Earl Kenneth Benson Corkscrew Collection volume 1
an estate catalogue & digest of corkscrews, openers, and related items
by Michael Earl Benson and Merrali Benson
We are Mike and Merrali Benson from Edina, Minnesota. Mike's father was an avid Helixophile (corkscrew collector), after retirement from his road and bridge construction business located in the farthest portion of northwestern Minnesota. Upon his passing many years ago, we inherited his extensive antique assortment of corkscrews, related, and tools. Many have remained packed away in several large boxes ever since! There are literally thousands of them; and we have finally found the time to pay serious attention to them. We have been diligent in researching and cataloging each and every item whilst they have been placed into auction. It has turned out to be quite the treasure hunt! As it turns out, each piece has lead to fascinating facts and tidbits of information from times gone by. Happily, each has found new homes with collectors spanning the globe. This is but Volume 1, as the process carries on ...