Eventful Weekend for Spink Asia to Open With Fine Wines Sale


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Eventful Weekend for Spink Asia to Open With Fine Wines Sale Sep 13 2013

Spink is delighted to announce that the next sale by our record-breaking Fine Wines department will be held in Singapore on the 20th of September 2013. This will be the start of a busy few days for Spink Asia, with significant stamp sales on the 21st (Stamps and Covers of South East Asia) and 22nd (The Japanese Occupation Issues of South East Asia).

Last year Spink acquired Oeno China, a fine wine auction business based in Hong Kong. Oeno China held six auctions before being acquired by Spink. In March 2012, during its first sale under the name Spink Fine Wines, the business set a new world record. A Remy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask was sold for HK$183,000, the highest price ever achieved for a bottle of cognac.

On the 20th of September 2013, Spink Asia is proud to be offering a wide range of exceptional wines, including some of the finest Bordeaux wine, and six extremely rare original bottles of Petrus 1945. Other highlights include six original bottles of the legendary Château Cheval Blanc 1947 and some great rarities from the famous wine regions of Burgundy and Roussillon.

Singapore's exciting wine sale will open with the exquisite Magnum and Double Magnum of Château la Lagune vintage 2000.

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Above: photo courtesy of Château la Lagune

Thanks to the management of Château la Lagune, Spink is able to extend an invitation to the successful bidder of this lot - a one night stay, with a private wine tasting, for one couple, in the magnificent Château la Lagune itself.

As well as from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Roussillon, the Singapore sale on the 20th will feature consignments from Rhone Valley with prestigious ex-cellar lots from Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné, and some vintages from America and Italy and some significant cult wines from Australia.

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Above: Lot 33
6 original bottles Petrus 1945
Estimate: S$129,000-138,000 

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Above: Lot 30
 6 original bottles Cheval Blanc 1947
Estimate: S$108,000-128,000

Friday's Fine Wine sale will be followed by a weekend of rare stamps. Saturday the 21st will see a number of unique, historical stamps and covers of South East Asia go under the hammer, including an 1858 envelope from Toungoo, Burma, to Toronto, which is expected to raise between S$10,000 and S$12,000.

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Above: Lot 245

Sunday the 22nd features the Japanese Occupation Issues of South East Asia. Highlights include the Trengganu single frame chop on $50. It is estimated at S$12,000-15,000. 

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Above: Lot 2420

Speaking of these exceptional stamp sales, specialist Nick Startup said "Spink have been involved in selling continuously in Singapore since 1993 and this will be the first time we have had an auction entirely devoted to the Japanese Occupation issues of South East Asia.

"These two auctions have a wide spread of items on offer for which we hope that collectors will find something to add to their collections."

You can view our catalogues online and bid online with Spink Live:
An Evening of Exceptional Wines
Stamps and Covers of South East Asia
The Japanese Occupation Issues of South East Asia

For further press information, please contact: Eleanor Ball, Email: eball@spink.com or Telephone: +44 (0)20 7563 4009. All images copyright Spink.

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