Last week a Dickson patent corkscrew dissappeared off of ebay…And, while it could very well be that the seller decided to keep it, save it, sell it later, misplaced it, etc.,  it is more likely that someone made them a healthy offer and they decided to sell it off of ebay.   Perhaps the corkscrew will resurface later on ebay, at a cccc buy and sell, or in some trade offer. 
Today a silver and mother of pearl corkscrew disappeared.  In talking to the seller, they explained that someone in their family asked if they could have it, so it is no longer for sale.  I am wondering if there is a corkscrew collector that is a fourth cousin twice removed that was suddenly adopted.
On another note.  The pickwick brush has yet to arrive, but a picture of said golf trophy was found online.