A cigar once smoked by former British prime minister Winston Churchill has sold for $12,000, according to the Boston-based RR Auction house.
Churchill partially smoked the 10cm cigar at the Le Bourget Airport in Paris on May 11, 1947.
The Cuban cigar features a red-and-gold La Corona label alongside the wartime leader's full name.
The half-smoked cigar was kept by a British airman who flew Churchill and his wife to and from Paris.
It was sold to a collector in Palm Beach, Florida in the US. The buyer's name was not released.
Bobby Livingston, executive vice president at RR Auction, called the item "a synonymous piece from Churchill's trademark look".
In 2015, a chewed up Churchill cigar butt was sold for 2,000 pounds at a British auction house.