Earlier this month, there were a large number of lots of corkscrews up for auction. I was fortunate to win the majority of the lots that I was interested in. As you can see, there's a little bit of everything. The notable pieces include a corkscrew cane with gold gilding, an unusual Thomason corkscrew with unusual decorations to the barrel, some sheathed perfume corkscrews, some rare Sterling roundlets. The rarest corkscrew is a small ivory sheathed calendar corkscrew with faceted ring. The bottom unscrews so that the days of the week can be spun to match the current month. The most unusual corkscrew of the lot is a wood handled T corkscrew with what looks to be a folding/pivoting helix. Upon further inspection, my guess is that this is a homemade corkscrew. Although the helix looks as though it should pivot, it's fairly firm in place. If you have any information on this corkscrew then leave a comment.
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