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Unusual Steel Sheath Pipe Tamper with Ivory Handle

Listing # 17529
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $450.00  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: $250.00
# of bids: 1
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: North Hills, CA
Started: 10/30/2015 EDT
Ended: 11/8/2015 2:34:00 PM EDT
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Unusual Steel Sheath Pipe Tamper with Ivory Handle

This is a rather unusual, and I think rare, piece with a steel sheath and ivory handle. I have always believed it dates from about the mid-19th century, though possibly earlier. The polished steel sheath does not appear to have been formed by the usual seamed method. The ivory handle is nicely turned with decorative rings and is fitted to the sheath by a threaded connection. The delicate wire helix is topped with four decorative concentric rings. As can be seen in the photo, the bottom of the sheath has deep hash markings and was most likely intended as a pipe tamper. There are no markings

I consider this piece to be in excellent condition. There are no dents, dings or damage and the handle connection in firm and solid as is the threaded connection with the sheath. The wire helix is original, complete, straight and sharp and the threaded connection. This would be an superb addition to any collection.

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Please ask any questions before bidding at wirehelix@yahoo.com

Payment, Postage and Insurance

All Buyers---Please DO NOT PAY until you have received your invoice with payment instructions.

U.S. and Canadian Buyers----Payment by check or money order preferred. Buyers to pay postage, Delivery Confirmation and insurance (if desired). If possible, shipping will be by Flat Rate Priority box unless requested or required otherwise because of size and/or weight. Flat Rate box rates vary depending on size of box required. If containers other than the USPS Flat Rate boxes are required, postage is by weight and can vary accordingly. If you need shipping and/or insurance cost estimates, just let me know.

Other International Buyers---Please DO NOT PAY until you have received your invoice. For shipping costs---please inquire since international shipping costs vary widely depending on destination, weight, size of box and value. I will do my best to provide as accurate an estimate as possible prior to actual shipment.

All Buyers: Please do not pay until you have received my invoice. It will be emailed as quickly as possible after the auction.

Please email any questions before bidding at wirehelix@yahoo.com

 

CONDITION

I consider this piece to be in excellent condition. There are no dents, dings or damage and the handle connection in firm and solid as is the threaded connection with the sheath. The wire helix is original, complete, straight and sharp and the threaded connection. This would be an superb addition to any collection.

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