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It's been a while since I've posted, but that doesn't mean that I haven't acquired any great corkscrews lately; quite the contrary. For those who don't know, my main profession is preparing tax returns so I'm extremely busy between February and April. But now that things are starting to slow down and I'll be working 6 days a week instead of 7, let me take this time to reward you, my loyal readers, with a treasure trove of blog posts and content to the website.
Let me begin with a purchase I made back in 2017 which I christened on new years eve. This just goes to show how far behind I am on these posts. I purchased this corkscrew from a dealer in Europe that I've worked with before. As soon as I saw it, I knew that I had to have it. It has a very unusual sliding frame mechanism and I had never seen another example. I eventually found a single similar example in the book World Class Corkscrews. The rarity and uniqueness convinced me to spend the several thousand dollars to purchase it. I don't usually use many or any of the 1,500+ vintage corkscrews in our collection and normally consider them vintage art pieces, but considering that this one was all metal and mechanical I decided to purchase it solely to use to open bottles in the wine cellar during parties. I first used it on new years eve and have used it several times since. Hopefully this corkscrew will continue to open wine bottles for another 100 years or so.