V Rare Antique Japanese Meiji Period Kobe Kobi Toy Wooden Automaton Figure Nr For SaleTHIS ITEM WILL BE POSTED FROM THE U.K.
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V RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD KOBE KOBI TOY WOODEN AUTOMATON FIGURE NR!
I will be selling a very large number of interesting antiques including Tribal art, Chinese, Japanese, and European antiques. I will possibly be selling over two days so please check again on FRIDAY as there may be more pieces for sale. PLEASE NOTE: This sale is in GB Pounds Sterling.
I haven't had a Kobe toy for a while and this is a particularly good one. It is in a form I haven't had before, that of a drummer whose head moves up and down whilst the mouth of the head below opens and closes with the tongue poking in and out. There are a couple of small things that need putting right but I don't think the job would be too diffucult for someone with a bit of patience and the right tools! This is a rare Kobe toy and I am selling it at a low starting price and with .
Please read down the entire listing for Dimensions, Condition, Postage & Payment Details - most of the information you will need is here on this page but please get in touch if you don't find what you are looking for. Condition & Dimensions The head moves up and down and the mouth of the figure below opens and the tongue moves in and out. The arms need to be repaired and the base is missing. A new drum also needs to be made on one side.
It stands about 6.4" / 16.3cms tall with the head down.
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Postage & Packing For your peace of mind and mine items will be sent fully insured. I will be posting from WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY so please make payment as early as possible, if possible within 3 working days. PLEASE be a little patient with the post - I will get them posted asap but I work on my own, often have a fair amount to post and I do pack carefully. I also post in the order that things are paid for.
Any delays by the postal services either at my end or abroad are rarely my fault. I always post out at the latest 3 working days after receiving cleared payment but sometimes an item is slowed up by a backlog of post or delayed whilst being processed through customs. To give you an idea it generally takes about 3-7 working days within Europe and 9 - 14 working days to the U.S. / rest of the world. If speed is of the essence then I can use a courier (DHL / FEDEX etc.) but prices for couriers start at around £30 / £40GBP for the very smallest object and VERY quickly escalate depending on size, weight and destination. Please note also that there has been a considerable hike in postage prices by the Royal Mail this year. I add on very little, often not enough to cover the packaging materials, so the price I quote really is as fair as possible.
UK: Special Delivery: £7.95 GBP.
Europe: Royal Mail Signed For Airmail: £13.85. This figure includes £2.60 for insurance over £50 GBP. This is a signed for service which offers full or limited tracking (depending on your country).
U.S. and Rest Of World: Royal Mail Signed For Airmail: £17.10 GBP. This figure includes £2.60 for insurance over £50 GBP. This is a signed for service which offers full or limited tracking (depending on your country) and insurance. Please do not ask me to falsify customs documents, thank you.***Any import duties or taxes applicable are payable by the Buyer. Please enquire with postage queries, requirements or any other questions you may have prior to offerding.*** Where possible I will of course combine shipping for multiple purchases (however if, for example, you win a walking stick and a box of some description this wouldn't be very practical!).
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Rest Of The World: PayPal only.
In the event of a recorded/traceable and insured item going missing in the post I will do everything in my power (provide proof of postage and evidence of value, etc.) to assist in obtaining a full refund from the postal service involved.
***Finally, thank you for taking a look at my sale and please have a look at the other antiques I am saleing this week including several good pieces of Native American beadwork; some fine Aboriginal clubs; an interesting collection of rare Naga objects; several fine Zulu knobkerries and staffs; a good Japanese Kobe toy; several Chinese jade and hardstone carvings; a fine Tsonga or Shona headrest and snuff bottle; a very rare Nootka basket woven staff and many more interesting antiques from around the world.***
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