Churchill's cigarette butt sold at auction

Churchill's cigarette butt sold at auction

10 october 2019, 22:30
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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's half-smoked cigar has been auctioned by Hansons Auctioneers. The starting price was 6 thousand pounds.

In January 1953, the cigarette butt was picked up by an employee of the London Coliseum theatre, Violetta King. The rest of the cigar was carefully Packed and stored for all these years in a special package. In addition, Violetta King sent Churchill a letter in which she asked permission to show the cigarette butt to the General public. The Prime Minister was not at all opposed to this idea.

Another half-smoked Churchill cigar was sold earlier. The cigarette butt, left in 1947, sold for 12 thousand dollars.
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