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Rare INDUS PATENTADO Champaign Tap in Original Box

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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $186.71  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: $100.00
# of bids: 6
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: North Hills, CA
Started: 4/9/2009 3:54:21 PM EDT
Ended: 5/3/2009 1:44:00 PM EDT
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Rare INDUS PATENTADO Tap in Original Box

This rare tap was patented in 1928 by Alfonso Oliveras Guerris of Barcelona, Spain. It was patented in America as well as Spain and France, and in the U.S. it received both mechanical and design patents.

This lot consists of the tap, accessories, the 6 page instruction booklet and the original box. The instruction booklet (in Spanish, but illustrated) shows in detail how to use this tap and accessories. In general operation, the separate wood turning piece, (for leverage) is used to insert the tap. It is then removed and the acorn top unthreads to allow removal of the champaign (or other liquid).

I consider the components of this set, to be in very good to excellent condition. As can be seen in the photos, the original box does show wear, but it is fairly sturdy and virtually complete except for one small part of one end flap. Note also that although I am not certain, one small wood accessory may be missing.

See photos and Bull, page 49 and O’Leary, page 141.


Note--U.S. buyers —Please NO NOT use Paypal. Payment by check or money order is preferred. Please see further payment, postage and insurance information below.

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Payment, Postage and Insurance

U.S. buyers:

PaymentI prefer payment by personal check or money order. Western Union is also an alternative payment method. If you pay by check or MO, so there is no delay in getting your corkscrew(s), I will mail the package as soon as you let me know your check/MO has been mailed.

Postage:For this item, postage is a flat rate $11.05 ($14.50/2 lbs or $17.75/3 lbs). This includes insurance up to $300 value (if desired), and Delivery Confirmation. For values over $300, please add an additional $5.55 for values up to $400; $6.50 for values $400.01 to $500; $7.45 for values $500.01 to $600, $8.40 for values $600.01 to $700 and $9.35 for values $700.01 to $800. For final values over $800, I recommend Registered Mail. I combine shipping for multiple items. Please note that once mailed, I can not be responsible for damage or loss. By bidding, buyers agree to accept all risk. In the unlikely event of a problem, I will provide insurance and postage receipts for the buyer to file the insurance claim with the post office. Please be assured, however, that I packer well, and always attach the mailing information securely to the item inside the package should it become separated.


International buyers:

Payment--I prefer payment by Western Union if possible, though I will accept Paypal. I also accept personal checks if payable in U. S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. Bank (please, NO international money orders).

Postage–Since the U.S. Postal Service offers a number of options for international postage, depending on the level of security desired and customs issues, please contact me well before the close of auction for available options and an estimate of costs. The cost of postage will include the purchase of a Certificate of Mailing. Since I can not be responsible once I have mailed the item, by bidding the bidder agrees to accept all risk of damage or loss, and that in the unlikely event of such problem, I will only be responsible for providing the buyer with the postage receipt and the Certificate of Mailing as proof the item was mailed. Please be assured, however, that I pack well, and always attach the mailing address securely to the item inside the package should it become separated.  


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