A story that was out at a bunch of sites (Reuters, Born Rich, etc.) concerns Bay van der Brunt, an avid bottle collector and infrequent imbiber. It seems that his great grandfather began amassing bottles in the 1880′s, and then the collection and interest in collecting was passed from father to son until Mr. van der Brunt found himself with 5,000 bottles and no heirs.
Sadly, at age 63, he finds himself fulfilling the promise that he made to his wife that he would sell the collection prior to her retirement. The world can now bid on