The day started around 9am in the common room. John Stanley had already brought in a TON of boxes to pick through. Mind you most of them are openers, but some are corkscrews… Within minutes I started to rummage through the cases, boxes, and bags of stuff hoping to find some hidden treasures…
My first deal with John was for 8 Williamson Roundlets. $100. Mind you they are all Anheuser Busch, but with time they will do well.
Next I found myself deep in the Brass Opener box. No corkscrews to be had here, but found several Negbaur pieces. Some Angry Dogs, a Parrot, and even a Standing Pig! Cool!
I could go on and on about all the small deals, knick kknacks and freebies (yes, bags of corkscrews for FREE) but I will fast forward to the good stuff…
Me and TWJ struck a trade deal for which I got a Crosby Pup and a very nice Faceted Peg & Worm Corkscrew and he got a McLean Patent Corkscrew and a Beer Wall Mount opener.
Amidst other deals with collectors came a few Flash Corkscrews that I didn’t have, some Free Corkscrew Books, and 4 more Busch Roundlets! Anyone need one of these roundlets?!
Then came the big one… One of the guys wheeled in a cart of boxes that John had been waiting several months for. And there were to be a few good corkscrews inside… We instantly swarmed around the table where John was going through goodies. And goodies there were…
After some brief and quick. Here are the few that I managed to score!
Overall it was a very exciting day and plenty of pieces for everyone! I definitely think I did well and will be listing many pieces on the Auction, BUYNOW, and ebay in coming weeks. Here’s a group photo of everything I got today:
Today we will be driving out to Paul Luchsinger’s home for a meet and greet. Hopefully hit a few Antique Malls along the way and then back to the common room for more buying!
Will keep you all posted, so stay tuned!