This year a few of my friends are using corkscrews to open their New Years treat.
Tall figure: Like Humpty Dumpty, this 12 ¼ figure had a great fall. He arrived via Fedex from Brazil in a number of pieces but fortunately I was able to salvage most of him and glue him back together. Inside the base is marked PB 4/95. I dont know if the 4/95 means produced in April 1995 (1895?) or it is a limited edition number 4 of 95 or what?
White figure: A bisque boy in colonial dress carrying a basket on his back.
Monk: A 7 wood carving with Lourdes sticker applied. The bottle is marked A C.
Blue man: This is a Schafer & Vater porcelain liquor bottle. Theres a cork on his back for filling / pouring. Marked MADE IN GERMANY on the bottom.
Right figure: An 8 ½ pottery figure advertising Bols. The figure is also a bottle stopper.
Background: The Tight Cork print signed Van Camp, Paris. On the back is written Duckys Cabin, E. EL 2-10-47.
The Virtual Corkscrew Museum