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I have a box of 25 reas petite corona.cigars in a sealed box with the cellophane cover still intact I bought them 25 years ago and have just found the at the back of a cupboard in my study. I no longer smoke can you give me any idea how I can perhaps sell them on .regards john

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Hi John,

Selling vintage cigars is always tricky because not all cigars are in demand but providing your cigars and the box are in acceptable condition, you may be able to find someone who is interested in purchasing it. You can try taking your cigars to a tobacconist specializing in vintage cigars and they may be interested in purchasing your cigars or at least direct you to someone who is interested in them (or help you sell them on consignment). Alternatively, you may also want to consider selling your cigars online either through a self-auction website, cigar smoking message board (providing they allow forum members to advertise cigars for sale) and/or community "buy and sell" websites.

However, because the box is still sealed and has not been properly stored for many years, you may receive little to no offers for your cigars as their condition is unknown. In this case, you can either break the seal to allow potential customers to inspect the cigars or sell the sealed box of cigars "as is". Please note that breaking the seal may render your cigars worthless if the cigars are damaged by mold or tobacco beetles but can fetch a better price if the cigars are not damaged or deteriorated. Selling the sealed box "as is" will fetch a lower price as the condition of the cigars is unknown.

I hope this helps. If you have any more questions, please feel free to just ask and I will be happy to help.

Regards,
James

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My main area of expertise is Cuban cigars and I can assist you if you have questions pertaining to Cuban cigars. I can also assist you with the following:

- General cigar-related questions and advice
- Humidor maintenance and troubleshooting (How to treat humidor mold, correct high/low humidity, humidor seasoning, etc.)
- Accessory maintenance and troubleshooting (Cigar cutters, hygrometers, humidifiers, etc.)
- Cigar restoration, preservation and troubleshooting (How to treat cigar mold/tobacco beetles, restoring vintage/dry cigars, etc.)
- Cigar/Brand identification
- Cigar etiquette

Unsure of a certain cigar brand? Wondering what a certain cigar tastes like? Have a question about Cuban cigars? Having problems with a humidor or Just let me know! I have smoked every brand of Cuban cigars and most reputable non-Cuban cigar brands on a regular basis so I know a fair bit about taste profiles, cigar etiquette and other fine nuances to cigar smoking. (NOTE: My main focus is on premium, hand-rolled cigars and not cheap, machine made, convenience store cigars.) IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT I DO NOT PROVIDE CIGAR OR CIGAR-RELATED APPRAISALS. If you have a vintage cigar item and you want to know if it's worth something, please contact an antique dealer that specializes in "TOBACCIANA".

Experience

I currently have 19 dedicated years of cigar smoking and counting. I have smoked every brand of Cuban cigars and most reputable non-Cuban cigar brands on a regular basis so I know a fair bit about taste profiles, cigar etiquette and other fine nuances to cigar smoking. For 5 years, I studied with Cuban torcedores (rollers), catadores (taste testers) and revisadores (inspectors) on every aspect involving the production of the Cuban cigar and I am currently writing a book that will help beginners understand everything they need to know about cigars and cigar smoking.

Publications
Maple Leaf Gardens: Memories & Dreams 1931-1999 (1999; ISBN: 0920445616)
50 Things Every Guy Should Know How To Do (2006; ISBN: 0452286654)
The [London] Times (October 8, 2009)


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B.A. University of Toronto

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Allexperts Top 25 Shortest Average Response Time: 2008-2009
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- 2008 - 6th Overall, July
- 2009 - 10th Overall, February

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