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The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.
All-metal pencils enjoyed their heyday in the first quarter of the 20th century, yet they remain timeless classics.
14972: Caran d'Ache repeater pencil: hexagonal, 12 cm long, crisp engine turning, uses 1.1 mm lead; made in Switzerland, "SNOWBLAST" imprinted on barrel.
DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: exc • SOLD
14971: H. C. Hook torpedo pencil: chrome plated brass, 11 cm long, brass propellors, 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. Some scratching, one spot of plating loss under clip (see details).
DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine • $125
14965: Hicks magic pencil: 10K gold filled ringtop, 5.4 cm long closed, 9.6 cm extended, checkerboard engine turning, fully marked, excellent working condition, "JENNIE" in cartouche, uses standard 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $80
14967: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: sterling silver, 12.8 cm long, crisp engine turning, New York production, uses 1.1 mm lead, "CROSS" hand-engraved on the cap.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • SOLD
14969: Sheaffer Lifetime pencil: nickel-plated all-metal construction, 12.95 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked "PAT.-- PAT.PENDING" on crown, side of barrel marked "W.A. SHEAFFER PEN CO." indicating that this was company-issued for in-house use. Scattered dings, perfect working order.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG • SOLD
14966: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: gold filled, smooth pattern, 13.4 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; interesting presentation inscription on barrel, "LIEUT E.J. SHEEHAN/FROM/TROOP A" (New York State Police). Some bumps and marks to the tip and shoulders of the nose cone area, fine overall appearance.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $85
14968: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: vest pocket size with top clip in "Check" pattern, 10.1 cm long, silver plate, uses 1.1 mm lead; shallow bumps to shoulder of nose cone.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine • $45
14963: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: uncommon octagonal ringtop, 10.6 cm long, silver plate, uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: fine • $65
14964: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: sterling silver "Check" pattern, 13.3 cm long, typical bumps and shallow flat spots to shoulder of nose cone (see details), uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $65
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14953: Aikin Lambert Magazine pencil: sterling silver, 12.65 cm long, clip with 1905 Waterman patent date, holds standard 2 mm thick lead with a clutch mechanism actived by turning the crown (the lead is not propelled, only gripped); engine turning is crisp, but there is a patch of pitting on one side of the front third of the barrel, and initials engraved on the crown (see details).
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine* • $120
14886: Conklin 4 cutaway demonstrator: early mottled hard rubber slip-cap barrel assembly, 10.65 cm long, nickel-plated unmarked crescent, flat profile lock ring, 1903 latest patent date in imprint; appears to have been made from a factory reject barrel -- note that the "4" was stamped too hard and too close to the end of the barrel, breaking away some of the material (see detail).
DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $225
14962: Conway Stewart Scribe 330: black chased hard rubber clipless lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, nickel plated trim; barrel end threaded, cap screws on to post.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium oblique semiflex • $175
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
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
14926: Eversharp Skyline Gold Award repeater pencil: uncommon version with full 1/10 14K yellow gold filled ribbed cap and barrel, 13.5 cm long, striking Machine Age design, uses 1.1 mm lead; excellent appearance, noting that clip sits slightly askew due to missing top attachment tab on left side (see detail).
DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine* • $95
14960: Miller Brothers scraper: 12.4 cm long eraser knife, bone handle has crack but is functionally sound; American-made, in Meriden, Connecticut.
DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: G* • $60
14952: Parker Vacumatic Major pencil: silver pearl laminate, 12.85 cm long, nickel plated trim, good imprint with 4th quarter date code, overall condition fine+ but for deep circumferential scratches below barrel band (see details, not so obtrusive due to the direction of the pattern). Uses .9 mm lead.
DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $50
14961: Parker 21 set in box: red Aerometric filler with Octanium nib, matching twist-action .9 mm pencil, frosty Lustraloy caps with bright polished rims, both retain original barrel stickers (some of the sticker gum has moved around the pen's barrel, can be easily cleaned off with mineral oil). Instruction card dated 1953, some minor scuffs to box exterior.
DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $175
14936: Parker 75 Flighter: stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated trim, 12.8 cm long, made in USA, no date code, section with angle indicator, "F" nib, uses standard cartridges or converter (included).
DATE: c. 1976 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $165
14959: Parker Duofold International pencil in box: green marble (scarce color, difficult to photograph accurately), 13.1 cm long, gold plated trim, made in England, uses 0.7 mm lead, "E" date code. As new, eraser unused, box lacks instruction sheet.
DATE: 1996 • CONDITION: near mint • $225
14934: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Statesman set in box: golden pearl striated plunger-filler, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone Triumph nib, barrel transparency as new; with matching .9 mm twist-action pencil.
DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium firm • $245
14899: Sheaffer 500: blue "Dolphin" cartridge-filler, 13.3 cm long, brushed stainless steel cap, distinctive inlaid nib in white metal (palladium silver?) is a smooth writer.
DATE: c. 1963 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $80
14927: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: gold filled, uncommon version with matching engine turned internal mechanism, 13.3 cm long, "Grecian Border" pattern, clip with raised rib, uses 1.1 mm lead, name elegantly engraved on barrel.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $95
14954: Wahl-Eversharp Signature pencil: uncommon short black and pearl model with roller clip, 10.6 cm long, gold filled trim, no brassing, uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: exc • $75
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