The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Weekly Newspaper
Sunday, August 13, 2006
The Golf Bag
Wirtz, Virginia - On March 12, 2004 we published an article about the E.P.P. golf bag corkscrews ("Connect the Corkscrews" reprinted below). Now the mailorder firm Red Envelope is offering one with this sales copy:
The first golf championship in history happened in 1744 at Edinburgh's Leith Links. The prize? A silver golf club. Give them clubs of their own and let them stir things up. Exclusively from RedEnvelope.
- made of leather and stainless-steel
- holds six matching stainless-steel putters, drivers and irons
- each golf club measures 6" long
- folding corkscrew at base of bag
- golf bag stands 4 1/4" tall
The golf bag is priced at $44.00 and is currently on sale for $19.99 at redenvelope.com.
Shortly after "Connect the Corkscrews" was published, reader Kenn Cameron sent a photo of his clear example on which is printed "Clean With S. O. S.":
Connect the Corkscrews (reprint from March 12, 2004)
Wirtz, Virginia - The three pieces above all come in red and white boxes. Any idea what they all have in common?
They are all have a two ounce jigger, a corkscrew, and a bottle cap lifter. The pistol and the short jigger also have a can piercer (on the worm cover).
The golf bag also comes in green. They all came from E.P.P. at 225 5th Ave., N. Y. City as seen on the mark on the worm cover on the green golf bag. The E.P.P.I. N.Y.C. mark appears on the pistol just below the barrel.
If you are into collecting variations of corkscrews, take a close look at the golf bag sets, you'll find they come with different types of golf clubs including some with dull colors and others with bright colors. We haven't seen any variations of Pistol Pete or Bottoms Up. We assume these were made later than the golf bag due to the addition of the can piercer.
Does anyone know the significance of the marks on this corkscrew (R.G. 1778-1957 and B. P. 1854-1957)?
49 Hulfish Street, Palmer Square West
Corkscrew Party Store, 912 E Cork St, Kalamazoo, MI
Cavatappi am Südstern, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Körtestr.28, 10967 Berlin, Germany
Der Zapfenzieher, Chilengass 5, 8193 Eglisau, Switzerland
©2006 Don Bull, Editor