If you take an interest in corkscrews & decide you'd
like to collect a few - be warned! Corkscrew
collecting can become an addiction. As soon as
you've found something that you might of been
chasing for a while your mind quickly thinks of the
next one that you'd like.
One thing is for sure, there are 1000's of different
corkscrews you could collect & even a lifetime of
collecting wouldn't see you find them all.
Some collectors decide fairly quickly that they will
specialise in a specific type. One chap I know
collects corkscrews with cork gripping teeth,
champagne taps & folding bows. Another chap just
very rare top end English corkscrews. Others like
Don Bull collect everything & at the time of writing,
February 2011 he is offering his collection of more
than 6,500 corkscrews for sale. When I started I
collected pretty much everything too, but over the
last few years my collection focus has primarily
focused on English pieces.
It's a good idea to know the corkscrew terminology,
the types of materials used, metals, bone, ivory,
Starting with the type of worms.