Just when you think you could recognize an ANRI bar
set or bar implement anywhere, along comes something you've never seen
before. Here are some examples of pieces I believe are less common,
but that judgment is based on my own experience. Yours may differ.
This little bar set consists of a set of coasters
resting between the out-stretched arms of a character with a cap lifter
head. Heads, costume, and everything else varies. Also, there's
a variety of things they hold in their hands. Mugs, jugs, bottles,
and even turnips!
The top four are from the Don Bull collection,
and the bottom two are mine. I now have coasters, too, thanks to
my friend, Don.
These little 'uglies but goodies' are cap lifters.
Once you study them you get the impression that Dentists were a rarity
in the Tyrol.
These figures have cork screw heads, bottle stoppers
in their mugs, and the 3rd one from the left has a cap lifter, disguised
as a bar towel, under his right arm.
All are from the Bull collection. In fact,
if you've followed the other links on my pages, you've seen quite a few
pieces from Don's collection, but below is one picture I think deserves
a much larger image.
Only when seen in detail can the true variety
of ANRI bar pieces be appreciated. Since Don collects corkscrews
almost exclusively, he has been a great source, (and resource) for my own