This Article was first published in ‘Cigar World’ the trade magazine of Hunters & Frankau Ltd.
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The XXIst Century Humidor

Yours for $ 100,000!

To celebrate the new Millennium, Habanos SA produced just twenty-one of these commemorative humidors.

Habanos 21st Century HumidorTwenty will be offered for sale at $100,000 (approx. £60,000) each. One, the first, will go to the winner of a raffle in Cuba to raise unds for Medical Relief, the draw or which will take place at The Dinner of the Millennium in Havana n Friday 26th February 1999.

The humidor contains 2,000 cigars from 20 Habanos brands. The selection for each brand includes at least one rare size, not on the market at present, some of which have not been made for many years like the Partagas Salomon No.2 (6 3/4" 56 ring gauge) and the Punch Diademas Extra (9 1/4" x 47 ring gauge).

Designed by Sr. Orlando Corzo of Gerencia Rites in Havana, each humidor is crafted by hand from natural cedar and contains a new humidifying system that delivers cool moist air to keep the cigars in perfect condition.

The $100,000 price covers all costs of delivery including freight, insurance, duties and taxes to an address of the recipient's choice anywhere in the world outside the USA.

Its a lot of money to pay for a humidor. But, when you consider some of the prices that Habanos SA's limited editions have made recently at auction, like the £15,000 paid for just 50 cigars in a 500th Anniversary Humidor, it could prove to be an investment.

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