Online Auction of Fine Stock Blanks & Tobacciana
The Chancellor Tobacco Company was founded in 1999 selling the world’s most expensive cigarettes and best quality cigars and luxury tobacco related accessories. To complement their fine cigars they built the highest quality hand crafted humidors, cigar boxes, travel cigar boxes and match boxes. The humidors and boxes were all made out of the finest solid burl walnut, not veneered as in all other humidors and cigar boxes. The company rapidly became established as builders of the finest cigar accessories in the world.
To illustrate the quality, a 10 cigar piano humidor retailed at £2000, a 120 humidor at £10,000 and for the traveller a 2 pocket humidor £280.
The Armenian and Russian Distributor and walnut wood buyer for the company, now the owner of Chancellor since 2005 - set up a special factory – and constructed all the luxury walnut accessories and bought up over the years a great quantity of figured walnut from the high mountains of Armenia to be used in the construction of the humidors and boxes.
This walnut was bought in the form of large slabs of burl growths on 1,000 year-old trees but he ended up with a large quantity of unused wood, so in 2005 decided to convert this into more easily sellable gunstocks, so machined the spare slabs of wood into gunstocks which have by now been air-cured for 14 years. In total 652 blanks were cut and these are the blanks that are now on offer at Holts’ special Auction.
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