The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Monday, February 17, 2003
Knife Sold for $922.00
Scotland - A silver knife recently sold on an Internet auction site for US$922.00. The English sterling silver corkscrew/knife had a 1909 Chester Hallmark and was produced by the Sampson Mordan Company. The knife was a presentation piece with this inscription: To J. Nairne Campbell, Perth from the "Squire" 22.9.1909.
The knife has a two piece folding corkscrew blade for maximum extension and penetration of the cork. There are two knife blades and a foil cutter.
Internet Corkscrew Sales
The Internet - Here are a few recent Internet auction results:
German Spring barrel Corkscrew $870.00
Gay 90's Alligator Corkscrew $760.00 (reserve not met)
Thomason Corkscrew - Small Variation $650.00
Busch Pocket Knife with Stanhope and Corkscrew (Schrade Modern) $472.00
Hagenauer Austria Deco Terrier Corkscrew $458
Stroh's Beer Bottle Roundlet Corkscrew $300.52
Buffalo Co-Operative Brewing Co. Bottle Roundlet Corkscrew $212.50
Yesterday's "What's this" Answer:
This "What's This?" submitted by Alf Erickson. The Express is Gebr. Hollweg's German Registration No. 70026 of December 22, 1896.
©2003 Don Bull, Editor