The winter auction of vintage cigars hosted by C.Gars Ltd.’s is now live, with a number of rare and unique lots up for grabs.

The rarest and possibly most eye-catching lot is a 50-count box of Trinidad Gran Panetelas from 1995 that were autographed by Fidel Castro. It is believed to be the fifth of a limited edition of seven cabinets auctioned at a dinner in Paris. The listing opened at £15,000.

Among the other lots of interest is a Partagás 165th Anniversary humidor from 2010 that contains 25 each of the Partagás Sublimes and 109s.It is currently at £8,850.

As usual, the auction features a number of pre-embargo Cubans, Cuban-made Davidoffs and Dunhills, including the Dunhill Cabinetta and Dunhill Estpuendos, both of which are highly sought after release. There are also some of Cuba’s most notable releases, including Reserva, Gran Reserva, Ediciónes Limitada and Ediciónes Regional cigars, as well as a number of vintage and aged cigars, and 70 lots of single malt whisky.

The auction will run through Dec. 1.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.