Winston Churchill's cigar sold for £4.5k



2015-06-26 11:49:54

Winston Churchill's cigar sold for 4.5k

The WW2 leader's half-smoked Cuban brought over ten times its estimate

Winston Churchill's half-smoked cigar has been sold at Key's auctions for 4,500.

The abandoned stub had been swiped by a Downing Street aide, Nellie Goble, and sent to a relative to inspire them. The auction house had estimated it at a mere 350, but as has often happened with Churchill memorabilia, bidders valued it much higher.

Winston Churchill's Havana cigar Winston Churchill's cigar (Click to enlarge)

For more details of the item's history, see our original piece. Collectors interested in Churchill will want to take a look at this signed picture of the great man, which is currently available.

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Image: Key's auctioneers

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