Friday 06 November 2020
Commencing at 5:00pmBedford Auction Centre
Friday 6th November 9am - 5pm
Viewing for this sale is available with restrictions.
A limited number of people will be permitted in the salerooms at any one time and strict social distancing measures will be in place.
All customers must wear a face covering.
In this challenging year we have had to change many things including when and how we conduct our Auctions. We hope to resume the traditional events when restrictions are lifted. In the meantime you can still bid live online and hear the Auctioneer or leave commission bids as before.
The Sale may still be viewed on the sale day from 9am and we will have some available for tasting too.
As the sale is now an evening sale, we encourage local buyers to collect on the Saturday after as we will not be staying open after 8pm. We will also be open for collections as normal the following week.
Once again we have a mixture of Whisky and Spirits both young and old, large and small. Of particular note are a Smiths Glenlivet 1968 bottled in 1983, a number of The Arran Malt Founders Reserve, a collection of Bourbon Whiskey, some fine XO Cognacs, some old bottlings of Crawfords 5 star with Spring cap, a 1940s VAT 69, Dunhill Old Master, Martell Cordon Bleu & a Sea Lord Navy Rum. There are also a number of modern bottlings suitable for Christmas!
This time we have less quantity but more quality Ports. Exceptional vintages include Niepoort’s 1945 & 1933 Vintage, Sandeman’s & Cockburn’s 1908 vintage as well as Grahams 1963, a Veiga Franca Boal Solera 1930 Madeira and others along with some sweet pudding wines and cigars.
We are happy to offer a selection of Champagne including a number of vintage Dom Perignon, Moet et Chandon, Bollinger and more as well as some younger ones.
The range of wines goes from first Growth Chateau Lafite Rothschild, through Clarets, Riojas, a number of Hungarian wines and many new world wines including a Jeroboam, Magnums and small bottles. You can view the full listing online with photos.
Note: We are already accepting entries for the next sale.
Please note this sale will be held live on the internet. Whilst you can view as detailed above, we cannot allow bidding in person on the day*.
*These conditions are subject to change and dependent upon Government guidance.
We invite entries of vintage and classic wines and spirits as well as more everyday drinks and we are happy to give free sales value advice. We can often do this from an emailed photograph or you can bring down to us
For larger consignments please contact the auctioneer
Chris Armstrong email@example.com
We can accept entries at any of our Auction Centres or valuation days. Entries can be accepted via courier or post by prior arrangement and we have a collection service for larger consignments.
Condition reports and further images of lots are available for this sale via the website
Illustrated catalogues are available for all Antique and Specialist sales. (£5.00 by post). These sales can also be viewed on–line 10 days prior to the auction.
Entries are accepted up to three weeks prior to a Specialist sale or by prior arrangement, please contact the nearest office for further details.
Mailing & Postage
The Auctioneers do not provide an in-house postage and packaging service.
Purchasers are welcome to use their own couriers but they must give the auctioneers at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the collection.
For larger items, please contact the auctioneers on 01234 266366 and they can recommend local delivery drivers or national couriers.
Recent sale results from this auction are displayed below. To view highlights from other auctions, click here.
Wines & Spirits
An old bottle of Caroni 90 Proof Extra Strong Navy Rum from Trinidad circa mid 1970's 90 proof 51% 75cl 26.4fl oz
Sold for £1,100
A bottle of Glen Grant 49 year old Highland Malt Scotch Whisky selected for La Maison Du Whisky, bottled by Gordon & Macphail, Distilled 12 August 1956. Bottled 1st December 2005. Cask Type Refill Sherry Butt. Limited Edition of 459 bottles. 46% 70cl
Sold for £750
4 half size bottles of Chartreuse, 1x Verte Green boxed and sealed 55% 35cl, 1x Jaune yellow boxed and sealed no size stated, 1x Green 96proof 12 fl oz & 1x Yellow 35cl no strength stated
Sold for £460
An old and rare bottle of Kinloch's K22 Special Reserve Rare Old Liqueur Scotch Whisky by C Kinloch & Co ltd London Circa 1940's/50's no size nor strength stated (ullage mid shoulder, lead seal intact, some scuffing and label incomplete as per photo)
Sold for £320
An old bottle of Laphroaig 10 year old Unblended Malt Scotch Whiskey from the isle of Islay with carton, circa 1980's
Sold for £400
A Louis XIII de Remy Martin Grande Champagne Cognac ''Celebrate the Moment'' miniature in numbered Baccarat Crystal Decanter in sealed gift box, old style with bar code
Sold for £240
A bottle of Glenrothes Glenlivet 42 years old Pure Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled 1932 Bottled 1974 by The Highland Distilleries Co ltd Rothes Morayshire
Sold for £2100
A bottle of Cossart Gordon Bual Vintage 1920 Medium Sweet Madeira Wine 75cl (ullage into neck)
Sold for £310
A case of 12 bottles of Chateau Pichon-Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac 2005 with own wooden case
Sold for £900
An old limited edition decanter of Renault & Co Vieille Fine Champagne Cognac selection of Renault with stopper, wax seal over cork and presentation box, estimated circa 1950's.
Sold for £500
An old bottle of Charles Wells ltd Star Fish Finest Old Rum, Horne Lane Brewery Bedford circa 1950s/1960's, no size nor strength stated (ullage mid shoulder)
Sold for £220
An old bottle of The Old Blend Scotch Whisky of the White Horse Cellar, bottled 1955 and By Appointment To The Late King George VI, 70 proof no size stated estimated 75cl
Sold for £380
A bottle of The Macallan 10 year old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, old style label and bottle with tin 70cl 40%
Sold for £350