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Crosby Pup Corkscrew - unusual example - D’Errico Coll.

Listing # 27632
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $140.66
Starting bid: $100.00
# of bids: 3
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: vinalhaven, me
Started: 4/16/2021 EDT
Ended: 4/24/2021 4:07:20 PM EDT
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This is an unusual example of hte Crosby pup corkscrew.  Clearly the pup itself is a Crosby Pup as it is marked as such, but the pup's body looks to be brass, with no cross bar behind the hind legs, and the worm is wire rather than bladed.  This could be an add on, or was this a prototype?  Either way, an interesting addition to the collection.

Many of you will recognize the name Nicholas D’Errico as the author of American corkscrew patents 1921-1992: a guidebook for collectors, from the pages of Fred O’Leary’s book on American corkscrews, or having known Nick as a longtime collector and member of the CCCC. Nick passed away in 2012, and his son, Nick D’Errico IV, has asked me to help sell his father’s collection.

What you will find should you bid and win any of these corkscrews, is that often Nick would mark each corkscrew with a sort of coding with wax pencil. This code could easily be removed, however, I have left the code on those where it is present, as I think it denotes that it comes from the D’Errico collection. And, every one of these corkscrews, with its code, corresponds to notebook entries where each corkscrew was cataloged. Interesting to note, however, that there is no code to explain what Nick’s coding meant.

Proceeds of the sale will go to the D’Errico family.


Good condition overall.

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