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A Nice Find At The L A Pen Show

mabie todd ringtop silver

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#1 sidthecat

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:16

Had a lovely day out in Manhattan Beach. I was able to put faces to people who have previously been email addresses.
And in a display box I saw a dingy little grey stick that turned out to be a sterling MT Swan ringtop with a very flexy MT nib. It'll look swell when it's polished.
The dealer had another little silver pen - it had a Waterman nib, which, I suppose, is a matter for another forum. So he did well by me.

Edited by sidthecat, 22 February 2017 - 04:19.


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#2 sidthecat

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 16:33

Update: a picture. Anyone want to hazard a guess re. the pattern?fpn_1487953692__img_3299.jpg

#3 Greenie

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 04:26

I don't think that the patterns had names.

 

I call this "the hand engraved Sterling pattern"  :P

 

That is how the embellished sterling pattern looks on all the examples I have seen.

Don't overpolish it. They look better with the black still in the crevices.



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 14:24

Certainly a nice looking pen!



#5 Cob

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 14:55

Yes, very handsome indeed.  A great find I think.

 

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fpn_1428963683__6s.jpg “The pen of the British Empire” fpn_1423349537__swan_sign_is.jpg


#6 Manalto

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 15:03

Beautiful - and, if that's your penmanship behind it, it's in the right hand(s).


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#7 sidthecat

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:51

I agree about the polish: it doesn't need to look brand-new.



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