- Ion Chirescu
- 49600 UK pound(s) sterling
- Romania (Bucharest)
The most expensive corkscrew sold at auction is £49,600 ($77,718; € 62,652) including premium and was bought by Ion Chirescu (Romania), via phone bid, in an auction by Reeman Dansie Auction House, Colchester, UK, on 25 November 2014.
The item was described in the sales catalogue as "an unusual Victorian Old London Bridge corkscrew" with an "arched crown section".
It is engraved with the words: MADE FROM THE IRON SHOW THAT WAS TAKEN FROM A PILE THAT WAS 656 YEARS IN THE FOUNDATION OF OLD LONDON BRIDGE BY J. OVENSTON 72 GT TITCHFIELD STREET LONDON.
Ion Chirescu is also the record holder for:
- Largest collection of corkscrews
- Largest collection of trivets
- Largest collection of irons