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; uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1996 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • $275

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13608: Diamond Medal Standard: black and pearl flat-top lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, black ends with white trim rings, Wahl-style pressure bar toggled to the lever and held by a keeper at the end of the barrel; made for sale by Sears, part of the so-called National Pen Co. of Chicago group, excellent quality; name on cap, barrel ambered more than cap, but good color balance, strong barrel imprint, smooth Diamond Medal #2 nib.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $145

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12569: Diamond Point eyedropper-filler: slender and early black hard rubber straight-cap, 13.1 cm long, strong barrel imprint, slight even fading, ventless underfeed-style nib with narrower heel, marked only "14K", feed resembles that found on 1890-patent Eagle glass-cartridge pens. Cap is cracked, has not been repaired.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $145

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14950: Diamond Point Fill-E-Z: red hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 10.85 cm long, black ends, gold filled trim, correct original warranted #2 nib.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $120

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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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16074: Eagle glass cartridge pen: black lacquered brass, 12 cm long, one of the earliest cartridge pens made; barrel is fully imprinted, stating "PATENTED" but unlike later examples no citation of patent date of 1890; untipped brass nib has been restraightened, top surfaces a little wavy, but still a fine writer. Original glass cartridge is intact and stuck onto section nipple. Sold as an historical relic, would need minor work to be put in working condition.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $105

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16075: Eagle glass cartridge pen: black lacquered brass, 12 cm long, one of the earliest cartridge pens made; barrel is fully imprinted, stating "PATENTED" but unlike later examples no citation of patent date of 1890; untipped brass nib retains almost all of its original bright plating, glass cartridge is included but mouth damaged, chip to side of feed (see detail; may affect function). Cosmetically fine+ but sold as an historical relic, could be adapted to use a plastic cartridge as described here but no guarantee regarding the feed.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: G-VG* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $105

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15688: Eagle glass cartridge pen: black lacquered brass, 11.95 cm long, one of the earliest cartridge pens made; barrel imprinted "PATENTED", untipped plated brass nib is flexible but toothy. An historic relic, not currently in working condition, original glass cartridge damaged at mouth, rubber section seal is age-hardened.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $95

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15967: Eagle glass cartridge pen: black lacquered brass, hexagonal, 12.1 cm long, one of the earliest cartridge pens made; cap is fully imprinted with patent date of 1890; untipped plated brass nib is smooth and responsive but feed tip is missing so best used as a dip pen or kept as a display item. Original glass cartridge is intact, will not fit on now-hardened section nipple.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $95

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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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11839: Eagle pull-filler: large black chased hard rubber screw-cap, 14.8 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual filling system is like a reverse button-filler, end knob is pulled to flatten sac (US patent 680117 of 1901). Excellent quality, pen is unusually big, equivalent to a Waterman #6-size, nib has Eagle shield imprint, Masonic imprint on barrel for Martha Washington Lodge; cap more worn than barrel, two small stable hairlines in lip (see detail), front portion of barrel from barrel band forward has been restored.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $400

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15282: Eagle eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber with high relief hand repousse gold filled overlay, 13.5 cm long, narrow feed, ribbed section, Eagle nib. Like new with no wear but a few very shallow bumps to the overlay -- one of the fanciest Eagles you are ever likely to see.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $950

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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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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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15975: Eagle Flash No. 25: clipless black hard rubber screw-cap, 14.5 cm long, unusual "Flash" filler (end knob pulls to flatten sac); crisp and glossy, as with many Eagle nibs there is a lot of paper feel but a finely shaded line like from a flexible dip pen nib.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $265

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15108: Eagle Snap Shot: rare all-metal thumb-filler, 14.3 cm long, black lacquered and nickel-plated brass, untipped plated nib; end knob is turned to reveal pressure bar with target design (US patent 1051670, issued Jan 28, 1913). This example is marked "PAT. APPL'D FOR".

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $265

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14857: Eagle combination: rare late-production example of one of the first mass-produced combos, in woodgrain celluloid rather than the usual hard rubber, but retaining the original eyedropper-filler design; 15.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, hard rubber pencil nozzle uses 2 mm lead, Eagle nib is a precise and responsive writer.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $450

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16258: Eagle (?) pen-pencil combination: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.3 cm long, pencil end uses 2 mm lead, warranted #2 nib is notably flexible; cap fits perfectly but is evidently a replacement, as the chasing pattern is slightly different. No maker's mark, barrel imprinted for the Philadelphia investment banking firm of Montgomery, Clothier and Tyler (Theodore Roosevelt Jr. became a partner after graduating from Harvard in 1909, so would have been with the firm at the time of this combo's manufacture).

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine flex • $175

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14640: Eclipse lever-filler: oversize orange lever-filler with black ends, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, 14K gold warranted nib.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $165

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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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12702: Edward Baker ejector dip pen: sterling silver, London hallmarks worn but legible, 15.4 cm long excluding nib. The end of the taper is spring-loaded; when pushed, the nib is ejected. Plunger spring has taken a set, so plunger does not spring all the way back, slight bend to plunger, small seam split at end of taper (see detail), but all fully functional.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine* • $250

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12259: Edward Baker porte crayon: hand engraved sterling silver ringtop, 8.25 cm long, full Birmingham hallmarks.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $150

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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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16073: Edward Todd Paragon: smooth black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.5 cm long, imprinted only "PARAGON"; simple overfeed, nib marked "14K" underneath, came to us with an old slip-on clip with patent date of 1910. Nib tipping is scant, still quite usable.

DATE: c. 1901 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $165

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16233: Edward Todd eyedropper-filler: black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 13.45 cm long, early narrow feed, long-tined #2 nib writes well but slit badly cut (see detail). This appears to be an interesting example of second-quality parts being utilitized for a retailer-branded model, here for the New York stationer Alfred Gumbinner, whose "MODEL" trademark was registered in 1913.

DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $105

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11276: Edward Todd eyedropper-filler: small black hard rubber vest-pocket screw-cap ringtop, 9.1 cm long, smooth solid 14K gold overlay with dated engraving on cap; extra-large vent hole at edge of inner cap is a characteristic Edward Todd feature, nib is a semistub with some flex. Tiny stress crack in metal at top of cap (see detail) probably from manufacture.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium semiflex • $225

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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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12956: Edward Todd lever-filler: oversize all-metal 16K gold filled, 13.2 cm long, grouped parallel lines pattern; initials in barrel cartouche, damaged original #6 Edward Todd nib included, has been replaced with a contemporary warranted #6 nib of excellent quality. An Edward Todd this large is most unusual.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: needlepoint • $450

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16322: Edward Todd lever-filler: black hard rubber with 16K gold filled overlay in ribbed pattern, 12.35 cm long, warranted nib is an old replacement of excellent quality, a great choice for those who like an extremely fine line; plating wear evident but all markings clear, an attractive and stylish Art Deco user.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: needlepoint • $120

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13438: Edward Todd lever-filler set in box: rare and elegant, solid 14K gold with black enamel trim, 12.4 cm long, #3 nib has a semistub tip, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, both pieces neatly monogrammed "S.W.M.". Leather-covered box bears the name of the retailer, famed jeweler Caldwell & Co. of Philadelphia.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $1650

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16215: Elmwood dip pen: slender gold filled unmarked holder, branchiform pearl taper, 15.5 cm long including #1 ventless gold nib.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $85

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16296: Fairchild dip pen: gold filled holder with ebonized wood extending taper, 7.6 cm long closed, 15.3 cm extended including ventless gold #6 Fairchild nib.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $175

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14892: Fairchild Unique: very early black chased hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.85 cm long, patent date of 1885 but advertised into the early 1890s; distinctive flat nib with slight dihedral, advertised as 16K gold. Hard rubber surface is rough and pitted from harsh cleaning, imprints worn but legible. A rare and historically significant model from one of the most prominent gold nib makers of the dip pen era, and the first supplier of gold nibs to Waterman.

DATE: c. 1888 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine flex • $325

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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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15796: Fairchild (?) retracting dip pen: rare twist-action model, 13.1 cm long retracted, clean and crisp gold filled engine turned barrel, unusually bold patterning; wooden taper is turned to extend and retract the nib. Repaired hairline crack in taper, bumps to nib holder, solid gold #4 nib is an E. S. Johnson (Fairchild and Johnson later merged). Unmarked, but we have had very similar Fairchild-marked examples.

DATE: c. 1875 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $285

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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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15342: Farrell & Hosinger Paramount Gravity Stylo: black chased hard rubber screw-cap vest pocket eyedropper-filler stylographic pen, 10.95 cm long, weighted needle is intact.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $120

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15833: Fisher dip pen: unmarked gold filled holder with removable wooden taper, 14.7 cm long excluding nib; unusual imprint of two crossed quills and letters standing for "Paragon Gold Quill-Pens", trademarked on Nov 11, 1873.

DATE: c. 1875 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine flex • $225

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15477: Foley (?) stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.45 cm long, boldly imprinted with patent dates for MacKinnon's US patent 174,965 and Downes' US patent 218,503 for an internal valve operated by the needle. Spring-loaded needle is intact.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $250

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16204: General Manufacturing Co. Snap-Fil: black chased hard rubber ringtop, 14.1 cm long, unusual filling mechanism with reverse jointed lever, hinged tab is extended to depress internal pressure bar when lever is pushed; imprints worn but mostly legible with 1911 and 1918 patent dates, nickel plating worn off brass lever. Distinctive ribbed feed, warranted #3 nib is a high quality contemporary replacement, the gold nicely toned.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium flex • $180

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14036: Gold Bond lever-filler: oversize orange flat-top, 14 cm long, black ends, gold filled clip and lever but solid 14K gold trim bands on cap, each individually stamped. Some irregularities to the bands, name on barrel, large #8 nib cracked but functional -- a replacement can be found at additional cost upon request.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine firm • $265

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14332: Goldfink set in box: black piston filler, 12.2 cm long, gold plated trim, matching repeater pencil uses 1.1 mm lead; Goldfink was a prominent Berlin stationery firm, which contracted with multiple German makers for pen and pencil manufacture. This pen was surely made by Faber-Castell, as it uses that company's patented double piston ink reserve mechanism, though both pen and pencil sport Goldfink's trademark hexagonally faceted tops. Condition is near mint but for patches of pitting on the stainless steel nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: broad flex • $175

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12588: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, fully marked, 16 cm long excluding plated nib, bold twist pattern, engraved initials, incipient stress cracks at hinge points on underside of holder, but no dings.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: VG* • $265

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16220: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, fully marked, chased scroll patten, 15.3 cm long excluding plated nib.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $175

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13675: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, 15.25 cm long, fully marked, model number 140, beautiful floral repoussé work; initials on nib holder, minor roughness to front, some waviness to taper; ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $200

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13672: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, 15.2 cm long, fully marked, model number 140, beautiful floral repoussé work; bumps to nib holder, overall surface roughness from chemical dip cleaning; ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG • $165

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15885: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, unusual variant twist pattern, 16 cm long excluding gold plated steel nib, fully marked including model number 17, scattered light marks, fine overall appearance, holds nibs securely despite small stress cracks to underpiece of holder (see detail).

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG* • $275

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15790: Gorham dip pen: large with bold "pineapple" pattern, 16.1 cm long excluding plated nib; fully and strongly marked, unusual form, scattered shallow nicks around gripping area.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG • $295

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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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15024: H. C. Hook torpedo pencil: chrome plated brass, 11 cm long, brass propellors, excellent quality and workmanship, uses 1.1 mm lead. The source of these pencils has only recently been discovered to be the H. C. Hook Company of Auburn, Massachusetts. Minor marks, bump to nozzle mouth does not affect function.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $120

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16118: H. M. Smith dip pen: sterling silver twist pattern holder marked only "STERLING" (likely Mabie Todd manufacture), 18 cm long including #3 ventless gold nib.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $265

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13460: Heath dip pen: sterling silver, 15.75 cm long excluding plated nib, fully marked, relief work is an interesting variant of the Waterman "Puritan" or "Patch", with larger patches of scrollwork and the areas separating those patches narrower and with a hand-hammered surface; crisp and details not softened by polishing, one nip towards end of taper (see details).

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $265

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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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15970: Hicks (?) broker's pencil: 14K gold filled, at least in part over sterling silver, 13.6 cm long, unmarked but excellent quality and heft -- much heavier than typical examples -- uses 5.5 mm lead; neatly monogrammed on barrel.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: exc • $225

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14006: Hide penner: portable brass writing compendium, 11.2 cm tall, Sheffield manufacture, marked "W/HIDE" on the bottom of the inkwell base; reversible top with quill knife (blade tip chipped), quills would have been carried in the now-lost outer leather case. This design was made from the 18th century up into the beginning of the 19th, making individual specimens difficult to date; this example is solidly made and unusually free of dents.

DATE: c. 1800 • CONDITION: VG • $650

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