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Paraphernalia - Pendemonium!

Updated August 18, 2017

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Sometimes, we have interesting writing related collectibles and useful objects that we just don't quite know where to put on the website! The Pen Paraphernalia Page is the place to find them. Check back often, you just never know what might turn up here.

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Scratch Knife Erasers

Scratch Knife Ink Erasers were primarily used in the days before rubber erasers were invented, to scrape or scratch your mistakes away. Height of popularity was from early 1800s until they started to lose favor in the 1930s. I've seen reference to them as late as the early 1970s in an Alvin Drafting Supplies catalogue for use as a sharp implement to carefully remove ink from drafting paper. Ink eraser blades are spade or half-spade shaped, honed on each side, Handles are also a mix of materials although most are wood, note that many of the handles, sometimes referred to as hafts were very thin along the edges and especially toward the end - they served a dual purpose as a paper knife, what we might refer to as a letter opener today. In addition, some had handles that could serve as paper folders as well. Handy little writing tool! We have gently polished the blades and handles. We have not sharpened any of these, although some are quite sharp and have no need for sharpening. The main reason we have not tinkered with the blades is that we are not knife people and are not familiar with proper sharpening techniques for these. Our mantra is always to do no harm to old objects, when in doubt less is more.

MM-SK8 $20

Faber Scratch Knife Eraser. Marked: E. Faber (star outline). Dark wood handle, full spade style blade, measures 5 1/8 inches long. Light tarnish on blade and blade is slightly off center in the handle.

MM-SK9 $20

Naponoch Scratch Knife Eraser. Marked: Naponoch Knife Co. N.Y. Dark wood handle, half spade style blade, measures 6.5 inches long. Wood handle has a crack and as you can see the knife has been repaired by gluing the handle and reinforcing with twine, this was a common method in days gone by to fix a knife and keep on using!

MM-SK-18 $20

Miller Bros Scratch Knife Eraser - Marked: Miller Bros USA on knife shaft. Light colored wood handle, full spade style blade, measures 5 5/8 inches long. Light tarnish on blade edges, otherwise very good condition.

Jewelry for Pen & Ink Aficionados

Pen Nib Earrings - Made with love by our friend, Barb, from new old stock vintage pen and dip pen nibs. These are all newly made, never worn before. Lots of different styles to choose from!

EAR-012 $25

Figural Fountain Pen & Pencil Set, locking wire, antique silver finish. Length 1 inch.

The necklaces below are all made from original writing equipment. Matching gold or silver plated 15 inch chain included with each piece. They are NOT in working order and would require odd parts or skills I do not possess which is why we have jewelry for you today! These are just nice to wear and let everyone know you are a writing aficionado!

Pen Pins

Los Angeles Pen Show 2009 Collectible Lapel Pin

21st Annual LA Pen Show lapel pin. A different pin is presented to exhibitors and weekend registrants at the Los Angeles Pen Show each year. Measures 7/8 in square, clutch style pin on back, new in package. Here's your chance to get a collectible pen pin if you missed the LA Pen Show!

LAPIN-2009 $10

LA Pen Show Lapel Pin, 2009

Dip Pen Nib Lapel Pins

The lapel pins have been hand crafted from antique dip pen nibs by Ariel Kullock in Argentina. Each dip pen nib pin has been highly polished and has a sturdy clasp on the back suitable for use as a lapel pin or a tie tack.

MM-435 $20

Dip Pen Nib Lapel Pin - Nib imprint: Speedball Flicker USA George Patents Hung Mfg Co and FB5 on the reservoir. Measures 1.5 inches long.

Other Items

P750 $5

Montblanc Stamps - Set of 10

A must for Montblanc aficionados! Reproduction self sticking stamps of the famous Montblanc advertising car, complete with pen on the top and snowcap hubcaps. Each stamp measures 1.5 x 1.25 inches and is done in sepia tones. Sold as a set of 10 stamps.

MM532 $20

Alvin West German Compass - Heavy steel construction, nothing flimsy about this drafting compass. Comes with a small clear container with a tiny piece of lead inside. Measures 8 1/8 inches long. In original box. Compass shows no signs of wear, just some light scruff marks on the box. Very good condition.

MI1593  $25

Metricon Drafting Set in original box – This set is a bit of a mystery to us, we’ve tried to research Metricon, but have come up empty over and over again.  The box and the instruments inside appear to be from no later than the 1940s based on design and style.  Nice leatherette covered box with hinged lid.  Whte satin on the inside of the lid.  The lower section is covered in dark red felt.  The lower section contains 1 compass, 3 dividers, one screwdriver and one inking attachment.  There are spots for two additional drafting instruments, but those went astray somewhere over the years!  There are some light age spots on the white satin, the outer leatherette covering on the box is in very good shape.  The drafting instruments are all functional, but could stand some polishing to bring them back to their original luster.  I wonder if Metricon was a large company who bought these sets for their employees and had them personalized with the company name on the box,  some of the tools, but not all are marked Metricon.  Overall very good condition. 

MM566 $30

Pen Show Coffee Mug - New Jersey Pen Show October 1995, illustrated pens spell out New Jersey Pen Show. Perfect for coffee, tea or whatever your favorite beverage might be. Makes a great holder for a few pens or pencils on your desk. Illustrated and designed by Pier Gustafson a well known artist and pen collector. Excellent condition.

MM567 $30

Pen Show Coffee Mug - Miami Pen Show 1998, pink with aqua pen show illustration. Perfect for coffee, tea or whatever your favorite beverage might be. Makes a great holder for a few pens or pencils on your desk. Illustrated and designed by D.J. Kennedy a well known artist and pen collector. Excellent condition.

Wax Seal Section

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