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Auctioneers toast sale of 1952 bottle of champagne for £2,000

PUBLISHED: 12:46 10 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:53 10 September 2018

The bottle of 1952 Krug Champagne Private Cuvee that sold for £2,000 in Diss. Picture: TW Gaze

The bottle of 1952 Krug Champagne Private Cuvee that sold for £2,000 in Diss. Picture: TW Gaze

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Whether corks were popping when the sellers heard we can only guess, but a Norfolk auction room were celebrating after seeing a sought after bottle vintage champagne sell for £2,000.

Notable bottles that sold for high prices at the sale in Diss. Picture: TW GazeNotable bottles that sold for high prices at the sale in Diss. Picture: TW Gaze

The 1952 Krug Champagne Private Cuvee attracted online bidders when it went under the hammer at a Wines & Spirits sale at TW Gaze in Diss.

A bottle of Macallan 18 year single Highland Malt Scotch whisky, distilled 1977, also exceeded the estimate fetching £1,500.

Lisa West, sale organiser and auctioneer, said: “You don’t often see this vintage Krug and the bottle was in really good condition. It could either be a collector or someone who wants it to drink for a special occasion.

“We weren’t expecting the Macallan to sell for that price, but we had interest on the internet. Perhaps it was just missing from someone’s collection.”

Other notable sales were a 12-year-old bottle of Springbank Campbeltown Malt Scotch whisky for £700, Scottish Wildlife Port Ellen 10-year-old single malt for £550, and a bottle of Bunnahabhain 17-years0old Gordon & MacPhail at £550.

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