The 10 most talked about spirits auctions

3rd April, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Al Capone’s cocktail shaker

Al-Capone-cocktail-shakerSold for: £50,000

A silver cocktail shaker reported to have once belonged to legendary gangster Al Capone smashed its estimated value of £1,000-£1,500 when it sold for £50,000 at Sotheby’s in London last month.

The shaker is thought to have been given to Alphonse Capone by some of his associates as a Christmas gift in 1932.

It was later acquired from his estate of a former member of staff.

One Response to “The 10 most talked about spirits auctions”

  1. So many exciting spirits hitting the market, very interesting! The Pappy Van Winkle Bourbons are ones to watch as they have been exceeding estimates of late. Zachys Wine Auctions auctioned off 3 bottles of the 23 Year Old in our June 2013 live auction in New York City and the price realized was 203% above midpoint. Looking forward to seeing how spirits do in 2014.–Lydia Serrano, Zachys Wine Auctions

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