A reader has a Very Old Pale Martell Cognac bottle at home.
The bottle is located in Portsmouth, Ri. United states. The reader writes “My wife was cleaning out a home, and the homeowner gave her numerous, random bottles of liquor…this was one of them.”

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“Entire bottle”

The label reads: Top label– 3 stars, depose
Middle label—Martell
Main label– Very Old Pale. Trademark on capsule & cases. J.& F. Martell cognac. Deposee.
Le cognac Martell est le produit naturel des vins récoltés et distilles dans la region de COGNAC telle qu’elle est délimitée par le décret du 1er Mai 1909.

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: No


Main label

How has the bottle been stored:

  • At room temperature
  • Up-right standing

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everything seems fine

No cork…a metal cap tied on with metal wire

The level of the cognac: High shoulder or top shoulder: the level of cognac has reached the upper curve of the shoulder.

Our reader would like to sell this bottle of Martell Very Old Pale 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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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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    This bottle is open … to buy / sell open bottle is very risky …


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    Pat Mcgill

    I dont know if you can help but i habe a old pale cognac bottle my grand father brought back from Germany during ww1,is there any value to it

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    Just found this bottle in my basement that looks just like the photo and have not a clue how much value it has. Thank you Bruce

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