well, after offering very little, i was counter-offered more than i want to spend on the little silver (non-gift) corkscrew. still, it is a remarkable piece, and i will do what i can to negotiate the person down.
there is another silver corkscrew which i am trying to find out information about. it is unmarked, but looks very old, and handhammered?
i know, that i have every book published on the subject (except guy olive’s) but a little help on these things is always appreciated.