The first round of ICCA auctions ended while we were driving home, and I did manage to sell off a couple of items. But, I didn’t win a thing! I will keep an eye on the next round, as there are one or two that I am definitely after…
As to the JFO lot that BT and I picked up, there are many pieces that are intriguing; some will stay in the collection, and some will be available for trade. And, a couple will hit eBay in the coming weeks.
Of course, there was the ONE that got away…as Barry Taylor made a big score before I even arrived. That said, after having dinner with he and Marty the other night–they are fabulous hosts, and have an unbelievable collection–I hinted at possibly making a trade with him for his recent acquisition.
So… here are pictures of some of the stuff that came home with me. There are interesting ones, odd ones, and a couple that are definite keepers.
a Bar Valet?
This one does appear in the patent applied for section of O’Leary, but I had never seen one in person before. A cool little corkscrew.
A Nylin patent multi-tool. This is the one that got the conversation going, which resulted in the deal.
There were three variations of the sure-cut, I got two of them…
There is also one "Jewel" from O’Leary’s section on patent applied, and also two King of Cutters…
And, I did score a Walker and Orr patent spoon. This was not part of the lot, but I was thrilled to pick this up!
Here are a few of the various patented bottle/jar/can openers that just looked interesting enough to be added to the lot. There are still others that need to be unpacked!