10724: Diamond Point lever-filler: attractive second-tier model in an unusual deep green pearl and black material, 13.1 cm long, chrome plated trim; warranted 14K gold nib is small but has nice flex, small bump to one cap band (see detail).
4163: Eagle Just for Fun: giant wooden novelty pencil, 27 cm long, brass ferrule; slight gaping of longitudinal seam from age shrinkage of wood.
10380: Eagle glass cartridge pen: nickel plated barrel with black lacquered brass cap, 12.1 cm long, one of the earliest cartridge pens made; barrel is boldly imprinted, usual wear to japanned finish of cap; untipped brass nib writes smoothly, glass cartridge also fully intact, but unrestored cartridge-section seal is shrunken and not ink-tight, so pen is nonfunctional as sold.
10841: Eagle Russet No. 27 stylographic pen: red hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 10.1 cm long, spring-loaded needle intact, very clean.
10706: Eagle combination: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.7 cm long, pencil end uses standard 2mm drafting lead; introduced no later than 1913, this appears to have been the first mass-produced pen-pencil combo. Cap imprint worn, barrel imprint fully legible, good sound condition noting chipped pencil nozzle tip has been restored (see detail). Nib is very responsive and permits wide line width variation.
10466: Eagle Prince combination: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.4 cm long, pencil end uses standard 2mm drafting lead; introduced no later than 1913, this appears to have been the first mass-produced pen-pencil combo -- the present example dating slightly later, however, with a 1915 patent date on the characteristic Eagle nickel plated clip; moderate fading, imprints light but legible, nib is smooth and gives wide line variation.
8626: Eagle Rexall combination: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.3 cm long, pencil end uses standard 2mm drafting lead; introduced no later than 1913, this appears to have been the first mass-produced pen-pencil combo; hard rubber is crisp and glossy, with clean imprints including "S15" on the cap top; unusual version made for the Rexall chain of drugstores, bearing no Eagle marks, though carrying a characteristic Eagle 14K nib (very flexible).
5157: Eagle Giant Automatic pencil: oversize novelty, 27 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, some flaking to red paint.
10342: Eagle Prestige: red pearl and black marbled lever-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual styling with transverse imprint at end of barrel, trim grooves at ends; good-sized nib is marked "EAGLE/PRESTIGE/14K" and has a distinctive trefoil vent hole. A fine writer and in clean condition, noting scratches to the barrel.
6273: Eagle (?) Pepsi-Cola advertising pen: colorful lever-filler, 12.1 cm long, gold plated trim, wear to metal clip in form of Pepsi bottle, but still one of the better specimens we've had; section with ink window, slight gaping around level opening (see detail).
10417: Edward Todd dip pen and pencil combination: sterling silver, 16.1 cm long excluding nongold nib, end of taper twists to extend 2.0 mm lead. Nice substantial proportions, sharp scroll relief decoration, fully marked on ferrule, with engraved name "EMILY". Lead has to be pushed back, does not retract automatically.
10258: Edward Todd telescoping ruler pencil: sterling silver, 13.1 cm long, extends to 31.8 cm; square body ruled to 4 1/2 inches, 12 inches extended. Early production version has hand-engraved numbers, full imprints with maker's mark and 1897 patent date, uses standard 2 mm lead. Initials engraved on side, one small shallow bump to side, hard to photograph.
10504: Edward Todd pencil: handsomely engine-turned solid 14K green gold, 12.85 cm long, no maker's mark, but imprinted "PAT. 58001" (an Edward Todd design patent awarded May 24, 1921); uses 1.1 mm lead, initials engraved on indicia, multiple test marks (see details) and shallow mars to the back of the nose cone. Overall weight is 19.5g, including internal mechanism.
10852: Edward Todd Duplex combination in box: black hard rubber lever-filler, gold filled trim, pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead; 15.2 cm long, #3 nib has some give but is fairly firm; in original box with instructions.
10193: Edward Todd lever-filler: elegant black hard rubber pen with solid 14K green gold overlay in grouped parallel lines pattern; 12.2 cm long, very clean with only tiny marks to the metal, initials on indicia; #3 nib opens up with very light pressure, requires a light touch.
10505: Edward Todd (?) broker's pencil: 14K solid gold, 14 cm long, uses thick 2.5mm marking lead, no maker's marks, a few shallow bumps to the barrel opposite the clip, weighs 20.2g including internal mechanism.
10094: Eggens Hambler (EHCO) lever-filler: new old stock black chased hard rubber pen, 13.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, original price band ($1.50), crisp and unfaded, original hardened sac has not been replaced (will resac at no extra charge if desired). Four available -- a good quality second-tier New York penmaker.
10738: Fairchild dip pen: enormous #9 socketed nib, wooden taper with chipped baluster finial, 19.1 cm long overall; tipping intact but seam partially split on underside of socket (see detail), could be resoldered by a jeweler if desired but mechanically sound as is. The nib contains 7 to 8g of solid 14K gold, by our best estimate.
10328: Fairchild retracting dip pen: gold filled body, marked "FAIRCHILD MANF/No. 6", ebonized wood taper turns to extend and retract the nib -- a rare design, and a Fairchild patent. Mechanism works well, dents to the side of the body and a test mark to the front edge of the nib holder; nib is a #4 Mabie Todd gold ventless, with light straightening marks but of good appearance and a fine writer.
10737: Fairchild retracting dip pen: gold filled holder with removable wooden taper, 13.4 cm long closed, 17.6 cm extended including solid gold Edward Todd #6 nib; nib has a few scratches but is straight and sound, holder is well worn with a bit of typical corrosion to the lower part of the nib holder (see detail).
10809: Fairchild retracting dip pen in box: black japanned taper, slender gold filled holder is fully marked; 12.1 cm long, #2 Fairchild nib, box is missing one closure eye, has been rehinged.
9842: Fairchild magic pencil: large sterling silver ringtop, 12.2 cm long extended, 6.4 cm retracted; beautiful high-relief design of raised flowers against a textured ground, no maker's mark, but shaft imprinted "STERLING" and "PAT. APD FOR"; uses 2.0 mm lead, mechanism sticky, some scratching to nozzle.
10573: Gold Bond lever-filler: Art Deco ringtop in an unusual and attractive material, blue veined pearl; 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, recessed knurled trim bands at ends, stepped section; sharp imprints, #3 nib is a responsive, smooth writer, axial hairline crack just visible extending from under section, appears to be stable given thickness of nib. Internal construction of high quality, with Wahl-like toggled pressure bar attached to lever, lever with snap catch.
10532: Gold Bond combination: black and pearl lever-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent quality, Wahl-style pressure bar, toggled to catch-equipped lever; #4 warranted nib is generously-sized, smooth, and opens wide with light pressure, pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead; name on barrel.
9943: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, 15.25 cm long excluding nib, nicely-swelling body with high-quality repousse flower decoration, woodgrain-like lines cut at either end of relief-worked area a refined touch enhancing the realistic effect. Ferrule fully marked, model number B140.
10314: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, fully marked, 15.6 cm long excluding nib (not gold); scattered small dings, one flat of hexagonal body elegantly engraved "Geo L Buell".
9834: Gorham dip pen: large with bold "pineapple" pattern, 15.8 cm long excluding plated nib; fully marked, nicely patinated, unusual form; nice condition, a few light nicks.
7664: Gravity Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 11.4 cm long, distinctive styling, weighted needle intact, barrel imprinted on back "WAYNE SPECIALTY CO./FORT WAYNE, INDIANA.", also bears patent number 698859 (William Sanford, 1902).
10807: Grieshaber dip pen in box: slender unmarked gold filled holder with engine turned body, 14.3 cm long excluding ventless gold #2 Grieshaber nib; yellow plush worn almost completely away from exterior of the two-part case. Gold filled holders are much less common than silver.
9299: H. Thompson quill knife: tapered, flat-sided wood handle, imprinted with Victorian crown and cipher, as well as "H. THOMPSON/9 NASSAU ST."; 17.6 cm long overall, blade sound, tiny chip to tip.
8796: Indian combination: brightly colored lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, nickel plated trim, cap and barrel celluloid patterned in imitation of Native American weavings of the Southwest; not an expensively-made pen, possibly marketed as a souvenir item, plated nib is a new old stock replacement.
10533: Inkograph stylographic pen: bugundy lever-filler, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, "bullseye" rings on end of cap and barrel, Deco motifs also in stepped lines on section; weighted needle intact. Cracks in cap lip are held in place by the cap band, pen is a good user and priced accordingly.
10815: John Hancock cartridge-filler in box: black hard rubber, 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, green casein trim band; original black japanned screw-in copper cartridge is present, along with three extras in their metal case. Sealed hairline crack in pen cap does not affect function, runs between cap band and inner cap, not to cap mouth (see details). Pen has name on barrel, some cartridges dented and one has damaged threads at the mouth and will not mount, all cartridges but one still unused with mouth seal intact and ink still inside.
10065: John Wilson quill knife: Sheffield-made, tapering flat-sided wooden handle, 16 cm long, blade sound but with some deep pitting; well marked on handle, ripples over imprints appear to be pressed rather than carved.
9238: Juco Independent stylographic pen in box: handsome smooth black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.6 cm long, crisp and glossy with bold imprints, gold needle intact; appears never to have been filled, comes in very clean box, with original eyedropper with hardened rubber bulb.
7269: Juco Independent stylographic pen: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with dark red hard rubber ends, 11.8 cm long, imprints worn but mostly legible, needle missing but tube passage clear, could be readily restored to writing condition.
10729: Kingsway stylographic pen: mottled hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 11.3 cm long, made in England, needle intact.
10069: L. T. & Son combination: 14K solid gold lever-filler, 12.15 cm long, made in New York, excellent quality and heft, pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead, initials on indicia, warranted 14K gold nib is firm and very smooth, overall condition is like new but for pin-punch marks at very end of barrel threads (see detail) -- apparently a jeweler's attempt to tighten the section.
10763: Laughlin stylographic pen in box: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.2 cm long, evenly worn, mechanically sound with intact needle and tip.
10681: LeBoeuf Unbreakable set in box: ringtop sleeve-filler in lavender pearl, 12.25 cm long, gold filled trim, #4 nib; LeBoeuf pens are prized for their unusual and beautiful materials, and their often spectacular degree of pearlescence. Pen and pencil have engraved initials "A.S.", pen's condition is clean, but pencil is a wreck: mechanism works, but nose cone is missing and celluloid barrel has multiple cracks. LeBoeuf boxes are seldom seen; this one is all the more unusual in having three slots, the third perhaps for a matching pocket knife.
6857: Lynn Sorgatz combination: modeled on the very rare Parker combinations of the early 1930s, this combo is made from modern blue celluloid with white swirls and gold streaks, and incorporates a vintage 1.1 mm pencil mechanism; 15.6 cm long, gold filled trim, vintage Parker nib, feed, section, and button-filling mechanism; cap crown opens to reveal eraser.
10544: Manos Ajano: smooth black celluloid piston-filler, 13.7 cm long, made in Austria, steel dip pen nib, piston mechanism turns but not guaranteed ink-tight or functional; slight barrel warpage and swelling. These pens were widely exported in the early 20th century and are found under various brand names, but are nearly impossible to repair.
10545: Manos Standard: black chased celluloid piston-filler, 13.7 cm long, made in Austria, replaced brass dip pen nib, piston mechanism turns but not guaranteed ink-tight or functional; usual barrel warpage, tool marks on filler knob. These pens were widely exported in the early 20th century and are found under various brand names, but are nearly impossible to repair.
9671: Manual Tool Co. quill knife: Sheffield-made, 16.8 cm long, well-marked on handle with queen's crown and "S.O." (Stationery Office) above "45-12", with maker's name.
10370: Manual Tool Co. quill knife: Sheffield-made, 16.5 cm long, well-marked on blocky wooden handle with queen's crown and "S.O." (Stationery Office) above "45-12", with maker's name.
10098: Maycock token: copper "Hard Times" advertising coin, 28mm diameter, issued by the New York firm of Samuel Maycock and John Hague, early makers of mechanical pencils ("EVERPOINTED/PENCIL CASE/MANUFACTURERS").
9409: Maywood lever-filler: large red hard rubber flat-top, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, solidly-made second-tier pen, minimal wear, fine stable cap lip hairline and rim flea bite (see detail); although the original nib was certainly warranted, the present warranted #4 nib -- smooth and of excellent quality -- is a replacement; cap can be posted without causing the lip hairline to open.
6550: Mordan eyedropper-filler: black chased hard rubber straight-cap, 13.9 cm long, unusually thick barrel with equally unusual wavy-line chasing, imprinted "MORDAN/LONDON"; ventless nib missing tipping material from underpart of one tine (not apparent from above), cap faded less than barrel (probably because smooth, and could be polished without weakening chasing); Mordan fountain pens are rare -- this is only the second we have handled.
10037: Mordan combination dip pen and pencil: sterling silver ringtop, 6.25 cm long closed, telescoping body opens to reveal sliders to extend dip pen holder and 1.5 mm (VS) pencil nozzle; mechanically sound, but one slider plate is missing (can still easily be operated by pushing upon the protruding pins) and the other is missing an end. 1908 dated inscription on the barrel.
10731: Morton reversing dip pen: ebonized wood taper, sterling silver barrel with reversing nib holder plug end; 14.5 cm long closed, 18.6 cm open including unnumbered A. Morton nib, dated 1853. A few minor bumps to the silver, nib imprint is worn but legible; a less common form in a nice size (nib would be #5 or #4) and a less common material (silver vs gold filled).
10745: Norma 104 four-color pencil in box: chrome-plated brass, engine turned, 14.4 cm long with tips retracted, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in USA; like new, in cardboard box with instructions.