Half-smoked cigar of Churchill’s sold at auction for more than $12 thousand
Half-smoked cigar British Prime Minister Winston Churchill sold at auction for $12.2 thousand this was reported on the website of the auction house RR Auction.
According to the report, Churchill had not finished Smoking this cigar may 11, 1947 in Paris at the airport Le Bourget. It remains of 101 mm, and it also preserved the tip with the red and gold label with the inscription “La Corona / Winston Churchill”. The total length of the Havana La Corona is 152 mm. Butt was retained by the captain of the aircraft, which flew Churchill and his wife with a British airbase Northolt to Paris and back.
Complete with a cigar in the lot, including the picture included Churchill, who was removed after landing. In the photo he is holding a cigar and the frame signed pen ink “Winston S. Churchill”. On the reverse side of the entry vehicle commander: “This is a picture I took at the door of the plane Avro York at Le Bourget airport in Paris on 11 may 1947 before we flew back to Northolt. Churchill is surrounded by former French soldiers, with whom he talks. He put out his cigar when he boarded, and I took its remains”.
Churchill came to Paris to be awarded one of the highest military award in France Military medal at the Invalides.
As noted by ABC News, part of the cigar Churchill was acquired by the resident of the U.S. state of Florida, whose name was not disclosed.