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12862: Aikin Lambert magic pencil: sterling silver twist-pattern ringtop, 7.7 cm long closed, 13.25 cm extended, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead; fully marked, metal crisp and clean, mechanism smooth and positive.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $265

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12225: Aikin Lambert sheath pencil: sterling silver, 8.2 cm long, engraved "APOLLO CLUB", fully marked, suspension ring.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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12226: Augusto Geroso sheath pencil: large coin silver (.800 fine), 9.2 cm long, suspension ring at end, made in Italy, inlaid colored enamel decoration for the Tiro Federal Argentino; some losses to the enamel.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG • $200

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13960: Aurora Optima Sketch Pencil demonstrator in box: limited edition of 936, transparent clutch-action thick (5.6 mm) lead holder, 11 cm long, chrome plated trim, 18K gold nib, with all original packaging including transparent desk base and leather carrier; has been lightly used, but appearance as new noting internal stress marks visible in the barrel (see detail), which do not affect function, may be covered under Aurora's guarantee.

DATE: c. 2008 • CONDITION: near mint* • $325

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14327: Butler extending pencil: early slide-action, sterling silver, 9 cm long closed, 11.7 cm extended, bloodstone seal; nozzle marked "H", denoting 0.8 mm lead, characteristic form with steel tip insert.

DATE: c. 1840 • CONDITION: fine • $220

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12247: Butler (?) dip pen and pencil combination: sterling silver, 9.8 cm long closed, full London hallmarks with strong date letter, maker's mark only partially visible, appears to be "TW" for Thomas Wise, Butler's partner and successor; rare with Bramah clamp holder for quill slips, pencil nozzle has been shortened, uses 1.05 mm "M" lead; engraved name "B. Stephens".

DATE: c. 1837 • CONDITION: VG* • $595

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14850: Carter pencil: red hard rubber ringtop, 10.7 cm long, nickel plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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14662: Cattaraugus knife pencil: black celluloid body, chrome plated trim, 13.6 cm long, one cutting blade and one nail file, good snap to both; tool marks on nose cone, mechanism is propel-only, appears to have been converted to use 1.4 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine* • $105

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13475: Cattaraugus knife pencil: red-veined cream celluloid body, chrome plated trim, 12.8 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; one cutting blade and one nail file, good snap to both, plating losses to nose cone,celluloid is excellent with beautiful color.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine • $250

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14647: Chilton pencil: green pearl and black marbled, 11.85 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, excellent but for small ding on side of nose cone (see detail), nice thick barrel, matches full-size Long Island-made "Deco Band" fountain pen.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $145

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14788: Collins (?) extending pencil: very early American production, unmarked as to metal content but by all appearances solid gold of relatively low karatage, 8.7 cm long closed, 11.1 cm extended, steel tip insert, bulbous crown characteristically early, uses 1.0 mm lead, "M. Collins" in tiny letters on shaft, could be either maker or owner. Scattered shallow dings, even wear to shaft, tiny spot of solder over slider pins.

DATE: c. 1840 • CONDITION: G • $225

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15624: Conklin pencil in box: gold filled, crisp chevron pattern engine turning, 13.5 cm long, new but for a spot of corrosion at the very tip; uses 1.1 mm lead, imprint with 1920 patent date.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: near mint • $110

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12999: Conway Stewart Duro Point No. 7M pencil: mottled hard rubber, 11.1 cm long, good imprint with original gold infill, uses 1.1 mm lead; tiny split in hard rubber at tip, hard to spot, does not affect function as tip has a full brass liner.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $45

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15661: Cross pencil: gold filled, distinctive engine turning, 13 cm long, twist action, propel only, snake-like clip, uses 1.1 mm lead. Monogram on crown, excellent working condition but multiple dents and marks on the nose cone.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG • $85

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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14721: Esterbrook P repeater pencil: black, 12.1 cm long, stainless steel trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, strong barrel imprint, a few light scratches, fully functional and much less common than the matching "Dollar Pen".

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $90

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14143: Esterbrook pencil erasers: original box of four (4) erasers, one with reusable metal ferrule holder. Esterbrook No. PE2. Material is still rubbery, but sold more for display, not guaranteed to be in optimal condition for use, light storage wear to packaging, several boxes available.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: near mint • $10

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15390: Esterbrook PJ Push Pencil: white repeater, 12.3 cm long, stainless steel trim, black top button, chrome plated nose cone, new old stock with original price band on cap, some storage wear, corrosion spots to mechanism under cap, one faint stain spot on ribbed part of barrel; uses .9 mm lead. Unusual full-length model to match nurse's pen, not the smaller CH series pastels.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: exc • $125

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15391: Esterbrook Push Pencil: robin's egg blue repeater, 11.4 cm long, stainless steel trim, black clip button, uses .9 mm lead; like new but staining to barrel; matches CH series pastel fountain pens.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: exc • $60

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15389: Esterbrook TM Push Pencil: burgundy repeater, 12.4 cm long, stainless steel cap, chrome plated nose cone, matches Deluxe SM series pens; new old stock with band on cap, slight shrinkage to top end of barrel, corrosion patches to mechanism under cap (see details). Uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: exc • $60

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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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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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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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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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15734: John Sheldon dip pen and pencil compendium in box: scarce and desirable Birmingham-made combination dip pen, pencil, coin gauge, toothpick, wax seal, and letter scale (British weights and rates, ounces and pence), 10.3 cm long closed, nickel silver, clean condition noting "SHELDON" imprint nearly polished away, though February 1842 patent date stamp strong and clear.

DATE: c. 1845 • CONDITION: fine • $600

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15755: Mabie Todd broker's pencil: gold filled, engine turned, 13 cm long, New York production, uses 5.6 mm lead, propel-repel mechanism. Clip loose, wiggles side to side, fine overall appearance and function.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG* • $150

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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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15287: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: gold filled, 12.7 cm long, made in England, uses 1.1 mm lead; ding next to clip, streak of plating wear adjacent, otherwise as new.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine* • $60

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9443: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: blue with black cap top, gold filled trim, 11.6 cm long, matches Blackbird pen; made in England, uses 1.1 mm lead, new old stock, minimal shop wear, several available.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: near mint • $50

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13702: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: grey-green with black cap top, gold filled trim, 11.6 cm long, matches Blackbird pen; made in England, uses 1.1 mm lead, new old stock, minimal shop wear, several available.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $50

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9495: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: deep burgundy, gold filled trim, 12.6 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in England, new old stock, typical very slight shrinkage at top of cap.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $40

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9442: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: black with gold filled cap, 12.8 cm long, new old stock, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: near mint • $60

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9514: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: dark burgundy, chrome plated trim, 12.3 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in England, new old stock.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: near mint • $45

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9437: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: dark green, gold filled trim, 12.5 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in England, new old stock, but some shop wear and slight shrinkage at top of cap; a few available.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $45

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9451: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: black, gold filled trim, 12.5 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in England, new old stock, but some shop wear and slight shrinkage at top of cap.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $40

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15533: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: red with gold plated cap, 12.5 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, crisp imprint, unused eraser, but plating wear to nose cone and general handling wear.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $45

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9449: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: dark blue, 12.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in England, new old stock, minimal shop wear, some dullness to plating; a few available.

DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $45

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9439: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: black, 12.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in England, new old stock, minimal shop wear.

DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: exc • $40

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9511: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: dark green, 12.4 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in England, new old stock.

DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: near mint • $50

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11657: Mabie Todd Starling pencil: uncommon late New York City production ringtop, 11.4 cm long, nickel plated trim, octagonal barrel, jade green with white-lined black trim section; uses 1.1 mm lead, two stained patches (see detail), usual gapping due to age shrinkage of celluloid over metal liner.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG • $60

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12670: Montblanc Pix 36 repeater pencil: black with gold plated trim, 13.2 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $120

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14412: Mordan combination dip pen and pencil: sterling silver, 9.5 cm long retracted, unusual hexagonal with plain smooth finish, clean with no dings, elegant baluster finial with round bloodstone seal; marked "S. MORDAN & CO.", pencil uses "VS" 1.5 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: fine • $225

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14413: Mordan combination dip pen and pencil: sterling silver, 9.1 cm long fully retracted, hexagonal with fine barleycorn engine turning, pattern worn on sliders but good on shaft, marked "S. MORDAN & CO.", engraved "S. H. Pettitt 1879"; pencil nozzle marked "VS", uses 1.5 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1879 • CONDITION: VG • $225

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15263: Mordan desk pencil: sterling silver, cable twist pattern, 15.4 cm long, fully marked, a couple of pinhead bumps at the end; uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine • $245

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14418: Mordan pencil: sterling silver, 9 cm long retracted, large reeded body, plain trim, bloodstone seal, fully marked with London hallmarks for 1894-95; nozzle is for "VS" lead, has tool marks and dents, propelling mechanism not functioning.

DATE: 1894-95 • CONDITION: VG* • $95

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14416: Mordan pencil: sterling silver, 9.2 cm long retracted, reeded barrel, unusually large and hefty (just under 29 g) and crisply preserved, proportionately large nozzle uses "VS" 1.5 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1898 • CONDITION: exc • $265

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14376: Mordan retracting dip pen and pencil combination: reeded solid gold, 9.1 cm long retracted, pencil nozzle uses "VS' lead; weight is 12.5 grams.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $375

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15605: Mordan three-color pencil: large sterling silver twist-pattern ringtop, 7.15 cm long closed, 9.4 cm extended. Most unusually, the maker's mark is placed under the red transparent enamel of one of the color-coded sliders. Nozzles marked "W", take 2.0 mm lead. One small ding towards the front of the barrel (see detail).

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: fine • $450

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15603: Mordan three-color pencil: unusually large sterling silver ringtop, 10.2 cm long retracted, 11.9 cm extended, some minor bruises to colored enamel on sliders, nozzles marked "W", use 2.0 mm lead. Only blue nozzle propels lead properly, other two need attention to internal mechanisms. Overall condition otherwise fine or better.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: VG* • $465

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14858: Mordan (?) pencil bracelet: sterling silver, pencil is 4.2 cm long retracted, twist-action to extend nozzle, uses 1 mm lead, bracelet is 6.1 cm across. Unmarked, but very similar Mordan-marked examples are known.

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

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14605: Norma 104 four-color pencil: chrome-plated brass, engine turned, 14.3 cm long with tips retracted, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in USA; crisp and barely used, original clip tag, eraser worn.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: near mint • $115

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14456: 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; as new, small scrape on barrel by red slot (see detail) may be a factory finish defect.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: near mint • $120

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14613: Norma 104B four-color pencil: chrome-plated brass, engine turned, black lacquered upper barrel with New York Central System logo; 14.35 cm long with tips retracted, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in USA, "PEN" engraved on barrel. A nice gadget pencil with a railroad connection.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: exc • $150

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14583: Norma 304 four-color pencil: 1/10 10K rolled gold, engine turned, 14.4 cm long with tips retracted, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in USA; usage wear but no dings, a few scratches on eraser cover (see details).

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine • $125

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14627: Norma 304 four-color pencil in box: 1/40 10K rolled gold, engine turned, 13.6 cm long with tips retracted, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in USA.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $145

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13340: Pelikan 350 repeater pencil: green pearl stripes and black, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, later slenderized model, top button pulls out to reveal eraser, uses 1.1 mm lead, crack in clip attachment collar cover does not affect function (see detail; collar is brass underneath).

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: VG* • $65

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15083: Pelikan 450 repeater pencil: green pearl stripes and black, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, early thick-barreled model, first version with eraserless end button, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: exc • $125

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13338: Pelikan 450 repeater pencil: green pearl stripes and black, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, earlier thick-barreled model with brass eraser holder, "EXPORT" imprint at top below clip ring, name on upper barrel; uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: exc • $120

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13343: Pelikan 450 repeater pencil: brown and striped "tortoiseshell" celluloid, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, later slenderized model, top button pulls out to reveal eraser, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $115

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13337: Pelikan 450 repeater pencil: brown and striped "tortoiseshell" celluloid, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, later slenderized model, top button pulls out to reveal eraser, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: exc • $120

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13339: Pelikan 450 repeater pencil: brown and striped "tortoiseshell" celluloid, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, later slenderized model, top button pulls out to reveal eraser, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $110

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15653: Perry magic pencil in box: sterling silver, 8.25 cm long closed,13.3 cm extended, fully marked "PERRY & CO. PATENT" with hallmarks for Birmingham, date letter for 1891/2. Deep yellow faceted seal stone, mechanism works smoothly, both propels and retracts lead, size is 1.5 mm.

DATE: c. 1891 • CONDITION: exc • $250

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14085: Pilot 57 pencil: teal blue, 12.6 cm long, gold plated trim, uses .9 mm lead, made in Japan, new old stock with original band with model number EH300.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • $60

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14084: Pilot Super 100 (?) pencil: peach, 12.6 cm long, wide 14K rolled gold band, trim, twist-action, made in Japan, uses .9 mm lead; original model number on band "RWH50".

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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14086: Pilot Super 22 pencil: maroon, 12.7 cm long, gold plated cap and trim, made in Japan, uses .9 mm lead; original model number on band ""AMEH300".

DATE: 1961 • CONDITION: mint • $50

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15005: Redipoint pencil: gold filled ringtop, 8.9 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, later "Ingersoll Redipoint" imprint.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc • $45

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12887: Ruxton Multi-Vider Executive slide rule pencil: black bakelite with gold-filled trim, 16.1 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; unlike on most Multi-Viders, the crown pulls straight off with no bayonet-style twist lock, nozzle is two-part and lead is extended by turning the base part, and counterclockwise. As new with minimal storage wear, clip rivet holes drilled but no sign of clip ever having been installed -- purchased by us as part of a group of factory experimental pieces. Instructions and further info here. Three available.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: near mint* • $200

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14606: Ruxton Multi-Vider Executive slide rule pencil: ivory marbled Bakelite with gold-filled trim, 16.4 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, eraser cover with bayonet-style twist lock. Instructions and further info here. Cracking at top, dent to cap crown, but fully functional. Multi-Viders in colors other than black are rare.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG* • $165

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15206: Ruxton Multi-Vider slide rule pencil: black bakelite with sterling silver-filled trim, 16.4 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, bayonet-mount crown, twist and pull to reveal eraser and lead compartment. A nice clean example, name on barrel. Instructions and further info here.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $165

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14735: Ruxton Multi-Vider slide rule pencil: black bakelite with silver-filled trim, 16.5 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, lead reservoir revealed by sliding open the body, eraser cover locks in place with a partial twist. Instructions and further info here..

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $165

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13555: Ruxton Multi-Vider slide rule pencil: black bakelite with silver-filled trim, 16.5 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, lead reservoir revealed by sliding open the body; some plating wear, used but not abused, fully functional. Instructions and further info here..

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG • $145

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12935: S. Eto Vanco double-lead two-color pencil in box: made in Osaka, Japan, 11 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; turn the crown one direction to extend the black lead, the other direction to extend the red. Grey pearl and black celluloid resembles a color used on Sheaffer's subbrand pens of the 1930s, but lower quality with a few areas where shrinkage has left small depressions in the surface. New old stock with instructions, some age dulling of plating.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $125

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15467: Tamis marking pencil: solid 14K gold, 12.7 cm long, grouped parallel lines pattern, fully marked with L. Tamis & Sons logo, uses 2.6 mm lead (2.5 mm will also work, though a little loose). Weighs 31.7 grams, some bumps to end.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine • $850

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14405: Tiffany magic pencil: large sterling silver ringtop, hexagonal body, 7.8 cm long closed, 13.7 cm extended, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead, made by Hicks for Tiffany, and nearly identical to our item 14131. Presentation inscription from Commonwealth Insurance Company with dates of 1886 and 1911. Test mark on shaft, dings to nozzle.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG* • $265

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10944: Tiffany magic pencil: large hexagonal sterling silver ringtop, 13.8 cm long extended, 7.9 cm retracted, interesting 1911 presentation inscription with engravings of a thistle and roses; uses 1.5 mm (VS) lead.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $325

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12232: Webb, Baker sheath pencils: two, both in sterling silver, 6.5 and 6.9 cm long, one by Francis Webb of Birmingham, the other by Edward Baker, dings and wear, ring fitting rather crudely added to the Baker.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: G-VG* • $60

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14397: unmarked combination dip pen and pencil: sterling silver, 9.5 cm long closed, hexagonal body with hand engraved scrolling decoration, shield-shaped bloodstone seal, high quality English manufacture, nozzle uses "VS" lead.

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

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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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15313: unmarked dip pen and pencil set: sterling silver, barleycorn pattern, clamp-action pen uses a sliding collar, 15.5 cm long excluding plated nib, desk pencil uses 1/16 inch l(1.55 mm) lead; by all appearances of English manufacture and of excellent quality, with the unusual feature of the engine turned patterning applied to the ends as well.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: exc • $650

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15262: unmarked dip pen and pencil set: sterling silver, cable twist pattern, pen is 16.6 cm long excluding plated nib, desk pencil uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead; English manufacture, excellent quality, possibly Mordan; condition excellent but for tool marks to pencil nozzle.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $425

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14769: unmarked dip pen, pencil, and stamp compendium: nickel-plated brass, 11.7 cm long closed, clamp-style pencil nozzle takes standard 2 mm lead; reversing rubber stamp in end is self-inking..

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG • $120

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15395: unmarked dip pen, pencil, and stamp compendium: nickel-plated brass, 11.1 cm long closed, made in Germany, clamp-style pencil nozzle takes standard 2 mm lead; self-inking reversing rubber stamp in end is spring-loaded.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG • $80

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12771: unmarked double-ended pencil: slender hexagonal silver barrel with colored casein cones on either side, 13 cm long, hallmarked "835", probably German manufacture, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: VG • $85

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14476: unmarked drop-action porte-crayon: unusually large and hefty ringtop, 8.7 cm long closed, hand-engraved sterling silver body, although the mechanism (including the top button and ring) appears to be nickel-plated rather than silver. Name very lightly stipple-engraved in the cartouche.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: exc • $225

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15457: unmarked Dwarf Ink Pencil in box: red hard rubber English-made American-retailed stylographic pen, 10 cm long, excellent condition but for corroded tip and needle. A fine display piece, or restoration candidate.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine* • $65

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15331: unmarked extending pencil: gold filled, excellent quality, characteristically American with a steel-tipped nozzle and a square-section barrel with fluted angles; 8.85 cm long retracted, 11.45 cm extended, uses standard 1.1 mm lead, round carnelian seal stone. Engine turning panels are clean, wear concentrated on high points of fitting bands.

DATE: c. 1850 • CONDITION: VG • $125

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13954: unmarked extending pencil: 8.5 cm long closed, 11.1 cm extended, uses 1.0 - 1.05 mm lead; construction appears to combine gold filled and solid gold components, typically American nozzle with inset steel tip. Some scratches to sides of nozzle body, crack and missing material at front of slider slot (see detail), faceted yellow end stone.

DATE: c. 1850 • CONDITION: VG* • $80

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15299: unmarked extending pencil: gold filled American slide-action, 8.1 cm long closed, 10.5 cm extended, uses 1.0 mm lead; yellow glass end stone, nozzle with inset steel tip, fine engine turning and hand engraved accents on hexagonal barrel. Metalwork crisp, only a few very shallow bumps.

DATE: c. 1855 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $120

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15306: unmarked extending pencil: slender gold filled American slide-action, 7.3 cm long closed, 9.7 cm extended, uses 1.0 mm lead; purple glass end, excellent quality and fully functional but wear commensurate with age, one slider pin missing, spot of solder on side of nozzle (see detail).

DATE: c. 1860 • CONDITION: VG* • $65

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10656: unmarked extending pencil: slender, 8.1 cm long, 10.3 cm extended, yellow seal stone has chip on rim, metal crisp, noting short area of seam opening at front of slider slot; nozzle marked for "H" lead, appears to be English manufacture though not hallmarked, and of solid gold with no sign of wear-through.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: fine* • $65

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15166: unmarked extending pencil: sterling silver12.2 cm long extended, 9.4 cm retracted, French hallmarks, excellent quality with plain unengraved rectangular seal end. Nozzle unmarked, unusual propelling pin with socket end holds 1.0 to 1.1 mm lead for both extending and retracting action (may be an added feature, as the nozzle end opening is larger, around 1.4 mm.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $150

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15332: unmarked extending pencil: gold filled ringtop, twisted fluting and scroll pattern, 7.45 cm long closed, 9.85 cm extended, American manufacture, front of barrel is turned to extend nozzle; uses 1.5 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $80

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11815: unmarked magic pencil: a rare and desirable American-made ringtop figural novelty pencil in the form of an owl, 3.3 cm long retracted, 6.1 cm extended, gold filled trim, lapis blue celluloid body, red (ruby?) eyes; excellent detail and workmanship, probably Fairchild or Aikin Lambert, uses standard 1.1 mm lead. Action is a bit sticky but mechanism fully functional, usual age shrinkage to body has led to the side seam opening on one side and partially opening on the other (see details).

DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: VG* • $565

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12230: unmarked magic pencil: gold filled ringtop, hexagonal red and white marbled celluloid barrel, 4.75 cm long closed, 9.2 cm extended, uses 1.05 mm lead; usual seam openings to celluloid from age shrinkage, otherwise good clean condition.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG • $80

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15237: unmarked magic pencil: sterling silver with suspension sheath, 5.6 cm long closed, 8.5 cm extended; marked only "STERLING", beautiful floral relief work, accepts standard 1.1 mm lead. Mechanism works smoothly, only one tiny pinprick mark on end knob.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: exc • $150

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14469: unmarked magic pencil: sterling silver ringtop, 6.1 cm long closed, 10.8 cm extended, uses 1.5 mm lead, propels and retracts; beautiful relief work with ribbons and inverted torches around an oval cartouche, appears to be French manufacture, excellent quality, one small bump at front end.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $165

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14856: unmarked magic pencil: small figural novelty ringtop in the form of an Egyptian obelisk, blue enamel decoration on what appears to be gold-plated silver; 3.8 cm long closed, 6.4 cm extended, German made, uses standard 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • $150

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14188: unmarked mummy and obelisk magic pencils: silver (?) with multicolored enamel, mummy is 6.1 cm long closed, obelisk 6 cm; mechanisms work smoothly, traces of gold wash visible on mummy. These are larger than typical examples, especially the obelisk. Mummy uses 1.5 to 1.7 mm lead, obelisk 1.1 mm.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • $495

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14189: unmarked mummy pencil: unusually small figural magic pencil, gold plated with multicolored enamel, 3 cm long retracted, top ring, fine working order, uses standard 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • $195

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15231: unmarked mummy pencil: silver figural with multicolored enamel, 5.3 cm long retracted; mechanism works smoothly, screw-in nozzle tip is missing but works fine with standard 2 mm lead inserted. Scattered losses to enamel, fine overall appearance.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG* • $225

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12681: unmarked novelty pencil: nickel plated brass and celluloid, in the form of an antique pistol, 5.1 cm long, 6.1 cm with nozzle extended; barrel twists to extend nozzle, lead propels and retracts, uses standard 1.1 mm lead, celluloid "stock" has one small chip at the back, material very likely of German manufacture.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine • $125

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13474: unmarked novelty pencil: giant nickel-plated brass mechanical pencil, 20.5 cm long, probably German, uses 3 mm lead; hexagonal barrel, some plating wear but no dings, perfect working order.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG • $65

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12295: unmarked novelty pencil: nickel plated brass, 6.7 cm long, in the form of a screw; the head turns to extend and retract the lead. Uses standard 2.0 mm drafting lead, Cross made similar pencils, but could also be English. One small stress crack near front of threads.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine* • $45

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14220: unmarked novelty pencil: German-made figural in the form of a champagne bottle, label reads "Souvenir/From/Canada", 5.9 cm long, nickel-plated brass, suspension fitting in base, top twists to extend and retract standard 2.0 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $85

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11943: unmarked pencil: slender, barleycorn pattern with what appear to be traces of gilding (material appears to be solid silver and not plate), 9.3 cm long, uses 1.4 mm lead, probably American.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: exc • $70

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14465: unmarked pencil: black with ivory-colored trim band, 13.2 cm long, uses 1.9 to 2.0mm lead; probably English or German, material appears to be casein-based, a few light scratches on the barrel, probably from a slip-on clip.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine • $45

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11024: unmarked pencil and pencil topper: small sterling silver ringtop, uses standard 2 mm lead, 6.6 cm long, with similarly marked silver topper for a wooden pencil -- chased sleeve slides up to hide eraser, has some roughness and a small split at the top edge (see details). Both pieces probably New York manufacture.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $65

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12229: unmarked sheath pencil: white metal, 10 cm long, Egyptian-themed enameled badges applied on each side; dings overall, corrosion hole in holder (see details).

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: G* • $45

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