Don Bull is selling off his immense collection of 40 years.
The sale is ongoing as Don is progressively releasing new categories for sale on his website
Already hundreds have been sold on a fixed price first come basis but there are plenty more still selling now. At the moment you can still see details of completed sales which always makes interesting reading (you may kick yourself for what you’ve missed…)
The pieces range across the full price spectrum providing something for everyone, from the most discriminating top-end collectors to the very beginner. Don combines postage so this is a great opportunity to buy lower end pieces.
At the top end the highlight has been a beautiful sterling silver Georgian 2 pillar priced at $14,000 which sold quickly.
lot EC32 in Sale 11
Of particular interest to date has been the great range of silver pieces. As well as a wide range of 18th and 19th century Dutch and English pieces there have been some never seen before items such as this wonderful silver version of a registered Adelaide corkscrew priced at $495:
lot EC14 in sale 11. (I’m kicking myself…..)
Collectors of American patents have been particularly gleeful snaping up some really rare pieces. One of the happy buyers has been Josef L’Africain who picked up a few early including this rare 1913 patented multitool priced at $850:
lot AP05 in sale 14.
You can read about some of Josef’s other buys from the Bull collection on his blog:
As well as selling on his own website, Don has been a longstanding supporter of CollectorCorkscrews.com. In recent years he has sold collections for other people on our site as well as selected pieces from his own collection. None have been more notable than Don’s famous Read’s Coaxer which briefly (for 1 day!) held the record high price for public corkscrew sale. See the report in our May 2012 sale report.
Don is currently selling some pieces in our BUY NOW section. To see what he’s selling you can browse the username “corkscrew” (Don’s username on our site). Don also has some good pieces for sale in our November auction which opens for bidding next week.
We wish all collectors an enjoyable and successful auction !