Intricately detailed brass "Parrot" with green glass eyes with gold dore surface disguises a functioning stapler. A wonderful, whimsical, desk accessory for the office. Yes, the stapler works, it's marked on the stapler that it takes Regal #25 staples, and there's still a few in it. Appear to be standard 1/4 inch staples, though I haven't tried any new ones. Regardless, this has a "look" about it! Ted Arnold pieces were sold in the 1970's/1980's in high end department stores like Neiman-Marcus. The "Parrot" measures 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) by 2.75 inches (6.9 cm) wide and is 3.25 inches (8.2 cm) tall. Condition is excellent.