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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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15311: H. M. Smith dip pen in box: unmarked checkerboard pattern gold filled holder with celluloid taper, simulated ivory with real gold and silver inlay work on either side; 14.6 cm long overall excluding lovely long-tined #3 ventless gold nib -- a notably flexible and controllable writer. A couple of minor losses to the inlay, usual slight age warpage of the taper, excellent appearance.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $275

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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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14821: Hicks figural pencil: gold filled ringtop, 5 cm long retracted, in the form of a cannon; back end turns to extend pencil, mechanism good, scattered dings, uses 1.4mm lead. Not marked, but known through identical marked examples. A scarce American-made novelty pencil.

DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: G • $225

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13318: Hicks dip pen: sterling silver, 16.2 cm long excluding plated nib, acorn maker's mark, metal crisp with original manufacturing marks visible on the ferrule, excellent quality, nice girth; initials "C. L." engraved in cartouche.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $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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11917: Hicks magic pencil: 10K gold filled, with swivel and ring suspension sheath; 11.4 cm long extended, 6.4 cm retracted, uses 1.7 mm lead, propels and retracts; pencil has a couple of shallow bumps, hard to photograph.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine • $120

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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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14701: Ingersoll twist-filler: oversize black celluloid, 14.35 cm long, gold filled trim, white trim band at cap top, short-lived higher quality mogel with blind cap over filling knob, 14K nib is small but flexible.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $175

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14702: Ingersoll twist-filler: black Bakelite, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, original price band with filling instructions, barrel has a brass liner, so hairline in Bakelite from age shrinkage at front of barrel does not affect structural integrity (see detail); 14K nib is small but flexible with some tooth.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine flex • $150

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15203: Inkograph stylographic pen: unusual mottled hard rubber flat-top ringtop lever-filler, 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim, moderate fading, weighted needle intact, barrel imprint upside-down (reads upright when pen is held in the left hand), stress crack at front of lever opening is stable, does not affect function (see detail).

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine • $95

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14346: Jessap penner: portable brass writing compendium, 13.5 cm tall, Sheffield manufacture, marked "JES/SAP" on the bottom of the inkwell base; screw-off top to carry quills. This design was made from the 18th century up into the beginning of the 19th, making individual specimens difficult to date. Typical dings, tapering top has a hole in the side and a seam split at the base (see details).

DATE: c. 1800 • CONDITION: fair-G • $450

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15249: John Holland eyedropper-filler: unusually thick-barreled black hard rubber taper-cap, alternating dark and light pearl slabs, 14.9 cm long, patent split feed, Holland #13 nib has good tipping but has a crack from the vent hole, fine for use with a gentle touch, could easily be laser-welded for full durability..

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $675

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15370: John Holland eyedropper-filler: black chased hard rubber taper-cap, 14.8 cm long, crisp chasing and imprints, hard rubber glossy and unfaded, appears never to have been filled, though there is a stress crack in the cap (from being squeezed, most likely, since it is in the middle and not at the mouth). Came to us without a nib, we have added a period-correct #4 Holland nib. Nib tipping is scant, worn away on one side, nib is still entirely usable though somewhat toothy with pressure.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $350

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12691: John Holland 75: uncommon oversized black chased hard rubber hatchet-filler, 15 cm long, nickel plated hatchet, wide gold filled cap band; originally clipless, came to us with a 1910-patent slip-on clip, included. Even fading and wear, imprints all legible, Holland #15 nib takes deliberate pressure to open up, more of a semiflex for ordinary use.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $395

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13572: John Holland 73: large black chased hard rubber hatchet-filler, 14.9 cm long, nickel plated trim; good imprints and chasing, responsive #3 nib writes an elegant line, moderate even fading, unusual size.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $385

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15276: John Holland 72: black chased hard rubber ringtop hatchet-filler, 11.4 cm long, gold filled cap crown; good clear imprints, Holland #12 nib is a good writer but has visibly been restraightened.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine flex • $225

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12602: John Holland 72: black chased hard rubber ringtop hatchet-filler, 11.9 cm long; gold filled ringtop fitting may be a post-factory addition. Strong imprints, Holland #12 nib.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $205

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15100: Kaweco safety in box: black hard rubber with gold filled overlay, German made, retracting nib, 11 cm long, dents to cap, seal replaced, warranted nib opens with slightest pressure, to be used with a light touch, incipient stress line from vent hole (see detail). In retailer box from the Netherlands.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine superflex • $565

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14127: Kaweco (?) eyedropper-filler: unmarked black hard rubber taper-cap, 16.2 cm long, very early stepped section, #1 A. Morton nib lacks tipping, has hairline cracks from slit end and from front right edge; brutally overpolished overall, Italian retailer imprint on barrel "MAGLIA - MILANO", could be Caw's manufacture.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fair* • $225

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15353: Kerner stylographic pen: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12 cm long, intact needle, strong imprint with patent date of July 3, 1883, for #280,630. Tip is unevenly worn but intact, moves smoothly across paper.

DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine • $145

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13894: LeBoeuf Holy Water Sprinkler in box: black sleeve-filler,12.6 cm long, gold filled trim, new old stock, size of #8 pen, usual slight age shrinkage around barrel end plug (see detail).

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • $650

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13916: LeBoeuf Holy Water Sprinkler in box: black sleeve-filler,12.5 cm long, gold filled trim, new old stock, size of #8 pen, usual slight age shrinkage around barrel end plug (see detail).

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • $650

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14238: Leech Brothers porte crayon: short sterling silver ringtop, coarse barleycorn pattern, 5.6 cm long, Birmingham hallmarks.

DATE: 1888-89 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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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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13887: Matador Click 007 demonstrator in box: transparent blue piston-filler, 13 cm long, nickel plated trim, gold plated nib, new old stock with clip tag, some internal stress marks visible from original manufacture, two available.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: near mint • $265

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12313: Mecan drop-action porte crayon: sterling silver with black and red enamel, 8.15 cm long, suspension ring on side, perpetual calendar with day letters for French (or Spanish), actuator button appears to be some smooth black hardstone (pencil slides in or out when button is pushed), high quality, very solid, marked "935" and "MECAN" with a small and unidentified hallmark (French or Swiss?).

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $350

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14960: Miller Brothers scraper: 12.4 cm long eraser knife, bone handle has crack but is functionally sound; American-made, in Meriden, Connecticut.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: G* • $60

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15418: Montblanc baby safety: iconic miniature in black hard rubber, just 8.35 cm long; like new but for a small abrasion over imprint of the "0" size Simplo nib. Casein star is glossy and unstained, hard rubber is unfaded with clean imprints, seal is ink-tight.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc-near mint* • NIB: fine stub flex • $1500

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15195: Montblanc 149: early production, black celluloid with narrow sterling cap bands flanking wider gold filled band, 14.3 cm long, ivory-colored cap star, two-stage brass piston mechanism, less common "MEISTERSTUCK" on center cap band, "149" and "KM" on filler knob, early flat 139-style feed, newly-replaced cork piston seal; 18K tri-tone nib is a smooth writer, noting microscopic stress mark from vent hole (see detail). Line between ink window and barrel body slightly askew, a manufacturing slipup.

DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $2450

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

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

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15377: Montblanc 220: black cartridge-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold plated trim, made in Germany, 14K gold semi-inlaid nib is a smooth cursive italic.

DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: broad italic • $265

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13932: Montblanc Louis XIV: limited edition of 4810 pieces, original packaging minus white outer sleeve.

DATE: 1994 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $2250

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13918: Montblanc Oscar Wilde set: complete three-piece limited edition ensemble (only 5000 made) comprising fountain pen, ballpoint, and mechanical pencil. Original packaging, box has not been opened, seals are unbroken.

DATE: 1994 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $2500

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13920: Montblanc Prince Regent: limited edition of 4810 pieces, complete with all original packaging.

DATE: 1995 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $2500

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13937: Montblanc Prince Regent: limited edition of 4810 pieces, unusually low number; complete with all original packaging except outer sleeve.

DATE: 1995 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $2600

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12747: Montblanc Alexandre Dumas set: complete three-piece limited edition ensemble with matching serial numbers, fountain pen, ballpoint, and mechanical pencil; only 5000 sets made, plus this is the first version with the wrong signature (the son's rather than the father's) which was recalled, making it doubly scarce. Perfect unused condition, but no boxes or papers.

DATE: 1996 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $2000

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13935: Montblanc Semiramis: limited edition of 4810 pieces, unopened package with shrink-wrapping intact.

DATE: 1996 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $2600

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13939: Montblanc Franz Kafka ballpoint: limited edition of 12,000 pieces plus 4,500 sets; as new, noting rubs to a couple of the book-shaped box's corners, no outer sleeve.

DATE: 2004 • CONDITION: mint • $500

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13632: Montegrappa The Elmo Pen: early production black hard rubber safety, 12.75 cm long, smooth gold filled overlay, #2 Elmo nib, Moore-style one-piece shaft and feed; cap has engraved monogram, dings to crown, cap lip has been replaced. Nib has a crack from the vent hole, usable with a light hand. The Elmo Pen was one of Montegrappa's very first models, and an overlay example is unheard of.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine stub flex • $650

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13945: Montegrappa Symphony in box: octagonal red marbled celluloid, 13.8 cm long, sterling silver trim, cartridge or converter (included), two-tone 18K nib. Some deterioration to vinyl covering of inner box, pen itself appears unused.

DATE: c. 1995 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium semiflex • $595

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15312: Montgomery Ward extending dip pen in case: unmarked gold filled holder with unusually fancy mother of pearl taper, 12.1 cm long retracted, 13 cm extended excluding #2 Montgomery Ward marked nib; nib has scant tipping and has been restraightened, opens with very light pressure for dramatic line width variation, holder has small stress crack on bottom which does not affect function (see detail). Lovely box, hinged with patterned plush fabric covering.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $165

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15266: Mordan novelty pencil: silver figural magic pencil, using a genuine early 18th-century Dutch needle case; 9.2 cm long closed, 13.1 cm long extended, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead. Mechanism in good working order, tiny and almost invisible stress line at very mouth of nozzle, needle case shows independent level of wear including minor dings and a repaired crack (see details).

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: * • $425

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

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

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

DATE: c. 1879 • CONDITION: VG • $225

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

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

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

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

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14237: Mordan porte crayon: long sterling silver ringtop, coarse barleycorn pattern, 9.6 cm long.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $150

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

DATE: 1894-95 • CONDITION: VG* • $95

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14414: Mordan porte crayon: sterling silver ringtop, reeded body, 8.25 cm long retracted.

DATE: c. 1898 • CONDITION: fine • $105

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

DATE: c. 1898 • CONDITION: exc • $265

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13017: Mordan eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber straight-cap, 13.2 cm long, barrel imprinted "MORDAN/LONDON", overfeed with unmarked ventless nib; closely resembles a Wirt, possibly Wirt-made. Mordan is best known for precious metal pencils and dip pens, but Mordan fountain pens are rare -- this is only the third that we have handled. Even fading, nib tipping is intact yet rather draggy on paper.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $365

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14233: Mordan porte crayon: sterling silver ringtop, bold cable twist pattern, 8.3 cm long, fully marked, London hallmarks.

DATE: 1901-02 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $120

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12105: Mordan Ejector dip pen set in box: patent dip pen in solid 9K rose gold, 15.3 cm long, ferrule body slides forward to eject a used nib without soiling the fingers; matching pencil uses 1.5mm "VS" lead, both engraved with monograms, but oddly the pencil bears "JRB" and the pen, "JEB". Box will not close fully, latch needs attention.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: exc • $575

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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

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12298: Mordan magic pencil: 9K solid gold ringtop, 6.3 cm long retracted, 11.7 cm extended, full London hallmarks, boldly reeded pattern, uses 1.5 cm "VS" lead, weight 22 g.

DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: fine • $325

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14532: Mordan chatelaine pen holder: sterling silver, full Chester hallmarks with date letter for 1907/8, fine barleycorn pattern, 16.5 cm long, to carry a full-length eyedropper-filler fountain pen suspended from a woman's belt; crisp, some very shallow bumps, monogram "E.H.B." elegantly engraved, French silver 1860s 50 centime coin attached to top as fob.

DATE: c. 1907 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $365

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14234: Mordan porte crayon: smooth 9K solid gold ringtop, 5.8 cm long, full London hallmarks, weighs 9.1 grams.

DATE: 1908-09 • CONDITION: fine • $165

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14216: Mordan porte crayon: 9K solid gold ringtop, 8.3 cm long with pencil retracted, full London hallmarks with date letter for 1911/12; weighs 12.4 g excluding pencil, priced below estimated gold value.

DATE: c. 1911 • CONDITION: fine • $225

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12266: Mordan porte crayon: 9K solid gold ribbed pattern ringtop, 7.15 cm long, full London hallmarks, neatly engraved name with 1916 date, weighs 12.6g.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine • $220

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12262: Mordan porte crayon: large solid gold twist pattern ringtop, 8.4 cm long, full maker's marks plus engraved monogram with date, no hallmarks but probably 9K, weight 14.6g.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine* • $250

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14222: Mordan porte crayon: 9K solid gold ringtop, 8.25 cm long with pencil retracted, full London hallmarks with date letter for 1915/6; weighs 10.4 g excluding pencil, priced at gold value.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: exc • $190

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14235: Mordan porte crayon: 9K solid gold fluted ringtop, 8.4 cm long, full London hallmarks, weighs 12 grams.

DATE: 1918-19 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $225

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12265: Mordan porte crayon: smooth 9K solid gold ringtop, 7 cm long, full London hallmarks, weight 11.3g.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc • $200

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

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

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15070: Morrison Black Beauty: black chased celluloid ringtop lever-filler, 11 cm long, attractive ivory-colored celluloid cap crown banding, gold plated trim, stainless steel nib has lost most of its original gold wash finish, pen is otherwise in excellent condition noting band of posting wear to end of barrel (see details).

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium • $95

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14664: Morrison Patriot set in box: blue wartime syringe-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, 14K gold nib, matching pencil uses .9 mm lead, with leather carrier, instructions and other papers. Unused, original filler seals appear sound.

DATE: c. 1943 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $150

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14771: Mycock penner: classic Sheffield brass writing compendium, 11.1 cm high, engraved with initials "R E"; some chips to mouth of ceramic inkwell insert, brass has old repair to split on base. This design was produced unchanged for decades, through the 18th century up into the beginning of the 19th, with examples in use in the Americas in the Revolutionary War era.

DATE: c. 1800 • CONDITION: G • $465

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13112: Namiki Pilot A-shiki in box: rare demonstrator-like plunger-filler in transparent celluloid with black streaks, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, black ends, 14K gold export nib, original price band on cap, barrel band lists US, British, and Dutch patent numbers. New old stock, original seals have not been replaced, pen not functional as is. In original box with instructions. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $650

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13117: Namiki Pilot Nomikomi-shiki in box: rare "easy-drink" filler in orange pearl and black celluloid, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, 14K gold export nib, original price band on cap. New old stock, fills by inserting pen into special inkwell (not included), inverting inkwell and pen together. Transparent celluloid internal reservoir tube has split with age (see detail), but a replacement could readily be made; outer barrel fully intact, original factory grease still present at section joint. In original box with instructions. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $645

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14087: Namiki Pilot A-shiki set: black-veined copper pearl plunger-filler, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, 14K gold export #3 nib, original nib grade band on cap, barrel band lists US, British, and Dutch patent numbers. New old stock, original seals have not been replaced, pen not functional as is. With matching twist-action 1.1 mm pencil. Pen is model number 375, pencil number 511. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $695

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13473: Namiki Pilot Nomikomi-shiki in box: rare "easy-drink" filler in black celluloid, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, 14K gold export nib, original paper band on cap with hand-written price ($3.25). New old stock, fills by inserting pen into special inkwell (not included), inverting inkwell and pen together. Transparent celluloid internal reservoir tube intact, characteristic long-tailed feed visible through barrel ink window. Instructions in box are for a plunger-filler.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: extra-fine • $525

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13472: Namiki Pilot A-shiki in box: rare demonstrator-like plunger-filler in transparent celluloid with black streaks, 12.85 cm long, gold filled trim, black ends, 14K gold export #3 nib, original paper band on cap with hand-written price ($3.75), barrel band lists US, British, and Dutch patent numbers. New old stock, original seals have not been replaced, pen not functional as is. In original box with instructions.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: extra-fine • $695

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

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

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

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

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

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: exc • $150

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

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

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14456: Norma 104 four-color pencil in box: chrome-plated brass, engine turned, 14.4 cm long with tips retracted, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in USA; as new, small scrape on barrel by red slot (see detail) may be a factory finish defect.

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

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13868: OMAS Cristoforo Colombo II in box: limited edition, faceted briarwood piston-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold plated trim, two-tone 18K nib, with inner and outer boxes, instructions and semicircular papers. Tiny abraded rough spot on nib immediately behind tip (see detail).

DATE: 1992 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $950

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13666: OMAS Paragon: large black facetted piston-filler, 14.2 cm long, rhodium plated trim, roller clip, 18K white gold nib is a smooth writer; a few scratches on the cap, some plating wear.

DATE: c. 1995 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $400

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13963: OMAS Marconi 100 Anni di Radio in box: limited edition of 2800 pieces, sterling silver with rolled gold trim, 13.8 cm long, 18K gold nib; with all original packaging, some warpage to box (see details).

DATE: 1995 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $895

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13965: OMAS Marconi 100 Anni di Radio in box: limited edition of 154 pieces, charcoal grey with rolled gold banding, 13.8 cm long, 18K gold nib, very scarce version dedicated to the Italian Navy cruiser Carlo Alberto, used by Marconi for his early radio experiments; with all original packaging.

DATE: 1995 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $1200

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14698: Omas Milord T2 in box: full-size facetted piston-filler, 13.5 cm long, rhodium-plated trim, cap and barrel machined from solid titanium, elegant matte finish, responsive titanium nib has been professionally smoothed and tuned; short-lived model of the highest quality and refinement, with all original packaging and instructions.

DATE: 2000 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium fine flex • $1250

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13867: OMAS 360 Vision in box: limited edition (1000 fountain pens) transparent cotton resin piston-filler, 15 cm long, rhodium-plated trim, 18K nib, has been filled but as new, only sign of ink exposure is on the screw head inside the cap.

DATE: c. 2003 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $895

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13959: OMAS 360 Vintage in box: limited edition of 360 pieces, transparent blue piston-filler, 15 cm long, rose gold plated trim, 18K nib; mint in box with ink bottle, all papers, outer sleeve, the first of OMAS's 360 Vintage series; two available.

DATE: 2011 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $995

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