A box of cigars from the personal collection of Fidel Castro was sold at an auction in Boston for $26,900.
The wooden cigar box was signed in blue felt tip by the longtime Cuban leader. It is accompanied by a photograph of Castro signing it for philanthropist Dr. Eva Haller in 2002.
The box contains 24 cigars that have a seal and at the bottom of the box is a mark of the manufacturer Trinidad Fundadores.
These cigars were produced exclusively for Castro since 1980. Until 1998, the boxes of these cigars could leave Cuba only if they were a gift to foreign statesmen.