Thanks to Gav who made a youtube video of the Old London Bridge Corkscrew that was auctioned yesterday.
When the dust settled, the rare corkscrew sold for a whopping 40 thousand pounds.
Yes, forty thousand pounds!
Engraved, engraved with the words: “Made from the Iron Shoe that was taken from a pillar. That was 656 Years in the Foundation of Old London Bridge,” this is a remarkable corkscrew, that clearly had some well-heeled collectors breaking the bank for it.
*Update: While you can read the comments below, Stephen Paul added this:
“Joseph, Don’t forget that to put this into perspective you need to add a further £8000 auctioneer’s fee and then another £1600 tax on that fee making the total cost to the deep pocketed buyer a whopping £49,600.
Surely a world record?”
For those of you that don’t want to do the conversion to U.S. dollars that would be just about $78,100.
Makes you wonder what shipping and handling costs might be 🙂