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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
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
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 • $5950
11723: Dunn pump-filler: black chased hard rubber, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, red casein filler knob with threads; comb feed, responsive #2 nib writes an elegantly shaded line.
DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $275
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
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
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 writerl, glass cartridge is fully intact but original rubber seal has shrunk, preventing use as is.
DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium flex • $120
11777: 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; hairline crack in barrel mouth does not affect function (see detail), untipped brass nib writes well, glass cartridge is fully intact, seating in a restored rubber seal, can be filled with an eyedropper or syringe.
DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $95
4163: Eagle Just for Fun: giant wooden novelty pencil, 27 cm long, brass ferrule; slight gaping of longitudinal seam from age shrinkage of wood.
DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG • $40
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
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
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
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
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
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
5157: Eagle Giant Automatic pencil: oversize novelty, 27 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, some flaking to red paint.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: G* • $35
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
9672: Foley retracting dip pen in case: oversize gold filled holder with wooden taper, 14 cm long retracted, 19 cm extended including big #12 Foley nib dated 1872; nib has been retipped, fine turned rosewood (?) case has split on one side.
DATE: c. 1872 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium flex • $350
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
12089: Gorham dip pen: smooth sterling silver holder, 15.3 cm long excluding bronze nib; fully marked, no dents but one rough patch on surface (see detail).
DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine • $150
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
11887: Haskins dip pen: slender unmarked gold filled holder with removable wooden taper with baluster finial, 12.5 cm long excluding gold ventless I. C. Haskins nib; #1-size nib is unnumbered, top surface shallowly rippled from restraightening, tipping missing on one side. Not usable as is, though cosmetically fine. Ira C. Haskins began nib manufacture in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1854.
DATE: c. 1875 • CONDITION: G-VG* • NIB: fine flex • $40
11928: Hicks magic pencil: gold filled ringtop, 6.7 cm long closed, 11.7 cm extended, black chased hard rubber barrel sleeve with March 21, 1871 patent date (Hicks' US patent 112,917); smooth action, uses 1.05 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $90
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 1912 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $450
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
12087: Listo Diablo combo: jade green, 14.5 cm long, gold filled trim, warranted nib, pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead. Sound working order, moderate barrel discoloration. Listo is still in business, and is best known for mechanical pencils and markers; only a few combinations such as this are known. California-made writing instruments of this era are uncommon (Listo was located in Alameda).
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $165
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 • $850
12126: Montblanc 149 in box: classic oversize black piston-filler, made in Germany, 14.8 cm long, gold plated trim, brass filler threads, two-tone 14K gold nib, split ebonite feed, original nib grade sticker marked "W. Germany", end of clip custom engraved "NIXDORF/COMPUTER"; appears not to have been filled.
DATE: c. 1985 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $525
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
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
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
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
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
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