Reader obtained Very Old Rémy Martin from Warner Brothers Estate

Here come bottle pictures from a reader. It’s a E. Remy Martin & Co Cognac, from Grande Champagne. And it’s  “VERY OLD” – but the age is unknown. Of course, Produce of France. The reader’s mother obtained this bottle at the estate sale of Jack Warner’s (of Warner Brothers) mother.

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Remy Martin Grande Champagne Age Unknown

Remy Martin Grande Champagne Age Unknown

The bottle appears unopened, but it seems to have had some evaporation. Here are the facts: E. REMY MARTIN & Co COGNAC on foil cork cover. It says E Remy Martin & Co Cognac on neck label.

Tag on neck: This Cognac Grande Champagne was served at the Royal Banquet given to their majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at the Chateau de Versailles on July 21st 1938. It is the finest Brandy procurable – E. REMY MARTIN & Co. Printed in France.

Remy Martin Old Bottle Label

Remy Martin Old Bottle Label

This tag is repeated in French on the other side. Label on Bottle below center medallion: E. REMY MARTIN & Co Cognac
GRANDE CHAMPAGNE, VERY OLD – Age unknown – Produce of France.

If anyone knows more about this type of bottle, please comment. Or you might want to make an offer, if the reader wants to sell this bottle of cognac.

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16 Responses

#1 Tor on Jun 26, 2011, says:

The bottle reminds a bit of the bottle RM uses for Louis XIII? And as far as I remember, the queen was given exactly that cognac when she visited France. Anyway, a nice bottle and gift:-)

#2 James on Jun 28, 2011, says:

Hi , I would love to make you a offer on you’r old Louis XIII
Kind regards,
James

#3 James on Jun 28, 2011, says:

I would say the retail value at $3000.00 Dollars.
I would pay you 2500.00 if you would like to sell
Kind regards,
James

#4 Lionel on Jan 13, 2012, says:

Got exactly the Grande Champagne, any idea on value.

#5 Ortwin on Apr 5, 2012, says:

I live in Cape Town South Africa, I have a bottle for sale —20 thousand euros
Does anybody want to buy it ?

#6 Mike on Dec 11, 2012, says:

I will pay u the best price just text me picture and the price u want

#7 TODD on Dec 12, 2012, says:

I have an old Remy Martin Louis XII sealed bottle for sale. It comes boxed and packaged in original wicker box from the late 1930’s. and is in great condition. bottle is perfect with matching crystal stopper with #645 etched on stopper and bottom of bottle, also has original tag and ribbon . This bottle came to me from my late grandmother. I have only ever seen one other bottle packaged in this wicker style basket. I would only be interested in parting with this bottle at no less than $4500.00

#8 Michael on Oct 21, 2013, says:

The cognac in the photo is a Louis XIII from 1938-1950 period. Engraving under bottle will tell if before 1940 or after. Level is OK for this age cognac.
Without the case (rattan basket with cardboard liner) this bottle is worth $1,800-$2,000 approx. Take the offer of $2,500!
Ortwin Bock: You are delusional if you think you can get 20,000 Euro unless you have a Black Pearl or a pre-1900 Louis XIII. For a mint 1939 Louis XIII in rattan basket you may get $3,500-$4,000 tops!

#9 Michael on Jan 21, 2014, says:

Todd, your bottle is not from the 1930s. With a serial number 645 it is from the late 1950s. I will bet it has a Baccarat logo under it which proves that it is not pre-WW2 and it probably also has a card attached to the neck mentioning a Royal visit in 1957. I have bottle number 641 and it is a late 1950s bottle with the Baccarat logo and the card. The bottles are sequentially numbered so the serial number is an age indication. Your bottle is 4 serial numbers “newer” than mine and is worth about $2,600-$2,700

#10 Michael on Jan 28, 2014, says:

I believe I have this very same bottle. Missing the tag tho. Looks identical
I would like to sell it. How do I know mine is the same?

#11 Michael on Jan 28, 2014, says:

Hi Michael #10 – This is Michael #8 and #9…

Which tag is missing? The card attached with a ribbon or the rectangular label glued to the glass?

What does the underneath of the bottle look like?

1. Does it say “Made in France by Baccarat”?
2. Does it have a Small round Baccarat logo
3. Is there a number engraved by hand under the bottle
4. If yes, what is the number?
5. Do you have a case/box/basket for the bottle?
6. If yes what color/type/style?
7. How high is the liquid level?
8. Are any of the glass fins along the bottle ridges broken?

#12 Michael in Denver on Jan 29, 2014, says:

Hey Michael
Thanks for replying
I do not have the bottle hanging tag. I do have the tag on the bottle
In answer to your questions
1. Yes, made in France
2. Yes, small round Baccarat logo
3. Yes, small hand engraved number
4. looks like 712
5 no case/box
6 n/a
7. Look like same level as the one in picture to which this feed
Is attributed
8 Bottle in tact, no broken fins
I’ve uploaded the bottle and info. They haven’t posted it
But has some good pictures. Bottom of bottle
Says e remy martin made in France by baccarat
Raised word on the bottle, depose

#13 Sebastian (Cognac-Expert.com) on Jan 29, 2014, says:

Hi Michael, unfortunately I didn’t find your submission. Please drop me a line via sebastian@cognac-expert.com which email address you used and I will publish your bottle soonest possible. Thanks

#14 Michael on Jan 29, 2014, says:

Thanks! I just resubmitted “my bottle” also sent two emails directly to you. (Sorry, I forgot to attach the photo of the bottom of the bottle in the first email)
Talk soon

Michael

#15 Michael on Jan 29, 2014, says:

With the number 712, the bottle is probably from 1956-1960 period. If the sticker is rectangular “Age Inconnu” the bottle probably came either in a rattan basket or in a cream colored presentation box.
I always assumed the “Age Inconnu” came only in rattan baskets but recently I discovered 2 bottles, in the 800-number range, in cream-colored boxes. Given this discovery, it is even possible that some “Age Inconnu” bottles came in green or red velvet boxes although I have never seen one.

#16 Larry on Aug 21, 2014, says:

I have one bottle for sale never been opened in its original wicker case best offer will be considered. All fins intact

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