Smith and Woodhouse for sale

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Jesslouisethomas
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Smith and Woodhouse for sale

Post by Jesslouisethomas » 10:35 Tue 27 Sep 2016

I have three bottles of vintage Smith and Woodhouse crusted port bottled in 1985 that I would like to sell. I have tried uploading images but it says they are all too large even though they're not (so I can send to you if need be)! Anyway I have had the three bottles since 2012 and they have been stored lying down in a kitchen cupboard since then. Ideally I am looking for £120 for the three. I am based in London.

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Post by jdaw1 » 10:57 Tue 27 Sep 2016

You are welcome to email the pictures to me (contact details) and I’ll cope. And I am in South London, and willing to accept delivery on behalf of somebody else.

For a crusted port your pricing is very optimistic. They do not have much value. Could you drink them? Is there somebody to whom you could give them as a gift?

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Post by Jesslouisethomas » 11:10 Tue 27 Sep 2016

Thank you. I've emailed you directly.

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Post by jdaw1 » 11:31 Tue 27 Sep 2016

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Post by jdaw1 » 11:35 Tue 27 Sep 2016

I suspect that your target price is that of Smith Woodhouse 1985 Vintage Port. But this isn’t V.P., and (per our Standard advice to would-be vendors), you should expect half retail.

The Port will be pleasantly drinkable, perhaps better perhaps worse (lifetime storage dependent). Is there somebody to whom you could give them as a gift?

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Post by Glenn E. » 19:44 Tue 27 Sep 2016

Jesslouisethomas wrote:Ideally I am looking for £120 for the three.
That would be a reasonable price in the US, as that's roughly $160. The 1985 Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port typically retails (internet) for about $70/bottle, so $55/bottle for a Crusted Port seems about right.

But as Julian said, that's retail. Private transactions are typically lower. Also, that's the US. Prices in England are also typically lower.

I'd make you an offer if I were on that side of the Atlantic, but the cost to transport the bottles to Seattle would effectively double the price so it wouldn't be worth it for me.
Glenn Elliott

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Re: Smith and Woodhouse for sale

Post by Jesslouisethomas » 19:50 Tue 27 Sep 2016

Thanks for the info both. That's helpful. Based on that I would be happy to accept £70 for the three bottles if anybody is interested. Otherwise I'll have to consider giving them way as gifts.

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