A half-smoked cigar reportedly belonging to Winston Churchill is on sale in Reykjavík. The item will be on display at a lunchtime meeting at the Churchill Club at Nauthóll restaurant, Nauthólsvík, today.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament. Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.
Churchill left the cigar in an ashtray in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, on August 16, 1941, ruv.is reports.
The cigar is in private ownership, owned by Hjörleifur Hilmarsson, his father whom was present in parliament during Churchill’s visit. Churchill was in Iceland to sign the Atlantic Charter with Franklin D. Roosevelt, the then U.S. president. Churchill gave a speech from the parliament’s balcony.
Registration and payment is required for attendance at the meeting, which includes a lecture and lunch.