I thought I should share this set with you.
These were bought separately; the rocker blotter was first. I was attending the Columbus pen show several years ago when Tom Heath and I decided to take a break Saturday afternoon and go pen hunting in the antique shops south of the city. In an antiques co-op in a big old house, I spotted the deco rocker blotter, having no idea what it was. I just liked it, and it was in gorgeous condition with that huge block of celluloid. I bought it, saving it from the pen turners/repairmen who would cut it up just for that celluloid!
By sheer happenstance, I spotted the base and pen at a later pen show for not much money, and snagged it to put with the matching blotter. The condition was pretty good with no damage, except that the celluloid had ambered in comparison to the blotter. When I got it home, I placed the two together on top of the wooden filing cabinet in my home office, and I have yet to clean and polish the desk pen and base. I never gave them much thought, that is, until I bought my first two Snorkels last month!
A couple weeks ago, I moved the set, and when I pulled the pen from the base, I discovered it is a Snorkel with it's $15 price tag in place, model No. 121GKD. (The G is questionable; see photo below.) That number is not corroborated by the pen selection that's on the bottom of the base, which at $15, calls for a No. K108 740 pen. (Daniel, get your catalogues out.)
Here are the photos (pardon the dust!). Enjoy!
Edited by FredRydr, 25 May 2015 - 13:01.