'Holy grail' cigars go under the hammer

Here is some great news for collectors of out-of-production vintage Cuban cigars: UK retailer CGars Ltd will be holding an auction of aged, rare  specimens on December 1, in London.

Highlighting the sale will be pre-Cuban embargo (pre-1962) cigars, Cuban Davidoff - the "holy grail" for collectors - and Dunhill Havana.

Habanos SA cigars
Habanos SA: among the sale's highlights

Each of the 100 lots, all Cuban, will be limited-edition, sold alongside rare and unique humidors.

Lots include boxes of Davidoff 2000 and 4000 cigars, and a pre-embargo glass jar of Punch Presidentes.

Dunhill cigars will include Hoyo de Monterrey Selección Suprema No. 159, Partagas Selección Suprema No. 154 in a cabinet of 50, and Montecristo election Supreme No. 1.

"Cuban Davidoff and Dunhill Havana cigars, which are becoming as rare as hen's teeth," Mitchell Orchant of Cigars Ltd, the event organisers, told Cigar Insider.

The auction will be held at the Belgravia, an up-scale private club-level Regency townhouse in London, starting at 7pm.

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