Sampson Mordan produced this sterling figural mechanical pencil representing Nelson's Column statue on Trafalgar Square in London, England. Like the statue, the pencil features a standing Lord Nelson placed directly below the writing tip. The tip deploys by the slider button/channel method. Circa, second half of the 19th century. The piece is 3 5/8 inches long closed and 5 1/4 inches extended.
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Saturday, May 27, 2023
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Today is a small group of Moore mechanical pencils, with a fountain pen, from my stash. Circa late 1930s - early 1950s. Lengths range from 4 1 1/4 inches to 5 1/16 inches capped, for the bottom model Fingertip fountain pen.
Friday, May 5, 2023
Today is a figural mechanical pencil disguised as an ear of corn. It is unmarked, likely made in England or the U.S. Material is silver. Circa 1880 - 1890. The writing tip is deployed by pulling the ring out and simultaneously, by magic, pushing the tip to the writing position. The pencil without the ring assembly is 1 inch long closed and 3 1/16 inches extended.
Sunday, April 23, 2023
A few mechanical pencils and a pencil holder for Sunday. Circa 1920s - 1930s. Fin-Sharp, VUCU, Parker, Waterman's, Parker, Chilton, noname, Sheaffer's, Conway Stewart, Gold Bond, Wahl-Eversharp, and Sheaffer's. The display box is 6 inches by 8 inches.
Sunday, April 16, 2023
Show and Tell today is a made-in-France silver and gold mechanical pencil. Circa 1900. It is vertically embossed with alternating Fleur-de-lis and grapevine patterns. The length is 5 3/4 inches. It makes for a nice desk pencil.
Friday, April 7, 2023
I'm showing today a small group of mechanical pencils, Circa 1920s thru the early 1950s. From the far left are three Waterman's pencils. To their right are all Sheaffer's.
Saturday, April 1, 2023
A nice 3 stage telescopic mechanical pencil made in England. It is fully hallmarked TA & Co. (company), sterling silver (material), Birmingham (city of origin), and 1893 (date of production). The piece is further inscribed with info about the retail jeweler/seller Alexander Brothers. The pencil is 2 3/8 inches long closed and 5 9/16 inches extended (ready to write).