A reader from the Netherlands sent us these Martell Cognac Bottles.

The Reader writes “My grandfather had a bar in the 1960’s. When the bar closed, he put everything, from liquor to glasses, into a basement underneath his flat. Now my dad and I are cleaning out his legacy, and found these bottles in a wooden desk. I’m a whiskey lover, and don’t know anything about cognac, but I’m interested if, and what the story is behind these bottles.

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The label reads: 2 J&F Martell very old pale bottles and box, On the box it sais 1715 1965. So I expect 1965 is the botteling date.
1 Martell gift box, with “3 stars” label (no extra markings)+ glas that says: “250 ans de tradition”
1 Martell bottle, with “3 stars” label (no extra markings)

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: Noe have extra tax stamps, but the small bottle says: Koopmans & Bruinier NV -Amsterdam.

How has the bottle been stored:

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine

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 Martell Cognac Bottles

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    They are the same kind of Martell *** made in consecutive years. The last year of the old VOP bottle it was converted from the spring cap to the screw cap and the following year the new bottle was introduced.
    I am guessing 1966 and 1967. Not the most collectible Martell but very nice condition with the boxes. I would offer $310 for all three bottles ($125 for each of the two older bottles and $60 for the newer one)
    Shipping to Germany.

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    Yes, it is the same level of Martell VSOP 3 stars. I offer is 350 US Dollars, ship to France.

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    $375 ship to France or Germany – your choice.

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    Michael! I’d like those bottles – you have got a lot! please support me! 390 US Dollars, ship to France.

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    Khoav: I would like those bottles too. I don’t have any of this type of VOP with the screw cap and the seller deserves to get the fair market value for the bottles. If you want them you have to outbid me and probably outbid Andrey too?
    Do I know you? I don’t remember corresponding with you before?

    My bid $425 ship to France or Germany.

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    Haizz! 450 US Dollars is my offer!
    I will try to follow you (Michael) and Andrey, hopping that we can get it with fair market value. Avoid no one win except the seler!

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    My offer is $475. Shipping to France/Germany

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    My offer is 525 US Dollars for three bottles, ship to France.

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    My offer is $550. Shipping to France/Germany

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    Dear seller, 600 US Dollars for your three bottles.

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    Hello Khoa,

    I’m the seller,

    I accept your offer of $600,- (us dollar) on the 3 Martell bottles,

    I’ll try to get in contact with you via this website as soon as possible,

    Greetings from the Netherlands,

    Elco Cuijpers

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    Dear Elco Cuijipers,

    Thanks you very much for your decision.
    Please contact Sebastian in Cognac-expert to get my contact and doing the next steps,


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