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I have in my possesiona bottle of De Venoge & Cie,Yve De Mun Extra Quality Brut it was bought in the early 60's on a stop over in the area by an RAF Queens flight Pilot.
Does it hold any value in pure rareity terms as im sure you will say its pretty much undrinkable.


Hi Glenn,

You're right to think that a Champagne from the 'early '60s' will be way past its best and I'm not sure that the Queen's Flight association would be very appealling to collectors.

But you're not far from Stratford-upon-Avon so I suggest you pop in to Bigwood's ( by appointment as they often get good prices for old oddments.

Good luck!



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