The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.
All-metal pencils enjoyed their heyday in the first quarter of the 20th century, yet they remain timeless classics.
14972: Caran d'Ache repeater pencil: hexagonal, 12 cm long, crisp engine turning, uses 1.1 mm lead; made in Switzerland, "SNOWBLAST" imprinted on barrel.
DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: exc • SOLD
14971: 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. Some scratching, one spot of plating loss under clip (see details).
DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine • SOLD
14965: Hicks magic pencil: 10K gold filled ringtop, 5.4 cm long closed, 9.6 cm extended, checkerboard engine turning, fully marked, excellent working condition, "JENNIE" in cartouche, uses standard 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $80
14967: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: sterling silver, 12.8 cm long, crisp engine turning, New York production, uses 1.1 mm lead, "CROSS" hand-engraved on the cap.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • SOLD
14969: Sheaffer Lifetime pencil: nickel-plated all-metal construction, 12.95 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked "PAT.-- PAT.PENDING" on crown, side of barrel marked "W.A. SHEAFFER PEN CO." indicating that this was company-issued for in-house use. Scattered dings, perfect working order.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG • SOLD
14966: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: gold filled, smooth pattern, 13.4 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; interesting presentation inscription on barrel, "LIEUT E.J. SHEEHAN/FROM/TROOP A" (New York State Police). Some bumps and marks to the tip and shoulders of the nose cone area, fine overall appearance.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $85
14968: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: vest pocket size with top clip in "Check" pattern, 10.1 cm long, silver plate, uses 1.1 mm lead; shallow bumps to shoulder of nose cone.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine • $45
14963: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: uncommon octagonal ringtop, 10.6 cm long, silver plate, uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: fine • $65
14964: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: sterling silver "Check" pattern, 13.3 cm long, typical bumps and shallow flat spots to shoulder of nose cone (see details), uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $65
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12426: Conklin lever-filler: green gold filled "all-metal" pen, Greek key pattern engine turning, 12.4 cm long,overlaid section; #3 nib is tightly sprung, precise feel, nice shading.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $295
14962: Conway Stewart Scribe 330: black chased hard rubber clipless lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, nickel plated trim; barrel end threaded, cap screws on to post.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium oblique semiflex • $175
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
14956: Parker Vacumatic Major pencil: silver pearl laminate, 12.9 cm long, wartime trim is sterling silver, some nickel or chrome plating still present but mostly worn away, especially on barrel band; good imprint with 4th quarter date code, uses .9 mm lead.
DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $95
14955: Parker Vacumatic Junior pencil: golden pearl laminate, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, sharp imprint with 4th quarter date code, uses .9 mm lead; slight increase in transparency of cap.
DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: fine • $65
14961: Parker 21 set in box: red Aerometric filler with Octanium nib, matching twist-action .9 mm pencil, frosty Lustraloy caps with bright polished rims, both retain original barrel stickers (some of the sticker gum has moved around the pen's barrel, can be easily cleaned off with mineral oil). Instruction card dated 1953, some minor scuffs to box exterior.
DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $175
14989: Parker VP: short-lived 75 precursor, red with frosty Lustraloy cap, 13.85 cm long, gold plated trim, #65 nib; "Clean Filler" squeeze-action ink reservoir is intact and ink-tight, noting internal stress marks (nozzle is delicate -- must be pulled out straight, do not force if it ever becomes stuck with dried ink).
DATE: c. 1962 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • SOLD
14988: Parker 75 Insignia: fine crosshatch pattern, early model with flat ends, marked "14K G.F. CAP & BARREL U.S.A." (gold filled, not gold plated as were later 75s), section with angle indicator, 14K US-made nib, "B" on feed. Uses standard Parker cartridges or converter (early large converter included).
DATE: c. 1967 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium broad • $250
14973: Redipoint pencil: nickel-plated, 13.45 cm long, interesting advertising insert in crown for Dayton, Ohio soap company. Several small pinhead dings toward the front of the barrel, plating loss on one side of the nose cone area. Uses standard 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG • $35
14958: Sheaffer Balance pencil: "Roseglow" striated celluloid, 12.1 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: exc • $75
14985: Spors crescent-filler: Japanese-made, brown and white mottled celluloid, black ends, 12.4 cm long, nickel-plated trim; chip to tip of glass nib has been polished out, nib is functional but writes quite a wide line.
DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: broad • $95
14978: Wahl lever-filler: gold filled #2-size "all metal barrel" lever-filler ringtop, 9.5 cm long, "Check" pattern; hard rubber section, slight marring by one cap vent hole, a small dig near the tip of the nib which does not affect function (see details); comes with original vintage black silk sautoir.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $145
14983: Waterman 52½V: black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, responsive nib, moderate even fading.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • SOLD
14975: Waterman Starlet: green pearl lever-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprint.
DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $150
14987: unmarked magic pencil: gold filled ringtop, 4.2 cm long closed, 8 cm extended, uses standard 1.1 mm lead, mechanism works smoothly.
DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG • $65
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