Fidel Castro collectibles
Fidel Castro (born on 13 August 1926 – but listed as 1927 by some scholars - in Oriente Province, Cuba) was leader of Cuba from 1959 until he stepped down in 2008.
After an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1953, he later succeeded in 1959 after joining forces with revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Their revolution is regarded as one of the great Marxist victories of the modern era.
An auction in October 2006 saw the sale of an account of the final days of the Cuban revolution. Written by Castro's secretary and mistress Celia Sanchez Manduley, who is believed to have had a child with the Communist leader, and autographed by Fidel, it was sold for £1,540 ($2,390) by Heritage Auction Galleries in 2006.
In March 2010, Dominic Winter Book Auctions sold seven signed Alberto Korda photographs for a staggering £30,000 in total.
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