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7 Mannekin Pis Corkscrews– Includes Uncommon & Rare

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Price: Buy Now for $95.00
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Location: California, United States
Started : 3/4/2017 3:41:08 PM
Ended: 4/12/2017 6:22:56 AM
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7 Mannekin Pis Corkscrews– Includes Uncommon & Rare
Seller Ebay ID / Identifiant eBay du vendeur: wirehelix
Seller Name / Nom du vendeur: Jack D. Bandy
Club Memberships / Vendeur membre des clubs: ICCA

7 Mannekin Pis Corkscrews– Includes Uncommon & Rare

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In this lot are 7 manekin pis corkscrews. At least two of these are uncommon, and one, the center example featuring a cigarette lighter, I believe is quite rare.

The centerpiece of this lot is the carved wood figure concealing a cigarette lighter in its head. The lighter is original, has never been used and still has its original wick and striker and I believe is operative if supplied with lighter fluid and a flint. This piece displays well and stands straight and firm on it’s opener base. It is believed to be of French origin. I note for accuracy that the cigarette is missing (not unusual) and a small part of the feet has broken off which can be seen in the photo, but frankly, I never noticed this till examining it closely for listing.

Among the uncommon examples is the fisherman which is patterned from the Fisherman’s Grotto Restaurant trademark on Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco (see photo). It is in very good to excellent condition and complete with the fish and pole, which are often missing because they are rather fragile.

I consider all pieces to be in very good to excellent condition.

See photos and Bull “Corkscrew Stories” Vol. 2, page 24 for the cigarette lighter man, and pages 163 - 165 for the fisherman story.

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

U.S. and Canadian Buyers----Please pay by check or money order only. 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. Registered Mail is also available for an additional cost for more valuable item.

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.

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I consider all pieces to be in very good to excellent condition, but see description for details.

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