One of these sold on ebay for over £450/$700. It was advertised as 19th century.
This silver pocket is brand new.
Very OFTEN sold as antique.
I've seen them sold for over £300.
Note the worm but also consider this piece dirty with a period worm added.
Brand new but with an antique style. Now consider the same pieces darkened to look old.
Be aware of the many new corkscrews, designed with an antique style, made over the last couple of decades. Many unscrupulous sellers age these pieces with patination fluid & scuff them to make them appear old.
Available for sale at Firstdibs for $38. Brand new.
A new corkscrew based on the Wheelen patent
Please consider these corkscrews aged with a darker patina & offered as antique. They would look very different & could deceive you. Buyer beware!
A modern Thomason corkscrew by L'Espirit. A high quality corkscrew.
There are a number of reproduction modern Thomason corkscrews. Buyer beware artificially aged examples!
Corkscrew Education - Buyer Beware Read Don Bull's informative article in Friday, 28th, February 2003 Daily Screw which highlights some modern corkscrews frequently found on eBay.
You absolutely must look at Don Bull's artlicle on new corkscrews.