An antique fish can opener. Worth around $30. Very nice!
BUT! Add a period worm = A marriage designed to deceive.
A seller who is looking to fool you.
Shame on them!
Sent in by Jeremy Astfalck.
Who says "I have this in my shop to show new collectors to be aware of fakes - it is interesting to note that faking has been going on for a while and these older fakes need to be recorded and pointed out to new collectors."
Well said Jeremy!
A sharpening steel and corkscrew combination. According to Frank and Barbara Ellis in “ Corkscrews” on page 170 where this piece is illustrated they were modern marriages. They appeared in an English Midlands antique centre in the 1990’s at the height of the corkscrew price boom driven by American collectors. (Provenance: Frank Ellis Collection 2011)