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Mabson’s 1869 British Patent No. 527

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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $300.00  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: $150.00
# of bids: 3
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Wirtz, VA
Started: 10/29/2010 7:00:00 AM EDT
Ended: 11/14/2010 2:19:19 PM EDT
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Click on a picture to enlarge or download file. Mabson’s 1869 British Patent No. 527 Mabson’s 1869 British Patent No. 527 Mabson’s 1869 British Patent No. 527

John Mabson’s British Patent No. 527 of August 20, 1869 for “Improvements in appliances for drawing corks and for receiving was and dirt which fall therefrom.”  Not marked. Brush missing.

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.



Good. Brush Missing.

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