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David: on 8/12/2009 "DYMPNA" wrote you and asked a question regarding he has a case of "VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN' champagne which has a label on each bottle stating "Windows of the world" 25th anniversary  (1976-2001)
The bottles and I are located in Brooklyn, New York.
I would like to sell this case,how and where do I start?
Thank you.

Hi Norm,

You probably realise that private sale of alcohol is unlawful in the US so you must offer these for sale via a merchant or auction house - who will use part of their commission to settle the tax liability.

I'd try Morrell's ( first as they are a reputable house near you and ask them to suggest an appropriate catalogue valuation as a potential auction entry. (Their figure will depend on the assurances you can give them that this case has been professionally stored under temperature-controlled conditions - or not(!).

An alternative would be to ask the on-line auction house Wine Commune ( to sell it for you but you are close to Morrell's and could presumably avoid transportation costs if they will accept your entry.




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I have 40 year`s experience tasting, collecting and enjoying wines as an amateur enthusiast. Bordeaux and Port are my particular loves and I regularly buy and sell at auction. I have a good library and frequently participate in on-line discussions. I can only help with valuations, buying or selling if you tell me where you live as there are many variations around the world.


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