trading corkscrews

Finding a nice corkscrew is a fantastic thing. Finding a nice corkscrew and then receiving trade offers is even better. This happens every once in a while, and I simply feel like a kid in a candy store. Oooooh, I want that, and that, and this and that, 4 of those, 3 of these, and definitely that thing over there.
Of course, the problem is, you usually don’t end up with that, that, this, that, those, these, and that thing over there. And, you have to part with the nice corkscrew that you found. Still the offers pour in, emails are exchanged, and trades arrived at.
I traded with TC to get the Blatz silver corkscrew, and our trade session usually ends up with each of us grabbing stuff out of each other’s collections, sliding them over to our side of the table and staring each other down… It is pretty funny!
Now, there is another trade on the table, and you have to think. What do I ask for, what is fair, what is being greedy, what do I really want–two thomasons, a king’s screw, and a pot turtle? Three hollwegs, two ross pigs, and a brass partridge in a pear tree? Or, perhaps a lund lever, tangent lever, two henshalls, and a syroco something. Diamants? Excelsiors? The options are endless!


What to choose, what to choose, what to choose?

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