13729: Autocrat desk set: black hard rubber lever-filler with green and white taper, gold filled trim, 18.8 cm long, with jade and black molded celluloid base with advertising imprint for a prominent Midwestern wallpaper company. Second-tier manufacture but clean condition and striking use of materials, 14K gold nib is a good writer.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $165

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13449: Mabie Todd desk pencil: sterling silver, pearl taper, 14.6 cm long, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead.

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

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14194: Parker 51 "Magic Wand" desk set: black Vac-filler, 15.5 cm long, bold imprint with 4th quarter date code, some heat distortion to the lower part of the barrel; heavy black marble base with bronze central panel in modernist style, 14.5 cm (5.75 inches) wide, Magnetix swivel joint.

DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $145

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14190: Parker 51 "Magic Wand" desk set: black Vac-filler, 15.5 cm long, strong imprint with 4th quarter date code, glossy black enameled metal base in modernist style, 12.7 cm (5 inches) wide, Magnetix swivel joint.

DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $165

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13537: Parker 51 desk set: elegant midcentury modern ensemble with rare Red Band button-filler desk pen, sharp barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code; original synthetic sac is shown in the photo but has been replaced, original sac will be included; base is hefty gold-finished metal, 12.5 cm by 11.3 cm, very clean with only light marks on the black center panel, labels on bottom perfect. "Magnetix" swiveling socket is a Moholy-Nagy design for Parker. Red Band 51s are extraordinarily hard to find, as they were recalled almost immediately upon release.

DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine • $825

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14193: Parker 51 Special desk set: black Aerometric filler with chrome trim, Octanium nib, 16.7 cm long, massive special presentation base in solid granite, 24.2 cm (9.5 inches) wide, presented to Congressman Paul Brown (1880-1961) by the Elberton, Georgia Granite Association.

DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: broad • $275

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13712: Parker desk pencil: red pearl marbled with black taper, gold filled trim, 17.8 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, strong imprint with 2nd quarter date code, hairline at front of barrel does not affect function (see detail). May be either Challenger or Vacumatic line.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine* • $80

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13711: Parker Duofold Junior desk pencil: black, 17.6 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp barrel imprint, slight shrinkage midway on taper; uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $120

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14250: Parker Duofold Junior desk set in box: handsome stone base, 10.2 x 8.8 cm (4 x 3.45 inches), black-veined pearl button-filler with gold filled trim, made in Canada, barrel is evenly darkened, holder on base has a crack that does not affect function, can be left facing downwards. Desk sets retaining their original packaging are hard to find.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium firm • $150

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13715: Parker Vest Pocket Duofold desk pencil: black veined pearl, scarce model with letter-opener taper; 16.5 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, imprints light but fully present, good color, short nose cone.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $175

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13713: Parker Vest Pocket Duofold desk pencil: jade green, scarce model with letter-opener taper; 16.35 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, imprints strong, good color, short nose cone.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • $165

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10948: Parker Vest Pocket Duofold desk pencil: Lapis Blue, scarce model with letter-opener taper; 16.6 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, imprints strong, no brassing, chip on end of letter-opener.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine* • $125

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13714: Parker Vest Pocket Duofold desk pencil: jade green, scarce model with letter-opener taper; 16.7 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, good imprints strong, moderate darkening, long nose cone.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine • $150

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12209: Reynolds Rocket ballpoint desk set: rare institutional desk version of Reynolds' infamous pioneer ballpoint; pen is anodized aluminum, ball tip is intact, original refill has not been replaced, nonfunctional as is, chain attachment to black-finished cast zinc base, screw hole in front of base to allow permanent attachment to a counter or table.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine* • $165

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13716: Sheaffer desk pencil: uncommon oversize model, 21.4 cm long, black, gold filled trim, jade green trim band, uses 1.1 mm lead; extra-long, with eraser housing in pull-out taper.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: near mint • $225

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14224: Sheaffer double desk set in box: black glass base, 10 x 5 inches (25.5 x 12.4 cm), gold filled trim, two black plunger-filler Triumph-nib Lifetime White Dot desk pens with original barrel stickers; complete with instructions, guarantee, and original price tag ($37.50), interior box compartment for pens bruised at top left corner, matching compartment for holder receptables appears to be absent. Paperwork is dated July and November 1945, original seals have not been replaced on pens, plungers work smoothly but not guaranteed to fill without servicing.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine and medium • $265

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14195: Sheaffer Lady Skipsert XVI desk set: cartridge desk pen, 14.7 cm long, small conical gold plated Triumph nib, enameled gold moire finish on both pen and holder, wear specks in finish (see detail) but overall fine appearance. Green onyx base is 9 cm (3.5 inches) square, nameplate is unengraved.

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $95

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13717: Sheaffer Lifetime desk pen: black lever-filler, 19.6 cm long, uncommon reverse trim (chrome rather than gold filled), large White Dot, red trim band, two-tone Lifetime nib with turned-up nib.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $165

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11646: Waterman desk pencil: green pearl, 20.2 cm long, gold filled trim, barrel 10.6 mm in diameter (same size as Patrician pencils), uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; new old stock, minimal shop wear, splotches on nose cone are due to flaking clear lacquer originally applied as a protective coat.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • $200

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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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11635: Waterman desk pencil: green pearl, 20.2 cm long, gold filled trim, barrel 10.6 mm in diameter (same size as Patrician pencils), uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; new old stock, minimal shop wear, splotches on nose cone are due to flaking clear lacquer originally applied as a protective coat.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • $200

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11991: unmarked desk pencil: long and elegant, gold filled trim with twist pattern black hard rubber barrel sleeve, 15.1 cm long, propels and retracts, uses 2.65 mm lead (lead clutch could be squeezed slightly to allow use of more readily available 2.5 mm lead).

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG • $95

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