March 27, 1992 |
In the latest effort to cork Maxwell Communication Corp.'s debt, the late Robert Maxwell's wine cellar has fetched a better than expected $161,191, the auction house Christie's said Thursday. The problem is his empire's debt exceeds $4 billion. The more than 3,000 bottles of top French wines and champagnes had been expected to bring less than $139,000. Among the priciest wines, six bottles of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, 1961, sold for $2,284.