What do former NBA star Michael Jordan, Rush Limbaugh, Sidney Frank, and the Tobacconist of Greenwich have in common: they have all laid hands on Marvin’s Mystery Box, the limited edition Elie Bleu humidor. This coveted humidor brought in over $1.8 million at a charity event in 2005 when it sold as a triple lot of humidors to Jordan, Limbaugh, and Frank. Now, the very humidor purchased by Sidney Frank that record-breaking night in April is currently at the Tobacconist of Greenwich, awaiting auction.
The legendary humidor already enjoyed the unofficial title of crowning jewel of the annual Night to Remember charity auction, hosted at the Four Seasons restaurant. Held for over 20 years now, Night to Remember is hosted by the editor and publisher of Cigar Aficionado magazine Marvin Shanken, with all proceed going to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Marvin’s Mystery Box was the capstone of Night’s auction in 2005, brought out after 18 other items were featured; items that included a collection of 693 Fuente-made cigars that included every Fuente Fuente Opus X, a trip for 10 on 141-foot luxury yacht in the Caribbean, and a chest filled with 100 bottles of rare wine. Yet even amidst this stunning lineup, Marvin’s Mystery box was held until the very end as befitting its station, after the Paradis Cognac was poured and the dinner cigars were lit….Read Full Article