Buy & Sell

This space is dedicated to the art and craft of buying and selling corkscrews.  Here, you can list your wants and your available traders.  You can offer to buy a specific corkscrew by posting a bid here for a certain piece and anyone surfing this page may want to...

How to Clean Corkscrews

RESTORATION OF ANTIQUE CORKSCREWS AND TOOLS (Adopted from an article by: Frank Kosmerl, 432 Hollybrook Road, Rochester, New York 14623, U.S.A.) As corkscrew or tool collectors we are always interested in ways of cleaning the wooden and metal parts of our antique...

Working with Corkscrews

The average collector starts slowly, just buys a couple of corkscrews, then a few more, then as if from nowhere, s/he finds the box half full and the count is 70-80 pieces.  Somewhere along the line, two major issues arise in working with these objects.  These are:...

Not Corkscrews

There are many corkscrew like instruments, tools and appliances which look like corkscrews for wine bottles but are really not for liberating the drinkable spirits.  These pages show a number of these with explanations of how they relate to the wine bottle opening...

Museums

There are several corkscrew museum around the world now.  On these pages we will provide a short description and some pictures for your enjoyment.  Click on the one you want to see. Musée du Tire-Bouchon Brother Timothy at the CIA Musée le Secq des Tournelles The...

Articles

Article – Roget’s College Thesaurus, 1985 edition defines this word as: noun, item; object, thing; story, piece, essay, report.  Now you might want to quibble about the difference between articles and monographs.  The way I sort these out is that the...