A one-of-a kind HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Humidor by Daniel Marshall featuring special edition Daniel Marshall cigars was among the auction items supporting the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s Gala for the Global Ocean, September 28, 2017 in Monte Carlo. The auction presented by auctioneer extraordinaire, Simon de Pury, raised over $14 million to support the Foundation’s initiatives in favor of a sustainable global ocean.
The live auction, conducted by de Pury, was filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, collectibles and memorabilia, and a selection of fine art from some of the world’s most important artists including Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Haas Brothers and Jeff Koons. Included in Lot No. 2 was a one-of-a-kind humidor handcrafted by Daniel Marshall.
The humidor required four months to create, and was hand carved from solid American Alder harvested from a renewable forest. It included a special 24-carat gold seal of Prince Albert II of Monaco. The piece was further embellished with Prince Albert’s Family coat of arms and was signed by HSH Prince Albert II. The piece was filled with Daniel Marshall Red Label Churchill Cigars and two DM 24-carat Golden Torpedo’s and raised over $93,000 USD (75,000 euros) to support the Foundation’s programs.
The Gala was presided by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and hosted by its Global Fundraising, Chair Milutin Gatsby. The inaugural “Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean” honored Leonardo DiCaprio for his outstanding actions for the preservation of our Planet. Uma Thurman, Goldie Hawn, Andy Garcia, Kevin Spacey, Eva Longoria, Madonna, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tobey Maguire, Enric Sala and Terry Tamminen were the Event Chairs, confirming their commitment to this important cause.
“Congratulations to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Olivier Wenden, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s Executive Director and to his outstanding team; Global Fundraising Chair Milutin Gatsby and Simon de Pury for their relentless commitment to this vital cause” said Marshall. “Thank you Andy Boose and his stellar event company and team at AAB Productions for organizing this beautiful event.”
Marshall added, “Prince Albert II Foundation’s mission to protect our planet’s oceans has special significance to me with my boyhood love of the sea, sailing and surfing. I commend Leonardo DiCaprio for receiving ‘The Award of the Albert II of Monaco Foundation.’ In the words of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, ‘Every other breath we take is produced by the oceans.’ Such a powerful statement resonates so deeply, making me proud and compelled to be a part of this urgent need to protect our global oceans to ensure health, safety, and prosperity for our children and all future generations.”
Over the 35 years that Daniel Marshall has been creating cigars and humidors, Marshall has been inspired to create unique pieces for charity.
View the video of HSH Prince Albert II’s Humidor & Cigars being auctioned at the event