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All steel Twigg’s patent Corkscrew 1867-1868

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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $1,395.00  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: $300.00
# of bids: 5
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Wirtz, VA
Started: 10/29/2010 7:00:00 AM EDT
Ended: 11/14/2010 2:34:00 PM EDT
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Click on a picture to enlarge or download file. All steel Twigg’s patent Corkscrew 1867-1868 All steel Twigg’s patent Corkscrew 1867-1868

All steel Twigg’s patent corkscrew with top catch piece.   Marked G. TWIGG’S PATENT ENGLAND OCTOBER 10 1867 on one side of the frame and G. TWIGG’S PATENT U.S. AMERICA JAN.21 1868 on the other side. The British patent number is 2,851. The American patent number is 73,677 and it was the first British corkscrew to be patented in the USA. Excellent mechanical condition with full and sharp worm with some wear to the frame as seen in the photo.

This corkscrew is from the collection of Homer Babbidge. Homer was a founder member of the ICCA. He co-authored “Corkscrews for Collectors” with Bernard Watney. Homer died in 1984.


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Shipping by U.S Postal Service.  U.S.A. $4.95 Priority Mail for lots that fit in a Small Flat Rate Priority Mail Box; $10.70 for larger items and combined lots via Medium Flat Rate Priority Mail. Insurance is extra and at buyer’s risk if not purchased.


Outside USA. Actual cost billed and it depends on buyer preferences. Priority Mail International can be insured (with limitations depending on country) and tracked but not registered. First Class International Priority Mail can be registered.

Insurance extra, based upon selling price.  Buyer assumes full risk if insurance not purchased. Registered mail is the safest shipping method.


If you purchase more than one lot, I will combine in single shipment to save you postage.


Declared Value for Customs and insurance will be selling price.



Excellent mechanical condition with full and sharp worm with some wear to the frame as seen in the photo.

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