VERY RARE PETER BLAKE LABEL MACALLAN 1926 SELLS FOR £615,000 AT BONHAMS WHISKY SALE IN EDINBURGH – Scotch Whisky News

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VERY RARE PETER BLAKE LABEL MACALLAN 1926 SELLS FOR £615,000 AT BONHAMS WHISKY SALE IN EDINBURGH

The Sir Peter Blake Macallan-60 year old-1926. Sold for £615,063 (estimate: £500,000-700,000)

A bottle of the very rare Macallan-60 year old-1926, with a label designed by the British Pop Artist Sir Peter Blake was sold for £615,063 at Bonhams Whisky sale in Edinburgh today (6 March). It had been estimated at £500,000-700,000. In total the sale made more than £900,000.

Bonhams whisky specialist in Edinburgh, Martin Green said: “Only 12 bottles of the Macallan-60 year old-1926 were issued with the label designed by Sir Peter Blake who is known throughout the world for co-creating the cover for the Beatles 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It is very exciting to have sold one of these incredibly rare bottles here in Scotland for such a very high price.”

Other highlights of the sale included:

  • Dalmore-50 year old-1926. Sold for £27,563 (estimate: £15,000-20,000).
  • Springbank-1952. Sold for £18,813 (estimate: £15,000-18,000).
  • Dalmore-50 year old-1926. Sold for £17,563 (estimate: £15,000-20,000). 

The Whisky Sale Location: 22 Queen Street Edinburgh Date: Wednesday 6 March at 11.00 Specialist: Martin Green

NOTES

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.

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