VINTAGE TRIPLEX SILVER SUGAR CUBE OR OLIVE CLAW TONGSThis auction has no reserve. This item is from one of the estates we are selling. This auction is for an unusual item that I think is either a sugar tong or olive claw style tong. When you push on the top knob the claws expand so you can "grab" the item you want. The top knob and the ring around the rod both have beautiful embossed designs. The tongs work nice and smooth, are in very good condition and measures 4 ½" long. These tongs have no mark that tells the silver content unless that is what "SV" means. The round "stem" is marked: "TRIPLEX SV PAT. 27782" This will make a nice addition to your holiday table. Plan ahead & think holiday gift.... Birthday.. Anniversary.. Valentines.. Halloween.. Christmas..... This will make a nice gift for someone special or a gift for yourself! This will make a great addition to your collection. I have other estate items listed. I will keep listing their estate items because I have a large storage unit filled to the top with boxes and old trunks with great old antique and vintage things. I am taking a box at a time so it is always a surprise to see what I find. I start most of these auctions for $9.95 or under. Take a look at my store IVYLANE ANTIQUE ESTATE COLLECTIBLES for more antiques, collectables and interesting listings. This item comes from a smoke free home. If you have questions or need more information please let me know and I will respond ASAP. Buy with confidence. Please take time to check my 100% positive feedback. ~~~ I MAIL FAST! ~~~ ~~~ PACKAGES ARE MAILED THE DAY AFTER PAYMENT IS RECEIVED ~~~ I will pack your item with care. When you receive your package if t is a problem of any kind please let me know as soon as possible so the problem can be resolved quickly. If everything meets your expectations please leave me positive feedback and then I will leave a glowing positive feedback for you also. High bidder to pay $3.95 for 1st class mail or $4.95 for Priority Mail. Insurance is optional and cost the determined buy the selling price. I will be glad to combine items to lower the shipping cost. The extra cost depends on the weight of the items. <<<<>>>> Methods of payment within USA: PayPal, Money Order, Personal or Business Check. International buyer, please include your phone number with payment . Method of payment: PayPal or US Postal Money Order. Please check out my other eBay auctions, you never know what you might find! Mark in your favorites so you can check back often. Please e-mail me with any questions prior to bidding. Thank you for viewing this listing and happy bidding!