The latest auction from OnlineCigarAuctions.com, which is operated by London-based retailer C.Gars Ltd., is now live, and as in past auctions features a number of rare and limited Cuban cigars.
Among the featured lots is a Cohiba 1966 Majestuosos humidor, which first appeared at the Festival del Habano XVIII in Feb. 2016 as part of the brand’s 50th anniversary celebration. It made its global debut in Switzerland on Dec. 1, 2017, priced at CHF 4,400, or US $4,484 at the time. One of just 1,966 humidors produced, it has quickly gone up to £6,050 in early bidding, approximately $7,600.
The Cohiba marca is also featured in one of the most bid upon items so far, a 25-count box of Double Lanceros that date back to the early 2000s and come banded for Uday Saddam Hussein, the eldest son of Saddam Hussein by his first wife. These rarities measure 13 1/4 inches long while preserving the standard 38 ring gauge.
Other lots gaining early bids include a Habanos 510th Anniversary Humidor from 2003, which includes 20 each of the Cohiba Esplendidos, Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.1, Partagâs Royals de Partagas and Romeo y Julieta Hermosos No.3, with just 510 of these humidors ever produced. An H.Upmann Dunhills Seleccion Suprema A No.60 box has also garnered several bids, as it dates back to before the embargo and contains 50 cigars spread across three vitolas.
In total, the June auction features 454 lots that include vintage, aged, and rare cigars, including Gran Reserva, Reserva, Edición Limitada, Edición Regional, humidor, jar and book releases. Cuban-made Davidoff and Dunhill cigars are also well represented, with 15 and 21 lots, respectively, including a 25-count cabinet box of the sought-after Davidoff Chateau Haut Brion from the 1980s, which has quickly climbed to £3,520 ($4,423).
A number of diplomatic cigars are included as well, including a lot with five Cohiba Lanceros Presidencia.
The auction runs through June 23 at approximately 21:00 GMT.