Unbelievable, how this Cordon Bleu from Martell reappeared.

Here is the message from our reader: “The bottle has been In my room on top of a book case my whole life, and I’m 28. It made it all the way through me going to Highschool and College undetected. How, I have no idea. One day when I was cleaning out my old room I decided I’d see what was in the red box with the gold lid, I assumed it was some type of christmas decoration that my mother wanted to put up but keep out of the attick. What I found was a surprise to say the least.”

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Cordon Bleu Red Box

The reader could not see a label on the back, but didnt pick up the bottle out of its place. He is not sure that anyone has ever picked it up. The bottle is unopened, it was purchased new roughly 1980 by the reader’s father. It is in its original box and orginal outer boxes.

Cordon Bleau J&F Martell

Old Martell Cordon Bleu, Bureau of ATF A No 093826 BOTTLE, Distilled

Produced and bottled in France 750ml Sole Distributors for the U.S.A 80 proof
The jos. Carneau Co. New York, N.Y.

Baccarat JF Martell Decanter Cordon Bleu

Cordon Bleu J& F Martell produced and bottled in France Cognac: Baccarat a specialement edite, ce flacon de cristal taille a la main pour LE COGNAC MARTELL.

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    That must be wort a good $150.00 to $200.00!!!! I’ll take it!!!

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    this would be well above $200 .. for this cordon bleu one would pay at least $400. I have the same bottle and it’s such a beauty

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    This is an interesting bottle. The cognac was the idea of Edouard Martell in 1912 and the eaux de vie is largely from the Borderies, a cru noted for its nutty and toffee like flavours and would have been aged in oak for substantially longer than the same cognac is today. However it is unlikely that it would have been more than about 25 years old so to make it more expensive, some was put into crystal decanters. Todays value of the modern version is about £85 in the shops. We don’t know when this was made but it is a reasonable guess that it was produced around mid 1920’s Value of this bottle is likely to be around £150-200. DB

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    The retail value is 400.00 to 600.00 Dollars
    I would pay 500.00 for it if interested please just answer here in the comments or contact cognac expert for my info.
    Kind regards, James

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    I just picked up a bottle of Martell Cordon Bleu in Baccarat Crystal Detainer w/tax label and seal intact. I also was able to pick up a bottle of Hennessey Paradis, and Louis XIII Remy Martin. All three bottles are dated to the 70’s or 80’s.

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    My friend has this one and is willing to sell this would anyone like to purchase it? E mail: [email protected]
    Price looking for is $1,000.00 in original box and satin lined case. Free shipping.

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    I also have the same item. My question is…. Does CE suggest (or recommend or support) a “Payment Type” ? It seems to me that just dealing w/ [email protected]
    is just begging to be ripped-off.
    I guess I’ll have to get pay/pal(less) set up again?

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    Mike nguyen

    Any one have the same cordon bleu same bottle like this I would like to buy

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    Mike nguyen

    Any one have the same cordon bleu same bottle like this I would like to buy

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    Mike Nguyen

    I will offer this bottle 500$ and up depend
    Condition of your bottle
    Any one want to sale email me please

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    please let me know if the bottle is still for sale

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    Bottle has been sold and recipient was thrilled

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    Hi Libby, it would be great if you could let us know what the selling price was? That would be really good for transparency.

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    Average price for this bottle was £899 (in 2012)

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    Seren marshall

    Have one martell in red velvet box for sale best offer

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    hi Seren
    Do you how old your bottle is?
    I am looking for these bottles
    red box, yellow string around the neck.
    Blue flat box, bottle with two labels.

    I will give from 1000 usd, depending of quality of bottle/box/label/level

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    I have the same bottle and red case. I am looking to sell it. Please let me know if you are interested

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    Hi joe
    I am interested in your bottle, if is the same as describe i will offer 1000 usd.

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    I have an unopened sealed bottle with out the box or stopper. No. 110417. Any takers?

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    Lisa Sellars

    I have a vintage bottle still sealed in original blue flat box. Are any of the above contacts interested in purchasing?

    Please leave an offer in this post

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    I have submitted the bottle and look forward to seeing the post soon.
    Thank you,

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    I have a bottle of this if there is interest bottle #120614…$1000

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    todd, please submit your bottle to the site so we can all see it and can get more info as needed

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    Please submit photos and open new thread to sell this bottle. I am interested in it but need to see photos to assess condition, level, box etc.

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    I have this same bottle for sale, unopened, price I’m looking for is 500$ am willing to negotiate. Post a comment, if interested.

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    I have a bottle of j&f Martell Cordon Bleu unopened in a baccarat decanter still in gold lined box with red velvet exterior. Who wants to buy

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