Blatz Milwaukee Beer Speedworm Corkscrew

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  • Item Category: Alcohol & Smoking
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 20, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Blatz Milwaukee Beer Speedworm Corkscrew

Very good example of a speed worm corkscrew with advertising on handle "Blatz Milwaukee / Fine Table Beers". Opposite sides shown above and below.

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The Jack Vlossak Collection - Part 1

This listing is part of the Jack Vlossak collection which I am currenly offering for sale

In 1957 Jack Vlossak of Wisconsin visited his wife's sisters. His brother-in-law gave him a Humason & Beckley corkscrew. That was the beginning of a half century of hunting for corkscrews. Jack worked his whole life as a metallurgist and was granted three patents. His vocation was teaching wine appreciation and he was one of the first candidates to earn the coveted CWE (Certified Wine Educator). From 1989 to 1991 Jack published "Openers".

Jack is now 84 years young and has decided it is time to part with his corkscrew collection. He is currently doing extensive worldwide travel and last year he spent two months in Oregon helping at his son's winery. They crushed 142 tons of premium Pinot Noir grapes.

Jack, like a coin or stamp collector, had a keen interest in variations of some corkscrews produced by manufacturers such as Haff, H & B, Williamson, etc. As a result, he had a number of "collections" within his collection.
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