Rob Ayala

Online Cuban Cigar Exchange Goes Live, a new Cuban cigar online auction platform developed by Rob Ayala of Friends of Habanos and Rob Fox of James J. Fox, was introduced to the Cuban cigar fraternity at a private party during the Habanos Festival in February and went live online in late  April.

“We have met many cigar collectors who want access to vintage, aged or regional edition cigars, either to try or to add to their collections,” said Rob Fox. “The concept of Bond Roberts is to provide a trading marketplace to free up bottlenecks in supply and demand, with levels of security and accessibility not possible on other trading platforms”  evolves from FOH Auctions which has been trading successfully since its launch in May 2019. FOH Auctions auctioned over 1100 boxes of cigars with an average auction price of USD $440.00. The highest priced auction item so far has been a box of Cohiba Gran Reserva Consecha 2003 for USD 5000.

“While our results are impressive, so too are the numbers of regular aged and rare cigar lots listed and auctioned successfully,” said Rob Ayala. “Members who have already registered at FOH Auctions will be transferred seamlessly to Bond Roberts. With, we expect our membership and our range of vintage, rare and limited cigars to grow considerably.”

Samuel Spurr ist seit seinem ersten Feature über die australische Zigarrenszene im Jahr 2006 als Cigar Journal-Korrespondent für den asiatisch-pazifischen Raum tätig. Er schreibt, twittert und instagrammiert regelmäßig über Zigarren, gilt in Australien als Experte auf dem Gebiet und veranstaltet oft Zigarren-Masterclasses.


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