Goodbye Auction Hello Cambridge!

Our Winter Auction was a superb event with days and nights of herfing at the office, Ten Manchester Street and the fabulous Boisdale Canary Wharf.

We filled the cigar Terrace at Ten Manchester Street on Sunday evening after an afternoon of viewings/champagne/snacks/cigars at the office. We herfed our way through a stack of Ramon Allones Petit Belicosos on the Sunday and a load more on Monday together with Punch Serie D’Oro no.1 and El Rey Choix de L’Epoque UK Regional Editions. Boisdale provided first class canapés and the Balvenie whisky tasting was magnificent.

Over 100 bidders crammed the auction room to bid on 301 Lots auctioned by Brian Ebbesen. This was our 7th auction over the last 4 years and our most successful yet raising almost £400,000 including fees. There were around 10 unsold Lots but prices generally seemed very firm especially for the top end collectible Davidoff, Dunhill and Cohiba. Even early LE’s and RE’s seem to be increasing in value now. Looked like some bargains were had on mature and some vintage cigars though.

Buyers invoices are all completed and my thanks go to all our buyers for paying so promptly as usual and sellers reports go out next week.

Our next auction will be in Summer 2013 but of course we do buy and sell vintage Havanas for clients every day of the year so if I can help or advise simply drop me an email at sales@cgarsltd.co.uk

Bloomberg TV interviewed me and it was shown on Tuesday – I’ll be signing autographs for the rest of the week lol 🙂

I’ll now withdraw last week ‘raspberry of the week award’ that went to British Telecom as they have finally managed to get our phone lines working in our new Robert Graham Ltd whisky and cigar shop in Sussex Street Cambridge.  My thanks to the exceptionally helpful Lorraine at BT.  Now… if we could just get the broadband connected (!)

We’re planning a soft opening this Tuesday although I think it’s likely that we will be stocking up the shelves for a few days as the shop is fairly huge! We’ll be planning some great launch evenings in the new year with some outrageous whisky, chocolate and cigar samplings.

So I’m off to Cambridge on Sunday and will be there for a few days during next week to get the new store up and running – hopefully by next week’s blog I will be able to confirm we have the best cigar and whisky specialist shop in the UK (one of many great shops in our group!­ )

Have a smokey weekend

Peaceful puffing

 

Mitchell

 

LOT SOLD £ LOT SOLD £ LOT SOLD £ LOT SOLD £ LOT SOLD £
Lot 1 1400 Lot 2 1400 Lot 3 1400 Lot 4 1500 Lot 5 1500
Lot 6 1400 Lot 7 750 Lot 8 1350 Lot 9 580 Lot 10 1500
Lot 11 330 Lot 12 720 Lot 13 420 Lot 14 120 Lot 15 240
Lot 16 110 Lot 17 340 Lot 18 280 Lot 19 420 Lot 20 900
Lot 21 800 Lot 22 2100 Lot 23 920 Lot 24 pass Lot 25 270
Lot 26 980 Lot 27 1300 Lot 28 780 Lot 29 380 Lot 30 420
Lot 31 520 Lot 32 380 Lot 33 550 Lot 34 500 Lot 35 550
Lot 36 2600 Lot 37 420 Lot 38 180 Lot 39 500 Lot 40 420
Lot 41 270 Lot 42 280 Lot 43 270 Lot 44 300 Lot 45 260
Lot 46 pass Lot 47 650 Lot 48 650 Lot 49 130 Lot 50 260
Lot 51 1300 Lot 52 400 Lot 53 160 Lot 54 1600 Lot 55 390
Lot 56 360 Lot 57 380 Lot 58 300 Lot 59 220 Lot 60 240
Lot 61 800 Lot 62 160 Lot 63 950 Lot 64 350 Lot 65 300
Lot 66 190 Lot 67 190 Lot 68 250 Lot 69 200 Lot 70 330
Lot 71 80 Lot 72 820 Lot 73 820 Lot 74 400 Lot 75 340
Lot 76 260 Lot 77 170 Lot 78 800 Lot 79 580 Lot 80 180
Lot 81 300 Lot 82 1400 Lot 83 460 Lot 84 480 Lot 85 pass
Lot 86 pass Lot 87 pass Lot 88 pass Lot 89 720 Lot 90 300
Lot 91 270 Lot 92 420 Lot 93 280 Lot 94 600 Lot 95 2600
Lot 96 400 Lot 97 520 Lot 98 300 Lot 99 720 Lot 100 600
Lot 101 370 Lot 102 500 Lot 103 300 Lot 104 300 Lot 105 150
Lot 106 480 Lot 107 520 Lot 108 270 Lot 109 250 Lot 110 340
Lot 111 320 Lot 112 340 Lot 113 680 Lot 114 620 Lot 115 600
Lot 116 380 Lot 117 720 Lot 118 280 Lot 119 550 Lot 120 320
Lot 121 200 Lot 122 190 Lot 123 180 Lot 124 80 Lot 125 80
Lot 126 170 Lot 127 580 Lot 128 310 Lot 129 360 Lot 130 340
Lot 131 580 Lot 132 1700 Lot 133 2100 Lot 134 1700 Lot 135 500
Lot 136 620 Lot 137 320 Lot 138 1800 Lot 139 2400 Lot 140 2300
Lot 141 2500 Lot 142 2400 Lot 143 980 Lot 144 520 Lot 145 520
Lot 146 300 Lot 147 170 Lot 148 pass Lot 149 pass Lot 150 620
Lot 151 420 Lot 152 820 Lot 153 540 Lot 154 620 Lot 155 80
Lot 156 750 Lot 157 720 Lot 158 550 Lot 159 500 Lot 160 550
Lot 161 550 Lot 162 550 Lot 163 1100 Lot 164 980 Lot 165 320
Lot 166 340 Lot 167 360 Lot 168 950 Lot 169 480 Lot 170 480
Lot 171 300 Lot 172 400 Lot 173 400 Lot 174 560 Lot 175 620
Lot 176 850 Lot 177 500 Lot 178 480 Lot 179 1450 Lot 180 1550
Lot 181 1700 Lot 182 1500 Lot 183 1500 Lot 184 2000 Lot 185 2100
Lot 186 2100 Lot 187 1800 Lot 188 1200 Lot 189 1500 Lot 190 1300
Lot 191 270 Lot 192 800 Lot 193 880 Lot 194 850 Lot 195 850
Lot 196 400 Lot 197 1600 Lot 198 1100 Lot 199 520 Lot 200 1800
Lot 201 1250 Lot 202 130 Lot 203 4000 Lot 204 1050 Lot 205 1050
Lot 206 4000 Lot 207 5500 Lot 208 1700 Lot 209 360 Lot 210 240
Lot 211 1300 Lot 212 950 Lot 213 300 Lot 214 4900 Lot 215 4100
Lot 216 2900 Lot 217 3000 Lot 218 3400 Lot 219 6200 Lot 220 2400
Lot 221 3800 Lot 222 3400 Lot 223 1200 Lot 224 2300 Lot 225 3400
Lot 226 380 Lot 227 3800 Lot 228 500 Lot 229 320 Lot 230 350
Lot 231 500 Lot 232 281 Lot 233 pass Lot 234 350 Lot 235 450
Lot 236 500 Lot 237 1150 Lot 238 900 Lot 239 1100 Lot 240 900
Lot 241 1200 Lot 242 1100 Lot 243 1650 Lot 244 310 Lot 245 1900
Lot 246 2200 Lot 247 500 Lot 248 700 Lot 249 750 Lot 250 600
Lot 251 120 Lot 252 900 Lot 253 680 Lot 254 850 Lot 255 1000
Lot 256 1000 Lot 257 1900 Lot 258 650 Lot 259 400 Lot 260 300
Lot 261 55 Lot 262 1700 Lot 263 1800 Lot 264 1800 Lot 265 1800
Lot 266 1800 Lot 267 1500 Lot 268 1500 Lot 269 1500 Lot 270 1500
Lot 271 1500 Lot 272 1500 Lot 273 1700 Lot 274 1200 Lot 275 1700
Lot 276 3300 Lot 277 3500 Lot 278 1300 Lot 279 1800 Lot 280 2200
Lot 281 2700 Lot 282 8000 Lot 283 300 Lot 284 300 Lot 285 1500
Lot 286 1200 Lot 287 1200 Lot 288 800 Lot 289 850 Lot 290 5100
Lot 291 5100 Lot 292 1900 Lot 293 1900 Lot 294 1800 Lot 295 3600
Lot 296 3100 Lot 297 780 Lot 298 8800 Lot 299 1850 Lot 300 1050
Lot 301 pass

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