After posting yesterday’s blog about the leggy corkscrew, I received an email from Don that included a link to his “daily screw” website which, amongst other sheathed corkscrews, featured the “indescribably beautiful” corkscrew.
You can link to Don’s site here.
He also referred me to his figural book, which I didn’t have with me on my excursion. But, I definitely checked out upon returning home. On page 18 of his figural book, the leg is pictured, with the explanation:
A boot with Bakelite leg serving as the sheath for the Williamson combination corkscrew in bottle opener. In 1996 this corkscrew sold at Christie’s auction for £150. $225-275.
And, in Ferd and Bert’s book on pocket corkscrews, a leggy leg sheath is also pictured, and described as, “nicely-formed leg made from gutta percha.”
Gutta-Percha or Bakelite it is very cool corkscrew, that arrived on the island just this morning.
But, that wasn’t all that made its way to the island this morning. A whimsical little giraffe corkscrew was also waiting for me at the post office box.
Quite a handsome fellow!