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Inherited collection. No longer smoking.

Greetings all -
I hate to start off this way on my first post, but . . .
My older brother passed away in 1991 and I inherited his collection. After heart surgery last March I no longer smoke and am offering the collection to anyone interested.







Thanks for looking.

Comments

  • starobinstarobin Posts: 5

    What I didn't show is the wooden humidor that these have been stored in.

  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken Posts: 9,970 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    DZR?
    Otherwise…..
    Wow, those are ugly. You have been very unkind to these cigars for over three decades. If you offered them for free and pre paid shipping, still nobody would have them.

    Good joke post though. Good one. 👍

  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken Posts: 9,970 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    @starobin said:
    Greetings all -
    I hate to start off this way on my first post, but . . .
    My older brother passed away in 1991 and I inherited his collection. After heart surgery last March I no longer smoke and am offering the collection to anyone interested.







    Thanks for looking.

  • Rdp77Rdp77 Posts: 5,986 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    So this collection is from 1991? Am I reading that right?
    Because I have a serious problem with that. Quite a few of these cigars were not being made in 1991. Just a for instance… the Diamond Crown was first released in 1995 and the Jericho Hill not until 2014

  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Posts: 16,463 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    @Bob_Luken said:
    DZR?
    Otherwise…..
    Wow, those are ugly. You have been very unkind to these cigars for over three decades. If you offered them for free and pre paid shipping, still nobody would have them.

    Good joke post though. Good one. 👍

    Disagree. I would let them in my house if they showed up at the door for free and had a 20 stuffed into he humidor. Maybe Ian would too? PM me for my address.

    Don't look ↑
  • starobinstarobin Posts: 5

    Bob, I guess I needed to hear that. You know where the delete button is, right?
    I'll remove the post since these are worthless.
    I inherited the collection in 1991. Since that time I have added to it.
    There is also a pre-Castro Cuban not pictured. It is a hand rolled item that my brother said he bought from a doctor who developed a heart condition and no longer could smoke. That's the oral provenance for that item. Of course I have no way to prove what it is. That's why I didn't list it. It's only my word, and my brother's and that doctor's.
    As far as the collection's condition goes I have only myself to blame. I kept everything in the humidor and tried to keep them humidified, but honestly there were periods over the ensuing decades where the constant recharging of the humidifiers may have lapsed. Yes, they went through a few cycles of drying and rehumidification.
    I sold his LP collection for about $13,000 over the years. I guess the cigars won't fetch anything. I was interested in finding his items, whether vinyl or tobacco, an appreciative home.
    Ah, well.
    I should have known better if I'd done a bit of research before posting these cigars.

  • peter4jcpeter4jc Posts: 15,187 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What you should've done, @starobin, is showed up here with those LP's. Dang.

    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken Posts: 9,970 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @starobin said:
    Bob, I guess I needed to hear that. You know where the delete button is, right?
    I'll remove the post since these are worthless.
    I inherited the collection in 1991. Since that time I have added to it.
    There is also a pre-Castro Cuban not pictured. It is a hand rolled item that my brother said he bought from a doctor who developed a heart condition and no longer could smoke. That's the oral provenance for that item. Of course I have no way to prove what it is. That's why I didn't list it. It's only my word, and my brother's and that doctor's.
    As far as the collection's condition goes I have only myself to blame. I kept everything in the humidor and tried to keep them humidified, but honestly there were periods over the ensuing decades where the constant recharging of the humidifiers may have lapsed. Yes, they went through a few cycles of drying and rehumidification.
    I sold his LP collection for about $13,000 over the years. I guess the cigars won't fetch anything. I was interested in finding his items, whether vinyl or tobacco, an appreciative home.
    Ah, well.
    I should have known better if I'd done a bit of research before posting these cigars.

    Welcome to the forum. There may be a few in your collection that would be smokable. Find a local B&M or better yet a cigar club that you can call on locally and see what they think of the better-looking ones. And the humidor. Good luck.

  • YaksterYakster Posts: 25,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agree, you'll probably have better luck with a local buyer.

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • Hobbes86Hobbes86 Posts: 3,142 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @VegasFrank said:
    Disagree. I would let them in my house if they showed up at the door for free and had a 20 stuffed into he humidor. Maybe Ian would too? PM me for my address.

    Incorrect, I would let them into your house even if they didn't have a $20 stuffed in the humidor.

    "Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17

  • starobinstarobin Posts: 5
    edited January 1

    Lesson learned.
    Trying to remove post.

  • ShawnOLShawnOL Posts: 8,151 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry, can't be removed. It is immortal.

  • peter4jcpeter4jc Posts: 15,187 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don't let something like heart surgery be a reason to stop smoking cigars, at least not after you've recovered.

    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Posts: 7,696 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well said old timer, I think you actually sped up since then.

    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give".  Winston Churchill.
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  • starobinstarobin Posts: 5

    I'll definitely smoke that pre-Castro Cuban before I sell it or give it away, plus maybe some of the others. Cuban Davidoffs, Montecristos, etc.
    I'm heartbroken over what I did to these beauties.
    I sold my brother's pipe collection on eBay years ago. 23 pipes fetched $800.
    A 1936 Martin D-28 guitar? We won't talk about that . . . .

  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken Posts: 9,970 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @starobin.
    I'm agreeing with @peter4jc , Your doctor may be lazy, giving you the generic advice on cigars. The health risk is probably not as bad as he/she thinks. Hell, most of them think we inhale.

  • dirtdudedirtdude Posts: 5,631 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I went to an optometrist this week who asked me about smoking, when I quizzed him about his line of questioning he said there is a box to check on the insurance forms. If the Dr informs me of the harm in smoking they get 'credit' which was not defined but I found interesting.

    A little dirt never hurt
  • OutdoorsSmoke_21191OutdoorsSmoke_21191 Posts: 776 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dirtdude said:
    I went to an optometrist this week who asked me about smoking, when I quizzed him about his line of questioning he said there is a box to check on the insurance forms. If the Dr informs me of the harm in smoking they get 'credit' which was not defined but I found interesting.

    Be careful if the smoking box gets checked. Upon death, life insurance companies can deny your claim to payment of your dependents, IF you previously told them you are not a ‘smoker’. You should probably look at the small print on your life insurance coverage… Some have a waiver in there to access your records and some do not. But they all have access to cause of death and anything associated to it.

    A good cigar and whiskey solve most problems.

  • EgoBoundaryEgoBoundary Posts: 2,151 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did someone say Vintage D28 Martin… I am listening …

  • NewbfromNEONewbfromNEO Posts: 130 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 7

    smoking
    noun
    the action or habit of inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco by sucking on the end of a lit cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc.

    in·hale
    verb
    inhaling
    breathe in (air, gas, smoke, etc.).

    I don’t inhale cigar smoke. Therefore I don’t smoke. I puff.

    "I got stopped by a lady cop"- Lil Wayne

  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo Posts: 2,918 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I just tell every nurse/doctor/government employee that I'm a smoker, and don't elaborate. I don't want to get loopholed out of any kind of coverage in the event of a major medical problem. The extra money I have to pay is worth the peace of mind to me.

  • dirtdudedirtdude Posts: 5,631 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They usually ask how much do you smoke, expecting a pack/day answer, most look perplexed when you give them a cigar/day answer.

    A little dirt never hurt
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