FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
Cognac Grande Champagne, M. Demelle & Co 1848
Bin soiled and stained label. Level 5cms. (1)
C.V.P. Grande Fine Champagne Cognac 40 Years Old
Wartime glass c. 1940s. Level 4cms (1)
Above 2 bottles per lot
United Kingdom law requires that you must be at least 18 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages. In order to register to bid, you must be at least 18 years old.
Notice for Entity Bidders:
If any individual is bidding on behalf of an entity, the tick box must be checked and the entity’s name will need to be entered as part of the registration process. Christie’s may require that the entity provide certain documents or meet certain qualifications in order to bid. If you registered as an entity bidder, your entity will need to pay for any purchases via a credit card issued to the entity account and not a personal account.
VAT Registered buyers wishing to opt out of Margin Scheme will need to contact Christie’s with appropriate valid and up-to-date documentation and Christie’s will facilitate the process including re-invoicing, refunds and/or additional charges, where applicable. It is your responsibility to obtain any relevant documentation and provide it to Christie’s and any delay in obtaining the corrected invoice and/or charges or refunds shall not justify the rescission of any sale.
Examination of Property:As a prospective buyer, you are strongly advised to examine personally any lot on which you are interested in bidding, before the auction takes place. All viewings are by appointment only at our warehouse facility in Webridge, and must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. We can provide high definition pictures of the lots upon request. To arrange an appointment, please contact Christie’s Client Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Neither Christie’s nor the seller provides any guarantee in relation to the nature of the property. The property is sold “as is.”
Ullages and Corks of Old Wine:
Each lot is described in the lot description as correctly as can be ascertained but buyers of old wines must make appropriate allowances for natural variations of ullages, conditions of cases, labels, corks and wine. No returns will be accepted.
Bidding increments for this sale are as follows:
£0 to £200 by £10s
£200 to £300 by £20s
£300 to £500 by £20, £50, £80 (i.e. £320, £350, £380)
£500 to £1000 by £50s
£1,000 to £2,000 by £100s
£2,000 to £3,000 by £200s
£3,000 to £5,000 by £200, £500, £800 (i.e. £4,200, £4,500, £4,800)
£5,000 to £10,000 by £500s
£10,000 to £20,000 by £1,000s
£20,000 to £30,000 by £2,000s
£30,000 to £50,000 by £2,000, £5,000, £8,000 (i.e. £32,000, £35,000, £38,000)
£50,000 to £100,000 by £5,000s
£100,000 to £200,000 by £10,000s
above £200,000 to repeat in the same manner as set forth above.
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Additional charges, including buyer’s premium, value added, sales or compensating use tax or equivalent tax, any and all shipping expenses, including costs, packing and handling, any loss damage liability fees, and all other applicable charges will apply. In addition to the hammer price (final bid price) of each lot, the winning bidder will be responsible for a buyer's premium for each lot of wine sold. The buyer’s premium is equal to 17.5% (seventeen and one-half percent) of the hammer price of each lot. Valued Added Tax or any other applicable taxes will be collected before the lot can be released. It is the buyer’s responsibility to ascertain and pay all taxes due. For international buyers, the terms of sale are Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU) and duty and sales tax will be the sole responsibility of the buyer to be paid prior to shipment and/or delivery. The winning bidder will also be responsible for any and all shipping or delivery expenses, including costs of packing, handling and loss damage liability. Christie’s will to provide loss damage liability for purchased lots when arrangements are made for such lots to be shipped to the winner bidder. Christie’s will charge 1% of the purchase price, and such charge will cover only loss, theft, damage or breakage, and not any other changes to the wines during shipment.
Collection and Delivery:
All wines are held at EHD London No. 1 Bond facilities in Sunbury, UK. EHD/Christie’s will store those purchased wines that are paid for in full by September 8, 2014, free of charge until either the relevant deadline for shipment, at which time purchases will be either be shipped or collected at your expense and pursuant to the instructions you provided at time of payment. Payment for your purchase, including any applicable charges for shipping, and a provision of your final shipping destination, must be submitted to Christie’s by the payment deadline to qualify for this extended free-of-charge storage.
If such shipments can be facilitated, purchases will be shipped to the address you provide at check-out. Purchases cannot be delivered to P.O. boxes. No deliveries will take place during the weekend.
All collections must be by appointment made in advance and no collections are permitted during the weekend or after business hours. When applicable, collection can take place between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (GMT). To schedule your collection contact email@example.com only after payment for your purchases has been processed. A notification will be sent to the email address provided at registration confirming successful payment and with further instructions to schedule your collection.
Any wines collected, delivered or shipped to you or your agent must be received and signed for by an adult who is of legal age in compliance with local laws.
Any lots not arranged for shipment or collection by September 8, 2014 will be stored at Christie’s dedicated warehouse or, at our discretion, at any other place of storage, at a cost of £10 plus VAT per case or part case per calendar month. If the lot remains for more than 6 months without prior arrangements, we reserve the right to resell the lot on such terms as we shall think fit and to deduct from the net proceeds of sale charges for removal, storage, handling, and any other costs incurred, together with all other amounts due to Christie’s.
For any post-sale inquiries, contact Christie’s Client Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limitation on Shipment:
The shipment and importation of wine is subject to limitations and restrictions imposed by various states and countries. Various jurisdictions – both within and outside of the United Kingdom – may prohibit the importation or limit the quantity of wine that may be shipped into other jurisdictions. It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to determine before bidding at auction whether wines can be shipped into any state or jurisdiction or be legally exported from the United Kingdom or imported into any foreign country and the legal obligation or responsibility to obtain any required permits or license on behalf of the buyer prior to shipment. It is the buyer’s responsibility to abide by any customs regulations and required declarations for international shipments.
If the buyer fails to make payment in full, cleared funds by the payment deadline, Christie’s will be entitled in our absolute discretion to exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies (in addition to asserting any other rights or remedies available to us by law):
(a) To charge interest at such rate as Christie’s shall reasonably decide;
(b) to hold the defaulting buyer liable for the total amount due and to commence legal proceedings for its recovery together with interest, legal fees and costs to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law;
(c) to cancel the sale;
(d) to resell the property publicly or privately on such terms as we shall think fit;
(e) to set off against any amounts which we, or Christie’s International plc, or to any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or parent companies worldwide, may owe the buyer in any other transactions, the outstanding amount remaining unpaid by the buyer in respect of different transactions; and/or
(f) to reject at any future auction any bids made by or on behalf of the buyer or to obtain a deposit from the buyer before accepting any bids.
(g) To exercise all the rights and remedies of a person holding security over any property in Christie’s possession owned by the buyer, whether by way of pledge, security interest or in any other way, to the fullest extent permitted by the law of the place where such property is located. The buyer will be deemed to have granted such security to Christie’s and Christie’s may retain such property as collateral security for such buyer's obligations to Christie’s; and/or
(h) To take such other action as Christie’s deems necessary or appropriate.