The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.



14391: E. S. Johnson combination dip pen and pencil: Mabie-style, gold filled trim with black chased hard rubber sleeves, 11 cm long closed, twist barrel to extend pencil nozzle; very faint Goodyear 1851 patent imprint is the only marking aside from the E. S. Johnson gold #5 nib, extremely flexible but with a stress crack from the end of the slit, also tight stress crack to hard rubber foresleeve (see details). Fully functional, pencil uses 1.0 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1860 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine superflex* • SOLD

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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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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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14374: Mabie Todd retracting dip pen and pencil combination: black chased hard rubber, gold filled trim, 10.6 cm long closed, chasing covers imprint for Goodyear's 1851 patent (see detail); barrel is twisted to extend pencil nozzle, nib carrier operates by sliding ring, comes with a brass Esterbrook nib.

DATE: c. 1865 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $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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14237: Mordan cedar pencil holder: long sterling silver ringtop, coarse barleycorn pattern, 9.6 cm long.

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

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14233: Mordan cedar pencil holder: sterling silver ringtop, bold cable twist pattern, 8.3 cm long, fully marked, London hallmarks.

DATE: 1901/2 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $120

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

DATE: 1908/9 • CONDITION: fine • $165

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14235: Mordan cedar pencil holder: 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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14420: Parker 180 Torsade: distinctive and hard to find cable twist pattern in silver plate, two-way 18K gold nib with French hallmarks, feed marked "M", date code "UC", made in France, uses cartridges or converter (included).

DATE: 1981 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine/medium • $465

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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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14405: Tiffany magic pencil: large sterling silver ringtop, hexagonal body, 7.8 cm long closed, 13.7 cm extended, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead, made by Hicks for Tiffany, and nearly identical to our item 14131. Presentation inscription from Commonwealth Insurance Company with dates of 1886 and 1911. Test mark on shaft, dings to nozzle.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG* • $265

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14407: Van Cort reproduction of Thomas Jefferson's fountain pen in box: heavy (38 g) solid sterling silver, 12.1 cm long, based upon the so-called Bion style reservoir pen made for Jefferson in 1824 by William Cowan, a watchmaker in Richmond, Virginia (references here); this copy made in limited numbers, authorized by Monticello. Plated nib, could be replaced with an older dip nib or quill slip for better historical effect. There is no real feed system, so don't expect modern fountain pen performance (the pen was described by the Jefferson Foundation as a dip pen). Original pens of this type are extremely rare and sell for thousands of dollars.

DATE: c. 1997 • CONDITION: mint • $325

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14392: unmarked combination dip pen and pencil: American-made, 10.1 cm long closed, gold filled with a notably finely worked finial with a faceted yellow seal stone. Plated nib is much later, nozzle with steel tip insert indicative of an early date, shaft engraved "J. M. Wheeler", uses 1.05 mm lead. Condition excellent but for nicks to the thin edges of the rear slider, pin looseness on front slider.

DATE: c. 1850 • CONDITION: fine • $150

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14404: unmarked dip pen: slender solid 14K gold holder, 16.3 cm long excluding plated nib, marked only "14KT." Holder weighs 9.2 grams, excellent quality American manufacture, multiple shallow dents to forepart, engraved name.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: VG • $250

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