While the corkscrew acquisitions have been sparse as of late, in just a few weeks, the corkscrew gods will be shining on Dearborn Michigan and Chicago, Illinois, as starting September 7th the CCCC Meeting begins in Dearborn followed by the ICCA AGM in Chicago.
At every meeting you see unbelievable corkscrews. Trades, deals, sales, auctions… The amount of corkscrews that changes hands is remarkable.
And, while corkscrews is definitely the focus of, well, corkscrew meetings, they are always a great time to catch up with old friends–and possibly meet a few new ones. If you have never been to one, it is definitely worth attending!
Of course, in anticipation of the buying, selling, trading, and auctioning, I need to figure out what I should bring with me. I mean, I know that I will be sending a box of corkscrews to Barry for a display, and I sent others to John Morris for a presentation he is doing, and I will be toting a few corkscrews along for a display in Chicago, but what should be put on the auction block, what should be kept in my pocket in anticipation of a rare corkscrew that might be available for trade, and what few (or several dozen) corkscrews should I place out on the table during the, always eventful, buy and sell.
Perhaps I need a bigger suitcase.