11872: D. J. Kennedy pencil: Morrison (?) pencil with rhodium-plated sterling silver overlay from the 1930s, elaborated upon in gold and cast silver, including two snakes, a scimitar, and a mermaid; in contrast to the metal pens Kennedy sold through Neiman Marcus, pens and pencils of this kind were typically given or traded to D.J.'s friends in the pen collecting community. Unsigned, missing a cabochon.

DATE: c. 1996 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • $275

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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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12481: Diamond Point combination: bright jade green lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead; small warranted nib opens readily, writes an effortlessly shaded line.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine stub flex • $200

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11210: Dunhill Twopen: English-market version of the legendary Zerollo double-nibbed pen; helically-chased black hard rubber, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim. Crisp imprints, fully marked, both nibs very soft and flexible.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine flex • $4850

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12363: Dunn pump-filler: uncommon long and very slender model, black chased hard rubber, 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, orange hard rubber filler knob, crisp chasing and imprints with a slight price band shadow on the cap (see detail); came to us lacking the nib but never filled, has been recorked and a correct #2 Dunn nib (very flexible!) installed.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine flex • $350

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12342: Dunn pump-filler: uncommon long and very slender model, black chased hard rubber, 14.3 cm long, gold filled trim, orange hard rubber filler knob, crisp chasing and imprints with a slight price band shadow on the cap (see detail); came to us lacking the nib but never filled, has been recorked and a correct #2 Dunn nib installed.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $300

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12364: Dunn pump-filler: black chased hard rubber, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, orange hard rubber filler knob, crisp chasing and imprints; came to us lacking the nib but never filled, has been recorked and a correct #2 Dunn nib installed.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: needlepoint • $175

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12267: Dunn injector pencil: sterling silver ringtop, 11.1 cm long, marked "PAT. PEND.", eraser under cap unused, new old stock with shop wear, marks on barrel, etched by rubber band (see detail), uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $60

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12269: Dunn injector pencil: sterling silver, 13.55 cm long, marked "PAT. PEND.", eraser under cap unused, new old stock with shop wear, marks on barrel, etched by rubber band (see detail), uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $85

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12268: Dunn injector pencil: sterling silver ringtop, 11.1 cm long, marked "PAT. PEND.", eraser under cap unused, new old stock with shop wear, marks on barrel, etched by rubber band (see detail), uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $60

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11733: Dunn pump-filler: black chased hard rubber, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, red casein filler knob with crosspin, threads mostly chipped away (see detail); comb feed, large responsive nib with considerable flex.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine flex • $295

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12057: Dunn Dreadnaught: black ringtop pump-filler, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, black celluloid cap and barrel, top of two-piece cap unscrews to provide a protective cage around the nib while filling; some barrel shrinkage, does not affect function, clean red casein pump knob, responsive nib gives nice shading.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $225

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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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12427: 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 responsive writer, glass cartridge is fully intact but original rubber seal is hardened, can be used with a cut off Sheaffer cartridge as shown.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $120

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4163: Eagle Just for Fun: giant wooden novelty pencil, 27 cm (10 1/2 inches) long, brass ferrule; slight gaping of longitudinal seam from age shrinkage of wood.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG • $40

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10841: Eagle Russet No. 27 stylographic pen: red hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 10.1 cm long, spring-loaded needle intact, very clean.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine • $125

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11839: Eagle pull-filler: large black chased hard rubber screw-cap, 14.8 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual filling system is like a reverse button-filler, end knob is pulled to flatten sac (US patent 680117 of 1901). Excellent quality, pen is unusually big, equivalent to a Waterman #6-size, nib has Eagle shield imprint, Masonic imprint on barrel for Martha Washington Lodge; cap more worn than barrel, two small stable hairlines in lip (see detail), front portion of barrel from barrel band forward has been restored.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $400

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11748: Eagle eyedropper-filler: smooth black hard rubber straight-cap, 12.5 cm long, no barrel imprints, characteristic Eagle styling including ribbed section, nib is a later replacement, but a fine writer, responsive albeit with limited line width variation.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $165

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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.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $225

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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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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.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $275

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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).

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine flex • $395

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5157: Eagle Giant Automatic pencil: giant novelty mechanical pencil, 27 cm (10 5/8 inches long, uses standard 1.1 mm lead, fully functional, some flaking to red paint.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG* • $25

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11199: Eagle (?) Pepsi-Cola advertising pen: colorful lever-filler, 12.4 cm long, gold plated trim, typical paint loss to metal clip in form of Pepsi bottle, plated steel nib.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine • $160

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11029: Edacoto safety: mottled hard rubber clipless French vest pocket model, 9.4 cm long, gold filled overlay, soft 18K Edacoto nib; well-used but still very attractive, pinprick pockmarks to the overlay, wear-through in the lines of the engine turned pattern (see details).

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: G-VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $360

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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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12297: Edward Baker magic pencil: large 9K solid gold ringtop, 7.4 cm long closed, 13.5 cm extended, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead; solid with real heft, weight 30 g.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $450

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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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11860: Edward Todd magic pencil: small gold filled ringtop, 4.15 cm long closed, 8 cm extended, engraved "Mollie"; good working order, uses standard 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $50

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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".

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • $485

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12191: Edward Todd telescoping ruler pencil: sterling silver ringtop, 8 cm long, square body ruled to 2 3/8", extends to 6"; hand-engraved numbers, 1897 patent date, uses standard 2 mm thick lead.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine • $250

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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.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $265

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11276: Edward Todd eyedropper-filler: small black hard rubber vest-pocket screw-cap ringtop, 9.1 cm long, smooth solid 14K gold overlay with dated engraving on cap; extra-large vent hole at edge of inner cap is a characteristic Edward Todd feature, nib is a semistub with some flex. Tiny stress crack in metal at top of cap (see detail) probably from manufacture.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium semiflex • $275

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10884: Edward Todd telescoping ruler pencil: sterling silver, 13.9 cm long, extends to 33 cm; square body ruled to 4 1/2 inches, 12 inches extended. Earlier production version with hand-engraved numbers, full imprints with maker's mark and 1897 patent date, uses standard 1.1 mm lead. Name on side, some bumps to the nozzle as well as some minor splits (does not affect function). Added gold filled clip is of excellent quality, would appear to be a copy and likely an infringement of Wahl's design.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine* • $250

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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 barrel, multiple test marks (see details) shallow mars to the back of the nose cone; stress cracks at tip opening do not affect function, appear to be the result of over-aggressive removal of jammed lead. Overall weight is 19.5g, including internal mechanism.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG* • $350

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12125: Edward Todd pencil lighter: massive 14K solid gold, 13.7 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, lighter at top revealed by turning cap, pulling straight up, and folding to side; wheel and wick as new, needs only flint and fluid, pencil also as new but for shallow bumps to side of nose cone, initials engraved on barrel; net weight over 36 grams.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • $500

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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.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium fine • $165

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10460: Eisenstadt lever-filler: unusual black chased hard rubber oversize pen with distinctive reverse-action lever; 13.6 cm long, no brassing to the gold filled trim, hard rubber moderately faded, barrel imprint lighter to the left but fully legible, scratch in top of cap (see detail); big #6 nib is fully marked, including logo of "E" and try square; Eisenstadt was primarily known as a leading St. Louis jewelry company: their pens were of high quality, but limited in production and distribution; the "PAT. PENDING" imprint indicates production before the approval of patent 1,531,800 on March 31, 1925.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $685

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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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11974: Fairchild magic pencil: large and striking, 8.4 cm long closed, 14.1 cm extended, finely ribbed body alternating rose gold filled and black (celluloid?) rings. Fully marked, including "PATENTED JUNE 22.1869" (Rauch's US patent 91,665), nozzle marked "9", uses standard 2.0 mm lead. Stress hairline in front cap opening, dents at end of extending shaft, otherwise crisp with relatively little wear.

DATE: c. 1875 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $275

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12074: Fairchild retracting dip pen: gold filled body, marked "L.W. FAIRCHILD & Co.", ebonized wood taper turns to extend and retract the nib -- a rare design, and a Fairchild patent. 11.5 cm long closed, 12.9 cm extended, excluding #5 ventless gold Fairchild nib. Mechanism works well, clean overall condition noting stress hairlines around handle crosspin; nib provides dramatic line width variation.

DATE: c. 1875 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $325

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12320: Fairchild retracting dip pen and pencil combination: gold filled body, pen holder slides out in conventional fashion, wooden taper turns to extend pencil; 12 cm long retracted, pencil uses 1.5mm VS lead; fully marked, 6-size holder and matching pristine #6 nib.

DATE: c. 1875 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $295

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12219: Fairchild dip pen: oversize #8 gold filled holder, full marked, ebonized wood taper, 13.7 cm long excluding matching #8 Fairchild ventless gold nib; taper is removable, damage to end, nib has a challenging degree of flex, some dings to the holder and corrosion to the underside (see details).

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $350

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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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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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12255: Fairchild/Johnson dip pen: handsome gold filled barleycorn holder with pearl taper, 13.9 cm long, marked "FAIRCHILD" and "3", nib is an E.S. Johnson #2, unusually marked on the underside "14K". Nib is extremely flexible, requires a very light hand; nib slit slightly prolonged into top of imprint by short stable hairline crack. Fairchild and Johnson merged in 1898, but this nib and holder could have been put together earlier as well.

DATE: c. 1898 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine superflex • $175

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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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11684: Farrell & Hosinger Paramount Gravity Stylo: black chased hard rubber slip-cap ringtop eyedropper-filler, 11.6 cm long, gold filled ringtop fitting may not be factory-installed; intact weighted needle.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $80

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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.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $225

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12253: Gorham dip pen: bold sterling silver twist pattern, 16.2 cm long excluding nib, fully and strongly marked, initials and scattered pinhead dings in gripping area (see detail).

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG • $265

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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.

DATE: c. 1860 • CONDITION: fine • $95

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12284: Henry Williamson Ltd cedar pencil holder: long smooth sterling silver ringtop, 9.6 cm long, full Birmingham hallmarks.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $110

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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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12256: Hicks dip pen: long unmarked mottled hard rubber holder, 20.1 cm long excluding uncommon V-vent Hicks #5 gold dip nib. Holder has a gouge and a short stable crack at the end (see detail), does not affect function, nib is a notable writer, nice sharp smooth italic, some marks from restraightening (someone pressed a bit too hard, as it flexes with very little pressure).

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium italic flex • $175

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11423: Hicks magic pencil: oversize gold filled ringtop, 9.2 cm closed, 15.9 cm extended, uses 2.5 mm lead, marked "W.S. HICKS NEW YORK"; mechanism smooth and positive, two small test marks, engine turning crisp. Magic pencils this large are very uncommon.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $295

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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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11917: Hicks magic pencil: 10K gold filled, with swivel and ring suspension sheath; 11.4 cm long extended, 6.4 cm retracted, uses 1.7 mm lead, propels and retracts; pencil has a couple of shallow bumps, hard to photograph.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • $165

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11102: Hicks The Quill: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with gold filled overlay, 14.3 cm long; crisp engine turning of unusual complexity, barrel overlay marked "W. S. HICKS NEW YORK", nib is marked "LONDON". Hicks had a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic, concentrating on dip pens and pencils rather than fountain pens until the later 1920s. Early Hicks fountain pens are not at all common -- overlay examples even more so.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $895

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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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11979: Hicks telescoping eyedropper-filler: gold filled ringtop, 8.5 cm long, bulbous-ended pen pulls out of long suspension sheath, telescopes out to 10.2 cm long -- does not post. Hicks nib is marked "LONDON" and "14CT" (Hicks had a substantial British market) and has considerable soft flex. An unusual form, shallow bump to end bulb.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine stub flex • $450

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11544: Hicks combination: sterling silver lever-filler and pencil, 11.9 cm long, unusual hand hammered finish over finely engine turned ground, 18K Hicks nib; identical to a Twinpoint combo, but marked only "STERLING". Initials in barrel escutcheon, uses 1.1 mm lead, nib gives wide line variation, not hallmarked for export so appears to be intended for jewelry store retail sale.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $650

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11563: Hicks (?) magic pencil: large sterling silver ringtop, hexagonal body, 8 cm long closed, 13.6 cm extended, very solid construction, maker's mark small but appears to be Hicks, consistent with overall design and quality. Monogram on barrel, action smooth and positive, uses 1.5 mm VS lead.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine • $175

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12189: Hoge Manufacturing Co. Pal pencil: silver-plated, 1.1 mm lead, eraser under cap, new old stock from a New Jersey stationery store hoard. Three versions shown, but long pencils with clip are all sold; please specify if you prefer short with ringtop or short without ringtop. You'll have to polish off the tarnish yourself, if desired. Condition as new, noting the visible seam on the crown frieze band. Read more about Pal pencils here.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: near mint • $35

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12365: Houston eyedropper-filler: distinctive full-length mottled hard rubber ringtop, 14.9 cm long, gold filled trim, barrel imprint well worn and only barely legible, #2 nib is intact but center of imprint polished away ("MINN. U.S.A." on second line), tipping scant; original suspension chain and fitting attached.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: G • NIB: extra-fine • $275

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11207: Houston syringe-filler: uncommon mottled hard rubber long ringtop, 15.5 cm long, #2 Houston nib opens up with very light pressure, only traces of barrel imprint visible but pen is mechanically sound and piston seal has been replaced.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $325

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11762: Ingersoll twist-filler: oversize flat-top, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, an unusually fine pen for a company best known for economy models -- the same company behind the one-dollar pocket watch. Knob under blind cap is twisted to empty out sac, released to allow sac to fill. Nib is small but solid 14K gold, and a good writer.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $225

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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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12484: Inkograph stylographic pen: large gold pearl and black marbled flat-top lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, intact weighted needle, crisp barrel imprint. While hard rubber Inkographs are relatively common, examples in celluloid are very hard to find.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $275

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12273: J. W. Benson cedar pencil holder: 9K solid rose gold twist pattern ringtop, 7.3 cm long, weighs 13.75g.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $245

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12449: John Holland 72V: black chased hard rubber ringtop hatchet-filler, 11.45 cm long, gold filled trim, 1915 patent date imprint.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $200

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12437: John Sheldon compendium: scarce and desirable Birmingham-made combination dip pen, pencil, coin gauge, toothpick, wax seal, and letter scale (British weights and rates), 10.1 cm long closed, sound condition noting weak imprint, slight bump in upper barrel; February 1842 patent date only very partially visible, struck at an angle, purple faceted stone in crown.

DATE: c. 1850 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $600

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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.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: G • $60

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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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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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11709: Juco Independent stylographic pen in box: late production black chased celluloid lever-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold plated trim, weighted needle system, new old stock, some age roughness to lever plating, irregularity to lever opening clearly from original manufacture.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium fine • $75

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8667: Kaweco safety: unusual black chased hard rubber clipless model, 12.7 cm long, with a ventless Hicks New York 18K gold nib with French hallmarks; condition is like new, but the original barrel imprint of this French-market pen appears to have been polished away -- most likely out of WW1-era anti-German sentiment. Early production Kawecos often carried New York-made nibs, but most were from A. Morton.

DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: exc-near mint* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $325

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12515: Kraker lever-filler: black hard rubber, 13.45 cm long, nickel plated trim, moderate fading, good clean imprint, 1914 patent date on clip; #4 Kraker nib with semistub tip, very tight hairline from vent hole, should be stable if used with a light hand. An uncommon pen from Sheaffer's former partner, before Sheaffer litigated Kraker out of business.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine flex • $200

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12088: Ladd & Miller dip pen in box: unmarked gold filled holder with fancy twist-pattern pearl taper, gold filled ball finial and wire trim, 15.6 cm long excluding ventless gold Ladd & Miller #3 nib. Nib has some tooth on rougher paper, is in excellent condition but for test marks right below the imprint (see detail).

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine flex • $175

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11097: Lamy Persona rollerball: black titanium oxide finish, gold plated trim, 14.4 cm long, Mario Bellini design; as new, but some drawer wear, mostly to the trim.

DATE: c. 1990 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $200

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11093: Lamy Persona: black titanium oxide finish, gold plated trim, 14.4 cm long, Mario Bellini design, 18K nib; as new, but some drawer wear to the trim. Two available, nib grade stickers still on the end of the barrel, choice of medium or extra-fine (please specify).

DATE: c. 1990 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine or medium • $365

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11125: Laughlin doctor's pen: black chased hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, thermometer in compartment at end of barrel; 16.3 cm long, crisp and glossy, as new, never filled.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium stub superflex • $1600

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12140: MacKinnon stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, fancy gold filled end cap, 12.5 cm long, barrel imprint mostly worn away, 1879 patent year just visible, "D. MACKINNON" imprint struck deeply but at an angle; internally spring-loaded needle is intact, as is the iridium-tipped cone. Worn but sound specimen of one of the earliest successful mass-produced fountain pens.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: G-VG • NIB: medium fine • $150

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12061: Macniven and Cameron Waverley Cameron: black chased celluloid eyedropper-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual 14K gold version of classic Waverley nib.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium semiflex • $165

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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.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium • $50

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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.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: medium oblique • $45

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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").

DATE: 1837 • CONDITION: VG • $50

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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.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium • $250

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12313: Mecan drop-action cedar pencil holder: sterling silver with black and red enamel, 8.15 cm long, suspension ring on side, perpetual calendar with day letters for French (or Spanish), actuator button appears to be some smooth black hardstone (pencil slides in or out when button is pushed), high quality, very solid, marked "935" and "MECAN" with a small and unidentified hallmark (French or Swiss?).

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $350

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10472: Miller Brothers scraper: 14.4 cm long eraser knife, wood handle; American-made, in Meriden, Connecticut.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG • $45

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11964: Montblanc 00: black hard rubber miniature ringtop safety, 8.35 cm long, 18K gold filled Italian-market overlay with raised floral bands on barrel; original 14K Montblanc 00 nib with star imprint, pen has been recorked, condition is sound, noting gouge to side of turning knob (see detail).

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine • $1600

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11600: Montblanc 1: black hard rubber miniature safety, 8.8 cm long, engine turned silver aftermarket overlay of excellent quality, nib is 14K warranted, not Montblanc marked, original cork seal has not been replaced (as is, pen is not ink-tight).

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: G-VG* • NIB: fine stub flex • $685

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10995: Montblanc 15: black hard rubber octagonal safety, 11.4 cm long, excellent appearance, main imprints strong, Stöffhaas retailer imprint on cap is light, name on cap is even lighter, barely visible. Very flexible oblique #2 nib, matching turning knob imprint, seals tight, crack in spiral has been repaired.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium oblique flex • SOLD

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12222: Monte Rosa No. 02: black chased hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, strong imprints, #2 Monte Rosa 14K gold nib; moderate and mostly even fading, probably Swiss-made.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $200

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12286: Mordan cedar pencil holder: sterling silver, 9.35 cm long, fine barleycorn pattern, moonstone seal in crown, early imprint "S. MORDAN & CO MAKERS", full London hallmark, date letter rubbed but appears to be "K".

DATE: c. 1845 • CONDITION: fine • $300

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12258: Mordan cedar pencil holder: sterling silver, thick and stubby, 6.6 cm long, bold ribbed pattern.

DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: fine • $105

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12049: Mordan dip pen: marked "STERLING SILVER" but not hallmarked (typical for export), 17.7 cm long excluding steel nib, barleycorn body with long smooth taper with ball finial, only very light marks, good clean example.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $275

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12283: Mordan cedar pencil holder: small sterling silver ringtop, 5.7 cm long, bold ribbed pattern.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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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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12260: Mordan cedar pencil holder: sterling silver, long with fine barleycorn pattern, 9.1 cm long, fully marked with complete London hallmarks, slider on the loose side.

DATE: c. 1896 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $115

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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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12235: Mordan sheath pencil: sterling silver, 9.4 cm long, multiple shallow dings, well-polished.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: G • $50

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12105: Mordan Ejector dip pen set in box: patent dip pen in solid 9K rose gold, 15.3 cm long, ferrule body slides forward to eject a used nib without soiling the fingers; matching pencil uses 1.5mm "VS" lead, both engraved with monograms, but oddly the pencil bears "JRB" and the pen, "JEB". Box will not close fully, latch needs attention.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: exc • $600

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12215: Mordan chatelaine pen holder: sterling silver, full London hallmarks, 14 cm long, to carry a full-length eyedropper-filler fountain pen suspended from a woman's belt; a few shallow dings, and some partial seam separation (see details).

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG* • $350

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12298: Mordan magic pencil: 9K solid gold ringtop, 6.3 cm long retracted, 11.7 cm extended, full London hallmarks, boldly reeded pattern, uses 1.5 cm "VS" lead, weight 22 g.

DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: fine • $325

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12263: Mordan cedar pencil holder: 9K solid gold barleycorn pattern ringtop, 7 cm long, full London hallmarks, weight 10g.

DATE: c. 1907 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $175

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12262: Mordan cedar pencil holder: large solid gold twist pattern ringtop, 8.4 cm long, full maker's marks plus engraved monogram with date, no hallmarks but probably 9K, weight 14.6g.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine* • $250

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12266: Mordan cedar pencil holder: 9K solid gold ribbed pattern ringtop, 7.15 cm long, full London hallmarks, neatly engraved name with 1916 date, weighs 12.6g.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine • $220

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12271: Mordan cedar pencil holder: smooth 18K solid gold ringtop, 8.3 cm long, full London hallmarks, weighs 14.6g.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $465

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12275: Mordan cedar pencil holder: 9K solid gold barleycorn pattern ringtop, 7.1 cm long, full London hallmarks, weight 11.1g.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: near mint • $175

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12265: Mordan cedar pencil holder: smooth 9K solid gold ringtop, 7 cm long, full London hallmarks, weight 11.3g.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc • $200

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12420: Mycock penner: classic Sheffield brass writing compendium, 11 cm high, ceramic inkwell insert is unchipped, brass has some shallow bumps but none of the splits and deep dents often found on surviving examples. This design was made for decades, through the 18th century up into the beginning of the 19th, with examples in use in the Americas in the Revolutionary War era.

DATE: c. 1800 • CONDITION: VG • $675

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11909: Nardi Tri-Kolor pencil: orange celluloid three-color pencil, gold filled trim, 14.8 cm long in writing position (press button in clip to release cap; rotate 120 degrees and press cap down again to select next color; turn end knob to advance lead); elaborate, finely-machined mechanism, uses 1.5 mm lead, in original box with instructions and spare lead container.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: near mint • $200

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12170: 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.

DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: near mint • $120

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12379: Osmia 175: large black celluloid piston-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, nicely engine turned chasing on cap and barrel, big long-tined #6 Osmia nib, requires a bit of pressure to open up; Bamberg retailer's imprint, circumferential pressure mark on barrel, otherwise crisp and near mint.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium flex • $275

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12378: Osmia 222: black button-filler, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Germany, new old stock, minor handling wear.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine flex • $125

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