This valuable and expansive guide to advertising openers of all sorts features over 1,500 images picturing more than 2,800 openers and corkscrews. It is the ultimate guide to bottle openers. Whether you are interested in flat figural, key shape, wire formed, souvenir, and multipurpose openers or lifters, piercers, can keys, and smokers tools, you will find them here. Part 1 groups beer advertising openers and corkscrews in an alphanumeric system. Part 2 has special chapters on manufacturers' openers, beverage openers, can keys, smoker's tools, souvenir openers, and World's Fair openers. Patent drawings and details are included with many of the photo captions. Value ranges are shown. A chronological index of American patents and a type index in Part 3 also make this book an invaluable reference. May this publication "open" the minds of new and experienced collectors to the expanse of this unique and fascinating hobby.
Don Bull is a retired executive with an unquenchable thirst for corkscrews and corkscrew knowledge. In 1978, Don published his first book on beer advertising openers and corkscrews. He has over 4000 items from 20 years of collecting. John Stanley has collected bottle openers since 1977. In 1994 he took over as Editor of the Just For Openers newsletter and has held the position since. Also in that year he republished Don's original Just For Openers book and has continued to issue yearly updates since.