November 13, 2011
Yesterday was the ending of sale 8A for the ICCAuctions. Unfortunately for me, I was stuck working all day. 😦 I spent the night before, strategising, and placing a few select bids. With fingers crossed and my cell phone on vibrate, I could hardly wait till my break time to check in for updates! Sadly, no wins for me. 😦
Worthy of notation was the impressive, but to be expected, rash of relentless bidding by every sellers favorite buyer Fotodeal. He dropped a whopping $30,030 on this 1903 N.P.Samuelsen Dainish Patent! He also picked up Peter’s Cherub and Stayrs brass frame corkscrew for a mere $13,263. Amazing. Congratulations Fotodeal on your new acqusitions.
Sale 8b of the ICCAuctions is ending in less than 90 minutes. I’m off to find a few good deals! Wish me luck!
November 7, 2011
The ICCAuctions are a beautiful thing for corkscrew collectors. Tons of rare corkscrews to see, bid on, and sell off. But during the 3 weeks this is going on, it’s almost like we forget about our everyday go to auction site eBay… Or at least some of us do.
This weekend I saw a Kupper Bier sell for less than $400! Surely some people saw it, as there was 90 views on the auction page. But maybe not everyone searches “down under” where the seller is located? A steal of a deal none the less! Yes, I bid, but not aggressively as I’ve already got one and I figured that since another sold on eBay.de two days prior for $1500+ this one was sure to go higher.
And just this morning an amazing Henshall type with a very fancy carved handle sold for a mere $137! I plain ol’ forgot to set a snipe and didn’t look at my watch list this morning. Errrrrrr!!! A beautiful and rare piece! At least someone got a great deal!
So, as fun as the ICCAuctions are, there are still some great deals to be had for those that are looking…. Happy bidding!
November 1, 2011
I was scouring the archives of Google this weekend and found this baby. A Will & Finck Corkscrew! I’ve owned one of these previously and would love to get another for the collection!
I quickly proceeded to contact the owner to see if a deal could be made. 🙂
Within a few hours a phone call was made and our conversation went something like this:
“Hi, is the corkscrew still available?”
“Yes it is.”
“Well, what price were you thinking?”
“I was told that a few years back when Will & Finck was hot, it was worth 5.”
“Would you take 3?”
“You’re not far off…. I was offered 28 and I passed on it. How bout 4?”
“28? Wait a second…! $2800? We are WAY off here.”
Needless to say negotiations ended quickly and with out a corkscrew. 😦
Anyone else got a Will & Finck corkscrew available for purchase that’s not in the $1000’s? Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org