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#1 MarcShiman

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:48

On Ebay....

Gold Seal and cap band says first generation - but I'm sure this isn't in the 1932 catalog. Is this an uncommon variation? And what would be the point of the little bar where there would have been a clip?

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:58

That's a killer but the ring kills the deal for me. Also I prefer the ball on the clip which came slightly earlier. BTW, have you seen the Bexley 2009 LE????
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Edited by MidnightBlue, 02 November 2009 - 04:23.


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Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:29

I've seen these in catalogs, but I don't remember which one. 1934 maybe?

The one in my collection is black- a much less dramatic and desirable color. However, it is pretty clean.
I've always assumed the little gold "bar" area was a small indica.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:32

PS There's one in the colour BURMA for sale if you're interested on a vintage site: and only $1600
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 21:09

I've seen these in catalogs, but I don't remember which one. 1934 maybe?

The one in my collection is black- a much less dramatic and desirable color. However, it is pretty clean.
I've always assumed the little gold "bar" area was a small indica.

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That little gold doodad looks very much like a cartouche, doesn't it? Now that I think about it, that wouldn't be exactly out of place with Greek styling of the band (Cleopatra wasn't just Egyptian, after all... she was Greek.)

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:28

The Cartouche shape was simply called a "plate" and was a place for the owners initials to be engraved. And actually these pens WERE in the 1932 catalog and were available in Jet Black (#6410DW), Kashmir Pear (#l64101DW), Cathay Pearl (#64103)and Burma Pearl(#64102DW), and Morocco Pearl (#64108DW.)

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 16:42

Hubba Hubba! Thats a beautiful pen!
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 16:58

... And actually these pens WERE in the 1932 catalog


Right on page 4.....

Edited by MarcShiman, 03 November 2009 - 17:00.


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Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:28

love the cartouche! It gives the pen a royal pedigree.
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