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Saturday, May 27, 2023

  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.

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.