I wonder how fast, RL will be emailing with pictures of tradebait.
Yesterday, we competed in a bi-athalon on the island. It wasn’t terribly long, but it was a lovely run and ride. We didn’t win. But, then again, we weren’t trying to.
Corkscrews were exchanged at the art gallery who will be hosting the upcoming show, and I spent the prior afternoon cataloging everything that she will have. I ended up putting 60 pieces at the gallery, only 10 are NOT for sale.
Interestingly, or at least I find it interesting, was in between the running, riding, corkscrewing, and painting of the bedroom ceiling–the only "work" on the house I did this week, I ventured in to the tiny hardware store on the main street of the village and behind the counter hanging on a nail is a small folding bow corkscrew. The store was busy–busy for the island anyway–so, I will ask about it next week when I am back.
No new corkscrew acquisitions over the course of the weekend, although the lovely acquired a sculpture from the gallery, and it is currently keeping watch of our little home up there.
According to his blog, Tommy found a syroco clown, and has listed some nice things. I have a few that may hit ebay this week as well. And, rumor has it my trading partner in Austria has come up with a couple more pieces. And, another friend from another part of the world has mentioned that he may have a hagenauer golfer. We shall see!
Yesterday two bottle roundlets arrived, and they are quite interesting. Both have brass advertising badges, one for Peebles and one for Eliston Whiskey. I already had a peebles, but this one is entirely different. Check the picks–the oval badge has been in my collection for years, the square is the new arrival.
The piggies are for the gallery show coming up in August, but the Austrian ones are intended as trade bait. They are nice looking little guys…should I make a deal?
I will think about it over the weekend. I would get these two and a much needed tip-top and Tommy would get one of the corkscrews he gave me in a trade during our last Chicago-based-hour-long-trade-session.
For a while there I was considering starting construction on an ark, but my tools are in Maine. It has finally let up and hopefully she will be able to hop a plane this morning, and head home.
On a corkscrew note, I was perusing the web yesterday, having refined a new search I was working on, and managed to find a devil corkscrew. Thus far, the search has netted a pair of ladies legs, a cartier bow, a syroco waiter, two roundlet bottles with badges, a negbaur parrot with feathers, and now the piece (for the nice price of 20 bucks) pictured below.
WHW marked flying/leaping mountain goat
RR marked monkey
and three Aubock Key Corkscrews–one of which looks to be an advertising piece.
Sue and I have been making travel arrangements; booking flights for Chattanooga and Williamsburg. And, working out sleeping arrangements for this September’s Brimfield, as it seems PB, CB, RL, MW, and BT are all going to be staying at our place that week–which one of you wants the corkscrew room, and which one wants the syroco room?
Also, if anyone knows about any great antique fairs in Paris in October, drop me a line. Sue will be attending an industry show there, and I am going fly over for a few days as well.