A selection of cigars made especially for Luftwaffe commander-in-chief Hermann Goering has sold today (August 21) for £1,300 ($2,035) in a UK auction held by Golding, Young & Mawer Auctioneers.
The cigars, taken from Goering's home in Brandenburg at the end of the second world war, were estimated to sell for £800-1,200 ($1,252-1,879), but achieved an 8.3% increase on valuation due to their unusual nature.
The cigar box is stamped with Goering's personal coat of arms and the words "Specially made for Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering" in German. They were made by Gildemann Ltd, and remain in untouched condition.
Goering is noted for his lavish lifestyle as one of the leaders of the Nazi party. His 1941 Mercedes-Benz 540s Cabriolet B has recently been discovered in the US, and is undergoing restoration before appearing at auction.
In 2010, one of Winston Churchill's half-smoked cigars sold for £4,500 ($7,047) at auction.
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