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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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14132: Mabie Todd magic pencil: small sterling silver ringtop, 5.75 cm long closed, 10.7 cm extended, scroll pattern, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead; New York production, "M" mark on shaft.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine • $95

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14304: Rodgers quill knife: 16.3 cm long, blade marked "CUTLERS/TO HIS/MAJESTY" and "SHEFFIELD/ENGLAND" at the heel, "SIMPLEX" on flat; with home-made wooden blade cover.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc • $95

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14126: Eversharp pencil: early production, gold filled, lined engine turning with hand engraved vine scroll, 13.4 cm long; "EVER SHARP" imprint, "20 YEAR GOLD FILLED" and "PATENTED", a very early imprint usually found only on Eversharps predating Wahl's 1916 takeover, but here found with the Wahl-patent clip, suggesting manufacture immediately after Wahl's takeover of Eversharp. Initials engraved on barrel, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $95

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14805: Wahl-Eversharp Match Thin pencil: smooth silver-plated miniature ringtop, 7.85 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, short-lived and scarce model, with the silver version especially uncommon, appearing only in the 1924 catalog. Also sold as the "Tiny Eversharp". Appears to be new old stock, came to us with remains of original clear lacquer protective coating, now cleaned off.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: near mint • $95

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14457: unmarked writing set in box: German-made, comprising a dip pen, letter opener, pencil, and seal, all in what appears to be casein-based plastic, salmon and black. Box is 21.7 cm wide, dip pen is 13.8 cm long excluding nib. Some loss to the leatherette on the upper front part of the box, otherwise showing no signs of use.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $95

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12112: Mabie Todd Longshort Stylo: black chased hard rubber vest-pocket eyedropper-filler, 7.3 cm closed, 11.3 cm open; made in England, fully functional, spring-loaded needle intact, imprints strong, hard rubber unfaded.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $95

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14122: Pick Exceptional: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, armorial clip badge for Alpha Xi Delta, a sorority founded in Illinois in 1893. Overall appearance excellent, but chasing loss to cap immediately above the clip, along with what appears to be a stable crack in the rubber (see details). Pick #2 nib has a semistub tip, writes well but not glassy smooth.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex • $95

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13705: Cross Alwrite pencil: gold filled extendable ringtop with classic Cross black enamel bands, 8.8 cm long, 12.5 cm with end pulled out; uses 1.1 mm lead, minor marks and bumps to nose cone area.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • $95

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10248: Sheaffer Craig pencil: an unusual Mandarin Yellow Sheaffer flat-top, 13.1 cm long, nickel plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, eraser under crown; metal clean, scattered marks to the barrel (see details).

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • $95

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12137: Sheaffer Balance Lifetime: thick stubby ringtop lever-filler in red-veined grey pearl, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, clean and lustrous appearance, noting one area of age shrinkage and an internal hairline next to the large White Dot (see details).

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine rigid • $95

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13213: Unic button-filler: French-made gold filled ringtop, 8.9 cm long, responsive 18K warranted nib; several shallow bumps to metal but engine turning crisp, no brassing; tool marks on section.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $95

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14625: Sheaffer Balance 350: small green striated lever-filler, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, section with ink window, #3 nib is super fine. No brassing to trim, condition would be excellent+ but for sealed cap lip hairline (see detail -- hard to see).

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $95

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14300: Conklin Glider: green striated lever-filler, 12.7 cm long, gold plated trim, section with transparent ink window; unusually clean example of a Chicago-made Conklin, 14K nib is an excellent writer. Some wear to the black lacquer coating of the section, cap threads on securely (will not come off by accident) but threads will slip if cap forced past point cap is screwed on all the way.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $95

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12998: Parker Vacumatic Debutante pencil: brown Shadow Wave, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprint with 3rd quarter date code, unusual wide "jeweler's" barrel band with fine barrel lines pattern; uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $95

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14295: Sheaffer Triumph Signature pencil: black with wartime gold filled over silver trim, wide 14K solid gold barrel band, 12.65 cm long, uses .9 mm lead; barrel band has been engraved with monogram "A. E. M.", has a couple of pinprick dings.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: fine • $95

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14552: Sheaffer Admiral II set: black lever-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, short conical Triumph nib is a smooth writer; with matching .9 mm pencil, which appears to be new old stock. Pen is used, chip to cap lip right next to wire band (see details), cap appears to be a mismatch replacement as the non-Lifetime nib should not go with a White Dot cap.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine • $95

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14695: Parker 51 pencil: black twist-action, 13.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, uncommon Lustraloy cap with wide raised band with fine parallel lines patterning, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine • $95

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14751: Sheaffer Touchdown Sentinel Deluxe: large first-year pneumatic-filler, blue with stainless steel cap, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, section with ink window, large two-tone Triumph nib is firm and smooth; typical slight swelling at end of barrel over seal, some rough patches on cap mostly polished out.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine firm • $95

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14589: Norma 104 four-color pencil: chrome-plated brass, engine turned, 14.4 cm long with tips retracted, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in USA; probably new old stock, eraser unused, minor handling marks.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: near mint • $95

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12764: Bayard 20/265: slender black French-made accordion-sac pump-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, original sac intact, 18K gold nib, excellent appearance but some scratches to barrel.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $95

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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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14079: Pilot 57: gold plated cap and barrel, engine turned, 13 cm long, made in Japan; squeeze-filler, original nib grade band, plated nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium fine • $95

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14757: Pilot Super 150L: black tab-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold plated trim, wide rolled gold cap band, inlaid 14K gold nib is a precise writer, barrel opens with a bayonet-style twist-lock action rather than unscrewing. Interesting Bulgarian imprint, clean condition noting shallow marring to side of spring-loaded rocker clip (see detail). Full date code DO 09, for 9 March 1963.

DATE: 1963 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $95

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12892: Parker 17 School: dark blue slip-cap, 13.4 cm long, chrome trim, hooded stainless steel nib, made in England, not sold in USA; sac transparency as new.

DATE: c. 1968 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine • $95

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14658: Parker 75 Laque ballpoint: gold plated trim, "Thuya" lacquer finish, made in France, "IU" date code, uses standard refills.

DATE: 1991 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $95

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12397: Aikin Lambert needle case: chased sterling silver, ringtop fitting, 11.5 cm long, fully marked, end unscrews to give access to interior compartment.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc • $90

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13065: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.2 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, but slight heat distortion to cap, fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap, nick to surface right below.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $90

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10178: Waterman pencil: black hard rubber with gold filled "Sheraton" pattern overlay, 13.1 cm long; early production, uses 1.1 mm lead, next to no wear, minimal fading to hard rubber, but name on barrel and scattered pinprick blistering on the overlay (see details).

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • $90

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14721: Esterbrook P injector 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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11664: Waterman Junior pencil: unusual short-lived model with over-the-top military clip with globe logo on side and top, blue-green pearl color not used in USA production; 11.6 cm long, nickel plated trim, made in Canada, uses 1.1 mm lead, some scuffs and scratches.

DATE: c. 1943 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $90

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13282: Sheaffer Snorkel Valiant: grey pneumatic-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone conical Triumph "F5"-marked nib is a smooth writer, noting marks near tip from straightening or adjustment.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $90

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12117: Mabie Todd Longshort Stylo: black chased hard rubber vest-pocket eyedropper-filler, 7.8 cm closed, 11.45 cm open; made in England, fully functional, spring-loaded needle intact, even wear including to metal tip, but functionally sound, imprints with patent numbers.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine • $85

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10602: unmarked novelty pencil: nickel plated brass, 9.6 cm long, in the form of a large 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.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $85

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12609: Moore L-72: black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, replacement warranted nib of good quality; good imprints, slight fading is mostly even, noting shadow from a round sticker on the cap.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $85

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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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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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13692: Sheaffer Balance pencil: full length slender black and pearl ringtop, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; excellent color, no brassing, unusual to find a larger model as a ringtop.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • $85

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13740: Parker Vest Pocket Duofold pencil: black-veined green pearl ringtop, scarce late color with notable pearlescence, 8.6 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; colored examples are much easier to find.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $85

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14448: Parker Diamond Medal pencil: silver pearl and black marbled, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, name on side of cap; made for Sears, an uncommon rebranded Challenger pencil.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG • $85

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14435: Parker NS Duofold: olive green double-jewel button-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England; excellent appearance, but multiple hairline cracks in the cap lip (see detail).

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $85

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14790: Esterbrook J: black lever-filler, 12.4 cm long, stainless steel trim, earlier production with flat barrel end, round screw-in cap jewel; contemporary #2668 nib unit with flat-bottomed feed, writes a nicely shaded line.

DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $85

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12873: Waterman Crusader Taperite: black lever-filler, hooded nib, 11.8 cm long, frosted aluminum cap is very clean but for patch of abrasion on back.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine firm • $85

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14712: Parker 51 Demi injector pencil: Cocoa with frosty two-tone Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, 12 cm long, crisp imprint with 1st quarter date code, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: 1951 • CONDITION: near mint • $85

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14271: Waterman C/F: black cartridge-filler, chrome cap, gold plated clip, made in USA, stainless inlaid nib marked "44" writes a nicely shaded line; has been filled but retains chalk marks on barrel. Box has paperwork and four unused cartridges, which are dried out but which can be refilled with a syringe.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $85

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9829: Sheaffer Imperial pencil: sterling silver, 12.7 cm long, crosshatch pattern, gold plated trim, White Dot, uses .9 mm lead; new old stock, several available, original price stickers on back may vary from that shown in photo.

DATE: c. 1980 • CONDITION: mint • $85

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11083: Parker Classic Grain d'Orge ballpoint: gold plated, made in France, special order for Bank One with enamel logo on clip and engraving on cap; "IE" date code could be either 1984 or 1988. As new, but no packaging.

DATE: c. 1986 • CONDITION: mint • $85

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13365: unmarked extending pencil: slender slide-action, gold filled, finely engine turned, 8 cm long closed, 10.4 cm extended, uses 1.05 mm "M" lead, probably American manufacture, with characteristic steel nozzle insert, unmarked nozzle. Clear faceted seal stone, cracks at ends of slider slot (see details).

DATE: c. 1845 • CONDITION: VG* • $80

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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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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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13554: Brown & Bigelow dip pen: aluminum, 16 cm long excluding plated nib, an advertising item marked for the Hotel Sutter in San Francisco. Brown & Bigelow were later known as the makers of the Redipoint mechanical pencil, but they had previously had a long history of making aluminum promotional items of all sorts.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $80

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14048: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: sterling silver hand-engraved ringtop, 10.5 cm long, decoration crisp, no dings, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: exc • $80

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14691: Waterman pencil: smooth black hard rubber, 13.2 cm long, crisp imprint with "PAT. APL'D FOR", uses 1.1 mm lead, no clip or eraser, size matches 52 or 52˝ pen. Very likely a factory second, noting a pinhead-sized pit in the barrel (see detail).

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: near mint • $80

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11814: Sheaffer Lifetime pencil: small ringtop, 9 cm long, gold filled trim, orange celluloid barrel; as new, noting shop wear or polishing wear to rim of crown, uses 1.1 mm lead, marked "PAT--PAT. PENDG".

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • $80

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10048: Waterman 52V Persian pencil: uncommon and desirable material, 11.1 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint, name on barrel, a small gouge to edge of cap crown (see details); uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $80

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13741: Parker Vest Pocket Duofold pencil: basic black ringtop, 8.7 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; colored examples are much easier to find.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • $80

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14734: Moore lever-filler: black ringtop, 11.15 cm long, gold filled trim, no imprints, #2 Moore nib has considerable flex, semistub tip; comb feed has one "tooth" chipped, does not affect function, ditto for slight swelling at front of lever opening.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine flex • $80

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14297: Parker Vacumatic Junior pencil: grey pearl and black marbled, 11.9 cm long, chrome plated trim; good imprint with 2nd quarter date code, one area of brownish staining on barrel, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: fine • $80

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13508: Parker The Mysterious Yangtze: privately printed hardbound travelog by company founder George S. Parker, nice clean copy, light pencil mark on front cover.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $80

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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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12465: Parker Vacumatic Junior pencil: green Shadow Wave, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint with 4th quarter date code, a few scuffs to the side of the cap, otherwise excellent+.

DATE: 1938 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $80

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13158: Waterman 352 pencil: blue pearl, gold filled trim, original price sticker on back of cap. New old stock, from the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1941 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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14129: Parker 51 pencil: black with crisp 1/7.5 12K gold filled cap with fine parallel lines, 13.1 cm long, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: exc • $80

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14745: Parker 51 injector pencil: early example in Cocoa, frosty Lustraloy cap with polished rim band, chrome plated trim, imprint with 4th quarter date code, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • SOLD

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14684: Esterbrook J: silver pearl lever-filler, 12.3 cm long, stainless steel trim, early production with flat barrel end, screw-in cap jewel, later #9556 nib unit.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $80

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12783: Sheaffer Snorkel Sovereign pencil: rare Vermilion barrel, chrome cap with gold filled clip; bold imprint, no dings, internal stress mark visible upon close inspection at front of barrel (see detail).

DATE: c. 1957 • CONDITION: fine • $80

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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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12676: Pelikan 355 ballpoint: striped green pearl and black, 13.25 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent appearance but name removed from back of upper barrel (see detail). Uses Schneider Express 75 refills.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: VG* • $80

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14158: Pilot Super 100: slender peach clipless squeeze-filler, 12.2 cm long, satin aluminum cap with gold decoration, gold plated trim; inlaid 14K gold nib.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $80

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8076: Sheaffer Imperial Sovereign pencil: 14K gold filled, 12.75 cm long, White Dot, uses .9 mm lead, new old stock, original price sticker on back; several available.

DATE: c. 1975 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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7806: Sheaffer Targa ballpoint: sterling silver, 13.3 cm long, gold plated trim, White Dot, twist-action to extend and retract tip; new old stock but without packaging; several available.

DATE: c. 1980 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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7780: Sheaffer Targa ballpoint: sterling silver, 13.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, White Dot, twist-action to extend and retract tip; new old stock but without packaging; several available.

DATE: c. 1980 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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12854: Platinum Sharp commemorative Ever Sharp pencil in box: specially made for the Sharp Electronics Corporation, to commemorate one of founder Hayakawa Tokuji's first products; injector pencil uses .5 mm lead, chrome plated trim with applied spiral pattern; in gift-wrapped original packaging.

DATE: c. 1990 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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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 • $75

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14310: Manual Tool Co. quill knife: Sheffield-made, 17.1 cm long, well-marked on blocky wooden handle with queen's crown and "S.O." (Stationery Office) above "45-12", with maker's name; half of original case present, blade sound with some minor edge nicks at the heel.

DATE: c. 1860 • CONDITION: VG • $75

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7189: unmarked dummy display pen: heavy solid rubber, 13.9 cm long, looks like slip-cap eyedropper-filler but does not open.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: exc • $75

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13075: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber vest pocket model with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.1 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, moderate fading to hard rubber, end of barrel slightly out of round.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $75

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13068: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber ringtop with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim. New old stock, but moderate fading to hard rubber.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $75

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13322: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: uncommon two-tone gold filled over silver ringtop, "Check" pattern, 10.6 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; a couple of shallow flat spots on the shoulder of the nose taper.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine • $75

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13776: Parker Lady Duofold pencil: early pale jade green ringtop, 12.45 cm long, gold filled trim, "PAT. PEND." imprint on crown, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc • $75

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11709: Ullrich 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; original sac hardened, please note if replacement desired.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: medium fine • $75

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14730: Moore 92-A: brown and silver pearl longitudinally striated lever-filler, 13 cm long, war-era gold filled over silver trim, contemporary replacement Gold Medal 14K nib is firm with a ball-type tip; barrel imprint well worn, lever plating worn down to base silver, barrel slightly bent.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine • $75

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14616: Norma 104 four-color pencil: chrome-plated brass, engine turned, 14.25 cm long with tips retracted, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in USA.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $75

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14744: Parker 51 injector pencil: dark blue, frosty Lustraloy cap with polished rim band, chrome plated trim, imprint with 2nd quarter date code, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: 1951 • CONDITION: near mint • $75

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13096: Sheaffer Snorkel pencil: uncommon pink "Buckskin Tan", gold filled trim, White Dot, wide barrel band, uses .9 mm lead; also matches Valiant or Statesman pen. Crisp imprints, chip to White Dot.

DATE: c. 1957 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $75

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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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13064: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.1 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, but heat distortion to cap, end of barrel slightly out of round, fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap, stress mark from clip hole.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $70

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12837: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe pencil: black-veined pearl streamline ringtop, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; excellent but for plating wear to ringtop fitting.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $70

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14303: Butler quill knife: made in England, 16.1 cm long, well-marked on wood handle including government Stationery Office stamp, tip of blade chipped.

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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7659: Cross stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 11.9 cm long, thick model with unusual chased cap; crisp and glossy, bold section imprint without patent date, has been converted to a scribing tool -- probably as a means to recycle unused but obsolete old stock (not usable as a pen).

DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: mint* • $65

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14238: Leech Brothers cedar pencil holder: short sterling silver ringtop, coarse barleycorn pattern, 5.6 cm long, Birmingham hallmarks.

DATE: 1888/89 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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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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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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12338: American Pencil Co. pencil case: wooden holder, 29 cm long, in the form of a giant pencil with a screw-on nickeled brass end cap; faux woodgrained finish, marked "PATENT/APPL'D FOR"; dings to end cap, partial split to mating ferrule (see details).

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: VG • $65

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13094: Waterman token/gaming counter: off-white, 4 cm in diameter, composition material, some usage chips. The black version has long been known, as it was mentioned in a 1908 advertisement as a promotional item, a good luck token. Other colors were virtually unknown until the discovery of a few small caches several years ago. It has been suggested that these were made for Waterman president Frank D. Waterman's personal use. We have a few, but this listing is for one token only.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG • $65

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12184: Sheaffer Lifetime demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal construction, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked "PAT.-- PAT.PENDING" on crown and "DEMONSTRATOR" on barrel (most examples lack the "DEMONSTRATOR" marking). Eraser pulls out from end, dents on barrel on either side of the clip, dings and cut marks to cap crown, mechanism tight but fully functional.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: G* • $65

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14696: Parker Lucky Lock pencil: gold filled ringtop, 8.9 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, "PAT. PEND" imprint; short-lived design, spring-loaded cap is depressed and turned to release.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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14733: Moore 72: dark blue ringtop lever-filler, 11.1 cm long, gold filled trim, #2 nib is a responsive writer with paper feel, condition fine but for stress cracks at front of lever opening (should be stable; caused by operation of the lever against a petrified sac).

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $65

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12035: Waterman pencil: tan veined grey pearl "Steel Quartz", 10.6.5 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, matches 92V fountain pen.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • $65

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12033: Waterman pencil: tan veined grey pearl "Steel Quartz", 12.5 cm long, chrome plated trim; strong imprints, scrape to top back of cap, uses 1.1 mm lead, matches 3 fountain pen.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine* • $65

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7678: Waterman 92 pencil: green and gold marbled, 12.6 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, good imprints, interesting presentation inscription: "DU PONT SAFETY CONTEST/FABRIKOID - 1935/J. M. T.".

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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13596: Sheaffer Balance pencil: grey pearl and black marbled, 12.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, uncommon with wide milled band, smooth unmarked flattened-ball clip; uses 1.1 mm lead, strong imprints.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $65

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14697: Parker pencil: red pearl marble Challenger-style Depression era model, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, generic imprint with 3rd quarter date code, stepped black clip button, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: 1938 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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11155: Sheaffer pencil: black Canadian model of unusual form, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, "Clipper"-style clip and metal clip button. Good imprints, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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14777: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Tuckaway Crest pencil: black with wartime 1/10 14K gold filled over solid silver cap and trim, 10.4 cm long, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: exc • $65

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11020: Reynolds International ballpoint: aluminum, main barrel finished in dark purple-blue; 14.6 cm long, not working, a relic of the beginnings of the postwar ballpoint craze; original price was $12.50 -- as much as the top-line fountain pens of the era.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine* • $65

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14255: Eversharp CA ballpoint: deep blue with brushed stainless steel cap and trim, gold filled clip, 11.4 cm long; with original metal refill, will require adaptor (not included) to use modern refills.

DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: near mint • $65

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14671: Esterbrook SM: "Deluxe" series slip-cap lever-filler, burgundy with matching end buttons, 12.9 cm long, stainless steel cap and trim, #9550 nib; uncommon model, sound and attractive, barrel imprint mostly polished away, cap button chipped (see details).

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $65

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13786: Esterbrook injector pencil: white with black clip button, 12.5 cm long, stainless steel trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, eraser unused, appears to be new old stock with minor storage wear.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $65

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14528: Esterbrook SJ: silver pearl lever-filler, 12.1 cm long, stainless steel trim; #9550 nib is a smooth and precise writer. Late production with icicle-like patterning.

DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $65

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13340: Pelikan 350 injector 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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14176: Esterbrook M2 in box: aqua squeeze-filler, 13.4 cm long, finely-ribbed chrome cap, smooth clip, Esterbrook imprints on cap rim and barrel, #9668 nib unit; new old stock, with 1959-dated instruction sheet.

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $65

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14078: Pilot Super 77: grey, 13.2 cm long, wide 14K rolled gold cap band and trim, made in Japan; tab-filler, original nib grade band, 14K gold nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium fine • $65

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14075: Pilot 57: green, 13.25 cm long, gold plated cap and trim, made in Japan; squeeze-filler, original nib grade band loose but intact, plated nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $65

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14074: Pilot 57: blue, 13.2 cm long, gold plated trim, made in Japan; squeeze-filler, original nib grade band peeling in places but all present, plated nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $65

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8370: Parker Jotter saccharine dispenser: hard to find pocketable sweetener carrier, 11.4 cm long, transparent barrel, brushed steel cap, chrome 45-style clip; new old stock.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $65

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14710: Parker 51 pencil: later production twist-action in dark blue, 12.6 cm long, Lustraloy cap with "halo" logo, chrome plated trim; uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $65

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11213: Parker Classic Imperial ballpoint: grouped parallel lines pattern, marked "10K G.F. CAP & BARREL", enamel Motorola badge on clip, logo also inset in cap button; made in USA, new old stock, no packaging, minimal handling wear.

DATE: c. 1985 • CONDITION: near mint • $65

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11228: Parker Classic Imperial ballpoint: grouped parallel lines pattern, marked "10K G.F. CAP & BARREL", Bank One enamel badge on clip, bank name etched on side of cap; "IIE" date code, made in USA.

DATE: 1988 • CONDITION: near mint • $65

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12344: Cross Peerless letter scale: brass, originally nickel plated, 15.7 cm high, letter is held in clip to weigh, or a string-tied package can be suspended by the hook. Marked "THE CROSS PEN CO./BOSTON".

DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: G • $60

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7215: American Lead Pencil Bi-Graph stylographic pen: black hard rubber, 12 cm long, bold imprints, needle present but frozen.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine* • $60

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13329: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: smooth green gold filled ringtop, 10.65 cm long, excellent but for shallow flattening to shoulder of nose cose; uses 1.1 mm lead, early and uncommon imprinted mechanism.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine • $60

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13848: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: gold filled, 13.3 cm long, "Check" pattern, uses 1.1 mm lead, name on barrel.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc • $60

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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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10640: Mabie Todd advertising bookmark: printed cardboard in the form of a pen's nib and section, 15.5 cm long, some slight creasing at the tip; reverse features Swan ink, with a bottle illustrated; British production.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG • $60

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14539: Mabie Todd No. 20 Cygnet stylographic pen: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 10.3 cm long, made in England, spring-loaded gold needle. New old stock, never filled, ready to use; minor storage wear, several available. This model was manufactured unchanged from c. 1910 through the 1920s with remaining stock sold for decades after; it is only the font of the barrel imprint that indicates a later production date.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $60

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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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6604: Waterman pencil: gold filled "Gothic" pattern over black hard rubber ringtop, 10.6 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; matches 0552½V or 0542½V pen.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $60

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13769: Wahl-Eversharp Clasp pencil: green moire with black ends, 10.2 cm long, nickel plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; uncommon model, nice dated 4H inscription from Preble County, Ohio.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine • $60

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14657: Sheaffer Balance pencil: silver pearl and black marbled, 12.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, uncommon wide milled jeweler's band, unimprinted clip; bold imprint, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine • $60

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14112: Eversharp Skyline injector pencil: dark green, 11.6 cm long, wartime production with plastic nose cone, gold filled over silver trim, , 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual with wide barrel bands and covered button, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1943 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $60

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14467: Waterman Citation pencil: black with gold filled trim, 13 cm long, chrome plated nose cone, wide barrel band, original price sticker on barrel; new old stock with minimal shop wear, uses .9 mm lead, matches Taperite fountain pen.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: near mint • $60

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14252: Eversharp Skyline injector pencil: burgundy with 1/10 14K gold filled upper barrel, 13.5 cm long, scarce configuration with "Dart" pattern engine turning; like new, noting usual aging of thin plating of nose cone, tiny split to plastic above clip from overcrimping in manufacture; uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: exc* • $60

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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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14278: Eversharp injector pencil: unusual export model, full-length in black, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, wide barrel band with French hallmark.

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

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14128: Parker 51 injector pencil: bungundy with 1/10 12K gold filled cap with converging lines pattern, 13.2 cm long, uses .9 mm lead, good imprint with 2nd quarter date code; some shallow scrape marks on the barrel (see details).

DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $60

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14800: Esterbrook SJ: brown pearl "root beer" lever-filler, 11.9 cm long, stainless steel trim, slight gapping around the lever; #9500 nib is a precise writer.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $60

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14077: Pilot 77: grey-blue, 13.1 cm long, fancy patterned gold plated cap and trim, made in Japan; tab-filler, original nib grade band, plated nib, barrel does not unscrew, releases with bayonet-style partial rotation.

DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $60

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14173: Cushman and Denison CADO Flo-Master Fountnbrush in box: all-metal marker pen, 14.6 cm long, black anodized cap, complete with two spare felt tips, ink bottle, and instructions. Can be cleaned out and used as a distinctive felt-tip or highlighter. Esterbrook acquired rights to the Flo-Master in 1964, after this example was made.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-broad • $60

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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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14798: Esterbrook cartridge-filler: red screw-cap school pen, 12.9 cm long, chrome plated cap, original Esterbrook converter, desirable #2048 flexible Falcon nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $60

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13812: Towle ballpoint telephone dialer: sterling silver, 12.3 cm long, uses standard Schneider Express 75 refills, scattered bumps and marks, ball end bent to the side (see detail), very solidly made with good heft.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: VG • $60

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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

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9896: Eversharp pencil: green gold filled, "Grecian Border" pattern, 13.3 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, uncommon imprint with large block-letter "WAHL"; initials on barrel, plating wear to crown.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $50

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9390: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: gold filled, 13.4 cm long, "Grecian Border" pattern, uses 1.1 mm lead, one small flat spot on shoulder of nose cone, initials "N. W." on indicia.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $50

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10653: Wahl-Eversharp Match Thin pencil: gold filled miniature slender ringtop, 7.8 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; a very scarce model, catalogued from 1924 to 1928 and seldom seen.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $50

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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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14094: Parker 51 pencil: black twist-action, Lustraloy cap, war-era gold filled over silver clip, uses .9 mm lead; excellent condition but for mark on upper barrel (see details).

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine • $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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14754: Sheaffer Lifetime Crest Tuckaway pencil: burgundy, gold filled cap and trim, White Dot, 10.45 cm long, uses .9mm lead.

DATE: c. 1951 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $50

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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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12460: Sheaffer Snorkel Sentinel pencil: "Pastel Blue", polished stainless cap, gold filled trim, White Dot, original foil clip tag, new old stock, a bit of old shop dirt.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: near mint • $50

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14799: Esterbrook M2: dark blue squeeze-filler, 13.4 cm long, finely-ribbed chrome cap, smooth clip, Esterbrook imprints on cap rim and barrel, #2556 nib unit; original black rubber sac has been replaced with a transparent PVC sac.

DATE: c. 1957 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $50

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14801: Esterbrook CA101: black cartridge-filler, 13.25 cm long, stainless steel trim, #1555 Gregg nib unit, comes with new modern piston-style converter.

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $50

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3136: Sheaffer Fineline replacement nib units in box: 11 stainless alloy screw-in nib units, extra-fine tips, in original box for 12; "X-FINE" written on side of box.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • $50

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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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14302: unmarked ink eraser: 13.4 cm long, wood handle with fishtail end, double-edged spearhead blade.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: G • $45

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14365: Rodgers scraper: ink eraser, 16.4 cm long, flat wooden handle, hole drilled in end, marked "CUTLERSTO/HIS MAJESTY", blade well worn but still sharp and sound.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: G • $45

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14634: Eagle Torpedo No. 830 pencil: black chased hard rubber with line and dot pattern, 14.2 cm long, April and July 1909 patent dates, uses standard 2 mm lead; age splits in black Japanned metal ends do not affect function, condition otherwise like new but for one small ding to the side of the nose cone.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG* • $45

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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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14046: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: smooth gold filled ringtop, 10.6 cm long, elegant engraved monogram, small chip in mouth of nose cone does not affect function (see detail), uses 1.1 mm lead.

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

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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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8645: Waterman pencil: black chased hard rubber ringtop, 9.9 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp and dark, scratch through "PAT. APL'D FOR" imprint, uses 1.1 mm lead; matches 52 1/2 V or 42 1/2 V pen.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine • $45

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9497: Eversharp pencil in box: desk pencil (no matching fountain pen), 13.9 cm long, rosewood hard rubber barrel, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; in original box, with Spanish-language instructions. We have acquired a small hoard of these, and though they are new old stock, they have clearly not always been stored in a perfectly dry environment. The steel tip cones have rusted, but can easily be polished down (see photos) or replaced (the tips unscrew, and spares can be taken from other Eversharps). Several available.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • $45

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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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8644: Waterman pencil: black smooth hard rubber ringtop, 9.9 cm long, gold filled trim, imprint with 1924 patent date, uses 1.1 mm lead; matches 52 1/2 V or 42 1/2 V pen, slight fading to hard rubber.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG • $45

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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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14784: unmarked glass dip pen: 18.4 cm long, hollow handle with an inserted paper calendar for 1936; twisted glass nib writes nicely.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $45

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14648: Sheaffer Junior Balance 200 pencil: black with inlaid abalone flakes, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, uncommon wide milled jeweler's band, unimprinted clip; bold imprint, uses .9 mm lead. Unlike most examples of Sheaffer's "Ebonized Pearl", the material used here appears to be missing the usual clear overcoating, resulting in some surface irregularity around the edges of some of the inlaid abalone flakes.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: fine* • $45

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6964: Reynolds International ballpoint: aluminum, 14.5 cm long; not working, a relic of the beginnings of the postwar ballpoint craze; original price was $12.50 -- as much as the top-line fountain pens of the era.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine • $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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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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12721: unmarked Parker 51 counterfeit: black with metal cap marked "14KR GOLD FILLED" but with only a very thin gold wash; fully marked in imitation of a real 51, sac hardened, will need to be replaced; plated nib, cap jewel is opaque silver in color. Probably made in Japan, quality is low but much historical interest. Unused with shop wear, eight available.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine • $45

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14776: Sheaffer Touchdown Tuckaway Valiant pencil: brown, 10.3 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: exc • $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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14803: Esterbrook M2: red squeeze-filler, 13.45 cm long, finely-ribbed chrome cap, Esterbook-imprinted clip and barrel, smooth #9556 nib unit; original black rubber sac has been replaced with a transparent PVC sac. Excellent but for a crack in the cap (liner is intact, so does not affect function).

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium • $45

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14182: Cushman and Denison CADO Flo-Master Fountnbrush: all-metal marker pen, 14.3 cm long, black anodized cap, can be used as a distinctive felt-tip or highlighter. Esterbrook acquired rights to the Flo-Master in 1964, after this example was made. Unused, with unstained felt tip.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: broad • $45

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14154: Eversharp US Civil War Centennial ballpoint: blue and grey "Billy Yank" pen, gold-plated sword clip is pressed at the top to retract the writing point.

DATE: c. 1961 • CONDITION: exc • $45

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14636: Eagle Little Torpedo No. 829 pencil: black chased hard rubber barrel, 12 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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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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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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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 • $40

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12836: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe pencil: black-veined pearl streamline ringtop, 12.1 cm long, gold filled trim, attractive user, takes 1.1 mm lead; name on barrel, tool marks on nose cone, but fully functional.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG* • $40

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6796: Reynolds Rocket ballpoint: aluminum with black anodized end, 12 cm long, aluminum sliding tip cover, Reynolds-marked chrome clip; tip ball missing, not in working condition.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine* • $40

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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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12325: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: red with gold filled cap, 12.7 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, crisp imprint, unused eraser, but plating wear to clip and general shop wear.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: VG • $40

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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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14753: Sheaffer Lifetime Sentinel Deluxe Tuckaway pencil: burgundy, chrome cap with gold filled trim, White Dot, 10 cm long, uses .9mm lead, one tiny bump to top of cap.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: fine • $40

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14264: Eversharp Symphony pencil: black twist-action, unusual engine turned gold filled cap, 13.3 cm long, uses .9 mm lead, late production, appears to be new old stock but with shop wear.

DATE: c. 1952 • CONDITION: exc • $40

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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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13440: Waterman C/F liquid lead ballpoint: blue with brushed stainless steel cap, 13.4 cm long, gold plated clip, made in USA, twist-action point retraction; chalk marks on barrel, eraser under cap, original cartridge dried up, refills no longer available.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: mint • $40

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14185: Esterbrook A101: bright orange squeeze-filler, 13.2 cm long, stainless steel trim, #1555 Gregg nib unit.

DATE: c. 1957 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $40

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14802: Esterbrook Safari: black cartridge-filler, 13.75 cm long, chrome plated cap and trim, #2668 nib, flamboyant barrel personalization, patch of plating loss next to end of clip (see detail). Comes with two empty Esterbrook cartridges, which can be refilled and reused.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium • $40

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10130: Palmer Method pinback button: penmanship award, 1.9 cm diameter, for having "SATISFACTORILY MASTERED THE FIRST 25 DRILLS IN THE PALMER METHOD MANUAL"; two available, price is per button -- specify which desired.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $35

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10032: Palmer Method pinback button: penmanship award, 2.1 cm diameter, four available, price is per button, specify which desired when ordering.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-exc • $35

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13986: Waterman pencil: black hard rubber ringtop, 9.9 cm long, gold filled trim, "PAT. APL'D FOR" imprint, barrel band engraved with name, uses 1.1 mm lead, matches 52 1/2 V or 42 1/2 V pen. Moderate browning, blotch on barrel (see detail).

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: VG • $35

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2632: Waterman world atlas: from a series intended for distribution in schools, this covers the United States; consists of one sheet, folded in half, fully opened measures 33 x 48 cm (13 x 19 inches), inside has map of USA with facts and figures about cities and states, copyright date of 1925, outside has strong images of Waterman pens; new old stock.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • $35

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11857: Eversharp Bantam pencil: green pearl candystripe miniature pencil, 9.6 cm long, gold plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; strong imprint, typical plating wear.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: VG • $35

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14229: Osborne advertising pencil: promotional giveaway with calendar for 1940 printed on pearlescent celluloid barrel; 13 cm long, gold plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, eraser under top cap.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $35

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14227: Osborne advertising pencil: promotional giveaway with calendar for 1941 printed on pearlescent celluloid barrel; 12.9 cm long, gold plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, eraser under top cap.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $35

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6797: Reynolds Rocket ballpoint: aluminum with black anodized end, 12.3 cm long, clipless model, black plastic sliding tip cover; cartridge intact but dried out.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $35

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12916: Towle ballpoint telephone dialer: sterling silver, 12.3 cm long, uses standard Schneider Express 75 refills, scattered bumps and marks, ball end bent to the side (see detail), very solidly made with good heft.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: G • $35

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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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13183: unmarked glass dip pen: clear glass nib, hand made, 14.3 cm long, rolled paper advertising sealed inside hollow glass handle, for Springfield, Missouri insurance company.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $30

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13215: Waterman 91V pencil: "Steel Quartz" celluloid and black hard rubber, 10.8 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, propel and retract mechanism, matches 92V pen; bold imprints, original price sticker, like new condition but for two shallow holes drilled in its side (see details).

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG* • $30

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9518: Eversharp stock certificate: several available, 30 x 21 cm, each for various numbers of shares between 5 and 50.

DATE: c. 1967 • CONDITION: exc • $25

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9517: Eversharp stock certificate: several available, 30 x 21 cm, each for 100 shares, various dates between 1960 and 1967.

DATE: c. 1967 • CONDITION: exc • $25

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9500: Waterman lever box assembly: original new old stock, 21.5 mm long, fits 16 mm long, 2.2 mm wide barrel slot, gold plated; as used on pens such as the Lady Patricia, 3V, 92V, and many postwar Watermans.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: mint • $20

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9501: Waterman lever box assembly: original new old stock, 23 mm long, fits 17 mm long, 3 mm wide barrel slot, gold plated; fits many later 1940s and 1950s Watermans.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: mint • $10

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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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14171: Esterbrook ink cartridge box: original package, washable blue, only one cartridge left, no adapters. Nice display item.

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: fine • $10

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8939: Eversharp V-Mail Red Top lead: original WW2-era containers, new old stock, around two dozen pieces of lead in each, various grades and thicknesses, no choice; great display item (read about the V-Mail system here).

DATE: c. 1943 • CONDITION: fine • $8

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8938: Eversharp V-Mail Red Top lead: original WW2-era containers, new old stock, several dozen pieces of lead in each, various grades and thicknesses, no choice; great display item (read about the V-Mail system here).

DATE: c. 1943 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $6

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5828: Parker 51 pencil lead refills: 12 leads in a stoppered glass tube, 8 cm long, made in England, label reads "for Parker '51'/ROTARY PENCIL", with Parker "halo" mark; many available, all "B" hardness.

DATE: c. 1964 • CONDITION: mint • $6

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4251: Ancora glassine envelope: advertising for Duplex pens, 5 x 9.5 cm, printed on both sides, new old stock.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: mint • $5

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8937: Eversharp Red Top lead: original 1940s containers, approximately two dozen pieces of lead; various grades and thicknesses, no choice; great display items.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $5

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15002: pen sac talc: medical grade, unscented.

DATE: • CONDITION: new • SOLD

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