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Sunday, October 20, 2019

  I'm showing today an English black enamel over metal mechanical pencil. Disguised as a walking stick but a little short. The writing tip is fixed position. The handle pulls out from the pencil body to reveal an attached metal toothpick. Circa 1880'ish. Almost exactly four inches long.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

  For your possible viewing entertainment I'd like to show a metal, grape cluster magic pencil. Likely sterling. Not for wine production - yet. The piece is unmarked. Well made. Likely English but possibly American. Circa 1880'ish. Length dimensions are 1 1/8 inches closed and 2 1/8 inches extended.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

What we wrote with in the 50's and 60's. The ballpoint pictured was less common then the pencil.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Today I'd like to show an early mechanical pencil in the style of an African Assegai spear. A design lozenge inscribed on the metal tip dates the piece to 15 March 1879. The body is wooden with silver functional style points. The piece is 4 3/16 inches in length. Thin, nicely made and a keeper.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Today for your listening pleasure I'd like to show a Victorian mechanical pencil. Of course, it is disguised as a deck of cards The body is enamel over metal. Nozzle deployment is via the magic pencil system - pull out the ring and as if by magic the nozzle simultaneously pops out the other end. The piece is likely English, with a large undecipherable hallmark. Circa 1880. Measurements in the closed position are 1 1/8" by 3/4" by 5/16" .Circa 1880.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Showing an unmarked Victorian mechanical pencil today. Styled as a horse head. Likely made in England or America. Material is silver finish over metal (possibly sterling). Heavy. Features a twist activated propel / repel lead mechanism Piece is 2 1/4 inches in length. Circa 1880.