This Cognac bottle is full and closed. On the top there´s a stamp: a coat of arms in the center and Courvoisier Cognac written around. In the neck there is a label: Grande Fine Champagne (end missing a bit) Napoléon and then, 1841 but, hand written.

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Old Courvoisier

Then there is in the glass a “N” with a crown on top, inside a circle. Then there is a label: By Appointment to the, a coat of arms, Late King George V.

In the big label: another coat of arms, Courvoisier, Fournisseur breveté de S. M. l’Empereur, The Brandy of Napoleon, Cognac, Grande Fine Champagne Napoléon, Appellation Controlée.  And again 1841 written by hand. There is no back label.

Doesn’t say how many ml, i think it’s 500ml. The bottom is turned to inside. I found the bottle clearing out an old house in the Black Forest in Germany, i don’t know if the date is true or if the bottle is a original vintage.

If you have any ideas about value or other information, please comment. Thank you.

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    If you would like to sale the bottle. I would like to make you a offer contact me at [email protected] (Comment by Admin: Dear James, please make your offer here in this post, rather than posting your email address. Thank you for your understanding)
    Kind regards, James

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    This bottle looks great, what do you think the price would be? $300 perhaps?

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    Does anyone have an estimate of the value of this bottle of Cognac? I have a similar bottle.

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    Stefana S.

    Contact me if you want to get an offer for this bottle. Thank you!

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    Ben Leggett

    Since the label mentiones Late King George V it must be dated between 1936 (when the King died) and 1951 when the new Josephine fat bottle was incorporated into Courvosier stock.

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    Yes,I would have to agree with Ben, I would say that it is not 1841 vintage. Courvosier would have printed
    the vintage date. I don’t like the fact that someone
    has wrtten the date ???

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    But still a nice bottle by a great cognac house.

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    Hi Alice, If you would like to send me some pictures, i would love to make you a offer. Contact me at [email protected] (Comment by Admin: Dear James, please make your offer here in this post, rather than posting your email address. Thank you for your understanding)
    Thank you, James

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    Stefana S.

    Hi Alice! Contact me if you want to get an offer for your bottle. Thanks!

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    Josh Beck

    i currently posses one of theese fine vintage bottles and was wondering just how much i could get for one of theese rare bottles?

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    please let me know if the bottle is still for sale

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    Your 1841 (?) bottle closely resembles my bottle of a later vintage (I’ve calculated a date of 1938 (?)); same wording , but with sequence and placement variations. The prime difference in our bottles is that, in place of the letter “N”, my bottle has a neck label which reads: “Napoleon Brandy 80 years old”. I also have the original packaging – a decorative box. My attempts at dating and valuing my bottle have so far been futile as I’m strictly a (senior) novice with the computer/internet. I don’t know how to do it yet, but I can provide photos, if needed. Information and comments would be appreciated. (Bottle is not for sale at this time.)

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    In my previous response, I made an incomplete statement of facts. READS: ….. in place of the Letter “N”, my bottle has a neck labell ….. SHOULD READ: ….. in place of the letter “N”, my bottle has a cartouche depicting the Imperial Eagle of Germany, and above it, a neck label …..

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    Hello Marion,

    can you show here photos of your bottle with box?

    Thank you very much,

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    I have the same bottle Marion mentions, I also have pictures… Not sure the value of the bottle can someone please give me some type of guidance?

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