Churchill Cigar Sold For 4,500 Pounds
Half a cigar left unfinished by the late British leader Winston Churchill in 1941 was sold for £4,500 at an auction on Saturday, reports The Sun, London.
Top auctioneers Keys, of Aylsham, Norfolk, said the former British wartime PM Churchill ditched the stub to attend a cabinet meeting.
It was picked up by a Downing Street valet who sent it to a friend with a note jotted on Number 10 writing paper, said staff.
The friend kept the souvenir until his death then the cigar passed to a relative.
Keys said the stub - nearly four inches long - was bought by a private collector at a sale in Aylsham.
A spokeswoman said the cigar had been expected to fetch around £350.
In November, a butter dish used as an ashtray by Mr Churchill at the London dining debating club fetched £4,200.