Over the weekend, the lovely personal personal trainer and I were on the mainland running errands and working on the house there. And, with a little extra time between construction projects, the lovely suggested I hit up a local auction and see if there was anything worth picking up.
So, I hopped in the truck and headed over. Skipping looking at the catalog, I sauntered over to the various tables and looked into several box lots, a few cases, etc., but didn’t really see anything that we HAD to have. And, there were no corkscrews present.
During my examination of the upcoming lots, the auction was taking place. And, I would glance over at the upcoming lots, to see if there was anything soon to be put up for bid. A few paintings, some local advertising pieces…
Still no corkscrews.
Then, for some reason the auctioneer’s voice caught my ear, and he started talking glowingly about an advertising sign, 24 inches in diameter with an advertisement for Miller’s Game Cock Rye.
From my vantage point, I could only see the side of the sign and not the graphic, but it was getting a fair amount of attention from the bidders; with the ending bid at $ 155.00.
With the auction lot over, the runner with sign in hand started heading towards the purchased lots holding area, which required passing by me. This allowed me a quick glance at the sign, which was brilliant.
And, at the bottom of the sign was pictured an antique corkscrew.
Apparently there was a corkscrew present!
A really neat piece, and it was very cool to see it.
Of course, I would have preferred finding an actual antique corkscrew (or two) in one of those box lots.
Maybe next time!