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The First Book on Presidential Pens!
a fully illustrated and annotated history and catalogue of the first fifty years

Title: The Presidential Pen - the first fifty years

Author: John C. Loring

Physical format: 8 1/2" x 11", 108 pages, vello bound paperback with 200 black and white images.

Publication date: March 1999.

Price:US $20 including worldwide shipping

Available from the author at:

John C. Loring 

Voice: (773) 935 - 3492

700 West Irving Park, Suite A-1

Fax: (773) 871 - 8374

 Chicago, Illinois 60613 

levlor@21stcentury.net

the preface and selections from the book may be seen at: http://www.loringpage.com/attpensetc/presbookexcerpts.html
an errata and update page will be maintained at: http://www.loringpage.com/attpensetc/penbookupdate.html

The Presidential Pen - the first fifty years by John C. Loring is the first book devoted to the Presidential Pen.

Since President Truman, presidents and others associated with the presidency have had official specially imprinted pens, and pencils (sometimes with presentation boxes) variously used to sign official papers, as gifts, for office use, and to commemorate. Beginning with the Truman administration each administration has had new and different pens so that there are now several hundred varieties. This book, based on the author's collection and consultation with each of the presidential libraries and museums, is a history and a fully illustrated, annotated and close to complete catalogue of these pens. With only few exceptions, each known pen, pencil and presentation box is described and shown in an approximately full sized black and white image. Those known pieces for which no image is available are fully described.  The relative rarity or lack thereof of the various pens is noted throughout the book   Special attention is given on how to distinguish between different varieties of similar pens, including false, pseudo varieties that can be constructed using commercial pen parts and on how to distinguish between official, replica and commercial pens. Parker pens have played an important role since John F. Kennedy and care has been given to provide complete coverage of Parker's half century involvement with the White House. Presented in order of presidential administrations the book also has a "Finder" Appendix to cross reference those pens and boxes where the imprinting does not specifically identify the pertinent administration. In addition anouther, illustrated Appendix displays, similar but non-presidential pens such as Inaugural, Treaty, Cabinet, Congressional and Governor pens.

Initially printed in March 1999, the book is 8 1/2" x 11", 108 pages, vello bound paperback with 200 black and white images and is priced at US$20 including world wide shipping. It may be acquired from the author at:
 

John C. Loring

Voice: (773) 935 - 3492

700 West Irving Park, Suite A-1

Fax: (773) 871 - 8374

Chicago, Illinois 60613 USA

levlor@21stcentury.net

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