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Hit a yard sale this morning and scored pretty decent.

Big and beautiful Sanfords bottle with slightly stained but intact label.

Boxed BCHR Parker 18 1/2 eye dropper with paper instructions/AD. The chasingworn off and all that remains is a ghost but has excellent color, very early & very flexible Lucky Curve nib. I haven't pulled the nib so I don't know the number, but #2 would be my guess.

Blue velvet box. Mint, BCHR jobber imprinted with GLIDE in the indica. The shoosh/swooping drape style chasing was used by Wahl, the font on the nib says wahl to me, but I'm still a rookie so I could be wrong. Either way it's mint & very flexible. Dated inside the box-tray PAT. August 2, 1921. (Can any of you patent masters track down that date and share any information you find?)

Wire band sheaffer vac filler (blown), triumph nib.

E Faber NY brass traveling dip pen. This has such an amazing patina. I wont bring myself to polish it ever.

BCHR Jobber ED. No name, cracked cap, no nib.

Big yellow Eagle Pencil CO. Steel trim, no clip or nib. Someone removed an engraved name. It looks like they used a hatchet!

Yes that is a Mint NOS Lapis Wahl Gold Seal. More on this one later in the Wahl forum.

Black demi sized Skyline with an incredibly flexible nib.

Not shown, Uncle D picked up 100+ mechanical pencils, they are mostly advertising pieces, but there are a few that are going to a serious pencil guy for evaluation.

My part was a crisp C-note His was $20. I think we did ok today. Whats your opinion?

The seller told me he picked these up in an estate sale in Florida and had been in storage since the late 80's when they moved up to MO. Regarding the Parker 18 1/2. The box is covered with writing,The oldest looking one reads Mom Jones. Inside on the paper-ad another name was written. So I did some looking and discovered a pretty cool story.

The name on the paper is Emory Jones. A bit of google searching turned up this page.


Emory seems like we was a pretty cool old dude who went out enjoying himself. Now it mentions he was 6th of 9 children. A woman like that could only be known as Mom Jones.

His mother http://www.geni.com/...000012422015884 and his father's
http://www.geni.com/...000012421980638 ages are both right smack in the middle of the range when this pen was sold new. I can very easily envision mom or dad picking it out at he local drug store display and it being the faithful workhorse and handed down for 2 generations as hinted to by the extremely worn chasing and the names. I could be 100%$ wrong because this is my first real search into the history of a pen. Either way it was fun. 2012-08-16_204802.jpg



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Yeah we did all right kiddo. I think you made out a little better than I did. The 18 1/2 - Jones story is bad ass. I wondered what you were working on so intently over there.


Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito
~Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them


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Cool story, and a nice little collection.

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