On 15th of May 2022, No.21 Cigar Lounge hosted its 3rd auction for a selection of rare and exceptional collections, jars and boxes eagerly sought after by cigar aficionados around the world. Bidders flocked from across the region to attend the year’s premier cigar event in the Middle East.
“Our love for Cuban cigars always finds a place in No.21,” event attendee and lounge member Mohammed Behbehani said as the guests gathered around the live cello performance. He added “We always look forward to what Hussain (Hussain Taha, Lounge owner) brings in his auctions.”
“The lots are impressive, the atmosphere so exciting, I can’t wait to get started,” said Yaser AlNaqi, another guest and long time lounge member.
Host Hussain Taha began the evenings’ processions by welcoming the guests. He outlined the significance of the auction and the collections available for bidding. He mentioned the late Simon Chase and his role in Cuban auctions. He then invited to the podium the event’s auctioneer, renowned and dedicated brother of the leaf, Jasem Zeraie.
An avid collector himself, Mr. Zeraie brought his considerable knowledge to bear on the evening, commanding the gavel with warranted authority, with his enthralling anecdotes and quips leaving the audience thoroughly engaged.
Bids came in from the attendees and internationally by absentee submissions, with the most prized lots occupying the greatest attention. Bidders were noticeably eager to secure their preferred lots, with an air of friendly competition prevailing.
Highlights of the evening:
Lot Name : Davidoff No.1 Cabinet of 50
Hammer Price : €12,400.00
Lot Name : Juan Lopez Don Juan Humidor ER BeNeLux
Hammer Price : €8,000.00
Lot Name : Hoyo De Monterrey Cordon Rouge Selection
Hammer Price : €10,000.00