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Hello David

I am assuming my Champagne has no value but it looks nice in its wooden box.
I have a case of hankey bannister epernay M.A.2 .618.029 also
Renaudin Bollinger & co . Ay Champagne M.M.2.433.362 Special Curvee Quality Dry. I don't think I have spelt all the words correct as the labels are hard to read.
Any information will be interesting as I live near the village of Kirkby Fleetham and worked for the Courage Family

Kind regards Kevin

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Hi Kevin,

Bottles of this age are difficult to value as NV Champagnes aren't made for long keeping. I don't think Hankey Bannister or Renaudin Bollinger Champagne have been made for many years. (HB is now a blender of whiskies and Bollinger no longer use the Renaudin name from their history.)

However, it might be worth you contacting Tennant's (http://www.tennants.co.uk/About-Us/Offices/Leyburn.aspx) as this large auction firm holds wine sales from time to time and is fairly near to you.

Regards,

David
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