Desk Sets

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

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

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

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $265

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

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

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12114: Sheaffer Lifetime Touchdown desk pens: matched pair of black pneumatic-fillers, 17.3 cm long, White Dots on tapers, large two-tone conical Triumph nibs; large size with thick bbls, slight swelling at end of bbls over seal location.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $165

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

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

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11636: Waterman desk pencil: black celluloid, 18.6 cm long, chrome plated trim, barrel 10 mm in diameter, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; new old stock, minimal shop wear.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • $145

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

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

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