2011/01 – Update – Min Ron Nee II Edition – Rare Vintage Lanceros

20 Jan


January 2011

Last month, the extremely rare late 60’s vintage Cohiba Lanceros box passed through Hong Kong and was authenticated by the most reputed author and collector on the subject Min Ron Nee.

The authentication was not solely based on MRN’s experience with vintage cigars.

The only original Cohiba cigar band known to exist outside of Cuba was used to compare with the box’s cigar bands. The paper material and printing are identical.

See : www.flyingcigar.de/friends/2010_08_extremely_rare_cohiba_lanceros.php

While in Hong Kong, the box was also photographed for the upcoming Second Edition of Min Ron Nee’s iconic “An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Post-Revolution Havana Cigars”.

Pictures posted with permission of the author.


Update received from Min Ron Nee 08.02.2011 :


You posted in your blog about me showing the 8 x 10 films.
I had some friends coming to my house during Chinese New Year and they saw the post in your blog. All my friends thought that is a printed picture. They cannot believe it is a film. I originally thought that by making the film looking transparent people would know that it is a film.

The fact that the notion of “film” is 35 mm sized people used in 35 mm cameras in the old days is all that the average people could know. Very few people know that “pro” cameras like Hasselblad use films that are larger, 6 x 6 cm.

No one could believe that a film could be 4 x 5 inches in size. Or 8 x 10 inches.

No one could EVER believe films of this kind of size can exist.

I think it might be a good idea to add this link to the report. So if people click on this link:


They can be convinced that no matter how ridiculous, 8 x 10 films do exist and could be taken to perfection by a guy with one shot. There was only one occasion to take the Diplomatic Cohiba and I have proved that I could take the pictures in one single shooting.

Min Ron Nee

mrn lanceros update 02 0111
Photograph by Min Ron Nee
mrn lanceros update 01 0111
Photograph by Min Ron Nee
Copyright Nino


Comments are closed.