We will buy or can help you sell Antique Corkscrews / Can
Openers / Ice Cream Scoops and other related Patented and Mechanical Antiques!! The corkscrews pictured on this page are examples of the type,
style, vintage, condition and quality of these devices that we are
primarily interested in and can help you with.
If you have
corkscrews or other types of antique openers similar to those that you see
on this page that you want to sell, please contact us at
LCM@AntiqBuyer.com providing as many details as possible.
I buy, sell, and am interested in helping you sell many different
varieties of antique and
vintage corkscrews oand other wine related memorabilia.
Corkscrews and other can / jar openers are an interesting and fun
collectible category. Many are graphic, mechanical, patented and
can still be found. Prices can range from just a few dollars for more
common varieties to mid 5 figures for rare and desirable examples. Vintage corkscrews fit right in with the
main focus of our tool, technology and mechanical related interests.
Americana with a purpose.
We are seeking vintage corkscrews
ranging from early patented American examples
to interesting mechanical corkscrews from other countries
produced interesting patented & mechanical designs as well.
have sold many interesting antique corkscrews over the years, and
I would like to share with you some pictures and information about some of the nicer or more
interesting ones that we have handled.
In addition to corkscrews we are also
interested in buying other early pre-1900 patented antique bottle, jar,
and can openers
as well. We have
had and sold some rare and exotic
examples of these as well, and are always on the lookout for more.
If you have an interesting or
unusual corkscrew or patented can
opener for sale contact us by email at
The Internet has certainly
brought a lot of
information about corkscrews and can openers
into the open, and has made many of them seem
very common. There are a host of
wonderfully informative books about corkscrew available that have been published over the years.
The amount of info on the internet is incredible as well. We use these
and they have been a great help as well as an inspiration to
find more and different corkscrews. Both of
these sources of information
have helped us to better understand this intriguing and
challenging collecting category.
We can help you utilize the Internet to
sell antique corkscrews or other unusual bottle and
can openers as the supply of interesting ones
certainly seems to be drying up at the normal venues where they use to
I once got a
nice ivory handled one (pictured above top left corner) which was
made by Michael Price, the renowned California Gold Rush-era cutlery maker.
I found it at a local show here in
California amongst a table full of Beanie Babies. A once in a
lifetime find. Those kind of finds are few and
far between these days. We have not been seeing many other interesting
corkscrews or openers here in California
though we live in what is now known as a great wine grape growing (viticulture) area.
To see and get a good idea of other antiques that we are interested
in acquiring or trading for, please visit our sister site
where we have other quality and
interesting antiques for sale that are generally focused on mechanical and patented
antiques from the home, shop, farm, and office. Please visit that
site if you have the time.
Ice Cream Scoops / Dishers
Buy & Can Help You Sell Your Antique
& Collectible Ice Cream Scoops and Soda Fountain Related Antiques!!
If you have any ice cream scoops similar to those
you see on this page that you want to sell, please contact us at
with details and we will get back to
We have bought and sold a lot of antique ice cream scoops, or ice cream dippers
the years, and we are actively
seeking, with your help more ice cream related antiques to add to our
antique sales webpage
We use to buy and sell scoops as quick as
we could find them to a few good customers. At some
point in this process we realized that we were continually seeing certain
scoops over and over, and
other scoops we had only seen once or twice and never again after we sold it.
I suppose that is the way the collecting urge in any category begins and is one of the main ways that collectors
and collections are created, not born.
We are interested in a lot
of different mechanical and
patented or technology-related antiques and strange devices of all different sorts, and
ice cream scoops or ice cream dishers
are just one of many categories of collectibles that fit into this definition
of antiques and collectibles that we buy, sell, and deal in.
Basically we are interested in any early
and unusual soda fountain type antiques or advertising and if you have
something interesting we can help you.
On this page I will show
you a few pieces we have had over the years and tell you a little about each. The
scoop below is generically know as a slicer, and was introduced
during the Depression as a means to save
the storekeeper a penny here and a penny there in extra ice cream that he
was dishing out unnecessarily. This scoop
ensured that the
customer never got more than a leveled-off half scoop for his
nickel. It sure is interesting to note that nowadays in this
"super-size" era in which we live the
in New York state and elsewhere on the East Coast a single scoop ice cream cone
is about 5 times the size of what this one would put out.
This speaks to a
few differences between now and then, and also about the growing
waist sizes we see in today's society as well. Here in California, on
the other hand, they use a scoop that is smaller than what this one
puts out, charge you $3.50 for it, and smile while collecting the
money. The United Slicer ice cream scoop / slicer shown above is a somewhat harder to find
variant than the look-alike Dover Slicer and sells for a bit more as well.
We are interested in scoops or dishers that have an unusual feature or different shape or size bowl
the norm. The next picture is of two ice cream dippers that
have split-apart bowl features. The one in the front is unmarked other
than a small "Pat Pend" inside the handles and is interesting because it has
the ability to split wide open thus ensuring that the scoop of ice cream would let go
and fall onto the plate or dish. This ice cream scoop comes in at least two different
sizes that I know of. It is a hard to find scoop.
ice cream scoop in the back is of a more dubious
design, and instead of having one wire scraper inside the bowl to push the ice cream out,
this one has two that start in the middle and both go to the opposite
sides. It too is a pretty difficult to find scoop.
Other vintage ice cream scoops that have a similar feature to this are the Bohlig, and the
Mosteller, both of which have bowls that rotate or split apart, and these are the style or type of ice cream scoops
that are desirable and we can help you with.
and more typical Gilchrist's and other normal or standard-looking scoops
with plastic handles that you typically seeing in the antique shops and at
antique shows these days are for the most part very common and later than
those shown on this page.
We tend to not buy or sell later more common scoops for a number of
next picture is of a group of unusual pieces that are referred to as molds
scoops, or even cookie cutters,
when a knowledgeable buyer is asking
how much it is from the less knowledgeable seller.
The truth is they
probably should be called a mold but they are ice cream related. I have an ad
for these from an old magazine that shows that there were 6 different
shapes of these made or available, and the Diamond was not one of them so you can stop
looking for it. The first one on the left is the Masonic symbol of the
square and dividers, as found on a lot of their pieces, and not an A and
W as I originally thought. These molds were
produced for use at social functions for
fraternal organizations and the like. I do not know or am unfamiliar
with what the middle one represents, and have no idea what it would would stand for. I would
love to find other or different molds (or cookie cutters) like these, and
if you have any please
final picture, on the left, is of an antique ice cream scoop that I have never seen before, and is
not in the Smith book that was put out a number
of years ago on this subject. I have never been to one of the Ice Screamers Ice Cream Scoop
Conventions, and would love to go with this in hand to see
if there was interest in it. Who knows, perhaps it is as common as an IcyPi or
Kingery, but I doubt it.
The above ice cream scoops are examples of the
caliber, condition and quality of scoops and dishers that I am primarily interested in.
you are looking for value information for scoops and other Kitchen related
antiques please see the past sales archives.
To see what scoops we currently have for sale, and many other examples of antique
or vintage kitchenware, please go to our sister site
at www.Patented-Antiques.comand visit the Americana & Kitchen sale pages you will find there.
Larry & Carole