Wishlist for 2020

It is New Year’s Eve, and as we are about to ring in 2020, as is tradition, I figured I would throw out a corkscrew wishlist for the coming year.

As mentioned previously, it was a great year of collecting, and one of the corkscrews that has been on my wishlist for years, found its way into the collection.  And, actually, since I managed to find two different versions of the Sperry, they made their way into the collection.

Here is my wishlist from a couple of years ago:

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Frary Sullivan Bar Screw

Something from the back of O’Leary

Frary with can opener

Jenner patent

Philos Blake patent

Sperry patent

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So… the Sperry is off the list, and I did manage to find something from the back of O’Leary!

Still, finding something in the back of O’Leary, or a patent that doesn’t appear within his book, is always on the wish list.

And, while someone, I am sure, will be adding an 1862 Russell patent (albeit a broken one) to their corkscrew collection this year, amongst others the piece I would really like to add is another Zeilin.

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So, here is the list.  Of course, I would love to add all kinds of corkscrews, but let’s see if we can’t knock a couple of these off.

Frary Sullivan

Something from the back of O’Leary

Frary with can opener

Jenner patent (I do have one, but it is in horrible shape)

Philos Blake patent

Zeilin patent: pictured on page 63 of O’Leary and marked, “ONE TEASPOONFULL PARRISHS HYPOPHOSPHITES, J.H. ZEILIN & CO. PHILA, PA”

Let the hunt continue!

What is on your wishlist for 2020?  

Feel free to email your corkscrew wishlist for 2020 to me.  Maybe some of our readers have doubles or are up for a trade!

 

 

Sterling Zeilin

Over the weekend, the latest corkscrewcollectors.com auction took place, and lots of corkscrews changed hands.

I did bid on a few, and of course, didn’t win as my bids were quickly taken out by those willing to take the price to a level that was far beyond my means.

Or, perhaps, far beyond what I thought was reasonable.

Still, I sold a few, and bought one.  Yes, I ponied up for a nice example of the Sterling Zeilin dosage cup with corkscrew.

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I actually have owned several of these over the years, but they have made their way into other collectors’ collections.

That said, we have quite the collection of medicine corkscrews, and it was time to put one back into the collection.

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And, since I am trying to acquire a few more examples of the Zeilin…if you have a dosage cup with corkscrew with which you would like to part feel free to drop me a line.  The one that I am really after is not in Sterling.

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In O’Leary amongst the others, this version of the Zeilin is pictured and described as being marked, “ONE TEASPOONFULL PARRISHS HYPOPHOSPHITES, J.H. ZEILIN & CO. PHILA, PA”

This would make for an excellent addition to the collection!!!