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Half-smoked Winston Churchill cigar sold for $12,000

A cigar once smoked by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill has sold for $12,000 (£9,000), according to the Boston-based RR Auction house. Churchill partially smoked the 4in (10cm) cigar at the Le Bourget Airport in Paris on 11 May 1947.
BBC Online
added Oct 14, 2017 16:10
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[UK] See the ingenious - and sometimes ridiculous - gadgets used by spies housed at the International Spy Museum

Smoking kills: This little pipe was a pistol used by the British Special Forces during World War II and could fire a a small projectile
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 2, 2017 17:05
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[UK] 'King of cigarette packs' collects 30,000 packets in 30 years and plans to open museum

The Mirror (uk)
added Aug 13, 2015 12:44
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Family that found 7 baseball cards worth millions finds 8th

"He just held on to these cards that were most likely given to him after buying a particular tobacco product." ... There are now 24 known copies of the card featuring the famed Detroit Tigers slugger that on the back reads, "Ty Cobb - King of the Smoking
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 14, 2018 17:28
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Winston Churchill's half-smoked cigar sells for more than £9,000

A cigar half-smoked by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during a 1947 trip to Paris has sold for just over $12,000 (£9,000) during an online auction. Boston-based RR Auction says the 4-inch cigar was bought on Wednesday evening by a collector fro
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 14, 2017 08:13
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[Kansas] Tobacco novelty quilts showed creativity

quilts based on the collection of former Emma Creek Quilt Guild member Ethel Abrahams. Abrahams acquired quilts sewn with fabric novelties produced by tobacco companies. “This is the story of some of the most unusual fabrics used in American quilt making
Newton Kansan
added Aug 11, 2017 18:43
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Apollo Missions to the Moon: The Memorabilia Stage

Historians have interviewed former mission workers, who remember squinting at consoles through the haze of cigarette and cigar smoke... Autographed photos in the sale (which sold for up to $2,750 each) showed Houston staff members during Apollo flights,
New York Times
added Nov 17, 2016 23:39
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[New York] Century-old life hacks that are still going strong! Vintage cigarette cards offer smokers clever tips including how to extract a splinter and light a match in the wind

A set of cigarette cards held at the New York Public Library reveal that clever tips for improving domestic life have been doing the rounds for at least a century. The cardboard tips, which were standard in cigarette packets at the turn of the 20th cent
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 26, 2016 17:33
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Family finds seven rare 100-year-old Ty Cobb baseball cards worth more than $1MILLION in a crumpled paper bag in great-grandfather's dilapidated house

T206 is prized by collectors and also includes the Honus Wagner card, arguably the most famous sports card ever The Cobb cards feature a photo of the center fielder and say on the back 'TY COBB — KING OF THE SMOKING TOBACCO WORLD' in green ink
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 3, 2016 22:43
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Old Cigarette Card Prophecies of Future Were Sometimes Surprisingly Accurate

Between 1935 and 1938, Max Cigarettes released an illustrative set of 250 trading cards called “The Age of Power and Wonder,” artfully depicting the rapid developments in science and manufacturing of that time, and predicting future inventions and improv
Gizmodo
added Nov 16, 2015 20:37
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