Half-smoked Winston Churchill cigar sold for $12,000

From BBC - October 13, 2017

A cigar once smoked by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill has sold for $12,000 (9,000), according to the Boston-based RR Auction house.

Churchill partially smoked the 4in (10cm) cigar at the Le Bourget Airport in Paris on 11 May 1947.

It was sold on Wednesday night to a collector in Palm Beach, Florida. The buyer's name was not released.

The half-smoked cigar was kept by a British airman who flew Churchill and his wife to and from Paris.

Cpl William Alan Turner saved the Cuban cigar, which features a red-and-gold La Corona label alongside the wartime leader's full name.


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