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Unusual Bronze Viking Ship Corkscrew

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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $175.00  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: $100.00
# of bids: 7
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: North Hills, CA
Started: 10/23/2009 4:36:00 PM EDT
Ended: 11/15/2009 3:19:00 PM EDT
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Unusual Bronze Viking Ship Corkscrew


This handsome and stylish Viking ship is rather unusual for this genre.  While most sailing vessels of this type are made of pewter, copper or silver plate, this example has a steel hull and a sail of hammered bronze making it somewhat reminiscent of an Arts & Craft design.

I consider this example to be in excellent condition.  There are no markings, and it is quite hefty at 7 ½ ounces (212.6 grams) with the hull measuring 5 inches (12.7 cm) and 4 inches (10.2 cm) high. (Though this certainly does not detract from the desirability of this piece, I should probably note that the hull is rather narrow making it somewhat top-heavy.  Though it is stable with the sail in virtually any position, it is most stable with the sail in a low position as in photo 3.  If any questions on this, please email me well in advance of the auction close.)

This is an unusual and quality piece

See photos and Bull, “The “Ultimate Corkscrew Book”, page 247 and “Figural Corkscrews”, page 114 for somewhat similar examples.


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 WIRE TRANSFER or WESTERN UNION if possible, and will provide the necessary account information.   I would also accept personal checks if payable in U. S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. Bank or cash (at buyer’s risk).  I will accept Paypal, but only if absolutely necessary.

   PostageSince 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. 


All Buyers at end of auction:

Please wait for my invoice before making payment!!!!

 The invoice will include all costs and payment information.  I usually email invoices within 24 hours of the close of the auction. 


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