World Half-smoked Winston Churchill cigar sells for $12,000

03:54  13 october  2017
03:54  13 october  2017 Source:   ap.org

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A half - smoked cigar by the late formerBritish Prime Minister Winston Churchill sold at an online auction house has fetched $ 12 ,262 (€10,353).

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.

Winston Churchill. © Getty Winston Churchill.

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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