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My understanding is that the names are for the large ones.

Jolly Roger for the large corks.

Claudia for the large patches.

My understanding is based on discussions from 8 years ago. Things may have changed since then.

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My understanding is that the names are for the large ones.

Jolly Roger for the large corks.

Claudia for the large patches.

My understanding is based on discussions from 8 years ago. Things may have changed since then.

exactly what roger h. and claudia stood there and said ....... bill

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exactly what roger h. and claudia stood there and said ....... bill

Roger sold these about 25 years ago. He had 27 or 28 of the Jolly Rogers (1-1/8") and a more substantial quantity of the Claudias (1-1/8"). He sold all the Jolly Rogers fairly quickly, but I remember him bringing the Claudias to shows for a few years before they all sold. The name Jolly Roger and Claudia was applied to them much later, I think the first place the name showed up was in one of Danny Turner's catalogue or maybe Alan popularized it, I can't remember. But it had to be 5-8 years after Roger had sold them out. Roger did not apply that name to them, that was done by collectors later.

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Roger sold these about 25 years ago. He had 27 or 28 of the Jolly Rogers (1-1/8") and a more substantial quantity of the Claudias (1-1/8"). He sold all the Jolly Rogers fairly quickly, but I remember him bringing the Claudias to shows for a few years before they all sold. The name Jolly Roger and Claudia was applied to them much later, I think the first place the name showed up was in one of Danny Turner's catalogue or maybe Alan popularized it, I can't remember. But it had to be 5-8 years after Roger had sold them out. Roger did not apply them name to them, that was done by collectors later.

Bob's points are all correct.

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The Jolly Roger name was applied as a homage to Roger Hardy. The Claudia name actually came about later, not at the same time. The corkscrews (Jolly Rogers) were really sought after early on. The patches (Claudias) were a hard sell for a long time.

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