And, there will be more available Check the photos below. WHW hagenauer signed mouse, erotic in aluminum, and a couple of anri pieces…
Monthly Archives: November 2008
pictures as promised… prices are being negotiated
Black Friday and the return of jBay
It is time to kick off your holiday season with a present for yourself!!! Pictures and Pricing to follow!!!
For those of you making pumpkin pie, I did find a somewhat appropriate corkscrew…
Have a great Holiday!
binning bloke with the faulty keystroke
Not too long after there was a buy it now added for £ 325. Wow! Definitely out of my league. I emailed again, and asked her how she came up with that price point. She said, that another eBayer had asked if she would sell it for that specific amount.
well, this morning as I am drinking coffee and checking email, there is another email from the aforementioned seller explaining that yes, she would ship to the United States and included this little interesting bit of information; "The other bloke also said that he put a 3 instead of a £." With that it mind, she decided to revise the listing to the other bloke’s request, making the buy it now a whopping 25. Now, that is definitely in my wheelhouse.
It has to be gone by now, I thought. So, I clicked the link expecting to see corkscrew_uk, syrocokid, wineleopard, or one of the countless others out there that would have snapped the piece up. But, it was still there with it’s £25 Buy it Now. I grabbed it! Apparently the person who requested it was away from his keyboard!
So, whomever it was that asked, I just have to say, thanks to the Binning Bloke with the a faulty key stroke!
redesigning the website
There will be all kinds of bells and whistles on the new site. Keep clicking, and I promise eventually the changes will be there.
I might add, that at the July and September Brimfield shows, the same corkscrew was still available. I don’t doubt it will still be in the dealer’s hands next year as well.
That said, I have long wanted a version of the AMOR corkscrew. And, there are several variants; the kissing couple and the hugging couple. And, these can turn up in celluloid or steel.
Peter scored a partially damaged celluloid version recently, and today another AMOR corkscrew popped up on eBay with a buy it now. I snapped it up, and figured I would ask questions later. It looks great, some finish loss, but it is the hugging version in steel. This may make the best 6 of the year, if Tommy doesn’t try to trade for it over the next couple of days.
The picture from eBay is below… I will add a better pic upon the AMOR’s arrival.
no corkscrews in the post
here are the corkscrews that have yet to arrive:
Lund Rack – being sent from England
Grape Vine Thomason – being sent from Ireland
Monopol Rocket – also being sent from England
So…which will get here first, second, and third? If two (or all) arrive on the same day, well… I will document which one is handed to me first by Phil-the-mail-carrier. Please, only one guess each.
What is your best guess?????
That said, if you really need a corkscrew fix, I have listed some rarities (and not so rarities) on eBay. Check them out by clicking IWASCORKSCREWED
The only one I have seen in person, was during the CCCC/ICCA meetings. And, I placed a bid, but watched it go far and beyond what I was willing to pay. Well, as luck would have it, a similar corkscrew was listed last week, and ended today. There was a reserve set, and the seller was kind enough to let me in on how much it was. I placed a snipe, and hoped for the best.
A fantastic corkscrew to add to the collection, this is the Monopol Rocket corkscrew. THere are two versions, one with an injection needle, the other with a corkscrew mechanism. And, this one has the corkscrew. Surely one that my rocket scientist friends will enjoy trying out!
Want to learn more about the latest addition? Don Bull has some great info about Rocket Corkscrews !