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Kurt Cobain’s menthol cigarettes are up for auction

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An unopened pack of menthol cigarettes that reportedly belonged to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is up for auction this week.

According to a report by the Nashville Tennessean, the American Spirits — still preserved in the original cellophane wrapping — are being sold by Julien’s Auctions as part of its “Played, Worn, & Torn: Rock ’N’ Roll Iconic Guitars And Memorabilia” anniversary auction.

“American Spirit menthols were the preferred brand of the late rock star,” the lot description alleges, before claiming that “this pack was saved by Cobain’s roommate at the Los Angeles rehab clinic where he briefly stayed several days before taking his own life” in 1994.

The current highest bid is $1,750. That said, if you want a piece of memorabilia that can’t be accidentally opened and smoked, there are several other Cobain items up for sale, including a handful of guitars, the jeans he wore in the “Heart-Shaped Box” music video, and a yellow argyle cardigan, also held onto by his rehab roommate.