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The bottle belongs to my daughter’s friend. Her friend’s father left it to her friend some twenty years ago at age of 80-85. How he obtained it I cannot remember. The picture of the bottom shows ” 32 ” etched on it. The bottle stays in its original green velvet case.

Louis XIII Rémy Martin Grande Fine Champagne - but how old?

The Certification Tag reads “This Cognac Grande Champagne was served at the Royal Banquet given to their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II at the Chateau de Versailles on July 21st 1938   It is the finest brandy procurable E. REMY MARTIN & Co  Printed in France “.
Across the front of the bottle is diagonally printed from  lower left to upper right ” PRODUCT of FRANCE “.

The Front Label reads:
Grande Fine Champagne
Produce  Louis XIII Brand 4/5 Quart
France   Rarest Reserve 80 Proof
Distillled and bottled by E. REMY MARTIN & Co – Cognac France Established 1724  Printed in France

Louis XIII Remy Martin

The Back Label reads:
IMPORTED BY RENFIELD IMPORTERS LTD., NEWARK, N.J. DISTRIBUTED BY RENFIELD IMPORTERS LTD,. NEW YORK, N.Y. printed in France

I would like to know the oldest cognac blended in this bottled. Does ” 32 ” add anymore to it value or historic importance? Last but not least, with case and certificate and all the labels in PRISTINE condition,  what is this 1938 Grande Champagne Cognac set ” 32 ” worth?  Yes I know it is made of Baccarat Crystal. Thank you VERY much.

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Max is a spirits expert and speaker, into marketing, technology, startups, and business development. He’s also a farmer. He likes tools and machines, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul. Included in his Top 10 Cognacs are the Audry XO and Bache Gabrielsen 1973.Max founded Cognac Expert in 2010 at his family’s estate in Poullignac, in the Cognac region, France. Started as a blog, today Cognac Expert is the world’s largest website about all things Cognac, a blog, and a specialized online shop featuring 800+ different Cognac bottles.

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    I have the same bottle with a 600 etched on it how much is it worth?

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    ann thomas

    I have a very old bottle of champagne called royal tressure around 100 years old but cant seem to find anything on the brand can anyone help. Thanks ann.

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    Hi Ann,
    I can help you if you send me pictures to [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)
    and if you would like to sell i can help you with that.
    Thank you, James

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    Hi all,
    If you have a cognac that you would like to sell please feel free to 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) and if you just need help finding out a value again, please just comment in this post.
    Thank you, James

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    Cognac Expert

    Ann, we suggest to use the SUBMIT A BOTTLE function, where you can upload your pictures, give detailed information on your bottle etc. so different people can comment on it.

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    The bottle was made before 1940 and after 1937
    Kind regards, James

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    hello,
    i don t speak very well, but i try to explain my self.
    i have a bottle looks like this one and i m not conservator.
    this bootle was the propreity of my father deceased.
    i would like sell this one. i can send a pic by net.
    thank you, eric

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    Interesting bottle. Willing to sell it? Please let me know what you’re asking for it.

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    This is a very interesting bottle. The bottom engraving has the baccarat word on it but without the round logo which would appear in the space at the end of the word France. Without the Baccarat logo the decanter should be one of those made in the pre-WW2 era – 1936-1939.

    What is unusual is that all the decanters from that period that I have seen have a rectangular logo with the words “Grande Champagne – Tres Vielle – Age Inconnu” and come in the rattan basket.

    You appear to have a pre WW2 bottle in a the green velvet box with a different grade cognac than the “Age Inconnu” hence the different sticker. Since the card mentions the 1938 Royal visit, I would pinpoint your bottle as 1938 or 1939.

    There is no definitive timeline for the Louis XIII cognacs so this is not absolutely irrefutable fact. It is possible and maybe more likely that an older bottle somehow got into the post WW2 production which would be more in line with the type of box and stickers. Without the bottom engraving I would have dated your bottle to 1950-1955

    I would estimate the value of the set at $2,800-$3,000 on the US resale market due to the mint condition. It would fetch over $4,000 at a HK auction.

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    What it’s mean if the round logo of Baccarat is on my bottle

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    Hi Pierre,
    The round baccarat logo was added to the bottles around 1947. If the bottle is numbered (Hand engraved under the decanter and stopper) it is from 1947-1962.
    The lower the number the older.
    If there is no number the bottle is from 1962-1979. After 1979 Remy Martin started numbering the bottles again but with letters and number.
    The lowest number I have seen with the logo is 218, highest without logo 114
    A bottle number in the 200-300 range would be from 1947-1949. Bottles from 1962 are in the 800-900 range.

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    Hi,

    I am interested in the bottle. Please let me know if it’s still available and how much you want for it

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    Steven Locurto

    I have a bottle of Remy Martin Cognac Louis X111. It has 10 dentelle spikes on both sides. It has inverted decanter with dentelle spikes attatched by black string as stopper. The numbers 35A1457252 on side of neck. It says 4/5 quart. Renfield Importers ltd. New York, N.Y. The cognac is at the level of the middle of the top fleur de lys. There is sediment Im assuming from cork? I want to sell if possible. I don’t know if it has any value. Steve

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