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Royal Wedding Reserve

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Royal Wedding Reserve

Postby Nando72 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:26 pm

I have in my possesion the following:

Aged 25 years
The Glenlivet Royal Wedding Reserve
No. 539
Unblended all malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled and Bottled in Scotland by George & J.G. Smith
The Glenlivet Distillery Scotland

Printed on the outside of the original wooden black box reads:

A limited bottling of 25 years old The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky
to mark the occasion of the wedding of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Can anyone give me an idea of what or if any valuation this would have?? or who I can contact for a valuation??

Many Thanks
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Re: Royal Wedding Reserve

Postby John Barleycorn » Thu May 24, 2012 9:35 pm

Estimate value of between £250-£350 minus commission . As to where to sell, that depends on your location.

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Re: Royal Wedding Reserve

Postby Nando72 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:02 pm

Hi,

I have two of these in my possesion.

I am located in the Falkirk area. If you have any contacts I could sell to that would be great.

Many Thanks.
Allan
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Re: Royal Wedding Reserve

Postby John Barleycorn » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:43 am

Hi Allan

I think your best option would be to sell via auction, I am sure these two expressions would attract a lot of interest. There are the two large auction houses in both Glasgow, which is McTear's http://www.mctears.co.uk/, contact Stephen McGinty; and in Edinburgh, Bonhams http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/, contact Martin Green. There is also a new auction house, or I should say new to whisky auctions, Mulberry Bank, also based in Glasgow http://www.mulberrybankauctions.com/home.aspx, contact Angus MacRaild, although new this auction house is attracting a lot of attention. Another possibility is to sell via an internet auction site; if you wish to go down this route then the best site in my opinion is Scotch Whisky Auctions, also based in Glasgow http://www.scotchwhiskyauctions.com/ contact Tam Gardiner or Bill Mackintosh, very helpful people.

I think it would be worth getting two or more valuations and please look carefully at the small print as they all have different commission rates plus extra charges for Photographs, handling and reserve pricing. Whatever you do, do not sell via eBay.

The estimate that I gave was at the lower end, under the right conditions there is the potential of realising a much higher premium.

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