For all soccer (or football) fans: Here comes a bottle that was just submitted to us: 1978 World Cup Argentina Camus Cognac Special Edition Bottle. Wow – these people at Camus really have a weakness for odd bottles. Just look at Woman after the Bath book bottle.

Our reader has received this extraordinary bottle by his father in law and would like to know the price.

(If you also have a Cognac bottle you would like to sell, or you need information about age or value – send us photos and information, just submit: Use this form – but please be aware: if you don’t follow the steps precisely, we will not publish your bottle.)

front of the bottle

VERY RARE FRENCH “LIMOGES” PRODUCTION BY CAMUS COGNAC PORCELAIN BOTTLE/BARREL. THE BOTTLE IS IN MINT CONDITION .

THE BARREL IS MADE FOR THE XI INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP OF ARGENTINA IN 1978 .

THE BOTTLE IS SEALED .

THE BOTTOM OF THE ITEM IS MARKED FOR LIMITATION: E898 OF 15000.

MEASURES ARE ABOUT 11CM DIAMETER AND 16CM TALL.

top of the bottle

If you have any  comments – please go for it. It would be interesting what kind of Cognac this bottle holds.

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.

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    olli kytö

    What should a price for such kind of rarity be?

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    Thats what I would like to know!! I’m looking to sell it

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    Hi do you still have that ild cognac for sale??/Fredrik in sweden

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    I have one and I would like to sell this, If someone interested in I am ready to negotiate about its.

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    I have this bottle for sale. It is unopened and comes with the outer box. Serial number at the bottom is in the 7500 series, I am open to offers.

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    Esi is yours unopened too? I heard the price on this in north of US$5,000

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    Sorry to burst your bubble. 15,000 of these were made. The cognac is ordinary. Packaging is mass produced Limoges porcelain. Camus made these cognacs to commemorate everything and anything… Not very interesting.
    My value estimate is under $200.

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    I don’t think so Michael. During the Vancouver winter olympics someone had advertised an empty bottle, without the box for USD350. When I contacted the advertiser, it had been sold. Yes 15,000 were produced.

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    The Camus empty Limoges decanters sell regularly for $10-$20 on eBay. A set of five empty “sports” Limoges decanters including two mint Argentina World Cup sold last month on eBay France for 51 Euro =$68.

    Camus Limoges decanters 70 and 75 CL are very common cognacs. They make them to commemorate everything. Typical prices for these on eBay Europe is $100-$200. I couldn’t find the same one you have but the price range is similar for most of these. If you were arguing for a price of $300 I wouldn’t question it but “…North of $5,000” is ludicrous. Where did that price come from?

    The drum shape used for the Argentina World Cup has also been used for a Napoleonic battles series, Queen Elizabeth Jubilee, US bicentennial, Paris Intercontinental Hotel Centennial and more.

    The highest sale price of a full “drum” bottle I have ever seen is a Queen Elizabeth Jubilee sold at Bonhams in Hong Kong for about $1,000 including fees. That one contains very old cognac, is a smaller series and British Royalty memorabilia sells much better than soccer memorabilia.
    Bonhams Hong Kong records some of the highest prices in the world on cognac.

    You can always prove me wrong by selling your bottle for $5,000 because old cognac is worth whatever you can find a buyer willing to pay for it.

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