|You can't beat the buzz at Christies Corkscrew auction..
Sadly the auction on 2nd November 2004 was the first for a year, in the past Christies would host two corkscrews
sales at South Kensington, London, one in the Spring & the other late Autumn. . It seems that with more
corkscrews landing on Ebay or being placed directly, less corkscrews are finding their
way to Christies auction & given that there was just 120 lots in this sale it makes me wonder if maybe
the days of this important sale are numbered, I hope not.
The day before the sale, Monday 1st November, I met up with fellow Corkscrewteer Chris Bristow to view the
goodies on offer. It was good to meet up with Chris again & between us we riffled through the various box lots
looking for some hidden jewels before we called half time & hopped over the road for a pub lunch & to catch up
on all the latest gossip. After a good feed we returned to Christies to check out some of the more desirable lots,
more to just hold them rather than to realistically bid for them.