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6319: Aikin Lambert Pet display card: very rare original display, 15.2 cm high, with 6 out of 12 pens still present; pens are miniature ringtop eyedropper-fillers in black hard rubber, with red or light green casein ends and 14K gold nibs, averaging 6.4 cm long; unused and of excellent quality, they are rather evenly sun-faded, and one of the red tops has two chips on the side facing the card; from a long-closed New York area pen shop, the only example of its kind we have seen.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $495
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
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
11110: Carter advertising thermometer: porcelain enamel on iron, 69 cm (27 inches) high, typical losses to enamel and rust spots, has not been restored, thermometer not working, colors bright with no fading or crazing.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: G* • $295
5659: Conklin dummy pens: black-painted wood replicas of crescent-fillers, used for window displays instead of real pens so as to avoid risk of theft and of fading by sunlight; one looks like a capped pen, 13.7 cm long, the other an uncapped pen, lacking nib and feed; much scarcer than the actual pens, and much less common than dummy pens by makers such as Waterman, these display models are also sought after by collectors of advertising, country store items, and folk art.
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG • $295
7829: Conklin paper knife: laminated celluloid, 22.2 cm long, imprinted "COMPLIMENTS OF THE CONKLIN PEN CO."; side panels are the same distinctive mottled green used for Conklin pens, tip of blade has been chipped and smoothed.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $205
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
12215: Mordan chatelaine pen holder: sterling silver, full London hallmarks, 14 cm long, to carry a full-length eyedropper-filler fountain pen suspended from a woman's belt; a few shallow dings, and some partial seam separation (see details).
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG* • $350
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
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
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
10168: Parker 51 Club button: large metal pin back, 3.55 cm in diameter, given to Parker dealers as part of a sales contest promoting the initial release of the Parker 51; rare, and probably even less commonly seen than the sought-after contest award pens.
DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $250
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
7651: Parker 75 nib display: five 14K USA production nibs in various stages of completion, to illustrate the process of manufacture; these came to us loose, but could easily be mounted and framed.
DATE: c. 1975 • CONDITION: mint • $200
7650: Parker 75 ballpoint manufacturing display: five pieces in sterling silver illustrating different stages of forming a cap, deep-drawing from sheet; the last stage is at final dimensions with the top hole cut, but before application of the imprints and engine turning; from Parker's Janesville factory.
DATE: c. 1975 • CONDITION: mint • $200
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
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
8455: Waterman cigar cutter: blade and metal fittings have patches of pitting, but the imitation ivory celluloid body is clean with only slight rubbing at the top right corner on the Rotary emblem. A promotional item given by company president Frank D. Waterman to his fellow Rotarians -- background history here.
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $285
7199: Waterman cigar cutter: celluloid body warped and markings badly worn, blade well-used. Unusual, as most examples marked on one side only. A promotional item given by company president Frank D. Waterman to his fellow Rotarians -- background history here.
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fair • $100
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
14042: Waterman display board: samples illustrating "Steps in the Process of Manufacture of Hard Rubber Parts" for the classic Waterman 52 lever-filler, from raw gum rubber to the finished product. Includes a complete dummy pen and a cutaway demonstrator; some attachment threads have been replaced, mounting board has some stains and is age-darkened with bumps to corners. Can be hung or framed; overall dimensions 15 x 18 5/8 inches (38 x 47.5 cm). For international shipping, please contact us for a rate quote.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: G • $650