“…the corkscrew is incidental…”

Whilst doing a little corkscrew search this morning, I ran across a non-eBay listing for some Sterling pieces from a manicure kit. And, pictured adjacent to the three Sterling handled pieces, was one of those miniature Hercules corkscrews with bone handle.

I looked closely at the images provide, and the spring looked a little less than perfect. Still, a decent little thing to pick up.

But, do I really need a few extra Sterling handled non-corkscrews?

I started reading the description, and the seller, recognizing that the corkscrew didn’t go with the Sterling set, added that the, “…corkscrew is incidental…” and had little value.

incidental

Little value?

Hmmmm…

So, I sent the seller a note, and she responded in short order with a nice price for the corkscrew alone.

Before the deal was complete, she asked about the significance of the corkscrew. I explained that it was a miniature Hercules type, and that the spring looked to be unsprung, and while not super valuable, it was a neat enough thing.

After friendly exchange, a price was agreed upon.

And, she promised to send pictures if she finds others, incidental or not.