Yesterday afternoon, for a moment, I decided to hop on to eBay, and how fortuitous it was that I did.
A pair of ladies legs had been put up for sale with a pretty fair opening bid.
Still, it was a normal pair at first glance, so I simply put it on my watch list.
And, then I went back to the listing to check for cracks, missing celluloid, size, markings etc.
It looks to have one crack at the knee.
The second photo that came up revealed that this was not your average ladies legs corkscrew.
On one side, it was normal black and white/cream stripes, on the reverse were advertising plates like the Old Elk Whiskey – Always Pure pair of legs that I picked up last year:
On the plates on this particular pair, the advertising was not for Old Elk Whiskey, instead across the two plates it reads: “MANUFACTURE OF BALLET-CORKSCREWS”
How cool is that?
A legs corkscrew advertising legs corkscrews!
Did I mention it also had a fair Buy it Now price?
And, the MANUFACTURE OF BALLET-CORKSCREWS legs are on their way to Vinalhaven.
A really cool piece, that could make the best 6 of the year.
Better photos after they arrive!