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Gavels 'n' Paddles: English Thomason corkscrew, $23,244, CollectorCorkscrews.com

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English Thomason corkscrew, $23,244, CollectorCorkscrews.com

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An English “manufactured” Thomason mechanical corkscrew, with fine handcrafted “Japanning” decoration, sold for $23,244 in an online-only auction held in November by CollectorCorkscrews.com. Also, a circa 1750 French steel fixed bow corkscrew with openwork decoration of the heart-shaped handle hit $13,538; a near-mint Sperry […]