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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

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13608: Diamond Medal Standard: black and pearl flat-top lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, black ends with white trim rings, Wahl-style pressure bar toggled to the lever and held by a keeper at the end of the barrel; made for sale by Sears, part of the so-called National Pen Co. of Chicago group, excellent quality; name on cap, barrel ambered more than cap, but good color balance, strong barrel imprint, smooth Diamond Medal #2 nib.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $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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14950: Diamond Point Fill-E-Z: red hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 10.85 cm long, black ends, gold filled trim, correct original warranted #2 nib.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $120

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15074: Diamond Point (?) pencil: coral ringtop, 10.9 cm long, gold filled trim, unmarked but distinctive with double barrel bands and flared top. Uses 1.1 mm lead, barrel slightly bent.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $45

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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 • $3850

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15097: 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 has perfect plating and shows no sign of use, glass cartridge is fully intact with original cork plug still in place. Rubber section seal is hardened, could be used with a cut off Sheaffer plastic cartridge if desired. A rare unused example, noting handling and storage wear to exterior surfaces.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine flex • $165

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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 • $30

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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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14638: Eagle Little Torpedo No. 829 pencil: black chased hard rubber barrel, 12 cm long, April 1909 patent, uses standard 2 mm lead; age splits in black Japanned metal ends do not affect function, condition otherwise like new.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG* • $40

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15282: Eagle eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber with high relief hand repousse gold filled overlay, 13.5 cm long, narrow feed, ribbed section, Eagle nib. Like new with no wear but a few very shallow bumps to the overlay -- one of the fanciest Eagles you are ever likely to see.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $950

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14635: Eagle Little Torpedo No. 829 pencil: black chased hard rubber barrel, 11.9 cm long, April 1909 patent, uses standard 2 mm lead; age split in black Japanned metal end cap does not affect function, condition otherwise like new.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG* • $40

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14637: Eagle Little Torpedo No. 829 pencil: black chased hard rubber barrel, 12 cm long, April 1909 patent, uses standard 2 mm lead; age splits in black Japanned metal ends do not affect function, condition otherwise like new.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG* • $40

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15108: Eagle Snap Shot: rare all-metal thumb-filler, 14.3 cm long, black lacquered and nickel-plated brass, untipped plated nib; end knob is turned to reveal pressure bar with target design (US patent 1051670, issued Jan 28, 1913). This example is marked "PAT. APPL'D FOR".

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $265

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14857: Eagle combination: rare late-production example of one of the first mass-produced combos, in woodgrain celluloid rather than the usual hard rubber, but retaining the original eyedropper-filler design; 15.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, hard rubber pencil nozzle uses 2 mm lead, Eagle nib is a precise and responsive writer.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $450

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14640: Eclipse lever-filler: oversize orange lever-filler with black ends, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, 14K gold warranted nib.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $185

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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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12702: Edward Baker ejector dip pen: sterling silver, London hallmarks worn but legible, 15.4 cm long excluding nib. The end of the taper is spring-loaded; when pushed, the nib is ejected. Plunger spring has taken a set, so plunger does not spring all the way back, slight bend to plunger, small seam split at end of taper (see detail), but all fully functional.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine* • $250

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12259: Edward Baker porte crayon: hand engraved sterling silver ringtop, 8.25 cm long, full Birmingham hallmarks.

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

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13629: Edward Todd telescoping ruler pencil: sterling silver ringtop, 11.3 cm long, square body ruled to 3 5/8 inches, extends to 32.5 cm to measure a full 12 inches; hand-engraved numbers, 1897 patent date, uses standard 2 mm thick lead. Early production, unusual size, only example we have handled that is three-draw, rather than two. Ringtop attachment appears to have been resoldered in the past (see detail).

DATE: c. 1898 • CONDITION: fine* • $350

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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 • $425

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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 • $225

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14898: Edward Todd telescoping ruler pencil: sterling silver, 13.15 cm long, extends to 32.3 cm; square body ruled to 4 1/2 inches, 12 inches extended. Older production version has hand-engraved numbers, full imprints with maker's mark and 1897 patent date, uses standard 2 mm lead, mechanism propels only, does not retract lead. Name engraved on side, some light marks, nozzle tip somewhat out of round, stress line does not affect function (see details).

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • $250

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12956: Edward Todd lever-filler: oversize all-metal 16K gold filled, 13.2 cm long, grouped parallel lines pattern; initials in barrel cartouche, damaged original #6 Edward Todd nib included, has been replaced with a contemporary warranted #6 nib of excellent quality. An Edward Todd this large is most unusual.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: needlepoint • $450

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13438: Edward Todd lever-filler set in box: rare and elegant, solid 14K gold with black enamel trim, 12.4 cm long, #3 nib has a semistub tip, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, both pieces neatly monogrammed "S.W.M.". Leather-covered box bears the name of the retailer, famed jeweler Caldwell & Co. of Philadelphia.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $1650

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15090: Faber dip pen: aluminum with bold twist pattern, blue painted wood taper, 14 cm long excluding brass nib, taper marked "E. Faber" and "PAT.DEC 1.1891". Scattered marks and spots of paint loss, otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine • $80

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14892: Fairchild Unique: very early black chased hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.85 cm long, patent date of 1885 but advertised into the early 1890s; distinctive flat nib with slight dihedral, advertised as 16K gold. Hard rubber surface is rough and pitted from harsh cleaning, imprints worn but legible. A rare and historically significant model from one of the most prominent gold nib makers of the dip pen era, and the first supplier of gold nibs to Waterman.

DATE: c. 1888 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine flex • $325

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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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14223: Fairchild (?) novelty pencil: gold filled and silver magic pencil in the form of a champagne bottle, 4.7 cm long closed, 8.4 cm extended, uses 1.0 mm lead, mechanism works easily. Not marked, but identical to Fairchild-marked examples.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $225

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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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15342: Farrell & Hosinger Paramount Gravity Stylo: black chased hard rubber screw-cap vest pocket eyedropper-filler stylographic pen, 10.95 cm long, weighted needle is intact.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $120

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14036: Gold Bond lever-filler: oversize orange flat-top, 14 cm long, black ends, gold filled clip and lever but solid 14K gold trim bands on cap, each individually stamped. Some irregularities to the bands, name on barrel, large #8 nib cracked but functional -- a replacement can be found at additional cost upon request.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine firm • $265

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15417: Gold Bond lever-filler in box: attractive and high-quality, woodgrain celluloid with yellow ends, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprints, name on barrel; pressure bar arrangement is similar to Wahl's, Gold Bond being a Montgomery Ward house brand. Nib is a fantastic writer, excellent springback and paper feel, though there is what appears to be a stable hairline at the base of the imprint. In original box with insert, guarantee certificate, and instructions.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $265

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14332: Goldfink set in box: black piston filler, 12.2 cm long, gold plated trim, matching repeater pencil uses 1.1 mm lead; Goldfink was a prominent Berlin stationery firm, which contracted with multiple German makers for pen and pencil manufacture. This pen was surely made by Faber-Castell, as it uses that company's patented double piston ink reserve mechanism, though both pen and pencil sport Goldfink's trademark hexagonally faceted tops. Condition is near mint but for patches of pitting on the stainless steel nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: broad flex • $175

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15382: Good Service lever-filler: unusual transparent red ringtop, 11.4 cm long, gold plated trim, small warranted 14K nib; transparent silicone sac has been installed for maximum effect.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $165

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12588: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, fully marked, 16 cm long excluding plated nib, bold twist pattern, engraved initials, incipient stress cracks at hinge points on underside of holder, but no dings.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: VG* • $265

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14869: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, 15.2 cm long excluding plated nib, twist and scroll pattern very distinctive and in clean condition, imprints on holder largely polished away and illegible, front of nib holder very slightly shortened.

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

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14829: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, 15.2 cm long excluding plated nib; fully marked (design number 110), clean with well defined decorative panels.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $225

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13672: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, 15.2 cm long, fully marked, model number 140, beautiful floral repoussé work; bumps to nib holder, overall surface roughness from chemical dip cleaning; ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG • $165

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13675: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, 15.25 cm long, fully marked, model number 140, beautiful floral repoussé work; initials on nib holder, minor roughness to front, some waviness to taper; ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $200

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14840: H. C. Hook torpedo pencil: chrome plated brass, 11.2 cm long, brass propellors, engraved initials, light scratching from clip; excellent quality and workmanship, uses 1.1 mm lead. The source of these pencils has only recently been discovered to be the H. C. Hook Company of Auburn, Massachusetts.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $105

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15311: H. M. Smith dip pen in box: unmarked checkerboard pattern gold filled holder with celluloid taper, simulated ivory with real gold and silver inlay work on either side; 14.6 cm long overall excluding lovely long-tined #3 ventless gold nib -- a notably flexible and controllable writer. A couple of minor losses to the inlay, usual slight age warpage of the taper, excellent appearance.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $275

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13460: Heath dip pen: sterling silver, 15.75 cm long excluding plated nib, fully marked, relief work is an interesting variant of the Waterman "Puritan" or "Patch", with larger patches of scrollwork and the areas separating those patches narrower and with a hand-hammered surface; crisp and details not softened by polishing, one nip towards end of taper (see details).

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $265

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14821: Hicks figural pencil: gold filled ringtop, 5 cm long retracted, in the form of a cannon; back end turns to extend pencil, mechanism good, scattered dings, uses 1.4mm lead. Not marked, but known through identical marked examples. A scarce American-made novelty pencil.

DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: G • $225

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13318: Hicks dip pen: sterling silver, 16.2 cm long excluding plated nib, acorn maker's mark, metal crisp with original manufacturing marks visible on the ferrule, excellent quality, nice girth; initials "C. L." engraved in cartouche.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $265

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13928: Hicks magic pencil: rare oversize ringtop, 8.7 cm long closed, 15.3 cm extended, uses 2.5 mm lead, advances and retracts; no maker's marks but of distinctive construction, scattered pinprick dings, one larger bump and test mark on end (see details), mechanism works solidly and smoothly.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG • $245

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14131: Hicks magic pencil: large sterling silver ringtop, hexagonal body, 7.8 cm long closed, 13.7 cm extended, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead; acorn mark on front ferrule, scattered dings to periphery of end knob.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine • $205

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13081: Hicks magic pencil: large smooth gold filled ringtop, 7.9 cm long closed, 14.4 cm extended, uses 2.5 mm lead, extends and retracts; interesting and elegant 1915-dated presentation inscription, maker's mark and "10K GOLD PLATE" imprint. Some small marks and dings to the end of the extending shaft, and to the ends of the barrel.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: fine • $195

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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. 1915 • CONDITION: fine • $120

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14006: Hide penner: portable brass writing compendium, 11.2 cm tall, Sheffield manufacture, marked "W/HIDE" on the bottom of the inkwell base; reversible top with quill knife (blade tip chipped), quills would have been carried in the now-lost outer leather case. This design was made from the 18th century up into the beginning of the 19th, making individual specimens difficult to date; this example is solidly made and unusually free of dents.

DATE: c. 1800 • CONDITION: VG • $650

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