Old London Bridge

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.

Simply stunning!

*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 🙂

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One response

  1. 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?

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