Over the past week, a R.V. Pierce World Medical Dispensary Association corkscrew was going through the bidding process on eBay.
It had a couple of bids, and then came to rest at $50 or so for a few days. Tuesday, it was set to end, and by early afternoon, it was bid up a little bit. And, with the auction ending at 9 pm (east coast time), I had stopped keeping an eye on it, with my focus being elsewhere.
That said, even though I already have this corkscrew in the collection, I placed a snipe bid, and went about my business.
Wednesday morning, I got the email confirmation that I had won the R.V. Pierce.
As I have done before when a double like this has come into the collection, I am happy to move it along to someone else.
But, what I would love to do, is trade it for a different example of the same piece–different image/advertising.
Tommy has a Mangel & Schmidt version of this patent (G. B. Adams, 1896, patent no. 564,356), and I have both the R.V. Pierce and one that reads “I have my “eye” on you.”
What other G.B Adams / Whitehead & Hoag pin back corkscrews are out there?
If you have one, drop me a line,. And, if you are up for a trade, please let me know.