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The Collection of Dr. Vincent DeAndrea

Sat, Aug 5, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 20

Assorted Desk Sets, Bases and Pens

Estimate: $300 - $500

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
13 desk sets. Bases fabricated of marble, glass and plastic. Manufacturers include Carter's, Chilton, Conklin, Eversharp, Mabie Todd, Swan and Waterman's. The largest of these is an Eversharp set with two pens and a Plymouth clock mounted on a marble base measuring approximately 10" x 4 1/2" (4 1/2" tall the highest point of the clock and pens 8 1/2" in length). The smallest of these is a rubberized Carter's Junior Cube-Stand measuring approximately 2" x 3 1/2" with a pen measuring 8 1/2" in length. 4 desk bases (pens missing). Bases fabricated of marble and plastic. Manufacturers include Diamond Point, Esterbrook and Moore. One of the Esterbrooks, a Desk Pen Set No. 407, includes its original instructions. The largest of these bases measures approximately 7" x 2 1/2" (3 1/2" tall at the highest point of clock. Also included are 5 loose Eversharp fountain pens and 5 loose Esterbrook dip pens. Condition varies. Age-related wear and signs of use exhibited throughout. Items untested. Some 14 k nibs throughout. Plymouth and Europa clock bases included still functioning, the Florin clock does not appear operable. Sold as-is. Please inquire regarding shipping rates prior to bidding. Keywords: antique, antiquarian, vintage, midcentury, writing instruments, writing implements, ink