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|London cigar merchant sells rare Beatles cigar collection|
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Wednesday, 06/20/12 11:50 am] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]
Mitchell Orchant, the owner of C.Gars Ltd of London, has sold a shadow box containing 25 very rare Beatles cigars for ?600.00 (about $950.00). He recently picked up this exceptional framed presentation box from an antiques collector in the UK.
According to the information on the back of the frame, these cigars were presented to Charles Berman for his work on The Beatles second movie, HELP!, that premiered in London on July 29th 1965. This is believed to be the last surviving presentation cabinet of these cigars. Single Beatles cigar examples are also known to have survived.
The bands on the cigars are photos taken by Dezo Hoffman of all four Beatles. Each set of band was produced in the early 1960's with blue, green, yellow and red accents. These bands were originally on cigars of Jamaican origin.
Mitchell Orchant is the owner of cigars shops throughout England and Scotland and is also the owner of Turmeaus Tobacconists in Liverpool, England. Turmeaus is the second oldest tobacconist in the UK and the only cigar store in Liverpool. The store is within one block of the world famous Cavern Club.
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