The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Weekly Newspaper

Valentine's Day, February 14, 2009,

Number 543

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Happy Valentine's Day

An advertisment in the Joplin Globe (Missouri) on February 7, 1954 offered a Napier Bar Baby for $5.00 and a Napier Key for $3.50 for your favorite Valentine.


Another advertisement depicting a corkscrew appeared in the Joplin Globe on February 11, 1954. This one was from Christman's Department Store with the headline "On Valentine's Day This Sunday Make Him Happy with Gifts from Christman's."

How about taking your sweetheart out for a corkscrew and dinner for Valentine's Day. This advertisement from Spaghetti Benders in Indiana, Pennsylvania appeared in Indiana Gazette on February 9, 1998. We wonder what the complimentary corkscrew was?

Operation Corkscrew - Valentine's Day 1978

This article was widely distributed by the Associated Press in 1982.

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