Friday, April 8, 2016

Cuban cigar box on sale for $17,000 may not have belonged to Che Guevara

(Guardian) When a Cuban cigar box purportedly owned by Ernesto “Che” Guevara was due to go up for sale at a British auction house last month, it appeared to be not just a piece of history but a partial repudiation of the revolutionary icon’s reputation for austerity.
But the planned sale by Mullock’s, with a price tag for £12,000 ($17,000) sale by Mullock’s was scuppered by the Cuban institute responsible for safeguarding Guevara’s legacy, which claims the item was not one of his possessions.  Continued

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