Used Cigar Sells for $7,000
The top luxury cigar brands can fetch $50 a stick or more, but that's usually for the whole thing. Like a car, the minute a cigar is used, it loses a good chunk of its value ... unless it's Winston Churchill who used it.
In 1941, a cigar smoked half way by British prime minister Winston Churchill was cast aside, only to be rescued by a member of his staff, who sent it to a friend. Like many of the cigars he smoked at the time, this one bore a personalized label, which continues to adorn the stick.
The unfinished -- probably unsmokable -- cigar brought in $7,000 in a recent sale, but there aren't many cigars that would sell for this amount. If you figure you'll be famous, though, maybe you should start tossing your butts into a plastic bag.
You never know ...