I've had some pretty good finds this past month or so. I guess that we should talk about the elephant in the room first. The large oversized "art display" corkscrew I won at a non-Ebay auction for a very reasonable price. It looks to be artist made. The end cap is not Sterling, but does have some decoration which would be found on similar corkscrews. The horn seems to be cow horn and the helix is not sharpened, so I can't actually be used for opening any really large bottles. I have a small collection of oversized display corkscrews at my office, but this one is twice the size of any of those corkscrews, so I have yet to figure out where to put this thing. Other corkscrews include an unusual gold gilt/washed Clough twisted wire corkscrew, a rare non-worm cork puller, a Sterling silver single leg corkscrew, English sheathed corkscrew as well as an English T handle with cork grippers. Lastly is a nice stag handled corkscrew which was given as a trophy for men's double rowing dated 1900.
I'm constantly adding new corkscrews to my collection. Any new finds as well as articles which may be of interest to corkscrew collectors will be posted here.
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