Vintage & Modern Wines & Spirits

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Saturday 04 May 2019

Commencing at 10:30am

Bedford Auction Centre


Friday 3rd May 9.00am until 8.00pm
Morning of sale from 8.30am

Auction Collection & Clearance Service Available

Note additional late entries of good quality late bottled Whisky, Gin and Champagne now online.

We invite entries of vintage and classic wines and spirits as well as more everyday drinks and we are happy to give free sales value advice. We can often do this from an emailed photograph or you can bring down to us1040

A bottle of Glenrothes Glenlivet 42 years old Pure Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled 1932 Bottled 1974 by The Highland Distilleries Co ltd Rothes Morayshire Estimate £2000 – £3000

Catalogue now online

This sale includes a number of interesting Old bottlings, Fine quality, Rare, Commemorative & Discontinued drinks as well as more everyday offerings to suit a range of tastes and collectors.

Entries are from a number of different cellars and house clearances plus following the closure of The Tackroom Restaurant, Newmarket

Some Highlights are

Whisky & Spirits: A Glenrothes Glenlivet 42yr old Pure Malt Scotch distilled in 1932, A Star Fish by Charles Wells Bedford 1950’s Rum, A 1955 White Horse Scotch and a 1960’s one, Royal Household and House of Commons Whisky, Bill McLaren’s Famous XV World Rugby Select 15yr old Whisky, Some first Edition Penderyn Welsh Whisky in presentation boxes, 2 Usquaebach Old Rare Grand Whisky limited editions in flagons, Collections of Miniatures including a Remy Martin Louis XIII.


Port & Dessert Wine: A Whitmore 1948 Vintage Port, Croft 1963, Quinta De La Rosa 1988 & Wiese & Krohn 1989 vintage ports plus a range of Crusted, LBV, Tawny & Ruby ports. Eradus “Stickey Mickey” & Apaltagua late harvest dessert wines.

Champagne & Sparkling: Pommery Louise 1982 Vintage Champagnes, Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 1996, Beaumet Necker Island 1989, Bollinger, Taitinger, Laurent Perrier, Lanson & Bauchet Champagnes.

Beers & Mixers: Fever Tree, Merchant’s Heart, Double Dutch, Doctor Polidori, Goldberg Japanese & Schweppes tonics, Dalston’s Soda & Cherryade, Coca Cola, LA Brewery lemongrass Kombucha, etc. Amundsen Brewery Ink & Dagger IPA, Funk Estate Tom Collins Sour Ale, Lost & Grounded Keller Pils, Magic Rock Surreal Stout & Bang-On Brewery No1 Dad craft pale ale.


Wines: Chateau Margaux 1964 & 1997, Chateau Talbot 1988, 1989 & 2004, Chateau Palmer 1996, Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1975, La Reserve de Leoville Barton 2004 & 2008, Chateauneuf Du Pape, various Burgundy, Penfold’s Grange 1999, Bertani Amerone Classico DOCG 1997, Henschke Mount Edelstone Eden Valley 2000, Tenuta di Trinoro Palazzi Toscana 2009, Opus One 1989 Napa Valley.

Plus a range of recent vintage Sancerre, Pouilly Fuisse, Blanc Bourgogne, Chablis, Rioja, Gavi and examples from Moldova, Hungary, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa and more.


Entries for the Next Sale now invited.

For larger consignments please contact the auctioneer
Chris Armstrong

We can accept entries at any of our Auction Centres or valuation days. Entries can be accepted via courier or post by prior arrangement and we have a collection service for larger consignments.

Condition Reports
Condition reports and further images of lots are available for this sale via the website

Illustrated catalogues are available for all Antique and Specialist sales. (£5.00 by post). These sales can also be viewed on–line 10 days prior to the auction.

Entries are accepted up to three weeks prior to a Specialist sale or by prior arrangement, please contact the nearest office for further details.

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Mailing & Postage
The Auctioneers do not provide an in-house postage and packaging service.

For smaller items and international shipping we recommend Mailboxes Etc:
St Loyes House, 20 St. Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1ZL
Tel: 01234 305544

Purchasers are welcome to use their own couriers but they must give the auctioneers at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the collection.

For larger items, please contact the auctioneers on 01234 266366 and they can recommend local delivery drivers or national couriers.

Future sale dates include:
Bedford  – 4th May 2019 – CLOSED
Bedford  – 3rd August 2019  – Entries Now Invited
Bedford  – 2nd November 2019 

Recent Highlights

Recent sale results from this auction are displayed below. To view highlights from other auctions, click here.

Wines & Spirits

A bottle of Krug 1985 Brut Champagne with box

Sold for £280

An old limited edition decanter of Renault & Co Vieille Fine Champagne Cognac selection of Renault with stopper, wax seal over cork and presentation box, estimated circa 1950's.

Sold for £500

An old bottle of Charles Wells ltd Star Fish Finest Old Rum, Horne Lane Brewery Bedford circa 1950s/1960's, no size nor strength stated (ullage mid shoulder)

Sold for £220

An old bottle of The Old Blend Scotch Whisky of the White Horse Cellar, bottled 1955 and By Appointment To The Late King George VI, 70 proof no size stated estimated 75cl

Sold for £380

A bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal 1981 Brut Champagne 75cl

Sold for £200

A bottle of The Macallan 10 year old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, old style label and bottle with tin 70cl 40%

Sold for £350

A Quintessential Islay 1 litre pack circa 1990's containing old style Laphroaig 10 year old & Ardbeg 15 year old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskies 50cl 43% each

Sold for £420

A bottle of George & JG Smith's Glenlivet All Malt Speyside Scotch Whisky distilled in 1938 and bottled by Gordon & Macphail circa 1980's 75cl 40%

Sold for £1,000

An old bottle of Governor General Jamaica Rum by W&A Gilbey, By Appointment to the Late King George V, Circa late 1930's. 30 under proof when bottled, 1/6 gallon approx. (Note the cork is uncovered but appears unopened)

Sold for £520

A bottle of The MACALLAN 18 year old Single Highland alt Scotch Whisky, Distilled in 1978, bottled in 1996, 43% 70cl.

Sold for £1,400

An old bottle of Laphroaig 10 year old Unblended Malt Scotch Whiskey from the isle of Islay with carton, circa 1980's

Sold for £400

2 bottles of Chateau Palmer 1996 Margaux

Sold for £220

A Louis XIII de Remy Martin Grande Champagne Cognac ''Celebrate the Moment'' miniature in numbered Baccarat Crystal Decanter in sealed gift box, old style with bar code

Sold for £240

A bottle of Glenrothes Glenlivet 42 years old Pure Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled 1932 Bottled 1974 by The Highland Distilleries Co ltd Rothes Morayshire

Sold for £2100

A bottle of Cossart Gordon Bual Vintage 1920 Medium Sweet Madeira Wine 75cl (ullage into neck)

Sold for £310

2 bottles of Grand Vin De Chateau Latour 1991 Premier Grand Cru Classe Pauillac

Sold for £360

An old bottle of The Old Blend Scotch Whisky of the White Horse Cellar with spring cap, Royal Warrant by the Queen and intact seal circa 1950's/60's No size nor strenght stated

Sold for £460

A quantity of cigars, 1 box of 25 Partagas Panetelas from Cuba (sealed), a box of 10 Royal Jamaica coronas & a part box of 12 Josel Piedra Habana, Cuban Coronas Cortas

Sold for £220

An old bottle of Nikka Gold & Gold Samuri Edition Whisky from Tokyo Japan circa 1970, no size nor strength stated (estimated 43% 75cl)

Sold for £310

A bottle of The MACALLAN 18 year old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled in 1970, bottled in 1988, 43% 75cl

Sold for £1,700