The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Tuesday, March 4, 2003
Corkscrew Word Find
Can you find these corkscrew related words in the diagram (list below diagram? Words run backwards and forwards horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. Print this page and start searching. When you give up, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the solution.
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Women's History Month
Wirtz, Virginia - We continue our celebration. For centuries women have toiled in fields far and near and once finished in the field, they continued with household chores. The Daily Screw salutes them.
"Syroco" Seller Speaks Up
Wirtz, Virginia - The February 28 issue of The Daily Screw included a Buyer Beware article about "hand carved bone" corkscrews. That article brought a flood of letters with tales of purchases of these pieces based on misleading descriptions. One currently offered at Internet auction had a starting bid of $75.00 and the first bidder met the reserve at $150.00. The seller has added this notice "I have received 2 e-mails from people telling me that this corkscrew is not Vintage and that it is not made by Syroco. I don't know for a fact that it is. I asked when I bought it what it was made of and I was told it was bone. I see on the bottom that it says Syroco. When I looked for it on eBay, I saw that all the others that sell say that they are vintage. That is how I determined what I said in my listing. I am not out to mislead anyone. When I purchased this item, I saw a really cool looking corkscrew that I believed other people would also think was cool. Believe me, many people wanted this item also. Of course this drove the price up and I payed the price happily. I still feel that this is a really neat and unusual corkscrew and I believe that some of you may feel the same way. If you are in need of a guarantee that this is bone or made by Syroco, I would recommend that you do not bid on this item, as I cannot tell you anything for sure except that it is neat, cool, and I just plain like it."
Letters to the Editor
Regarding your articles on fakes: Have you noticed the fake bone Thomason type appearing out there? I first saw it at a show in Exeter, England.
Larry Gralla, Nevada, USA
A great big thank you for your The Daily Screw news. I was especially happy to read Wayne Meadows comments on the frustrations he encountered with ebay. For some time now, I have wondered when someone in our CCCC was going to become mad enough to propose we post a list in The Quarterly Worme (or now in The Daily Screw) about unscrupulous dealers/ sellers they had unfortunately had dealings with. On several occasions I have had no choice other than to threaten to expose sellers who tried to renege on a sale to the collector's club of over 300 members worldwide that I belong to. This sort of threat has caused most of them to back down and rethink their position.
John Cornell, Florida, USA
Just read the Letter to Editor from Wayne Meadows. Why doesn't he tell us the sellers name or user ID? I bet all of us could add a couple of names of dirty rotten skunks. I have had two bad experiencies and filed fraud charges on both. Got most of my money back. Put that out to everyone--it works.
The Answers will be seen in tomorrow's Daily Screw.
©2003 Don Bull, Editor