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3 Cellarman Corkscrews--Rare Marked Williamson Design Patent

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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $131.31
Starting bid: $100.00
# of bids: 4
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: North Hills, CA
Started: 3/3/2008 8:36:02 PM EDT
Ended: 5/4/2008 2:54:00 PM EDT
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3 Cellarman Corkscrews

Rare Marked Williamson Design Patent–

Offered are three cellarman type corkscrews. The most interesting (and rarest) of these is the center piece which is fitted out with the cutter/cap lifter attachment patented by William A. Williamson on December 13, 1898. Though unmarked variations of these patented attachments are found on Williamson’s common "T" handle advertising corkscrews, these cellarman pieces are more rare, and particularly with the patent marking. Probably one of the reasons these pieces are often overlooked is that the markings are on the underside of the cutter/lifter attachment and rather difficult to spot (see photos). They are also difficult to photographLaughing!


I consider each of these examples to be in very good to excellent condition. The Williamson piece is in excellent condition with plating at least 95% intact. I don’t believe the piece on the left was ever plated, and the one on the right shows some slight wear and discoloration.


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Payment, postage and insurance


U.S. buyers: For payment, I prefer personal checks or money orders, though I do take Western Union and PayPal. In most cases I strongly recommend buyers opt for full insurance, since once I mail the package I cannot be responsible for damage, loss or failure to deliver. If the buyer opts for insurance, in case of loss, damage or failure to deliver, I will provide the buyer with the postage and insurance receipts, but the buyer will be responsible for filing the insurance claim with the post office. Unless otherwise requested, I prefer using Priority Mail, but 1st class is available for smaller items. Delivery Confirmation is required and a modest handling charge is included in the postage estimate!


International buyers: As for payment, I prefer payment by Western Union, though I do 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). An estimate of the shipping cost (which includes a modest handling charge and cost of a Certificate of Mailing) can be calculated in the listing.


As for shipping-- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: MAIL SENT OUTSIDE THE U. S. IS AT THE BUYER'S RISK 100%. THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DOES NOT OFFER INSURANCE OR TRACKING SERVICE FOR ANY REASONABLY PRICED INTERNATIONAL MAIL. THEREFORE, I CAN NOT, AND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE., LOSS OR FAILURE TO DELIVER. BY BIDDING, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS! HOWEVER, I WILL PROVIDE A CERTIFICATE OF MAILING AS PROOF THAT THE ITEM WAS MAILED. If you are concerned about the possibility of loss or damage, I strongly recommend opting for Registered Mail, especially for more expensive items. Although Registered Mail is a little more expensive, and does not offer electronic tracking either, it is the safest and most secure means of shipping. In any case, please be assured that I am a good packer, and always attach the mailing address securely to the item inside the package should it become separated.

All Buyers: At the end of the auction, please wait for my email with the invoice which will include shipping and insurance costs (if any) and payment options. Please do not pay until you have received my invoice.


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Shipping Cost:

US--$6.50 (includes Priority postage and Delivery Confirmation. Insurance is optional at cost.) International--$10 (includes cost of Certificate of Mailing as proof item was mailed in event of failure to deliver. See listing and description for fu

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Payment Details: US buyers--checks/money orders preferred. International--Paypal accepted, but will accept checks/money orders/cash in USD
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