April 4, 2013 (London) — Spring may be a tad overdue but this summer looks set to be the hottest ever in London, if you’re a cigar lover.

Many of the world’s wealthiest smokers will flock to Britain’s capital on Monday 10 June 2013 when an estimated £300,000-worth of vintage, rare and mature cigars and cigar-related Lots is expected to be knocked down at C.Gars Ltd’s 8th Vintage Cigar Auction at Boisdale Canary Wharf.

‘The great thing about fine cigars is that not only are they very enjoyable to smoke but they also provide a good return if you decide to sell them,’ said Mitchell Orchant, managing director, C.Gars Ltd.

‘The global vintage cigar market remains robust because of, rather than despite, the smoking bans. C.Gars Ltd’s past auctions have achieved almost 100% sales with many Lots sold well above established market prices. This summer’s auction will be our biggest to date, and our customers around the globe are already salivating.’

Cgars Ltd Spring 2013 Auction

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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 previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.