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Winston Churchill's half smoked cigar sells for $12000 in online auction

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Published Oct 13, 2017, 11:55 am IST
Updated Oct 13, 2017, 11:55 am IST
Boston-based RR Auction says the 4-inch (10-centimeter) cigar was bought Wednesday evening by a collector from Palm Beach, Florida.
The label on the La Corona cigar from Havana, Cuba, includes Churchill's name (Photo: AP)
 The label on the La Corona cigar from Havana, Cuba, includes Churchill's name (Photo: AP)

Boston: A cigar half-smoked by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during a 1947 trip to Paris has sold for just over $12,000 during an online auction.

Boston-based RR Auction says the 4-inch (10-centimeter) cigar was bought Wednesday evening by a collector from Palm Beach, Florida. The buyer's name wasn't released.

 

The auction company says Churchill smoked the cigar on May 11, 1947, at Le Bourget Airport. Included in the auction was a photo signed by the prime minister that shows him with the cigar in his hand at the airport.

RR Auction says a British airman, Cpl. William Alan Turner, kept the cigar after his crew flew Churchill and his wife to and from Paris.

The label on the La Corona cigar from Havana, Cuba, includes Churchill's name.

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