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Saturday, November 26, 2022

  Sampson Mordan of England produced this very nice silver cedar holder pencil. The piece is fully hallmarked as shown. The wooden pencil insert is deployed by a sliding collar/channel. Circa 1846. The pencil is 3 3/4 inches long. Both pencil refills shown have never sharpened.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

  Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt made mechanical pencils in America and England. Circa 1920 - 1950. I'm showing here a small representative sample of some of their models.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

  I'm showing a double-ended telescopic mechanical pencil  The piece is color banded for blue and red leads   Circa 1900. It is hallmarked 925 (for silver percentage) and E.B. (for the maker). This pencil unit is 2 13/16 inches long closed and 5 5/8 inches ready to write.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

  Waterman produced a combination mechanical pencil / knife in the 1930's I'm showing two examples. The red ripple piece is 5 1/8 inches long. The other is 5 inches. Both are unmarked.

Friday, October 21, 2022

  Pencils for an October weekend. From left to right: Eversharp, Eversharp, Eversharp, Watermans, Sheaffer's, Parker, Sheaffer's, Parker, Waterman's, Sheaffer's, Wasp, and Watermans. Circa 1920s thru 1940s.

Friday, October 14, 2022

   L. E. Waterman Company of New York City produced a tree trunk patterned fountain pen. Circa 1910 - 1920. A mechanical pencil and Victorian cedar holder pencil were also created. All featured a knobby tree trunk section or body. The tree trunk parts of the pieces were likely made by a silversmith in Germany or New York City. The working end of the mechanical pencil was made by Eversharp. It also features a telescopic section. I'm showing examples of the Victorian pencil and mechanical pencil. The Victorian piece is 3 3/4 inches long closed and 5 1/2 inches long with the shown wooden pencil. The mechanical pencil is 5 1/8 inches closed and 6 3/8 extended. I have more than a few pencils (mostly mechanical), in the stash. The Victorian tree trunk is the favorite. Thank you again, Ellen.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

  Today I'm showing a Sampson Mordan silver figural mechanical pencil The piece is made to resemble a canon. The writing tip is deployed via a pull/push telescopic section. Circa 1880's. Without ring assembly, the pencil is 2 3/16 inches long closed and 3 3/16 inches extended.