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Rare champagnes sold for thousands bought be a very wealthy Asian

Friday, 03 June 2011
The Two bottles of champagne among those that were found in a shipwreck off the Åland, Finland last summer were auctioned on Friday for record rates.
These are the bottles from two different champagne houses. One of Veuve Clicquot (Veuve Clicquot) called in for €30,000 (equivalent to Skr282 000) in the Åland auction. It is a world record in context. The second, from the no longer existing Juglar, went for €24 000 (around Skr225 000).

“It was a private person from Singapore who bought the two bottles, "said Bjorn Häggblom, communications manager for the Government of Åland to the Swedish newspaper Dagen’s Nyheter.

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The economic surplus from the auction is said to go to charity earmarked for maritime historical and archaeological purposes and for the Baltic Sea environment.


In some background, it was in July last year that a diver found the wreck and its cargo exclusively outside Åland. On board were among others some168 bottles of champagne.
No one knows what the merchant vessel was which had two masts was heading or where it was coming from when it sank sometime in the 1800s.

According to researchers, the content of the ship which included the champagne are said to be goods for the extreme wealthy or powerful in the society. These products that were extremely rare in those days, suggests that they were intended for someone who was very senior in the community.

In addition to champagne and beer, the vessel was laden with grapes and exotic fruit. It is speculated that the precious cargo was on its way to the Czar of Russia, Alexander I, or perhaps, his successor Nicholas I. Both were also Grand Duke of Finland and the kings of Poland.
By Scancomark.se Team


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