“You’re bidding on a(n) Antique 1800s Multi Tool Combination Screwdriver Can Opener Corkscrew…”
So read the eBay listing…
And, I was…
For 10 days…
I was the first bidder at 9.99, and when it received a second bid, put myself in the lead again.
And, when there was a third and fourth bid, I upped the ante once more, and was in the lead, for the rest of the 10 days.
Until, yesterday…when said auction was set to end.
As often the case, when something unusual comes up for auction, there is a flurry of bids, and sometimes snipe-bids, that come through in the closing moments.
And, truth be told, my high bid was taken out, for a brief time, but I too had set up a snipe bid for those same closing moments; not wanting to show my cards to early, I knew the flurry was coming, and hoped that MY price would top THEIR bid.
As it happened, it did. The flurry came, and the “Antique 1800s Multi Tool Combination Screwdriver Can Opener Corkscrew” will soon be added to the collection.
A fascinating piece, it features a corkscrew that folds out and locks into place, and is a can opener, hammer, and screwdriver as well.
And, it is marked PAT. PEND.
Certainly a best 6 candidate, and I will try and figure out if this is indeed a patent.
When it arrives, I will take better photos, and post them here.