New additions to the collection
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...
6/27/2022 03:27:51 am
Yes, I too follow your blog so keep up the good work. You have lots of interesting new arrivals.
1/27/2023 02:14:44 pm
1/27/2023 02:29:40 pm
Just want to clarify that the German wine stoppers appear to be from 1970 or so. The corkscrew seems to be much older.
1/31/2023 04:56:49 pm
Thanks for the comment. You may be interested in joining https://www.corkscrewclub.org/ This is the largest corkscrew club and membership will give you access to a wealth of information and access to other members.
1/31/2023 05:22:25 pm
Hi James, Thanks for the info on the club! I will check it out and hope to see a corkscrew similar to the one my parents have. Much appreciated!
1/31/2023 05:25:29 pm
Feel free to email me a picture of the corkscrew; I will probably be able to identify it or send you in the right direction. My email can be found on the Contact page.
1/31/2023 05:58:57 pm
Thanks so much, James! I sent an email. I’m interested to see what you think!
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