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Hi I have a set of 3 jeraboams of champagne from the billecarte champagne house
One is a 1991 champagne brut
One is Rose champagne
The other a brut reserve
They are housed in a wooden box
Could you tell me whether they would be worth anything or even drinkable now ?

Thank you

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Diana,

To answer your question initially many thanks for the pictures, your Jeraboams have some value and will still be very drinkable, you are looking at a value of all 3 in the region of £400/600. possibly more when I have had a look at them.
To give you some idea of auctions wr would charge 15% of the hammer price, but no VAT if you are a private individual and not a Company.

The other possible problem with bigger bottles of Champagne is that they are produced from original bottle sizes and decanted into the Jeraboams, therfore unless this process is carried out efficiently then over even a few years the fizz tends to be dissipated, which can effect the values, yet again a reason for needing to see them before commiting to a concrete valuation.


Kind regards,

David Baines, Wine Consultant to Charterhouse Auctions, Sherborne, Dorset. DT9 3BS.

db@charterhouse-auctions .co.uk

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David Baines

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I can answer any questions with regard to Wines of the world, Spirits and Liqueurs.

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I am at present the Wines & Spirits Consultant/valuer to Charterhouse Auctions Sherborn Dorset UK.

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As above but in a retired mode.

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I was an Expert with you until I had to stop because of ill health, I am now recovered and would like to continue.

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I have a teaching Degree and am a WSET Wine Educator (retired) I am also a Fellow of The British Institute of Innkeeping (Retired and a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality (Retired)

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Consultant / Vauer to Charterhouse Auctions Sherborne Dorset UK, Lecturer at the City of Bath College Bath UK Training adviser to several Organisations in the S W UK.

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