Well, it is mid-June, and the tourist season is kicking off in Maine. The island’s population is slowing growing, but by the beginning of July it will be booming. It is great to have old friends returning, and it seems like each day, there are more summer folk, and day trippers, arriving on the ferry.
Of course, it is around this time of year that plans for the ICCA and CCCC AGM’s get finalized. This year, we are hosting both clubs, and we are excited to share Maine with all the attendees, but moreover, to host those that are attending on the island we call home.
And, given that we are halfway through 2018, I was thinking about the best 6 corkscrews thus far for 2018. While corkscrew news has been a little slow as of the last couple of weeks, it has been a pretty good year so far in acquiring those twisted treasures we covet.
Some of the corkscrews uncovered this year have already been moved on to other collectors, but here is what my best 6 would be, should we have to make a decision at this very moment:
Van Zandt, Sterling Napier Hollweg, Silver Syroco Knight, Rees Patent, Brown Patent, Monfort Patent…
I did pick up a Jenner patent as mentioned in a past blog, but given it is missing a portion, it is more of a place holder waiting for a complete example.
Of course, we still have half a year to go, and you never know what might turn up next.
The hunt will continue, and we look forward to seeing all of you in Maine.