reunited with a traded corkscrew

At last year’s JFO (just for openers) convention, I worked a deal with a fellow collector–after several beers–and he walked away with some lovely corkscrews, and I a U-NEEK. One corkscrew that was included in the deal was a Thiery and Croselmire sterling overlay piece with cut-aways that revealed the antler handle underneath. I had just acquired another similar piece, so, I figured it was going to a good home, so what the heck?

So, earlier this week, imagine my surprise when I saw the very piece listed on eBay!!! It seems my trading partner has decided to part with a couple of items. And, the silver piece was one of them. I placed a snipe bid, and hoped for the best.

And, it seems the corkscrew gods have smiled upon me, as the corkscrew is now mine!!! (or, mine again!!!).

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