After running errands in preparation for a week long trip that begins tomorrow, I went back to check email and such, and happened to check on the status of the aforementioned corkscrew. Suddenly, it had vanished.
I checked again, and it seems the seller pulled the auction.
Something evil is a foot, me thinks.
And, of course shortly thereafter, I received an email from a scoundrel who shall remain nameless who was celebrating his newfound booty. It seems that the corkscrew didn’t vanish, it instead was sold offline.
Now, I am not complaining here, but I had set a fairly high snipe bid hoping that I would snag the mis-identified corkscrew for a pittance.
As previously mentioned, I will not identify the party involved, but the corkscrew is hearding to the Southwest.
As for our trip, we are heading to New Hampshire, and then Vermont for a couple of days. And, then whilst the lovely returns to the island, I will head out to Brimfield on the hunt. I will update the blog should anything turn up.
btw: here is the disappearing corkscrew, which was mid-identified as a Bennit patent in the eBay listing.