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New Zealand: butt bids
  1. David Simpson
  1. d.simpson@iath.org

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    A cigarette butt must be one of the more bizarre items to be auctioned on an internet website, but the sale drew widespread attention and more than 130 000 bids earlier this year. It was not just any old butt, but one certified by the owners of Malt, a popular bar in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, to be the remains of the last cigarette legally smoked in the bar in …

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