Wishing all our American friends a happy Thanksgiving holiday! We'll be staying close to home this year, but the shop is now closed through the weekend for some family time.
14539: Mabie Todd No. 20 Cygnet stylographic pen: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 10.3 cm long, made in England, spring-loaded gold needle. New old stock, never filled, ready to use; minor storage wear, several available. This model was manufactured unchanged from c. 1910 through the 1920s with remaining stock sold for decades after; it is only the font of the barrel imprint that indicates a later production date.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $60
12721: unmarked Parker 51 counterfeit: black with metal cap marked "14KR GOLD FILLED" but with only a very thin gold wash; fully marked in imitation of a real 51, sac hardened, will need to be replaced; plated nib, cap jewel is opaque silver in color. Probably made in Japan, quality is low but much historical interest. Unused with shop wear, eight available.
DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine • $45