It’s probably the most expensive online-only cigar auction in history.

Today, C.Gars Ltd. kicked off its February auction which just under 300 lots, most of rare and vintage Cuban cigars. What’s different about this auction compared to the now twice annual actions hosted by the British retailer is that this one will be done only online, whereas the annual spring and winter actions are now done both in person and online.

Bidding opened today and will run through Feb. 28.

Cohiba 170th Partagas Anniversary humidor

Front and center are two gigantic items in both size and price tag. Lot 225 is a special humidor produced last year during the 170th anniversary of Partagás. The humidor is actually made around the Cohiba brand and features 310 regular production cigars of various sizes, each with secondary bands from the Partagás festival. The one-off humidor was produced by Angel Miranda Battle.

The auction estimate is £14,000-18,000 ($20,000-$25,800).

Ramon Allones Coronas de Lujo

For those familiar with last year’s auction, Lot 266 might sound familiar. It’s a 100-count cabinet of Ramón Allones Coronas de Lujo (5 1/2 x 42). A cabinet was auctioned off at the June 2015 auction for £20,500.00 ($32,000) beating the auction book estimate of £12,000-14,000.

The cabinet in this year’s lot is different, but both were described to be in “impeccable condition and appearance.” The auction estimate is once again, £12,000-14,000, although a strong U.S. dollar means that estimate now converts to $17,200-$20,000.

There are 20 Dunhill lots, although only three boxes, and 35 lots of Davidoff, including a large collection of soft packs.

(Images via C.Gars Ltd)

 

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.