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Mordan leads, circa early to mid 19th century, 0989.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mordan leads (2), circa 1840,  sterling 7/8" high,  excellent condition, 0937.jpg  (the first, ex Poole collection)

 

Mordan cedar pencil refills, late 19th century,  2 1/2" closed, ,  excellent condition, 0959.jpg

 

UB lead refills, mid 19th century,  1 1/2" closed, ,  excellent condition, 1029.jpg

 

 

 

Lund leads, circa 1840,  top one is 1 ¼” high, leather,  second from bottom is unopened, excellent condition, 1000.jpg 

 

A.W. Faber Pencil box, circa 1850’s,  7” long, excellent condition -, 1015.jpg 

 

Quill nibs, circa 1820s/30s,  1 3/4” high, excellent - condition, 1001.jpg (see Finlay pp. 127 #131c & 125 #125a) 

 

Quill nibs (2 boxes), circa 1820s/30s,  1 1/4” high, pristine/sealed unopened condition  , 1017.jpg   

 

 

Mordan quill nibs, circa 1820s/30s,  1 ¼” sqyare, excellent condition but some label loss, 0997.jpg (see Finlay pp. 127 #131c & 125 #125a) 

 

 

 

 

UB quill slip case, circa 1800 , steel, 2 1/2"  closed, "Navigarione Generale Italiana" excellent condition, 0907.jpg

 

Vale (?) quill slip case, 1841 , sterling sliver , 2 3/4"  closed, Chester hallmarked 1841 ‘C’, worn makers mark "V&R" (Vale or possibly V&J) excellent condition, 0964.jpg

 

 

two quill boxes with quills, circa second half of 19th century , boxes are 8” long,  Windsor has 9 new quills, Watkins has 7 new quills excellent condition, 1008.jpg

 

quill box with quills, circa second half of 19th century , 10” long,  6  new quills and 1 used, good condition, 1016.jpg

 

 

two quill boxes, circa second half of 19th century , top box is 8” long,  Moses Cohen has 1 new and 3 used quills, Brandauer’s  has no  quills excellent condition, 1008.jpg

 

 

UB quill case with 17 new quills, second half of 19th century. Leather case is 12” long, quills are extra long, 10 ½” excellent condition, 1010.jpg

 

UB quill case with 6 quills, second half of 19th century.  Leather case is 7 ½” long, excellent - condition, 1050.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

MISCILLANY

Francis Mordan Advertising piece, a sewing block (for initialing handkerchiefs etc),  3" wide, excellent condition, 0938

UB Paper Opener, circa mid 19th century, tortoise shell ,  9 ½” long, good- condition, 0953.jpg

 

UB glue brush, circa 1835, ivory ,  4” long, excellent condition, 0971.jpg

 

UB 16 toothpicks in original string bindings, circa early/mid 19th century, quill ,  2 +” long, excellent condition, 0968.jpg

 

UB French  toothpick holder, circa 1860s, silver embossed with flowers,  2 ¼” (closed), excellent condition, 0983

 

Maycock (American), Trade Coin, circa 1837, copper, “[eagle] / 1837” “S. MAYCOCK & Co. 35 CITY HALL PLACE N / EVERPOINTED / PENCIL CASE / MANUFACTURER / SAM L MAYCOCK / JOHN HAGUE”, excellent condition, 0981.jpg

 

MacNiven & Cameron, Trade Coin, circa mid 19th century (while on its face it appears to date to the 18th century, it does not), copper “[George III head with latin surround]” “MACNIVEN & CAMERONS . PENS . ARE THE BEST ./ WAVERLY / NILE / PICKWICK / OWL / HINDO / PENS”, good condition (heavy wear), 0980.jpg

ved with a thistle 4 1/2", excellent condition, 0622.jpg

 

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