Our Current Auction is Closed

Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots 
Bidder Login
Bidder #
Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Bidding is Closed
Search
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
Bidding
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Testimonials
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2019 Auction Calendar
Jan 9
Jan 17
Feb 6
Feb 21
Mar 6
Mar 14
Apr 10
Apr 18
May 8
May 16
May 23
Jun 12
Jun 20
Jul 10
Jul 18
Aug 7
Aug 15
Sep 12
Sep 24
Sep 25
Oct 10
Oct 17
Nov 6
Nov 21
Dec 4
Dec 12
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 306 - Fidel Castro Catalog 519 (Jan 2018)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Sold Price: $26,950.00 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


Wooden Trinidad Fundadores cigar box, measuring 8.25 x 4.5 x 3, signed on the top cover in blue felt tip by Fidel Castro. The box contains 24 cigars, and is stamped on each end, "24 Fundadores," with a maker's mark on the bottom, "Habanos S.A., Hecho en Cuba, Totalmente a mano," stamped below, "CLE, FEB 02." The box retains its "Republica de Cuba" cigar warranty seal, which has been re-adhered to the cover. In fine condition. Accompanied by an image of Castro signing the box for noted philanthropist Dr. Eva Haller. From a letter by Haller, in which she describes her meeting with Castro in March 2002 [not included]: 'Castro handed to me the box of cigars. He gave them to me, because I jokingly asked him for it, when others lit a cigar. I told him, that if he signs the box, I will sell it and make lots of money. He thought that was funny. As you may remember we spoke Spanish, and he was very proud of his Hemingway photo with a fish he caught and enjoyed showing around his house. We have some photos of the occasion.'

Beginning in 1980, Trinidad Fundadores were exclusively produced for Fidel Castro, and until 1998 the only boxes that were allowed to leave Cuba had been gifts to foreign dignitaries. The brand made its official launch as a Cuban export in February 1998, and this box—from Castro's personal stash—was signed and given away only four years later. Cigars were an integral component of Castro's heroic revolutionary image, and as such this signed box is a truly remarkable historical artifact.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information


Tips For Consignors

Auctions

For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.