WWI US NAVY BINOCULAR CASE & BRASS FRENCH FIELD GLASSES

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 26,2006
  • Channel: Online Auction
This auction is for ONE U.S. NAVAL GUN FACTORY OPTICAL ANNEX SHOP LEATHER BINOCULAR CASE MADE IN ROCHESTER, N.Y. AND INCLUDES A FRENCH LA REINE PARIS BRASS SET OF FIELD GLASSES. This is one of my mistakes on Ebay, just recently purchased off ebay, the dealer only had a couple pictures, and I trusted their feedback and didn't bother to ask any questions. It seems that the story was this was a matching set of US Navy Glasses & Case, however, upon receipt of this item, it was readily apparant that this wasn' t the case. The glasses had a recent coat of black spray paint over them. The optics were very dirty and things didn't work so well. I normally do not return any items, accepting my own responsiblity and accountability for items I bid on. So I stripped the paint off, and left a good patinia to the glasses. I repainted the inside of the glasses and the inside of the sun shields. The case is pretty darn decent for it's age, all intact. The leather shoulder strap is very soft and shows a repair to the bottom as shown. Otherwise it's in very good condition. The glasses fit them pretty well, not perfect, but pretty well. It's the right height, but not quite thick enough. Fit okay, but would cause wear if removed and inserted frequently. I am placing this item back on ebay just to recoup my lost. Have fun with your bidding, these do look pretty good, and now are crisp clean optics. Rather heavy for these old type glasses. Would really look good on a desk. The case is the best item, if you need this particular one, then gonna be hard to find another.

This is NOT a PayPal auction. Due to high fees and difficulties with their services I no longer offer Paypal as a payment option. You MAY however pay by personal check or money order. Thanks for your understanding, NO PAYPAL!

I DO NOT ship OVERSEAS, that includes CANADA and MEXICO. DO NOT BID IF YOU EXPECT SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE USA! IT WON"T HAPPEN! I DO NOT SHIP OVERNIGHT! NO PAYPAL!

Buyer to pay $8.50 shipping & handling cost in the 48 states; additional charges for shipping will apply in AK. or HA. Postage quoted is for the US 48 state addresses only.

Please see my other auctions. I can sometimes combine items to save on shipping costs. I will be happy to email additional pictures to serious buyers, upon request, and will also be glad to answer any questions that I can. The pictures could take from 1 to 7 minutes to download to a person's computer. Contact Information: I will contact Winning Bidder after auction closing with INVOICE. The Winning bidder should contact seller within 72 hours (3-Days) after the end of auction; the payment must be received within 10 days. Payment Methods Accepted: Cashiers Check or Money Orders (next business day) and Personal Checks (held ten days). NO PAYPAL!

For fastest shipping please include item name, number and description as well as your shipping address. Postage quoted is for the US 48 state addresses only. Thank you

I would encourage ALL potential buyers/bidders to ask ALL questions, relevant to the auction, BEFORE bidding. I strive to give honest descriptions on all of my items I sell. Any damages are pointed out, pictured and most ALL items are sold as is. Items are NOT sold on an "approval basis". INSURANCE IS SUGGESTED BUT NOT REQUIRED. I am not responsible for damage within the postal services, however I do every effort to pack your items as I would my own property. Thanks and sincerely, GOOD LUCK in your bidding! NO PAYPAL!

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