I'm currently working on two new corkscrew displays which will be our 29th and 30th framed corkscrew displays. These two will probably be completed this week and will be the first and probably only corkscrews displayed at my newly acquired vacation home. I'll post some updates with pictures of the finalized displays soon.
This huge lot of 62 vintage corkscrews that I won at auction just arrived. Lots of quality pieces, however nothing particularly rare, but after examining everything I did notice one unusual corkscrew. The corkscrew in question is a wood handled T corkscrew with serrated button and dusting brush. It has a name stamped into the handle. The text is fairly hard to read, but it appears to say STACY. Could it have been customized for the owner? The name Stacy doesn't seem like a common name during the time when this corkscrew would have been produced. Sure enough a quick search turned up that the name Stacy became popular in the US beginning in the early 1950s and reached the height of popularity in the early 1970s before plateauing. If anyone has a similarly marked corkscrew in their collection then let me know.
Its come to my attention that there are people who actually follow this blog, so here's the update for the first half of 2022. A nice lot of corkscrews with some serious Best Six contenders including a Thomason corkscrew with a very unusual silver presentation plaque and an extremely finely machined archimedean worm, a folding knife and spoon set with case belonging to Major Douglas McEnery of the 16th Canadian Light Horse division; decorated with some of his beloved horses. The Baker patent (middle right; double lever) is pretty rare and is one of the best buys I've had in a long time at only $30. The zig-zag type modern corkscrew (middle right) was acquired recently from former Dallas Cowboys player Troy Aikman's home town of Henryetta, Oklahoma for a mere $2 from a "hoarder" thrift store; unfortunately this was the only corkscrew find from visiting numerous antique stores throughout Oklahoma. The two corkscrews on the top right corner were my only finds from the last ICCA auction; one is a one off Sterling corkscrew marked Hotel Victoria, England on the top with Henshall type button and brush, the other is a carved stag horn corkscrew in the shape of a dog with Sterling silver collar and chain. Stay tuned, more corkscrews on the way...
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