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

This recent photograph provided by RR Auction shows a cigar once smoked by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Churchill's half-smoked cigar, which was from a 1947 trip to Paris, sold for just over $12,000 during an online auction. Boston-based RR Auction says the 4-inch (10-centimeter) cigar was bought Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, 2017, by a collector from Palm Beach, Florida. The buyer's name wasn't released. (RR Auction photo via AP)
FILE - This Aug. 23, 1939 file photo shows Winston Churchill. A cigar once half-smoked by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during a 1947 trip to Paris has sold for just over $12,000 during an online auction. Boston-based RR Auction says the 4-inch (10-centimeter) cigar was bought Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, 2017, by a collector from Palm Beach, Florida. The buyer's name wasn't released. (AP Photo)

BOSTON — A cigar half-smoked by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during a 1947 trip to Paris has sold for just over $12,000 during an online auction.

Boston-based RR Auction says the 4-inch (10-centimeter) cigar was bought Wednesday evening by a collector from Palm Beach, Florida. The buyer's name wasn't released.

The auction company says Churchill smoked the cigar on May 11, 1947, at Le Bourget Airport. Included in the auction was a photo signed by the prime minister that shows him with the cigar in his hand at the airport.

RR Auction says a British airman, Cpl. William Alan Turner, kept the cigar after his crew flew Churchill and his wife to and from Paris.

The label on the La Corona cigar from Havana, Cuba, includes Churchill's name.

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