sold after auction 350 130
254 sold after auction 278 2500 303 2200 327 280 351 pass
255 750 279 5100 304 5200 328 250 352 1300
256 850 280 3300 305 750 329 550 353 1900
257 950 281 400 306 1800 330 550 354 110
258 920 283 310 307 2300 331 1600 355 pass
259 800 284 pass 308 pass 332 900 356 pass
260 750 285 3100 309 pass 333 pass 357 820
261 1000 286 withdrawn 310 pass 334 300 358 pass
262 440 287 withdrawn 311 1200 335 200 359 pass
263 1200 288 pass 312 pass 336 pass 360 pass
264 1150 289 1300 313 pass 337 200 361 1350
265 440 290 450 314 1100 338 pass 362 pass
 

Lot Number Winning Bid Lot Number Winning Bid
363 1000 382 450
364 1250 383 450
365 140 384 450
366 140 385 260
367 500 386 220
368 850 387 240
369 1000 388 320
370 400 389 500
371 1350 390 pass
372 300 391 280
373 360 392 580
374 1350 393 550
375 pass 394 550
376 pass 395 pass
377 pass 396 300
378 65 397 1100
379 260 398 1000
380 950 399 pass
381 400 400 320

Going… Going…

Cigar Auction time is upon us once again with our Winter auction this Monday  at the fabulous Boisdale in Canary Wharf 

Absentee bidder closing date/time: Midnight Saturday 26th (UK time)

Auction website : www.cigarauctions.co.uk

PDF Catalogue : http://www.cigarauctions.co.uk/Auction-Catalogue-Nov-2011.html

Pre-auction event Ten Manchester street cigar terrace 27th November: Sold out. Canapés ,champagne and Orchant Seleccion Havana cigars 🙂 

Auction event at Boisdale Canary Wharf 28th November: Sold out

 6pm – 7pm pre auction hospitality

7pm auction

Post auction hospitality

If you are on the guest list we will be spoiling you with great cocktails, Wine and  Havana cigars (English Market Selection-Orchant Seleccion) before and after the auction and the menu includes:

Roast haggis, bashed neeps & gravy

Spiced Scotch quails eggs, piccalilli

Mini Boisdale classic hamburger

Welsh rarebit (v)

Deep fried Spinach & Swiss cheese pancake (v) Cold canapés after the auction Dunkeld classic smoked salmon, sour cream & blinis Hebridean crab & avocado flat bread wraps Charcoal grilled chicken Caesar ‘en croute’

Dark Valhrona chocolate brownie

Blueberry Pavlova

We are delighted to invite you to our open day for viewing Lots ( by appointment)  on Sunday 27th November at our London offices from 1pm, where you can sample the latest limited edition cigars, enjoy some fine Champagne and examine auction Lots at your leisure:

( easy parking )

Prospective bidders are reminded that they should inspect cigars or request condition reports before bidding

Laura will as usual do a preliminary update on my blog of winning bids live as the auction happens

Best of luck to all of our bidders and sellers

Have a smokey weekend

Peaceful puffing

Mitchell

Partagas Festival 2011

I have actually lost count of how many Partagas Festivals I have attended in Havana but I reckon this may well be my thirteenth. It’s rather confusing as I can’t seem to get a definitive answer whether this Festival was the 14th,16th or 21st depending on how you count them (!)

So after relaxing with a facial and massage at the Virgin Upper class lounge in Gatwick to prepare me for 10 ½ hours of no smoking I settled into my flat bed for my 57th trip to Havana !

The usual Partagas Short at Jose Marti ( smoking ban of course not particularly policed) and we headed straight over to the Melia Habana for a bit of a herf to get us in the Havana Festival mood 🙂 bought a box of Partagas E2’s ( which hardly lasted for the 4 days) and sipped a few HC7’s

My smoking chums and I  spent a long day  enjoying fabulous sunny and hot weather visiting the Indian Caves, Robaina’s Finca ( where the seedlings had just been planted) Pinar del Rio and beautiful Vinales  which always looks like a postcard to me.

Herfed our way through a baggie of assorted smokes including E2’s,D5’s as well as Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 that my friend Zaffie had brought from London ( talk about bringing coals to Newcastle!) dinner at Prado Neptuno and smokes on the Terrace of the Nacional whilst listening to some good if not incredibly loud music ( maybe I am getting old but my friend Valerio assured me there are only too volumes in Cuba ‘ too loud’ and extremely loud’ !)

Someone emailed me to say that one side of the Nacional Terrace was now ‘no smoking’ but I couldn’t see anyone without a cigar in their hand !

Herfed at Partagas VIP and caught up with a friends from all over the world as ever and bought some cracking Partagas books with robustos and piramides- v. cool. Smoked a few at Palacio too before doing a bit of a walking tour round old Havana including the rum factory, La Bodegita del Medio,Floridita,Villa Nueva, Camra  Oscura and  a great ice cream shop where I introduced my friends to the pleasures of smoking a good Havana whilst eating vanilla ice cream !

This was possibly the best Partagas Festival I have ever attended as the venue for the gala dinner was at the incredible ‘Tropicana’ which beats any and every show I have seen in the world ( and I have seen quite a few!) Great bunch of friend at our table including Amir and Tim from Canada who I meet up with at every Festival, Rob Fox from JJ, Zaffie and Arturo and cigar journalist Nick Hammond. We were treated to cigar after cigar throughout the evening together with copious amounts of wine and rum-finishing off with a bottle of HC7, very nice!

I bumped in to Colin Ganley from European Cigar Journal who gave me a new cigar book called ‘Le Snob’ which was a nice surprise as there’s a short chapter that I wrote for it with a nice photo of me ( no idea when that happened!)

Massimo from Italy ( no moustache this year!) conducted the auction in his inimitable style and was very successful in raising some 38,000 C.U.C. for charity- well done Massimo.

‘Amigo’s de Partagas’ were presented with fabulous boxes of special size and specially banded cigars and I will proudly display mine in my London humidor. The show followed the dinner and was as breath taking as ever. I’ll try and wham some movie clips on to our Facebook page in the next day or two

Herfed a few in the lounge at Jose Marti airport before the flight back home to finish a memorable Festival trip and my last overseas trip of the year. I think I have spent 6 months out of the UK this year so it’s good to be back at the office…..if only till the February’s Festival del Habanos

Peaceful puffing

Mitchell
 

Only available from C.Gars Ltd

Another week of herfing finishing with a very late night at the Lanesborough with friends and I sampling the latest Orchant Seleccion Havana cigars which I can confirm are quote splendid 🙂 in fact I’m smoking one now.

Loaded with full flavour and crafted beautifully with a perfectly even burn. Golden colorado maduro wrapper, smooth and sweet from first to last puff.

Cabinets of 25       Singles

… only available at C.GARS Ltd of course. Limited edition that won’t ever be repeated.

Our pre auction cigar evening  on the 27th at the lovely Ten Manchester street Hotel is already sold out- no surprises there 🙂 and it should be an excellent night of sampling  the best UK regional edition cigars with some champagne and canapés

Brian Ebbesen, our Director of auctions has been at the office most of the week Lotting up all of the cigars for the November 28th auction and the PDF catalogue is finally online  it’s a great feature as you can read the catalogue on PDF and click through to the Lots online for bidding. Very cool technology.

After a zillion delays with design and building work it looks like we may yet get our new Turmeaus cigar shop in Mayfair open by the end of this month.

It’s located in Shepherd Market and is the usual small and cool type of cigar shop that we love.

The shop has a great walk in humidor and will stock the complete range of Havana cigars as well Fuente and Davidoff cigars by the stick and by the box.

We will sell a select range of the finest humidors, by Daniel Marshall  and Elie Bleu and lighters from DuPont,   Dunhill, and Givenchy to name a few. We will have a sampling room in the lower ground floor together with a bank of client lockers.

And best of all our clients in Town can also take advantage of our internet prices and order online for collection instore.

Next blog will be coming to you from Havana as I’m heading over next week for the Partagas Festival and hopefully a little sunshine 🙂

Have a smokey weekend

Peaceful puffing 

Mitchell

Its auction time !…well almost :)

Yes it’s true, the months have flown since our rather outrageous Summer auction and the date is fast approaching for our winter auction which I believe has more auction Lots than ever before!  

Here are the main details: 

Auction catalogue with 400 Lots is now online : http://www.cigarauctions.co.uk

 Auction Lots are now available for inspection by appointment at our London offices. We are also holding an open day on Sunday 27th November from 1 pm.

Important links:

Click here for Bidder registration   

Click here for hard copy catalogue available  

Sunday 27th November pre auction event at Ten Manchester street. Click here for details and tickets available here  

Monday 28th November auction event together with Sunday 27th November pre auction event. Click here for details and tickets here  

Please reserve your places early as we have limited availability and will be operating a guest list

If you are unable to attend the event, we are more than happy to provide specific Lot condition and appearance reports.  Simply email us the Lot numbers sales@cgarsltd.co.uk

We’re planning on some fine English Market Selection Havana herfing on the 27th and 28th including:

Juan Lopez Seleccion no.2 ‘ Orchant Seleccion’ 

El Rey del Mundo Choix de L’Epoque La Flor de Cano Short Robustos  

Por Larranaga Regalias de Londres…   should be a good start 🙂

We’re still hopeful that the new Upmann will be released in the UK this month and we may even see small quantity of the Montecristo No.2 Gran Reserva although I gather it will be out in more reasonable volume early next year. No firm date as yet for the 2011 UK regional but we are ever hopeful (!)

Christmas season is her! Great gift selections on this linkNext week I’m heading off to the sunshine of Havana for the Partagas Festival, always a great event and a good chance to catch up with old friends as well as make new friends, all who appreciate the brand of Partagas. I’ll be staying at the Hotel Nacional as always and herfing nightly on the terrace, visiting 1 or 2 factories as well as Pinar del Rio.

Off to the Lanesborough for a herf this evening with friends 🙂

Have a smokey week 

Peaceful puffing

Mitchell