Early mechanical pencils were treasured by their nineteenth century owners and were often worn as jewellery.
Vintage Pencils - Page 1
Yellow metal magic pencil, very good mechanism, no dings, bruises, or scratches, ring top, circa 1880, USA, (very good), £79.
W.H silver pencil, chased pattern, no dings, bruises or scratches, good mechanism, mark 'W.H' with full hallmarks for Birmingham 1886, English, (excellent). Sold
Yellow metal magic pencil, heavily chased, ring top, no dings, bruises or scratches, no maker's marks, excellent mechanism, (very good). Sold
W. S. Hicks gold magic pencil, marked "W. S. Hicks NEW YORK", very good mechanism, no dings, bruises, or scratches, ring top, circa 1890, USA, (very good). Sold
Silver slide pencil with an ornate gothic style, unmarked but similar to those made by Mordan, hexagonal finial set with a yellow stone and concealing a lead reserve, ribbed barrel and extending section, no dings or bruises, (as new). Sold
Silver and Enamelled Mummy Pencil, telescopic mechanism, English, no scratches or dings, a couple of bits of enamel are missing, circa 1920, (otherwise very good). Sold
W.S.Hicks of New York cedar pencil holder, black chased hard rubber, gold ring top, slide and trim, (very good). Sold
Silver pencil and stamp roll dispenser, barley pattern to the barrel, mechanisms good, one ding on the nozzle, no bruises or scratches, circa 1900, (very good), £349.