back (for a couple of days)

The lovely certified personal personal trainer and I got back from the West Coast yesterday, and will be back on the boat heading to the mainland come Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving (we are doing the cooking at their place) with friends.

And, as often happens when you are gone for 10 days, the post office box was overflowing–inside was a actually little yellow card which read “overflow.”

So, I made my way to the clerk, and she handed be several boxes (one of which contained the corkscrews we found in California and sent to ourselves to avoid having to check our luggage), the fish corkscrew from the ICCAuction, the recent auction lot with the Hoegger patent wall mount corkscrew, the sterling handled Murphy/nonMurphy, and the little tusk mentioned the other day.  The tusk ended up being a little different than I imagined.  In the pictures, it looked like it had an ivory insert in the end, but when it arrived, it is actually sterling.  Funny that the person who sold it to me didn’t mention that.  Not that I am complaining, mind you…

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Quite a handsome corkscrew!  Now to figure out what the design on the end of the Sterling is supposed to be…

Here are a couple of better pictures of the Dickson and others from our California jaunt:

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And, of course here are two that are destined to end up TC’s growing wall mount corkscrew collection (the wall mount next to the Hoegger is marked CORBIN and is bit larger than the another version which, when found, is marked “S”, “8582” and “12” on the back).  Feel free to send trade bait Tommy!

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The auction lot with the Woodman’s patent wire, will not be shipped until Wednesday, so I will post pictures when it arrives.

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