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Normally when C.Gars Ltd hosts one of its cigar auctions there are roughly 300 lots; the London-based retailer’s current auction has 829 lots, the most lots it has ever sold.

This is the 35th auction hosted by C.Gars Ltd—which began hosting online-only auctions in 2016—and like most things 2020, is being done entirely online through OnlineCigarAuctions.com. There are a variety of Cuban Davidoff and Dunhills—some full boxes and others singles—as well as Cohiba limited editions, Edición Regionals and just about everything in between.

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In addition, the auction will include special items like the Cubatabaco 1492 and Habanos 1994, the latter of which includes a full humidor with a starting bid of £14,000 ($18,000).

About 100 of the 829 lots are whiskies or bourbon.

When asked about the increase in lots, Mitchell Orchant—managing director for C.Gars Ltd—told halfwheel that there was an increase in what he described as “small collection sales” including lots that were being stored by customers at the company’s London-based cigar lockers. Orchant explained that because those customers don’t expect to be traveling some are deciding to sell lots.

Furthermore, the weak British pound and continued Asian demand is expected to increase interest in lots.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.