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RARE Large Brass Travel Corkscrew & Sheath 19th century

Listing # 11273
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $2,400.00  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: $400.00
# of bids: 8
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Connecticut USA
Started: 11/2/2012 EDT
Ended: 11/17/2012 7:12:40 PM EDT
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DESCRIPTION

RARE Large Brass Travel Pocket corkscrew and sheath. English early to mid 19th century.4 and ¾ inches in height the sheath is about 5/8 inches in diameter.  This Decorative Corkscrew has turnings on the sheath and shank with a Walnut Handle.  There are thirteen (13) turns to the worm and the corkscrew is large enough to open a Wine Bottle.  Most travel corkscrews are about 3 inches high and seven (7) turns to the worm mostly for medicines, scents and small bottles.  Compare it to the 3 inch travel corkscrew with the bone handle. VERY RARE and unusual one of a kind

 References for Travel Pocket Corkscrews Paolo DeSanctis Maurizio Fantoni "THE CORKSCREW a thing of beauty" pages 149 thru 169.   Ferd Peters and Bert Giulian "History of Pocket Corkscrews and Pocketknives" pages 146 thru 150 

CONDITION

Excellent to Mint Condition perfect sheath and worm.

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