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I have two unopened 3/4 size bottles of Moet & Chandon 1947--I guess these are more antiques than anything--do they have any value please?

Hi Andrew,

This was a popular bottle size in the UK at the time because 'Jennies' were just right for a gentleman to drink on his own if he didn't want a full bottle but a half wasn't enough.

They died out when standardisation ruled that wine could only be sold in 750ml bottles or fractions/multiples thereof. (Dunno why you can still buy beer in 500ml bottles and cans though!)

Anyway, I'm afraid there's no possibility of pleasure from drinking such old Champagne and you'd find it difficult to sell such curiosities so it's difficult to see any value in these.




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