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[Africa, Zimbabwe] $200m realised at tobacco auction floors

THE Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has recorded close to $200 million from sales of the golden leaf as more farmers continue to deliver their crop, it has emerged.
Newsday (zw)
added Apr 8, 2013 08:23

Cuba cigar auction raises money for health system

An auction of luxury cigar humidors in Cuba fetched $1.1 million, which will go toward the public health system, the state news agency said Sunday. The sale came at an international cigar festival attended by celebrities such as American actor Danny Glo
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 6, 2013 12:04

[District of Columbia] PHOTOS: Closer Inspection: History in smoke

The contents within the walls of W. Curtis Draper’s downtown location (699 15th St. NW, 202-638-2555, wcurtisdraper .com) are as varied as the clientele. In addition to offering hard-to-find wares, the 125-year-old shop has glass shelves packed with decad
Washington Post
added Mar 7, 2013 15:04

[Virginia] County awarded grant to survey historic tobacco barns

A state grant may help determine if hundreds of old tobacco barns in Pittsylvania County are historical treasures. The county recently received a $7,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to survey tobacco barns, many of which are
Brookneal (VA) Union Star
added Jan 3, 2013 21:21

[France] Indulging the Man Who Has It All

when it was still a fashionable source of pleasure, objects associated with its use were considered the height of sophistication. . . . Galerie Kugel, a leading Paris antique store, is currently showing a collection of exquisite snuffboxes from the 18th c
New York Times
added Nov 22, 2012 06:05

[UK] Smoking job applicant accuses TV antiques expert of discrimination

“She stubbed [the cigarette] out on the floor and came in to inquire about the job vacancy. “I told her what it entailed and when I said we didn’t want a smoker, she accused me of discriminating against smokers, stormed out and slammed the door.”
Christian Davies Antiques (uk)
added Nov 5, 2012 11:36

Comic Book Men Recap: Cigars, Auctions, And Weddings

A man entered the Secret Stash with five long boxes of comic books, thinking he was going to get five grand for them. However, the bags were yellow, and the comics smelled of smoke. Because of the cigar smoke damage, Walt was only able to offer $500 for t
added Oct 23, 2012 15:03

[UK] Winston Churchill's cigar bills and draft war speeches put online

Winston Churchill's newly-digitised archives show cigars sent to him as gifts were routinely scrutinised. Photo: GETTY
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 12, 2012 15:41

[UK-Scotland] 18th century letter warning of smoking dangers red-hot at auction

A NEWLY-discovered letter which showed that doctors were aware of the dangers of smoking as early as the 18th century has been sold at auction for £200.
The Scotsman (uk)
added Oct 12, 2012 08:38

Tobacco enemas for everyone!

Made by Evans & Co of London, this apparatus was used to revive people who were ‘apparently dead’, by making use of tobacco’s stimulant qualities. The bellows were used to blow tobacco smoke up the rectum (or into the lungs) … Tobacco enemas were popular
Boing Boing
added Oct 8, 2012 18:43
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