10233: Stylographic Pen Co. stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.65 cm long, even fading and wear, 1881 patent date clearly legible, spring action gold needle is intact, as is the tip, spring is present but bent, does not wedge into recess in central rod as intended, not guaranteed functional as is.

DATE: c. 1882 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine • $150

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12224: Fairchild magic pencil: unusual ringtop, 6.75 cm long closed, 11.8 cm extended, alternating rose gold filled and black celluloid ribbed rings; slight gap between end rings due to age shrinkage of celluloid, mechanism works smoothly and positively, uses 1.0 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $150

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10064: Edward Baker quill knife: fine quality English manufacture, 14.7 cm long, handle doubles as paper knife; no cracks, metal clean.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: exc • $150

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11802: Hicks dip pen: sterling silver, fully marked, 17.2 cm long excluding brass nib; monogram on barrel, even wear to barleycorn engine turning, no dings, top quality manufacture.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • $150

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12259: Edward Baker cedar pencil holder: hand engraved sterling silver ringtop, 8.25 cm long, full Birmingham hallmarks.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $150

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10749: Hicks magic pencil: sterling silver ringtop, 6.9 cm long closed, 12.1 cm extended, uses standard 2.0 mm thick lead; fully marked, grouped parallel lines pattern, initials on barrel, crisp condition, no dings, very solid.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc • $150

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11163: Arnold Fountain Safety Razor: patented portable razor in the form of an oversized black chased hard rubber pen, complete with gold filled cap band; 15.1 cm long, blade holder unscrews to allow blade to be replaced. Hard rubber has been professionally reblackened.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • $150

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11476: Diamond Point eyedropper-filler: black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 13.5 cm long, correct smooth cap with patented Diamond Point nickel plated clip; #3 warranted nib has scant tipping and is a bit toothy, but has considerable flexibility, condition is excellent, noting a ring of missing chasing towards the end of the barrel, likely a manufacturing defect.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $150

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11969: Autofiller twist-filler: black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 15.2 cm long, good chasing and imprints, including 1903 patent date, some scratches at ends, 14K Waterman nib is a replacement from the 1940s; an unusually long pen.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine • $150

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11640: Cross sheath clutch pencil: gold filled clamp-action lead holder uses thick 3 mm marking lead, 8.9 cm long including sheath and suspension ring. Fully marked on both pieces, small bruise to crown (see detail).

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine • $150

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10943: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: unusual oversize clipless model, 15 cm long, mottled hard rubber with multiple patterned gold filled bands, uses 1.1 mm lead; unmarked, but unquestionably made by Mabie Todd, and found in England. Multi-banded Mabie Todd pens and pencils of this sort are scarce and desirable, and normally always found in plain black hard rubber. This is the first mottled example we have ever seen. Condition excellent but for a circumferential scratch and divot mid-barrel (see detail).

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • $150

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12646: Sheaffer Lifetime: black and pearl flat-top lever-filler, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, massive Lifetime nib has a rounded semistub tip. Name on barrel, slight shrinkage to end of barrel, moderate and largely even discoloration.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $150

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11654: Pick Fountpencil stylographic pen: black lever-filler with bright red ends, 12.2 cm long, nickel plated trim, weighted needle intact and a smooth writer; barrel imprint reads "THE UNIVERSAL STYLO CO./FOREST HILLS, L.I., N.Y." but pen is clearly a Pick.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $150

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12869: Parker button-filler: black celluloid "Black Line" flat-top, 11.2 cm long, gold filled trim, hard rubber ends, Lucky Curve imprint and nib, spearhead feed.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine firm • $150

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11903: Pick Fountpencil stylographic pen: black lever-filler with bright red ends, 12.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, weighted needle intact and a smooth writer.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $150

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12519: Waterman Patrician pencil: smooth black hard rubber, 13.85 cm long, gold filled trim, no clip, eraser, or imprints, uses 1.1 mm lead; came to us as part of a group from an old-time Waterman employee.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: near mint • $150

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12616: Parker Duofold Senior pencil: black veined pearl, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; good imprints, bump to cap crown but still much better than most.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • $150

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12009: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: short stubby black lever-filler, 12.1 cm long, unusual reverse trim (chrome plated instead of usual gold filled), large White Dot, big Lifetime nib, some scratching to cap band and clip plating.

DATE: c. 1931 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine firm • $150

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12812: Parker Duofold Junior Deluxe: black-veined pearl streamlined button-filler, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, clean imprint, Duofold nib with spearhead feed; usual barrel darkening, some scratches to cap below clip ring, trim plating excellent with no brassing.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $150

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11531: Conway Stewart Universal 479: deep red swirl with black veins, bandless lever-filler, 12.9 cm long, nickel plated trim, nib has just the very beginning of a hairline from the vent hole, too small to photograph.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium broad oblique semiflex • $150

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10011: Eversharp Doric pencil: silver web, 13,4 cm long, white gold filled trim, nozzle tip is made squared-off, mechanism under cap imprinted "USE ONLY/EVERSHARP/SQUARE LEADS" (works fine with ordinary 1.1 mm lead, however); facets crisp, imprints strong, cap imprinted "VESTAL".

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $150

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12778: Waterman 92V: black vest-pocket lever-filler, 10.8 cm long, gold filled trim, original price sticker on barrel end is partially covered with what looks like red-brown paint; no brassing, bold imprints, but cap band was crimped in place irregularly, apparently a factory defect.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $150

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11826: Sheaffer Defender: black WW2-era lever-filler, 13.15 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, over-the-top military clip, #5 Feathertouch two-tone nib, scratch at edge of cap lip is not a crack, some plating wear to nib (wartime plating was thinner).

DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $150

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13055: Parker Vacumatic Major: golden pearl laminate, 12.7 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, Blue Diamond clip, barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, good barrel transparency, wartime production with plastic filler unit, plunger with diamond imprint on end, nib is slightly later with a 1946 date code.

DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $150

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11500: Parker VS: blue button-filler, 14 cm long, frosty Lustraloy cap with polished rim band, chrome plated clip, clear Lucite comb feed, good barrel imprint with 1st quarter date code.

DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $150

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12598: Waterman JiF four-color pencil: chrome plated brass, 13.7 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; new old stock, no packaging; French-made for the French market, very solid construction, from a long-established Paris pen shop.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: near mint • $150

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12720: Bayard Superstyl: semitransparent mottled blue Bakelite lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, 18K gold nib, made in France.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine • $150

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12934: S. Eto Vanco double-lead two-color pencil in box: made in Osaka, Japan, 11 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; turn the crown one direction to extend the black lead, the other direction to extend the red. Wild swirled red and grey celluloid. New old stock, with instructions, minor plating dulling from age.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $150

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12796: Parker 75 Grain d'Orge ballpoint: fine barleycorn pattern, silver plate, made in France, gold plated trim, dished clip button, "ES" date code, as new, no packaging.

DATE: 1988 • CONDITION: near mint • $150

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11538: Hicks magic pencil: gold filled trim, 6.9 cm long closed, 12.3 cm extended, uses "M" (1.05 mm) lead, unmarked but for March 21, 1871 patent date -- a Hick's patent. Barrel sleeve cracked, condition otherwise excellent, mechanism works smoothly and positively, a few pinprick marks to the nozzle.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: VG* • $145

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12856: unmarked magic pencil: sterling silver ringtop, 6.1 cm long retracted, 11.6 extended, high quality American manufacture, uses standard 2mm thick lead, hefty silver relief work, dings visible on shaft when pulled out.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG • $145

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12569: Diamond Point eyedropper-filler: slender and early black hard rubber straight-cap, 13.1 cm long, strong barrel imprint, slight even fading, ventless underfeed-style nib with narrower heel, marked only "14K", feed resembles that found on 1890-patent Eagle glass-cartridge pens. Cap is cracked, has not been repaired.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $145

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12570: unmarked dip pen: large, hand-painted porcelain, European (German?), 17.2 cm long excluding steel nib; some wear to overglaze decoration, no cracks or chips.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine • $145

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11752: Eversharp pencil: early production, gold filled, lined engine turning with hand engraved vine scroll, 13.45 cm long; "EVER SHARP" imprint, "GOLD FILLED" and "PATENTED"; a few light marks to the top of the crown, otherwise no dings. Made immediately after Wahl's takeover of Eversharp, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $145

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12008: Sheaffer Balance 5-30: early production jade green streamlined lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, short section, flat bottomed feed, 5-30 nib; usual barrel discoloration.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $145

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9338: Waterman 92 pencil: red and gold, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, bold imprints, beautiful color -- a scarce and desirable material.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $145

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12528: Sheaffer Balance Lifetime: red-veined grey pearl ringtop lever-filler, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, large White Dot, big Lifetime nib with super-fine tip; beautiful color and pearlescence.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: needlepoint • $145

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11636: Waterman desk pencil: black celluloid, 18.6 cm long, chrome plated trim, barrel 10 mm in diameter, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; new old stock, minimal shop wear.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • $145

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12396: Eshaco 101C: striated golden pearl button-filler, 11.2 cm long, gold plated trim, German-made for the Dutch market, strong imprints, beautiful material, responsive warranted nib; cap lip hairline has been professionally repaired, hard to find even with magnification, trim plating extremely thin as is typical of German pens of this type.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $145

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12878: Waterman lever-filler: golden pearl, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, #2A nib writes a nicely shaded line.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $145

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12038: Sheaffer Craftsman: black lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon variant with Gregg shorthand symbol on barrel; sharp imprints, very slight swelling over lever retaining spring.

DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $145

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12041: Waterman Stateleigh Taperite: blue-grey slip-cap lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, 1/10 14K gold filled cap, hooded nib is a smooth writer but not the flex denoted by the original barrel sticker. Short-lived model made in imitation of the Parker 51.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine • $145

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11837: Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman: green pneumatic-filler, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, conical palladium-silver nib is marked "M4", smooth writer but more of a fine, three-letter monogram on barrel.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $145

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12726: Bayard Fit: small dark green accordion-sac pump-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, made in France, 18K Bayard nib, original sac intact, "744" on blind cap, crisp imprints, some shrinkage to cap (see details).

DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $145

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12727: Bayard 824: slender black slip-cap accordion-sac pump-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, made in France, original chalk marks on barrel, never filled, original sac intact, 18K gold Bayard nib.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $145

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12798: Parker 75 Perlé ballpoint: gold plate, made in France, no date code, crisp and as new but for slightest wear to clip button.

DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: near mint • $145

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12803: Parker 75 Grain d'Orge ballpoint: fine barleycorn pattern, gold plate, made in France, dished clip button, no date code.

DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: near mint • $145

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7552: Parker 180 Flighter: stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated trim, US-made, includes Aerometric-style slender convertor, 14K gold two-way triangular nib (offers two nib grades in one, with a thinner line when the nib is used inverted); new old stock with original clip tag, several available.

DATE: c. 1980 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: broad/fine • $135

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7659: Cross stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 11.9 cm long, thick model with unusual chased cap; crisp and glossy, bold section imprint without patent date, has been converted to a scribing tool -- probably as a means to recycle unused but obsolete old stock (not usable as a pen).

DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: mint* • $125

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13011: Fairchild (?) dip pen: sterling silver, 16.3 cm long excluding plated nib, relief scrollwork pattern, marked "STERLING.F".

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine • $125

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11957: Fairchild (?) magic pencil: unmarked gold filled ringtop of good size, 6.3 cm long closed, 12 cm extended, black lacquered bands and fluted center for a sculptural effect, attached badge for Delta Omega Sigma in low carat rose gold; uses standard 1.1 mm lead, mechanically perfect noting hairline crack in front cap (see detail).

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine* • $125

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12820: unmarked dip pen: sterling silver twist pattern, 16.8 cm long excluding plated nib, probably American manufacture, engraved only "G.G.E", apparently a monogram rather than a maker's mark. Excellent quality.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine • $125

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12272: Villiers & Jackson cedar pencil holder: 9K solid gold fine barleycorn pattern ringtop, 6.85 cm long, weighs 7g.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $125

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12681: unmarked novelty pencil: nickel plated brass and celluloid, in the form of an antique pistol, 5.1 cm long, 6.1 cm with nozzle extended; barrel twists to extend nozzle, lead propels and retracts, uses standard 1.1 mm lead, celluloid "stock" has one small chip at the back, material very likely of German manufacture.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine • $125

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11417: Eversharp pencil: early production, gold filled, lined engine turning with hand engraved vine scroll, 13.3 cm long; "EVER SHARP" imprint, "20 YEAR GOLD FILLED" and "PATENTED"; pencil was made immediately after Wahl's takeover of Eversharp; initials engraved on barrel, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine • $125

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11961: Sheaffer demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal construction, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked with 1918 patent date and "PAT.PEND'G" on crown, eraser pulls out from end.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $125

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11739: Sheaffer demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal construction, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked with 1918 patent date and "PAT.PEND'G" on crown, eraser pulls out from end.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $125

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12373: Wirt lever-filler: black chased hard rubber ring top, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, distinctive and characteristically Wirt blade-shaped solid metal lever; ventless gold nib, vented flat feed, unusual barrel construction, made from plugged tubing, hard rubber faded but chasing good, no maker imprint as is typical of these small Wirts. Comes with period suspension cord to wear around the neck.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine stub semiflex • $125

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12337: American Pencil Co. giant "The Twins" dip pen and pencil set in box: wood with swirl-pattern lacquer finish, pen is 25.5 cm long excluding steel "Midget" falcon nib, octagonal "Whoopee" pencil is a real pencil, with thick lead all the way through. Usual age cracquelure to finish, box split at one end, as new with just age and storage wear.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • $125

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12874: Waterman lever-filler: silver pearl, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, smooth Ideal nib.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $125

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11862: Eversharp Skyline: brown lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, 1/10 14K gold filled over silver ribbed cap, some scratches to the barrel, unusual nib, smooth and wet, shows more line width variation with ink that is not so free-flowing.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine stub • $125

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10189: Parker 51 nib extractor: original factory-issued repairman's tool, ring 2.5 cm across, curved steel blade with stud on top is inserted between nib and feed, stud snaps into hole in nib, allowing nib to be pulled out without removal of shell (hood). Slightly shortened at tip (the thin steel easily chipped), still functional but use not recommended nowadays due to risk of damaging shell.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: VG* • $125

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12725: Soma button-filler: burgundy, 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim, made in France, unusual feed matching in color, 18K warranted nib writes a nicely shaded line with normal writing pressure; slight irregularity of lowest cap band appears to be a manufacturing error.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $125

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12790: Pelikan 450 injector pencil: brown and striped "tortoiseshell" celluloid, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, first model without eraser, good imprint, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $125

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12935: S. Eto Vanco double-lead two-color pencil in box: made in Osaka, Japan, 11 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; turn the crown one direction to extend the black lead, the other direction to extend the red. Grey pearl and black celluloid resembles a color used on Sheaffer's subbrand pens of the 1930s, but lower quality with a few areas where shrinkage has left small depressions in the surface. New old stock with instructions, some age dulling of plating.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $125

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12732: Bayard Excelsior 588: small dark green French-made pump-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, hooded nib, original chalk marks on barrel, superficial shop wear; original accordion sac has been replaced by a conventional sac, fill pen by twisting transparent plunger instead of pressing (as described here).

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $125

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13041: Pelikan 455 ballpoint: brown and striped "tortoiseshell" celluloid, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, uses Schneider Express 75 refills.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: exc • $125

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12733: Stylomine 303: small black French pump-filler, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, semi-hooded nib, chalk marks on barrel, original accordion sac has been replaced by a conventional sac, fill pen by twisting transparent plunger instead of pressing (as described here).

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine firm • $125

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12742: Parker 75 Insignia ballpoint: gold plated crosshatch grid pattern, not the usual flat surface, more deeply grooved like the classic sterling silver version; made in USA, barrel tip opening not swaged down to fit point snugly (see detail), may be test piece, not fully finished.

DATE: c. 1979 • CONDITION: fine • $125

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12801: Parker 75 Millerais ballpoint: gold plated, made in France, dished clip button, "AL" date code, as new, no packaging.

DATE: 1982 • CONDITION: exc • $125

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9785: unmarked scraper: erasing knife, blade marked on base "AVE/MARIA"; handle slightly bent to side, doubles as a paper knife; 15.7 cm long.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $120

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12969: unmarked dip pen: sterling silver, scroll pattern, 16.4 cm long excluding plated nib, American manufacture, fancy engraved monogram on holder, "MS".

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $120

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11906: unmarked novelty dip pen and pencil: wooden souvenir in the form of an umbrella, 28.2 cm long, shaft pulls out to reveal dip pen, tip of umbrella covers clutch pencil nozzle, uses 2 mm lead; fabric cover to body, shaft hand-carved "WASHINGTON D. C.", painted papier-mache cherries attached.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • $120

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12264: Villiers & Jackson cedar pencil holder: smooth 9K solid gold ringtop, 5.6 cm long, full Chester hallmarks, weighs 6.6g, one small shallow ding.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $120

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12116: Juco Independent stylographic pen in box: smooth black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.9 cm long, good imprints, needle intact, rotating air flow control valve at back of barrel, box with point clearing tool, on bottom of box hand-written: "From shoe factory in Jersey City Pens to mark leather".

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $120

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13076: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.2 cm long, gold filled trim. New old stock, but slight swelling to cap above clip, end of barrel slightly out of round, some fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $120

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11883: Inkograph stylographic pen: early black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 11.8 cm long, nickel plated trim, bold crisp barrel imprint with "PAT. APL'D"; weighted needle is intact, pen is in near pristine condition, noting slight fading to the hard rubber. Pre-lever-filling Inkographs are hard to find.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine • $120

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12831: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: sterling silver with elaborate engine turning, 12.8 cm long, New York production, monogram engraved on barrel, otherwise as new, some tarnish, in box with original instructions, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $120

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12895: Conklin lever-filler: green economy-line model, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, semistub nib; fleabite to rim of cap lip, stress mark to left of nib vent hole (should be stable if nib not overstressed -- was probably treated as a flex nib, which it isn't).

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine • $120

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12250: Waterman pencil: black hard rubber with sterling silver "Pansey Panel" overlay, 13.7 cm long, matches full-length 452-series pens, uses 1.1 mm lead, later mechanism propels and retracts; initials "J.W." engraved on barrel, shallow dings mid-barrel, difficult to photograph.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG • $120

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12510: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal pencil: black and pearl, gold filled trim, 13.6 cm long, roller clip, uses 1.1 mm lead, matches oversize Gold Seal Signature "Deco Band" fountain pen, earlier version with shorter clip.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: exc • $120

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11327: Sheaffer Lifetime Autograph Balance pencil: black oversize, 13.9 cm long, solid 14K gold trim, initials "F. M." on barrel band, fine appearance and function, uses 1.1 mm lead, noting bump to nose cone and usage scratches overall.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG • $120

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11156: Sheaffer Balance pencil: green pearl and black marbled, 13.25 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon with twin wide patterned barrel bands; two-tone tip cone appears to be a later factory replacement, perhaps to convert this pencil to use thinner .9 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: exc • $120

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10309: De La Rue Self Filling Ink Pencil: black lever-filler stylographic pen, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, weighted needle intact, a smooth writer with bold imprints, cap thread engagement is short (1/3 turn) but secure.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $120

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12974: Cattaraugus knife pencil: black-veined green pearl celluloid body, chrome plated trim, 12.8 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; one cutting blade and one nail file, good snap to both, plating losses to nose cone, one sealed age hairline at end, probably from shrinkage of celluloid around metal blade housing (see details), company imprint on side of barrel.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $120

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12745: Dur-O-Lite pencil and utility knife set in box: light greenish pearl celluloid Eversharp-style faceted pencil, 14.6 cm long, chrome plated trim, with matching slide-action two-bladed Dodson utility knife; both pieces imprinted with a phone number but apparently unused, some age spots to plating, pencil barrel bent, with some discoloration to the eraser cap and some small age shrinkage cracks at ends (see details).

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: fine* • $120

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12965: Parker Vacumatic Junior pencil: red Shadow Wave, 11.85 cm long, gold filled trim, interesting barrel imprint: "DETROIT'S TRIBUTE 100%"; 2nd quarter date code, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: 1939 • CONDITION: exc • $120

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11727: Eversharp Skyline: burgundy lever-filler with uncommon ribbed plastic cap, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, economy model, clip does not extend over the top of the derby; noteworthy nib is very fine, opens up easily with only slight pressure but only so far -- limited line width variation.

DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $120

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13111: Parker 51 Demi: cordovan vest-pocket Vac-filler, 12.1 cm long, 1/10 16K gold filled cap with fine parallel lines pattern, good barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, name on barrel, smooth writer with good ink flow. Vac-filling Demis are both shorter and significantly less common than the later Aerometric Demis.

DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $120

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12078: Sheaffer Cadet: striated green pearl lever-filler, 12.7 cm long, less common chrome plated trim version of Craftsman, section with ink window, #33 nib.

DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $120

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13130: Sheaffer Tuckaway Sentinel: black vest pocket plunger-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, stainless steel cap, section with transparent ink window, smooth two-tone Triumph nib, White Dot at end of barrel, minor scuffs at top of cap.

DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium firm • $120

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13043: Sheaffer Snorkel Valiant: grey pneumatic-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone conical Triumph nib.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $120

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12384: Parker 21 Super in box: red squeeze-filler, brushed stainless steel cap, chrome plated trim, Octanium alloy nib; new old stock with clip tag, clutch fingers inside cap have left slight indents in the hood.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $120

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12670: Montblanc Pix 36 injector pencil: black with gold plated trim, 13.2 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $120

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10266: Parker 4-color Flighter ballpoint: brushed stainless steel cap and barrel, 12.9 cm long with tip out, 13.2 with tip in, gold plated trim, 45-style clip; uncommon model, made in Germany, color selected by holding pen level with matching colored arrow upwards when operating cap mechanism; uses standard mini refills, condition a bit rough with bumps and tool marks at ends, mechanism works fine though a bit sticky if colored arrow not lined up precisely to vertical.

DATE: c. 1975 • CONDITION: G-VG* • $120

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13083: Parker 75 Laque ballpoint: burgundy lacquer finish, gold plated trim, made in France, "TE" date code, original hang tag.

DATE: 1985 • CONDITION: exc • $120

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13082: Parker 75 Laque ballpoint: "Jasper red quartz" lacquer finish, gold plated trim, made in France, no date code, a few pinprick losses, appearance excellent, original hang tag.

DATE: c. 1979 • CONDITION: fine* • $120

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12599: Edward Todd magic pencil: sterling silver ringtop, 6.7 cm long closed, 11.3 cm extended, fully marked, unusual pattern, a few scattered shallow pinprick dings, appears to be late production with screw-off end and lead reservoir, uses standard 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine • $115

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13077: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 13.1 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, but a stress mark from the clip hole, heat distortion to the cap, end of barrel slightly out of round, some fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $115

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13071: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 13.2 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, but a couple of stress marks from the clip hole, some pitting to clip, fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $110

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13072: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 13.2 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, but a stress marks from the clip hole, heat distortion to the cap, fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $110

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11941: Eagle glass cartridge pen: black lacquered brass, 12 cm long, one of the earliest cartridge pens made; barrel is fully imprinted, stating "PATENTED" but unlike later examples no citation of patent date of 1890; untipped brass nib is a smooth writer, glass cartridge is fully intact but original rubber seal has shrunk, preventing use as is, can be used with a modern Sheaffer cartridge with its end cut off.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium flex • $105

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12287: Mordan cedar pencil holder: long sterling silver ringtop, 8.3 cm long, bold ribbed pattern.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine • $105

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12261: Mordan cedar pencil holder: sterling silver, long and slender, 8.3 cm long, bold ribbed pattern.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • $105

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9091: Eagle Home Guard dip pen: giant novelty, over 27 cm long excluding Eagle-marked plated nib, black lacquered wood taper, some rust to nib.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $105

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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.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $105

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11682: Farrell & Hosinger Paramount Gravity Stylo: black hard rubber screw-cap vest pocket eyedropper-filler, 10.7 cm long, elegant two-tone design with red hard rubber cap crown and section; weighted needle is intact, imprints worn but legible.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $105

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13074: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.2 cm long, gold filled trim. New old stock, but slight swelling to cap above clip, end of barrel out of round.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $105

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12112: Mabie Todd Longshort Stylo: black chased hard rubber vest-pocket eyedropper-filler, 7.3 cm closed, 11.3 cm open; made in England, fully functional, spring-loaded needle intact, imprints strong, hard rubber unfaded.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $105

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12488: Sheaffer Lifetime oversize pencil: black and pearl flat-top, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, shallow pinhead dings to crown but much better than usual, excellent color, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • $105

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12372: Carter Inx: blue on blue ringtop lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprints, slight gapping around lever opening.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $105

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12335: American Pencil Co. No. 19 "Midget" dip pen: giant novelty pen, 29.5 cm long including nib, plated brass ferrule, usual cracquelure to swirled lacquer finish, nib has a bit of superficial rust but is overall quite clean, fragments of decal next to ferrule identify pen as souvenir from Lookout Mountain.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $105

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12068: Cattaraugus knife pencil: black celluloid body, chrome plated trim, 13.6 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; one cutting blade and one nail file, good snap to both; plating wear to clip, two age cracks next to clip (see details) where the celluloid has shrunk slightly while attached to the internal metal knife mechanism.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $105

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12060: Sheaffer Junior Balance: slender full-length black lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, fine appearance though section ink window is quite dark; lively and responsive nib, does not open wide but pleasant shading.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $105

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12594: Cross (?) torpedo pencil: chrome plated brass, 11 cm long, brass propellors at end turn, scattered plating loss; excellent quality and workmanship, uses 1.1 mm lead, no maker's marks, which is typical of Cross's novelty pencils. An earlier Cross torpedo pencil of slightly different form is shown on p. 103 of Lambert's Writing History; it may be significant that Cross made torpedo propellors during WW2.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine • $105

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11020: Reynolds International ballpoint: aluminum, main barrel finished in dark purple-blue; 14.6 cm long, not working, a relic of the beginnings of the postwar ballpoint craze; original price was $12.50 -- as much as the top-line fountain pens of the era.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine* • $105

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13038: Pelikan 450 injector pencil: brown and striped "tortoiseshell" celluloid, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, later slenderized model, top button pulls out to reveal eraser, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: exc • $105

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11021: Parker 75 Milleraies ballpoint: silver plated, chrome plated trim, fine parallel lines pattern, made in France, "AL" date code, nice appearance but tool marks to clip button, a touch of plating pitting at the end of the arrow clip.

DATE: 1982 • CONDITION: fine • $105

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13021: Parker 75 Laque ballpoint: "Jasper red quartz" lacquer finish, gold plated trim, made in France, "QI" date code, some plating wear.

DATE: 1983 • CONDITION: fine • $105

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13025: Parker 75 Laque ballpoint: burgundy lacquer finish, gold plated trim, made in France, "LE" date code, excellent but for clip mark on cap (see details).

DATE: 1983 • CONDITION: fine • $105

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13084: Parker 75 Laque ballpoint: "Jasper red quartz" lacquer finish, gold plated trim, made in France, no date code, a few nicks to the lacquer, appearance otherwise excellent, original hang tag.

DATE: c. 1979 • CONDITION: fine* • $105

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7199: Waterman cigar cutter: celluloid body warped and markings badly worn, blade well-used. Unusual, as most examples marked on one side only. A promotional item given by company president Frank D. Waterman to his fellow Rotarians -- background history here.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fair • $100

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11835: Aikin Lambert Cadet: black chased hard rubber clipless vest-pocket lever-filler, 11 cm long, gold filled trim, cap imprint of cadet in West Point style uniform, #1-size nib imprinted "CADET"; rare subbrand model, evenly browned, even wear, no damage but note defects in cap chasing.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine • $100

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10653: Eversharp Match Thin pencil: gold filled miniature slender ringtop, 7.8 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; a very scarce model, catalogued from 1924 to 1928 and seldom seen.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $100

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