Here comes a Courvoisier Grande Fine Champagne Cognac that one of our readers from Florida, United States sent us.

The Reader tells us that “This bottle was given to the grandfather of the current owner in 1935. He was a physician and was given the bottle out of the Rolls Royce of a man’s sister who he helped when sick. The man was a very famous socialite from New York who had 11 wives and was the heir to a great fortune. It was put away in 1935 and store until the current time.”

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The label reads: Courvoisier Cognac Grande Fine Champange
On the bottom the importer is FCG Imports in New York. The back of the bottle has the label indicating that it was accompanied by the Acquit Regional Jaune d’Or which we heard started in 1929 but we are not experts. The bottle has a neck label that says Cognac Grande Fine Champagne Courvoisier with something underneath that I cannot read from my pictures.

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: I am unsure

Courvoisier Grande Fine Champagne CognacModerately good photo

How has the bottle been stored:

  • I don’t know

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine

Courvoisier Grande Fine Champagne CognacCannot get to the cork due to the seal

The level of the cognac: Into neck: this means the level of cognac is still in the upper bottle neck, normal

Our reader would like to sell this bottle of Courvoisier Grande Fine Champagne Cognac.

Please make your offers, ask questions or inform us about this bottle – give your opinion. Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting your email address into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting email addresses into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

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    I will pay 200$ for this bottle
    If you sent to sale

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    The text on the label under the “245” is the more important data about this bottle (You can carefully remove the 245 – it is not an original label).
    The oval label mentions the current sovereign of England at the time the bottle was manufactured – Top of label says “By appointment” and at the bottom:
    King George V – before 1935
    The late King George V – 1935-1940
    King George VI – 1945-1952
    The late King George VI – 1953 and later

    FCG importers did handle Courvoisier cognac between the end of prohibition and World War 2 so a 1930s date for this bottle is possible.

    Could you provide sharper pictures and text on the label mentioned above?
    Also a photo that clearly shows the level. It appears to be behind the glass eagle?

    I will offer you $250 right now but more information and better pictures could enable me to go higher.

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    I will offer $270 for this bottle shipped within US. Thanks.

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    I will offer $270 for this bottle shipped within US. Thanks.

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    I asked several questions in #2 post above and never saw a response from the seller. It is time to answer these questions since the price is now at a level where these must be answered.
    I think that if the Seller is not following the auction it means that he will not follow up on the sale either so we are just wasting our time.

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    Andrew s (seller)

    We are interested in selling the bottle. However, one expert told us that it is worth around $4,000-5000 us. We were hoping to get some honest information from an expert who was not interested to buy but could give us honest feedback about value based on auction records, similar bottles for sale or other facts. We were also hoping to learn more about it since it appears to be a low production special edition.

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    Hello Andrew:

    Who is this “expert”? I would be thrilled to sell him my bottle for $1,000 – I have the exact same bottle just a few years newer (1944) than yours.

    Cognacs are worth exactly as much as a buyer is willing to pay for them. There is no absolute value attached to a cognac. Did your “expert” offer to pay you $4,000 or $5,000 for the bottle? If he didn’t his “valuation” is really just talking. He set your expectation very high and has put you in a position where you may never be able to sell the bottle…

    Who is more trustworthy: a person who throws a number at you but will not buy the cognac or a person who makes you a real offer to buy it? The best way to find out what a cognac is worth is actually to offer it for sale where multiple collectors can see it and will compete for it.

    Let’s say your cognac is really worth $5,000… Would I let Sascha buy it from you for $525? No way… I would probably continue to bid until it reached $4,500 or more. At $525 we are approaching a price level where I am not sure the cognac warrants another bid. The level and the capsule need to be perfect to go any higher.

    Your cognac was sold in the US between 1935 and 1964 (I can see the Federal Laws forbids… statement on the back of the bottle) Even the rarest Martell Cordon Bleu from 1935 will only fetch about $1,000 and the Martell is a much more collectible cognac than this Courvoisier.

    Please note that a similar bottle was offered on this site a couple of months ago – Courvoisier Grande Fine Champagne Cognac – and the bidding between 3 collectors stopped at $440. The bottle was newer (1953) but otherwise the exact same cognac. If you page forward one or two pages you can see the bids/exchanges relating to that bottle. The seller elected to keep the bottle.

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