Happy New Year!!!!! And, Good Hunting!!!!
I have had several of the colonial pig corkscrew openers before, but this one intrigued me. As the seller explained that, "It is made of metal, and I only have the bottom of the case, which says Mf ‘d by Colonial Crafts wonderful conversation piece, sole distributors, Hamilton O. Cornwall Co., South Paris, Maine."
She didn’t picture the case that contained the pig butt, but I decided to go for it. And, it arrived today, along with the great graphics on the bottom of the case containing the bottom of the pig. So… (Tommy) it looks like there is another piggy in packaging added to the collection!
So, yes Virginia, it is syroco.
The question of whether the corkscrew is original to the piece is a more difficult question to answer. There is no glue holding the corkscrew in, and the piece is pinned on the side, although my belled scotties do not have a pin that is so visible. Could it simply be that the pin was replaced?
If any more information comes to light on the pooch, I will share it here. Pictures below!
Ho ho ho!!!!!
RL’s list for the upcoming year
Davis Improved Metal lady lever (I still think there is one in a box in someone’s storage in northern Az.)
Hagenauer Golfer like the tennis player I have
U-Neek (but I want it cheap!!!!)
Hootch Owl (again…..I know I’m going to walk into the local antique mall and find one for 29.00 minus 10%)
a player to be named later – something really rare that comes as a gigantic surprise!
Mark’s list for the upcoming year
1) Painted Syroco clown
2) Negbaur Cat
3) Hootch Owl
4) Hoegger wall mount patent 1,763,849 (the one with the bell)
5) More Ross piggies (green, cream, black)
6) Crosby pup (the only corkscrewteer without one!)
Peter’s wish list for the upcoming year
1. Jones 1, these guys keep avoiding me, has to be a top priority for next year.
2. Thomason with slim fluted barrel, another I’ve been after for some time now.
3. Queens patent, Lund with grippers.
5. Shrapnel with leather grips (we can all dream).
6. The unknown soldier, great call Wineleopard [aka RL] ! I wonder what it will be???
My wish list for the upcoming year…several of these were on last year’s list, but I keep trying:
double helix barnes
Stay tuned for updates as to how well we all do in acquiring these corkscrews!!!!
I opened the email to find a link. He must have scored a nice corkscrew. (note to self, sleep less, spend more time on eBay).
I clicked the link, and a fantastic celluloid folding lady corkscrew came up. And, with a price of $250–a very nice score indeed!!!
This surely out does the syroco codger that was listed with a buy it now of 19.99…
And, he explained that he reads the blog… so, there ARE more than 4 of you out there!
On another note, there are only 5 shopping days until Christmas… Just a friendly reminder to those of you who haven’t braved the crowds to pick up pressies for your loved ones…