Over the weekend, the latest collectorcorkscrews.com auction took place, and lots of corkscrews changed hands. A few bidding wars broke out, and there were a few that made their way into our collection.
The lot with the most bids, and actually the high dollar lot in the auction, was a lovely Japanned Thomason. And, it is NOT headed to Romania
I had a few up for auction, and sold several. And, as per usual, I bought one or two; a Sterling medicine spoon
(I have several of these, but the medicine spoon / dosage cup corkscrews are a growing part of the collection). If you have any extra Zeilin patent corkscrews laying around, I would happily add them to the collection, in particular this one:
The other corkscrew I picked up is the large version of the Walker. I have long wanted one of these, and this will actually be headed to the wine shop for display.
There were many others in the auction that I would love to add to the collection, but they made their way elsewhere.
And, while you were all bidding, I had an email exchange with a collector who had an interesting prong puller in their collection.
It looks like a Converse, but I gather it is a little bit later. Still, given the amount of advertising Converse cork pullers in our collection, it will make a nice fit.
Have any of you ever had a Gopher Gulch cork puller? From researching Gopher Gulch, I would gather this is a 50’s – 70’s piece… Still, pretty cool!
It is making it’s way from the west coast as we speak, and I will add better pictures when it arrives.