On the morning of Day 3 at Brimfield, the skies were blue, the temps a tad bit warmer, and the crowds and dealers plentiful.
The lovely headed off for home, and to run a few errands, while I headed to May’s field for a final day of corkscrewing around.
And, it was quite the crowd lined up for the 9:00 start.
No signs of the usual suspects, and I somehow got pushed towards the front of the line and was in the gates in short order.
Making my way through the field, I darted from booth to booth asking the usual question, and hearing the usual answer:
“Do you have any antique corkscrews?”
Eventually, I did find a couple worthy of purchase, and would again be on my way.
At one booth, I found an interesting figural cat. This would be the best purchase of the day for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, it was a corkscrew.
Secondly, the dealer explained that he had 80+ others at his house, and we exchanged contact information for a future visit.
Back to the cat. It is interesting, insofar as, it is a three dimensional figural with a tail that wraps around him and would make it difficult (or at least uncomfortable, in one’s hand) to use.
Still, a cool thing.
As I made my way through the field for a second pass, and checking the time, I realized it was time that I headed back to the all-terrain-corkscrew-pursuit-vehicle, and soon enough was heading for Rockland.
A fun, albeit wet and muddy, few days in Brimfield.
Also, whilst I was traipsing through May’s field, I had received an email from someone that has a collection in Connecticut, and while I will get to visit said collector in the fall, a price was agreed upon for four corkscrews, and said corkscrews are already enroute to Vinalhaven.
A nice grouping, three American pieces and one Norwegian cork puller; apropos given our upcoming trip to Norway.
Tucker, Joop, Austin, and Jopson: The Jopson will be heading to BT, but the others will remain on Vinalhaven.