Corkscrews, invented around 1800, are an interesting collectible and can be relatively affordable (especially the more modern, 20th-century advertising-type corkscrews). There are two types of corkscrews: those where the power comes from the person operating the mechanism (known as a straight pull) and those with a mechanism that produces the power.

Antique and vintage corkscrews come in a wide variety of shapes (including novelty corkscrews that take on fun forms like animals or people), and their handles are made from a range of materials, such as metal, bone, or wood. Watch out for damage to the mechanism.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Virtual Corkscrew Museum

Virtual Corkscrew Museum

Donald Bull's definitive corkscrew site, featuring over 13,000 photos of collectible corkscrews. Browse the top-lev… [read review or visit site]

Corkscrewsonline.com

Corkscrewsonline.com

Corkscrewsonline.com showcases the passion of the creator, who is an avid corkscrew collector, so you can’t help … [read review or visit site]

Just For Openers

Just For Openers

This site features photos of beer advertising openers from the early 1900s, organized alphabetically by state. But … [read review or visit site]

Feeding America

Feeding America

This archive of 76 influential American cookbooks from the late 1700s to early 1900s, assembled by the Michigan St… [read review or visit site]

Tupper Diva

Tupper Diva

Kristian McManus’ fresh, airtight collection of Tupperware catalogs and related ephemera from the 1950s and 6… [read review or visit site]



Most watched eBay auctions    

Corkscrew - Rare Charles Hull Presto PatentSuperb Antique Victorian Gold Handled Corkscrew Cane Walking StickCorkscrew - Rare German Registered Design Shoe Large Antique Bar Corkscrew, The Ritz Circa 1900.great Condition & 99p Start !!!An Antique 19th Century Faraboschi Bronze Barrel Italy Italian Corkscrew Corkscrew - Lund Lever Type By HeeleyPerfume Medical Ink Bottle Miniature Steel Pocket Travellers Corkscrew C1810Antique French Woman Legs Erotic Nude Sex Original Old Corkscrew Rare No ReservCorkscrew - The Tangent Lever MarkedAntique French ? Silver Or Silver Plated Ornate Handle CorkscrewVintage Alessi Mg22 Corkscrew Michael Graves Design Rare Bottle Opener ItalyFrench Vintage Antique Steel Concertina Perfect Corkscrew Wine BottleAn Antique 19th Century Bronze Barrel Italy Italian Corkscrew Ntsa 4 1/4" Laguiole France Pocket Knife W/corkscrew & Leather Sheath #12c27Ideal Combination Corkscrew No3 Corkscrew - The VictorAntique Walking Stick Bronze Clasped Hands Handle & Gadget Corkscrew Circa 1900Antique Lund CorkscrewCorkscrew - William Gamble 1886 Registered CorkscrewCorkscrew - Very Handsome Henshall Type Rare Vintage Adolphus Busch Germany Corkscrew Pocket Knife Free Ship!Cereus Forbesii Spiralis Corkscrew Cactus CuttingCorkscrew - Henshall Type Wooden HandleAntique Victorian Corkscrew, Very Handsome, Excellent ConditionRare Antique Folding Bow Pocket Corkscrew With Foil/wire Cutter Anheuser-busch Jan. 1st 1900 Silver Jack Knife Corkscrew -rare! Pre-prohibitionAntique London Rack Corkscrew Unknown Makers Mark Wooden HandleSuperb Corkscrew Coffee Grinder Open Frame Saunders Corkscrew And Tin Opener British Registered Design 22.7.24Rare 1992 Ti Tang Philippe Starck Tendentse Alessi Teapot Not Mendini Corkscrew Antique Corkscrew Cow Bone Henshall ? Old Breweriana CollectableUnusual Vintage Devil Figure Corkscrew & Bottle Opener Red Painted Metal L@@kGoldring Lenco Gl 75 78 Antiskate Spiral Guide Corkscrew L75 L78Vintage Zig Zag Expandable Corkscrew Made In FranceVintage Mchenry Whiskey Advertising Corkscrew Benton PaVintage Lady Leg Corkscrew Pink And White Celluoid Handles Vintage Geo A. Dickel Old Cascade Whiskey. Hopkinsville,ky. Corkscrew.nr.Le Creuset- Advanced Lever Wine Opener Self-pulling Corkscrew Antique Chrome Antique Solid Brass Italian Corkscrew Very Good Condition No Reserve! Anheuser-busch Red Black Gold Jack Knife Corkscrew -rare! Nos In Original BoxUnusual Late 1800s Corkscrew.with Brush & Foil CutterLeatherman Blue Juice Cs4 Multi Tool Can Opener Cutter Corkscrew Pliers ScissorsIncredible Vintage Rapid Swiss Made Industrial Bar Wine Corkscrew OpenerVintage Anri Corkscrew - Man In Traditional ClothesAlessi Psiche Corkscrew Am23 10 2005 Edition / Alessandro Mendini Vintage Corkscrew Monkey Shine BrassVintage Antique Mother Of Pearl Handled Corkscrew Perfume Medicine Bottle CorksNtsa 4 1/4" Laguiole France Pocket Knife W/corkscrew & Leather Sheath #12c27Old Vtg Art Deco Pierre Sommelier Italy Corkscrew Bar Wine Bottle Opener SlvrpltBrand New Le Creuset Advanced Lever Antique Chrome Self-pulling Corkscrew OpenerVintage German Wwii Rbnr Pocket Utility Knife 0/0561/0019 Corkscrew Saw Blade +Vintage Brass Figural Horse Head Mechanical Corkscrew Working Vg Cond EquestrianVintage Anri Carved Wood Man By Lamp Post Bar Corkscrew Bottle Opener ItalyVintage Sterling Silver - Corkscrew Stripes Cuff 34.3g - Bracelet (7") Gp813Ntsa 4" Laguiole L'eclaire France Corkscrew With Leather SheathVintage Antique Zig-zag Corkscrew!Syroco Police Dog German Shepherd Corkscrew And Brush Antique French Corkscrew "lesprit & Levin" In Very Good Condition No Reserve !!Antique Victorian Plated Champagne Tap Corkscrew With Spike & Ebonised Handle NrVintage Tire-bouchon Zig-zag Corkscrew In The Box