Vintage & Modern Wines & Spirits

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Saturday 03 August 2019

Commencing at 10:30am

Bedford Auction Centre


Friday 2nd August 9.00am until 8.00pm
Morning of sale from 8.30am

Vintage & Modern Wine & Spirits

From a number of cellars and estates, we are pleased to present the Summer Sale.

We have brought together a diverse range of classic Scotch Malt Whisky, Fine Cognacs & Armagnacs, Gins & Vodkas, Vintage Ports, Liqueurs, Beers, Champagnes & Wines including:

For the Connoisseurs and Collectors, we start with some older and limited bottlings as well as more modern Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Glenmorangie The Duthac, Talisker, Glenfiddich, Mortlach, Dalmore, Aberlour, Balvenie, Erdradour, Highland Park, Black Grouse, Johnnie Walker Blue, Gold & Black label whisky, Federal Club American Whiskey, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey and more.

Intermingled there are Cognacs by Courvoisier XO & Initiale Extra, Hennessy & Gaston De Lagrange, Armagnacs from De Montal 1939, Sempe 1955, J De Malliac 1966 & 1969 and a wide range of Rums, Vodka, Brandy & liqueurs from around the world.

Then a range of celebration and collectable bottled Ales.

We have Vintage Ports by Graham’s Malvedos 1965, Warre’s 1963, Feuerheerd 1955, Fonseca 1967 & 1980, Taylor’s 1966, Wiese & Krohn 1966 and others. Also some Dessert wines from Italy & France.

Followed by the upbeat Champagnes from Armand De Brignac Ace of Spades, Louis Roederer Cristal 1988, Bollinger 2000 & 1996, Dom Perignon 1999, 1996, 1993 & 1983, Laurent Perrier 1995, Krug, collectors and celebration sets, various NV Magnums, boxed pairs of Veuve Clicquot, Perrier-Jouet & Taittinger, Pol Roger White Foil, Philipp Plein, Prosecco and more.    

For those with classic taste, we have some wooden cases of clarets from Chateau in Pauillac 2009, Margaux 1998 & Saint Julien 2005, a number of Magnums and examples of fine wines with vintages from the 1960’s to 2017. To name a few, Penfolds Grange 1999, Gaja Costa Russi 1995/8 Barbaresco, Mastroberardino Cente Trenta 1999 Taurasi, Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo Tuscana, Bodegas Mauro 2012 Terreus, Chateau Lynch Bages 2001, Clos St Martin 1981, Gruaud Larose 1962 & 1982, Leoville Poyferre 1978 & 1983, D’Angludet 1999, Montrose 2002, Beychevelle & Calon Segur 1970. There are also various Burgundy, Rioja and new world wines to peruse.

Sale Catalogue online

We are Now accepting Entries for the November Sale

Auction Collection & Clearance Service Available

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 us

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  – 3rd August 2019
Bedford  – 2nd November 2019 – Entries Now Invited

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