ECP for TWJ and an Automatik for me

So.. I headed down towards Brimfield today, and an anxiously awaiting tomorrow’s early morning trek to the fields that open at daybreak.  However, on my way down, I decided to make a few stops and did pick up two interesting pieces.  One, a bottle opener that will probably end up in TWJ’s collection, and a corkscrew with grabber for me.

THe bottle opener is interesting as it is an advertising piece for PEASLEE CO. ALE & PORTER, DUBUQUE, U.S.A.

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I snapped a shot with my iPhone and sent it off to TWJ, who responded with, “Now this is a good one for the Johnny pile.  Nice find.”

After working out the price with the dealer, I headed off.

Of course, not knowing if I had overpaid for said opener, I got back to TWJ, who then responded with a fair price.

Then, I explained that it came with its original envelope.

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He responded with a price that was half again as high : )

Of course, then I had to email him to tell him it came with the original directions.

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His latest response, was a little different, as I think he thought I was pulling his leg.

To which I responded; yes, I have it.  Yes it has the original envelope.  Yes, it has the original instructions.  And yes…

It even has what looks to be E. C. Peaslee’s calling card.

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He has yet to respond to the photos of everything, but I am guessing this is a pretty good find : )

On that note, I did find a pretty good (not great) corkscrew for me.  Now, I have had t-pulls with cork grabbers before, but this one is interesting as it is marked on the handle.

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AUTOMATIK

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As I am at Brimfield, with no reference books with, any insights into this one would be much appreciated.

More updates tomorrow–and we shall see what $$$ offers (or trade offers) come in from TWJ!!!

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