Victorian, Dippers & Drawing Pens

 

Please see our Books page (on the Home page menu) for a lot of books on Victorians. Also, please understand that when we're speaking Victorian, the "Pen" is what we would call the "Nib" if we were referring to a fountain pen - it has no breather hole but DOES have a slit, and the "Holder" refers to what we would refer to as the "Feed, Section, Barrel, and Cap" combination if we were discussing a fountain pen.

VICTORIAN SAMPLE

VICTORIAN PENS
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ITEM #5425: K&E (KEUFFEL & ESSER) DORIC JUPITER #9406B DRAFTING SET.   Very clean, obviously used very little. Circa 1955-62. case: green leather grained cloth, 10 1/4" long, 4 7/8" wide, 7/8" thick. Overlapping flaps w/ snap closures. Fitted interior lined with green velvet. Flat design, Chrome plated (plating in excellent condition). Most major parts marked "K&E, Germany. Exterior case is stamped "K&E (Logo) Doric Jupiter 9406B". The 4 digit product number and old style flapped case (v.s. the hard hinged case ontroduced in the 60s) makes this piece likely to be from the late 50s.

$125

K&E (KEUFFEL & ESSER) DORIC JUPITER #9406B DRAFTING SET

K&E (KEUFFEL & ESSER) DORIC JUPITER #9406B DRAFTING SET

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ITEM #5468: TECHNICAL SUPPLY COMPANY GERMAN DRAFTING SET.  This is a german set in a black velvet lined, folding, snap shut case. It appears to be sort of a mixture of more than one set, as it has two designs on the finials atop the compasses and one piece doesn't quite fit into its slot in the tray. here is an extra compass included and one long slot in the tray with nothing in it. One of the changable tips for the main compass is missing a knurled nut. A good parts kit or the start of a project. The set has a patina about it, but the components are well made.

$35

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ITEM #5347: EDWARD TODD DIPPER; #4 HOLDER WITH '14K' BROAD FLEXIBLE NIB.   Retractable pen with wooden taper.

$55

EDWARD TODD DIPPER; #4 HOLDER WITH '14K' FINE FLEXIBLE NIB.EDWARD TODD DIPPER; #4 HOLDER WITH '14K' FINE FLEXIBLE NIB.EDWARD TODD DIPPER; #4 HOLDER WITH '14K' FINE FLEXIBLE NIB.
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ITEM #5126: CARVED BONE VICTORIAN COMBO. .090" retractable lead on one side with a Mabie Tod #2 nib on the other side. Hand carved. We know it's bone and not ivory since the material has pores visible under magnification. No missing pieces or broken parts of the carving.

$75

CARVED BONE VICTORIAN COMBO PEN

CARVED BONE VICTORIAN COMBO PEN

CARVED BONE VICTORIAN COMBO PEN

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ITEM #5041: CERAMIC DESK BASE WITH INKWELL. A gorgeous, quaint piece of art pottery. If you're both a pen collector and a pottery collector, this item fits both niches. The piece is signed on the bottom, but I can't make it out. 7 1/4" x 6" x 2 1/2". No chips.

$125

CERAMIC DESK BASE WITH INKWELLCERAMIC DESK BASE WITH INKWELLCERAMIC DESK BASE WITH INKWELL

SIGNATURES (?) ON BOTTOM:

CERAMIC PEN  DESK BASE CERAMIC PEN  DESK BASE

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ITEM #5016: VERY HEAVY GLASS ENGLISH INKWELL. With hinged brass lid and collar on glass base with floral pressed glass design on bottom. Found at a sale on the California Centrl Coast. Very well made piece.

$40

HEAVY GLASS ENGLISH INKWELL HEAVY GLASS ENGLISH INKWELLHEAVY GLASS ENGLISH INKWELL HEAVY GLASS ENGLISH INKWELL
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ITEM #5017: FOUNT-O-INK INKSTAND BOTTLE.  This is one of Fount-O-Ink's upside down bottles intended to be inverted and inserteed into one of their ink stands, although I haven't seen thee stand that takes this one. It is obviously intended for that type of use becaus of the very ornate designin thee bottom and a fat breather tube contained inside the bottle used to get air up into the top (of the up-side-down bottle) as the ink gets used. Partially filled with brownish ink, still in solution with no precipitate or sediment separated-out.

$18

FOUNT-O-INK DISPENSER BOTTLEFOUNT-O-INK DISPENSER BOTTLE
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ITEM #4863: C-THRU LETTERING PEN.  New in box. With full length inkview green transparent barrel. A stylographic type pen for doing letteering on drawings. This new one has the full length (un-broken) stylus still intact, full length. Usually when youu find these, the stylus is considerably shorter from being broken.

$30

NEW IN BOX C-THRU VINTAGE LETTERING PENNEW IN BOX C-THRU VINTAGE LETTERING PEN
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ITEM #3306: A STERLING TELESCOPING VICTORIAN PENCIL 2 9/16" RETRACTED AND 4 3/4" EXTENDED. Some dings on the ends shown in photos. Uses .075" diameter lead.

$20

STERLING RETRACTIBLE VICTORIAN PENCIL

STERLING VICTORIAN PENCIL

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ITEM #3369: 9 Kt. GOLD VICTORIAN PENCIL, HALLMARKED. 2.176" LONG, .207" square cross section on body (slider is larger). There is a very tiny, tight fracture shown under the left side of the hallmark in the second photo. It does not interfere with the function of the pencil. No dings or dents.

$90

9 KT HALLMARKED GOLD PENCIL

9 Kt. GOLD

SOLID GOLD PENCIL

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ITEM #2368: NICKEL PLATED MINIUATURE EARLY MECHANICAL PENCIL.  3.75" long. Ues .086" lead which is directly attached to the top end of the pencil and moves in and out with the top end which also moves in and out. No dings or dents.

$20

 

NICKEL PLATED EARLY MECHANICAL PENCIL

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ITEM #2425: VINTAGE DRAKE FOUR COLOR NICKEL PLATED MECHANICAL PENCIL. Marked "U.S. Zone Germany". 5.25" Long, Eight sided top section (.380" across) slides down over the lower round cross section (.300" dia.) to extend the lead which is selected by turning the top part of the pencil while it is up. This uses leads somewhere between .046" and .080". None are available Iin my searches so far so I can't say for sure what the size is. All four lead handling parts of the mechanism are present and operational. No dings or dents. Some high point brassing.

$60

DRAKE FOUR COLOR MECHANICAL PENCIL

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ITEM #2444: Rolled Silver Ingersol Redipoint Pencil 3 3/8" long x .32" dia.  Uses standard .046" dia. leads and mechanism extends & retracts the lead. The Guilloché (engine turned) pattern on the surface consists of squares and lines. No dings or dents.

$30

rolled silver ingersol redipoint pencil

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ITEM #2728: Hallmarked Sterling Silver Yard-O-Led pencil. 4 5/8" long x .312" dia. The mechanism works, propelling standard .046" leads (1.1mm in Socialist units). This piece has Sterling & other hallmarks on the clip, the cap, and the body. The clip and cap have a lion strutting with his tail over his body. The cap is also inscribed with "Made in England" and "Patent 422767".The body of the pencil has "M & Co followed by an "M", the lion, and a square. The body is also engraved with the name "M. C. Brown." on the cartouche. The body is also covered with a Guilloché (engine turned) fish scale pattern. No dings or dents. Sterling REPRODUCTION pencils re-issued by Yard-O-Led are selling for $340!!

$150

Yard-O-Led sterling pencil

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ITEM #3305: Sterling Stockman's Pencil.  Also known as a "Port Crayon", these were used by stock traders years ago. This piece is marked "STERLING" on the tip with no hallmarks. It expels and retracts a waxy .219" "lead". It is 5 1/8" long x .3525" dia. No dings or dents.

$50

Sterling Stockman's Pencil

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ITEM #3386: Hallmarked German Sterling ballpoint. No name, but the cap lip has the words "Sterling" & "Germany" witha hallmark between them consisting of a script "B". 4" long x .260". No dings or dents.

$70

Sterling German Ballpoint

German Sterling Silver Ballpoint

German Sterling Silver

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ITEM #4670: VICTORIAN DANCE CARD PENCIL. Pendant style, looks to be nickel plated. Does not telescope. You hold the front end and turn the back and a .075" lead comes out of the front.

$20

VICTORIAN DANCE CARD PENCIL

 

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ITEM #4516: STYLOGRAPHIC DIPPER PEN, "LEROY" by K&E .  With self contained ink pot, a knurled knob to turn the stylus, and a knurled knob to loosten the front end so the vertical angle can be adjusted. I've never seen such a complex dipper.

$25

STYLOGRAPHIC DIPPING PEN STYLOGRAPHIC DIPPING PENSTYLOGRAPHIC DIPPING PEN
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ITEM #1778-1997: A VERY CLASSIC DECO FOUNT-O-INK DESK SET SCULPTURE.  Features a Cocker Spaniel and an ink well consisting of a cast aluminum box + lid which accepts an up-side-down square FOUNT-O-INK bottle of ink which is included (full) with this item. Also included is an original FOUNT-O-INK dipper pen which fits the set.

$125

FOUNT-O-INK DOG SCULPTURE DESK SETFOUNT-O-INK DOG SCULPTURE DESK SET FOUNT-O-INK DOG SCULPTURE DESK SET
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ITEM #4474:  KEUFFEL & ESSER DIPPER DRAFTING PENCIL FROM THE EARLY 1900s. Adjustable No. 6 (or N0. 9 - depending on which way it's read; it shows up as "6" if you look down on it while holding it in your hand. This has a knurled headed screw to adjust the thickness of the line and a reservoir to hold ink.These came in sets of several different sizes.

$25

K & E DPPER DRAWING PENCILK & E DPPER DRAWING PENCIL
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ITEM #MISC. DIPPER PENS:     The following dipper pens are available, listed in the order shown, left to right:   HUNT #512, SPENCERIAN #42, C. BRANDAUER #262, SPENCERIAN #2, SHAKESPERIAN #3, FOUNT-N-GRAPH #7 . Specify which you would like to order.

$5 ea.

DIP PEN NIBS

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ITEM #SPEEDBALL DIP PENS:     The following dipper nibs are available, listed in the order shown, left to right:  A-1, A-1, A-2, A-3, B-1/2, B-4, B-2, B-5 1/2, D-2 . Specify which you would like to order.

$5 ea.

SPEEDBALL DIPPER PENS

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ITEM #JOSEPH GILLOTT's #1155 STAINLESS SUPER FALCON PENS:    These are FINE, slightly flexible, stainless, non-plated pens.

$5 ea.

JOSEPH GILLOTT's DIPPER PENS

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ITEM #ESTERBROOK DIP PENS (TIPS):   The following dipper nibs are available, listed in the order shown, left to right:   #11, FALCON #048, #13, #1, DRAWLET #12, #14, #13, and PENSCO 520. Specify which you would like to order.

$5 ea.

ESTERBROOK DIP PEN POINTS

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ITEM #WARREN's COMBINATION NON-DETACHABLE: CARDBOARD PEN HOLDER & STEEL NIB. Could this be the progenitor to the BIC? This is a Victorian dipper made with a spiral rolled cardboard handle. The smaller blue ones have "WARREN'S COLLEGE" steel pens and the slightly longer black ones have a Falcon style pen with a bronze colored finish and "A3" stamped on the pen. These were made in North Manchester, Indiana ca. 1890 and they sold new for $.01 each. Specify color desired.

$15 ea.

THE WORLD'S FIRST DISPOSABLE PEN

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ITEM #INKWELLS:  ANTIQUE SCHOOL DESK INKWELLS. MADE FROM GLASS AND BLACK HARD RUBBER. These are the real pig-tail dipping thing! Made by the American Seating Company. Some are marked "59" and some are marked "60" on the bottom of the glass, but dimensionally they are all the same size. The glass part depth is 1.14" and the pen hole in the top of the well is .443" diameter. They are made to fit into a hole that is 1 1/2" diameter with the lid above the surface, or, the lid will still stop the unit from dropping through a hole measuring 1.86" in a more flush installation. The glass extrends 1 5/16" below the black hard rubber lid. The screw-on lid includes a swinging closer.

$25 ea

school desk inkwells

wooden desk inkwell

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ITEM #NAVY: NEW OLD STOCK NAVY INKWELLS.  We've all found these at flea markets, sometimes just the top, sometimes just the bottom, sometimes even both parts together, yet totally un-marked. And there is a glass part on the inside of the lid that you never see when you find one - they have all broken off long ago. Check this out, though; Now we know where they came from; I found a lot of them still in the boxes on my last trip to Denver, and the boxes are marked with the contractor (Chas. G. Stott Co.), the manufacturer (Preferred Products), the place (Toledo), the purchaser (NAVY), and the Navy's stock # (53-1-5220). All in and on a crisp, clean, un-damaged box. 2 13/16" dia. at the base X 1 13/16" high.

$30

NAVY INKWELL, NEW OLD STOCK

NEW OLD STOCK NAVY INKWELL

navy surplus inkwell

NAVY INKWELL

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ITEM #3569: Brevete Multi-Colored Early Mechanical Pencil. This is a project piece; It does not work and comes partially dissassembled. It has a window near the top that displays the colors red, black, and purple, presumably to indicate the color of the lead selected. It also comes with (2) metal inserts with stubs of .080" leads in them. It is nickel plated with a lot of brassing and one ding. This should be a fun project for someone that likes these things.

$30

Very Early Multi-Colored Mechanical  Pencil

Brevete Multi-Colored Mechanical Pencil

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BELOW ARE THE ARCHIVES OF SOLD ITEMS AND REALIZED PRICES

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ITEM #4366: SENGBUSCH HANDI-PEN, BOXED IN MINT CONDITION WITH PAPERS.  With Sengbusch FINE #17 gold plated nib. Black plastic pen holder with no flaws. Like new. It would go great with the near mint Sengbusch Sedlf Closing Ink Stand (below), item #4296. There is a second Sengbusch pen available, #4381, almost identical, same shape and maybe 1/8" shorter with a slightly smaller diameter for $25. Please inquire if interested.

$40 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

MINT SENGBUSCH W/ BOXMINT SENGBUSCH W/ BOX & PAPERS

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ITEM #4688: BOXED MABIE TODD and Co. MAKERS NEW-YORK DIPPER. With a MABIE TODD and Co. NEW YORK No. 2 pen. The pen holder breaks-down so it can fit into a short velvet lined box.

$85 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

BOXED MABIE TODD and Co. MAKERS NEW-YORK DIPPERBOXED MABIE TODD and Co. MAKERS NEW-YORK DIPPER

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ITEM #4494: 900 SILVER TELESCOPING MECHANICAL PENCIL WITH SPOON CLIP. Also has an HS or SH marking on the tail end with the letters on top of each other. This pencil extends to 6" long (extended) and collapses to 4 3/4". The engraved pattern on the outside barrel is continued on the inside barrel also. The number "900" shows up on the cup of the spoon clip.

$225 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

SILVER TELESCOPING MECHANICAL PENCIL W/ SPOON CLIP

SILVER TELESCOPING MECHANICAL PENCIL W/ SPOON CLIP

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ITEM #3205: LUCKY CURVE WET NOODLE.  This is a converted VERY FLEXIBLE Victorian "A MORTON NEW YORK 1st GRADE" pen with a high end Parker Duofold SENIOR Flat Top Lucky Curve fountain pen put on it. This is a very flexible front end on a button filling fountain pen with a large ink capacity. Just keep in mind, as Susan Wirth points out, this type of conversion likes too stay home and does need to be dipped on occaision. See the writing evaluation/sample below that Susan was kind enough to provide.This is a wet pen.

$525 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

CONVERTED VICTORIAN PEN ON A PARKER DUOFOLD LUCKY CURVECONVERTED VICTORIAN PEN ON A PARKER DUOFOLD LUCKY CURVECONVERTED VICTORIAN PEN ON A PARKER DUOFOLD LUCKY CURVECONVERTED VICTORIAN PEN ON A PARKER DUOFOLD LUCKY CURVECONVERTED VICTORIAN PEN ON A PARKER DUOFOLD LUCKY CURVE
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ITEM #5249: HAND CARVED BONE DIPPER HOLDER. The business end of this dipper stows and screws into the holder. There is a hard to notice repair to the barrel.

$45 LOST/STOLEN

HAND CARVED BONE DIPPER PENHAND CARVED BONE DIPPER PEN

HAND CARVED BONE DIPPER PEN

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ITEM #5078: PEARCE'S MONARCH WET NOODLE. This is a converted VERY FLEXIBLE Victorian "FERRIS & WILLIS" pen with a gorgeous Pearce's Monarch eyedropper filling chased black hard rubber fountain pen put on it. This is a very flexible front end on a HUGE 5 5/16" fountain pen with a huge ink capacity. Just keep in mind again, as Susan Wirth points out, this type of conversion likes too stay home and does need to be dipped on occaision. See the writing evaluation/sample below that Susan was kind enough to provide.This is a very wet pen. It is also cosmetically perfect with crisp chasing and no browning of the hard rubber. Crisp imprint, too.

$495 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

WET NOODLE VICTORIAN PEN ON FOUNTAIN PEN BODYWET NOODLE VICTORIAN PEN ON FOUNTAIN PEN BODYWET NOODLE VICTORIAN PEN ON FOUNTAIN PEN BODY
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ITEM #3388: MOTHER OF PEARL HOLDER WITH WRIGHT & SPENCER No. 2 PEN.  Pen is flexible. Box is sort of rough. Tip of mother of pearl holder is intact and not broken-off.

$35 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

DIPPER PEN

MOTHER OF PEARL DIPPER WITH WRIGHT & SPENCER PENMOTHER OF PEARL DIPPER WITH WRIGHT & SPENCER PEN

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ITEM #2431: TINY STERLING SILVER VICTORIAN RETRACTIBLE PENCIL. 3 1/8" when extended, 2 1/4" when retracted. Hand worked metal in a snail pattern. The mechanism works by twisting the top half of the pencil relative to the bottom half. Uses .046" standard sized leads. Repousse pattern on body. Body is .183" diameter. No dings or dents.

$85 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

STERLING VICTORIAN PENCIL

STERLING SILVER VICTORIAN PENCIL

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ITEM #3134: Nickel Plated English Mechanical Pencil. 3.5" long x .1885" dia (body), .261" dia (ball on top). Extends & retracts a standard .046" dia. lead. This piece is marked "ENGLAND" on the pencil tip. No dings or dents.

$20 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

Nickel Plated English Pencil

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ITEM #4604: VICTORIAN TELESCOPING (BOTH ENDS) 14K GOLD DANCE CARD PENCIL DATED 1908.  You pull on the back knob, it comes out and the front goes out in the opposite direction, presenting the point with a .060" (1.5mm) lead. It has heavy gold fittings to hang from a necklace as a pendant. Marked "14K" on front dome. It has what may be the initials "HPR" in very heavy calligrapy, or, that may just be more of the scrollwork designs present on the other sides. This is definitely Victorian Bling.

$525 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

VICTORIAN TELESCOPING (BOTH ENDS) 14K GOLD DANCE CARD PENCIL DATED 190814K VICTORIAN BLING14K VICTORIAN BLING14K VICTORIAN BLING
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ITEM #4680: MORRISET DIPPER WITH MAROON / GREY MARBLED BARREL AND A MAROON TAPER. MEDIUM steel nib and clear feed.

$20 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

MORRISET DIPPER WITH MAROON / GREY MARBLED BARREL AND A MAROON TAPER

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ITEM #2366: COLLAPSIBLE (PUSH/PULL) GOLD FILLED VICTORIAN PENCIL.  Uses .036" diameter leads (such as Sheaffer Thin). Collapsed, this measures 2.75". Extended it is 6 5/8". Maximum diameter (at the repousse crown) = .345". the outer holder is smooth gold filled metal and the inner holder (top half of extended holder) is a lined Guilloché (engine turned) pattern. No dings or dents.

$35 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

COLLAPSIBLE VICTORIAN PENCIL

COLLAPSIBLE VICTORIAN GOLD FILLED PENCIL

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ITEM #2763: GOLD FILLED VICTORIAN SLIDE-OPEN PENCIL WITH AMBER STONE ON TOP.  The stone is flat with a chamfered edge. 2 1/2" length while closed, 3 1/4" extended. Uses .036" lead, same as Sheaffer "Thin". No dings or dents.

$30 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

GOLD FILLED VICTORIAN SLIDING RETRACTIBLE PENCIL

AMBER JEWELED VICTORIAN PENCIL

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ITEM #4567: MECHANICAL PENCIL WITH A UNIQUE LEAD PROPULSION SCHEME.  The pocket clip is attatched to a sleeve that moves up and down the chased nickel plated barrel, moving the lead in and out the front of the pencil.Notice how, in the second photo, the clip and sleeve have moved down the barrel and the .046" lead has come out the front of the pencil. That's how it works. No brassing or dents.

$40 SOLD AAMERICAN!!!

MECHANICAL PENCIL WITH A UNIQUE LEAD PROPULSION SCHEME

 

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ITEM #HUNT #102 PENS: These are tubular nibs, very similar to those used in the Parker 51, 41, and super 21 pens, but they won't fit in Parker pens. These are flexible, ACCountant width pens, as measured on a Parker factory nib grader. The outer diameter of these pens is .134". (If you're looking for an inexpensive tubular nib that will fit into the above mentioned Parker pens, I have Octanium Parker tubular nibs available for $25 - send me an email).

$5 ea. SOLD OUT!!

HUNT #102 DIPPER PENS

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ITEM #4296: SENGBUSCH SELF CLOSING INKSTAND. This is the first one of these I have ever found that is complete and un-damaged. No chips or cracks anywhere, and the floating closure mechanism and the ink pump still work. Thge seal around the top is still soft and pliable red rubber. The color on the hard rubber lid is at about 95%.

$40 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

SENGBUSCH INKSTANDSENGBUSCH SELF CLOSING  INKSTANDSENGBUSCH INKSTANDSENGBUSCH GLASS AND HARD RUBBER INKSTAND

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ITEM #4623: GORGEOUS ART POINT PENCIL; A PIECE OF ART. I can't figure out if I should describe this as Gothic, Ramanesque, or Deco, but it's a very intense design and every time I pick it up I can't take my eyes off of it; it sort of attracts eyeballs and then glues them to it. It has a combination of finish and patina that contributes to it's near perfect appearance. Repels .046" (1.1mm) leads. This piece absolves pens of this general shape and era of the status they have been tagged with among collectors.

$55 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

GORGEOUS ART POINT PENCIL; A PIECE OF ARTGORGEOUS ART POINT PENCIL; A PIECE OF ARTGORGEOUS ART POINT PENCIL; A PIECE OF ART

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ITEM #4415: UNMARKED MOTHER OF PEARL HOLDER WITH "H. M. SMITH & Co. NEW YORK No. 2" PEN. Comes in fabric covered, velvet lined hinged box with two hinges and two working clasps. Nice repousse metal work on the holder. Slight flexibility. Tip of mother of pearl holder is intact and not broken-off.

$35 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

DIPPER PEN

MOTHER OF PEARL DIPPER HOLDER WITH H.M. SMITH NO 2 PENMOTHER OF PEARL DIPPER HOLDER WITH H.M. SMITH NO 2 PEN

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ITEM #3605: SILVER VICTORIAN COLLAPSIBLE PENCIL. HALLMARKED  with a lion (or cat) with its tail over its back followed by what looks like a lower case r, followed by what might be a sideways anchor followed by the initials of the maker, JF (with 2 dots between the J and the F - possibly by James Fenton of Birmingham - see last photo for notes on hallmark research). 3 1/8" long retracted, 4 1/8" long extended. Uses .036" leads, equiv. to Sheaffer "THIN". Has an amber flat jewel on top, and according to my stone appraiser, this is either quartz or tourmaline. No dings or dents.

$45 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

HALLMARKED STERLING VICTORIAN PENCIL

SILVER VICTORIAN  PENCIL

SOLID SILVER PENCIL

JAMES FENTON & Co., BIRMINGHAM

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ITEM #4120: VICTORIAN SLIDING PENCIL, GOLD FILLED. Has a .058" lead in it - haven't seen this size before. Intricate metal pattern has initials "A.L.D." in very fancy script. Cracked amber jewel.

$20 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

VICTORIAN PENCIL

VICTORIAN SLIDING PENCIL, GOLD FILLED

GOLD FILLED VICTORIAN PENCIL

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ITEM #3374: MABIE TODD & Co. No. 2 HOLDER W/ RETRACTING "MABIE TODD & Co. N Y 2" FLEXIBLE PEN. In "Mabie Todd & Co. New York" clasped box. Wood handle has thick coat of orange paint (original).

$60 SOLD AMERICAN!!!!

DIPPER PEN

MABIE TODD DIPPER IN BOXMABIE TODD DIPPER IN BOX

MABIE TODD DIPPER IN BOX

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ITEM #4137: A NONAME VICTORIAN RETRACTING DIPPER W/ HUGE #7 FINE "JOHN FOLEY'S BANK PEN NEW YORK" PEN, SOMEWHAT FLEXIBLE.  The tail of the holder also retracts into the body, as does the pen, making for compact stowage.

$250 SOLD AMERICAN!

RETRACCTING VICTORIAN DIPPER PEN

JOHN FOLEYS BANK PEN NEW YORK

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ITEM #3427:  STOCKMAN'S MARKER WITH GOLD FILLED HAND TOOLED METALWORK TYPICAL OF AIKIN LAMBERT, WIRTH, & THEIR CONTEMPORARIES. These were used by stock traders before it became electronic. This is also referred to as a "Port Crayon". It has a twist mechanism that repels and expells a thick waxy soft marker .216" dia. It has a cartouche inscribed with "GOLD CH & L CO." This is a very nice example of turn of the century metal working. No dents that I can detect in this heavy repouse snail pattern.  5 5/8" long, .378" dia.  No dings or dents.

$150 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

STOCKMAN'S MARKER WITH GOLD FILLED METALWORK

STOCKMAN'S MARKER WITH REPOUSE GOLD FILLED METALWORK

STOCKMAN'S MARKER WITH HEAVY REPOUSE GOLD FILLED METALWORK

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ITEM #4550: A SEALING WAX STAMP.  Implants the letter "C" on top of your wax seal. Wooden handle. Comes with a strip of red sealing wax.

$20 SOLD AMERICAN!!!!

sealing wax stamp

sealing wax stampsealing wax stamp

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ITEM #4297: SCHOOL DESK INKWELL WITH CORK.  This one has a glass lip around the top to stop it from falling through the hole. This glass lip is 1.9" in diameter. Right below this top lip, the outer diameter steps down to 1.7". At the bottom, the outer diameter of the glass has tapered down to 1.6". This is intended for 1 1.75" diameter hole, as stated on the bottom, molded into the glass, it says "FOR A HOLE 1 3/4 IN." It is about 1/2 full of ink, after all my travels with it, so we know the cork is still good.There is a small chip in the top lip of the glass, just under the cork.

$25 SOLD AMERICAN! SOLD sold

OLD SCHOOL DESK INK WELL OLD SCHOOL DESK INK WELL

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ITEM #3331: TINY VICTORIAN GOLD FILLED RETRACTIBLE PENCIL WITH FLAT AMBER JEWEL ON TOP.  1 9/16" long when retracted and 2 1/16" long when extended. Six sided faceted body is .11" across cross section. Uses .7mm leads. It appears to have turquoise beads set into the slider ring. No dings or dents.

$40 SOLD sold SOLD sold

TURQUOISE COVERED VICTORIAN PEN

GOLD FILLED TURQUOISE VICTORIAN PENCIL

TURQUOISE VICTORIAN PENCIL

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ITEM #4382: SPECTACULAR REPOUSSE STERLING SILVER FIDDLEHEAD PATTERNED HOLDER WITH HUGE "SMITH & TODD NEW YORK 1859" PEN.  Super flexible pen has recently been re-tipped by Greg Minuskin. The sterling holder has a shield shaped hallmark with the letters "F/J" on the shield. The letters "L G" are inscribed on the lip of the holder in script. This is all visible int he photos below. This pen has intentionally been kept un-polished to preserve the patina.

$370 SOLD AMERICAN!

STERLING SILVER REPOUSE DIPPER PEN - SPECTACULARSTERLING SILVER REPOUSE DIPPER PEN - SPECTACULARSTERLING SILVER REPOUSE DIPPER PEN - SPECTACULARSTERLING SILVER REPOUSE DIPPER PEN - SPECTACULAR

ITEM #3866: UNMARKED SQUARE EARLY MECHANIZED PENCIL, PROBABLY SILVER BASED ON THE APPEARANCE OF THE PATINA.  Uses a .046" diameter lead. This has such a natural, even patina that I chose not to polish it. It's 3.5" long with a .26" square cross section. No dings or dents.

$25 SOLD AMERICAN!!!

SQUARE SILVER EARLY MECHANICAL PENCIL

SQUARE SILVER MECHANICAL PENCIL

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ITEM #4139: VICTORIAN PEN CLEANER. This piece of artwork was used in the day when paper contained rag fibers which would amass on the tip of your pen and make a mess on your paper unless you somehow scraped them off. This device accomplished that using a set of bristles sticking out of this guy's head. An that's not all --- if you turn the metal cup containing the bristles over, it becomes a drby on his head. This could possibly also be used as an inkwell due to the large, open volume inside. Although his eyes are intended to look like diamonds, I believe they are probably just glass. I can't really tell, as I left my precious stone appraiser down in Southern California when I moved up to the Central Coast, so I can't have him take a look at it. This piece maintains it's beautiful, as-found patina and has not been polished.

$250 - SOLD AMERICAN!

FIRST, WITH BRISTLES:

VICTORIAN PEN CLEANER

 

NEXT, WITH DERBY ON HIS HEAD:

SKULL SHAPED VICTORIAN PEN CLEANER

VICTORIAN PEN CLEANER / INKWELL

SKULL SHAPED VICTORIAN PEN CLEANER WITH HAT ON

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ITEM #3661: LEROY W. FAIRCHILD No. 7 SUPER FLEXIBLE RETRACTIBLE DIPPER PEN. Gold filled holder, also marked "FAIRCHILD 7". This medium pen (point) is huge, 1 9/16" long, .32" wide, with a weight of 1.1 gram (.7 dwt). The pen, holder, & taper are 6.75" long fully extended and 3 3/8" when collapsed. The metal surface is covered withg a delightful Guilloché (engine turned) pattern. No dings or dents.

$250 SOLD sold SOLD sold

LEROY W. FAIRCHILD No. 7 VICTORIAN PEN & HOLDER

FAIRCHILD No. 7 DIPPER

FAIRCHILD VICTORIAN PEN

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ITEM #4155: CIRCULAR FELT PEN CLEANER. This is a 2 1/2" leather and felt "sandwich" that was used to clean off the paper fuzz from the tip of your dipper. It has two leather disks on the outside with 5 circuoar pieces of felt in between. The felt is not sewn togwether, rather it is loose, allowing the pen tip to be inserted between the pieces of felt and wiped or rubbed clean. There is a small tear in the bottom piece of leather, but the piece that came out is included.

$35 SOLD AMERICAN!!!!

VICTORIAN PEN CLEANER

POCKET VICTORIAN PEN CLEANERLEATHER NIB CLEANER
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ITEM #4018: TRAVELER'S WRITING KIT.  An interesting progenitor of the iPAD, this is the smart, literate, Victorian's personal communication device from a few generations past. It includes a sealed inkwell, a rolling blotter, and a fixed-down brush for cleaning the fibrous fuzz from that expensive rag paper they used to use off of your pen tip. Complete in it's elegance with damascening worthy of a well made pocket watch, it measurs 2.67" dia. and 1.56" high.

$130 SOLD sold SOLD sold

VICTORIAN INKWELL

VICTORIAN WRITING KIT

VICTORIAN iPAD

EARLY iPAD

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ITEM #3865: EAGLE ARROW PUSH BUTTON OPENING DIPPER PEN. Actuated with a push button on top which lowers a cone-shaped "trap door" that closes and protects the point when stowed and locks the point in place when opened. An ingenious Rube Goldberg type of mechanism on a retractible dipper pen. Fitted with a No. 2 STANDARD RAILROAD point of the Falcon style. No dings or dents.

$30 SOLD sold SOLD sold

EAGLE ARROW DIPPER PEN

RETRACTIBLE DIPPER PEN

CONE CLOSING EAGLE ARROW DIPPER PEN

EAGLE ARROW

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ITEM #3863: AIKIN LAMBERT RETRACTIBLE DIPPER.  Both the pen and the holder are marked "AIKIN LAMBERT & Co. 5" on this medium sized (6 13/16" long x .344 dia.) dipper witrh a monster 1.5" long X .276" wide No. 5 Medium pen (nib). This holder comes with a polished hard rubber taper and gold filled handle & mechanism. The surface of the metal is done in an impressive Guilloché (engine turned) pattern. It also comes with a velvet purple box with nickel plated hasp and brass hinges. No dings or dents on pen or holder.

$175 SOLD sold SOLD sold

AIKIN LAMBERT VICTORIAN PEN

AIKIN LAMBERT PEN

AIKIN LAMBERT DIPPER PEN

AIKIN LAMBERT No. 5

 

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ITEM #2695: COLLAPSIBLE GOLD FILLED VICTORIAN COMBO.  6.25" long when both pencil & pen are extended. .312" largest diameter. Uses .120" diameter leads. Fitted with a Hunt Imperial # 101 flexible pen. No manufacturer's name appears on this piece. No dents or dings in the gold filled holder which has an inticate Guilloché (engine turned) pattern on the surface of the holder as well as the ring which is used to extend the pen.

$30 SOLD sold SOLD sold

COLLAPSIBLE GOLD FILLE VICTORIAN COMBO

GOLD FILLED VICTORIAN COMBO

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ITEM #3635: JOHN HOLLAND No. 8 RETRACTIBLE PEN WITH GOLD FILLED HOLDER and AND BLACK HARD RUBBER DETATCHABLE TAPER. The holder is not marked, but the ultra flexible pen is marked "JOHN HOLLAND CIN. O. No. 8" This is a very large pen (point), being 1 5/8" long and weighing in at 1.0 gram. No dings or dents in the holder which is covered with an intricate Guilloché (engine turned) pattern on the surface. No dings or dents.

$150 SOLD sold SOLD sold

HOLLAND No. 8 VICTORIAN PEN

JOHN HOLLAND No 5

GOLD PEN

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ITEM #3959: GOLD FILLED REPOUSE SHORTENED SNAIL PATTERN MECHANICAL PENCIL. A nice little 4 5/16" long piece of turn of the (last) century workmanship. The mechanism works fine and the length of the barrel has no dents or dings that I can see.

$35 SOLD sold SOLD sold

GOLD FILLED REPOUSE SNAIL PATTERN VINTAGE PENCIL

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