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#1 Kid Parker

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 17:50

Dear Pen Pals,  

 

I formerly posted here as Director of Fine Writing Instruments for Bonhams Auctioneers.  Bonhams is no longer hosting pen auctions, and I've moved on to San Francisco's PBA (Pacific Book Auction) Galleries, as Director of Pens and Comics (yes, I get to sell pens and comic books at auction for a living - dream job!   :) ).  

 

PBA has staged over 600 rare book sales since 1992, and I'm looking forward to selling great pens there!  Bonhams generally enforced a minimum low estimate of $500 for pens, and PBA will allow me to offer pens valued at $200 and up, so our sales should have more breadth and diversity than my old Bonhams sales.

 

Anyone who'd like to receive our debut pen catalogue should PM me their full contact info.  Anyone with interesting pens to consign should likewise PM me.  

 

PBA is primarily interested in modern limited editions (especially Montblanc Writers Series, Patron of Art series, and Special Editions / Atelier Privées pens), as well as key vintage pens (especially early American eyedroppers, chiefly Waterman and Parkers, plus pre-war Montblancs and Namikis, Toledo overlays, rare pen-related ephemera, and anything fascinating and cool).

 

Cheers, Ivan

 

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I. Briggs Director, Fine Pens and Comics, PBA Galleries Auctioneers, San Francisco ivan@pbagalleries.com

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#2 Kid Parker

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 23:31

Hi gang,

 

A client is eager to obtain various Montblanc Patron of Art Series pens at auction (both 888 and 4810 iterations).  If any of you care to consign yours, I'll do my best to achieve strong prices for you!


I. Briggs Director, Fine Pens and Comics, PBA Galleries Auctioneers, San Francisco ivan@pbagalleries.com

#3 Bobby Check

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 05:54

Best of luck.

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Bobby


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#4 Kid Parker

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 23:28

Thanks, Bobby!

 

It's my 2nd week on the job and I've already pulled in about $100K in fine pens, so that's fun!  So far, we have Montblanc Charlie Chaplin, Salvador Dali, Cristobal Colon, and Thomas Jefferson Special Limited Editions, plus some nice Patron of Art, Writers Series and Meisterstuck pens.  More are on the way, so with luck, the July sale will be full soon and I can start building the November sale.

 

A client has shipped a box of vintage, including some early Montblanc eyedroppers.  I'm eager for them to arrive so I can inspect the goodies!  If any of you have interesting early Parker and Waterman eyedroppers to consign, or anything generally fantastic, don't be shy, give me a holler...

 

Anyone who'd like a complimantary catalogue should send me a PM with your address and email.


I. Briggs Director, Fine Pens and Comics, PBA Galleries Auctioneers, San Francisco ivan@pbagalleries.com

#5 Kid Parker

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 23:31

Oh, and last December I sold a vintage Namiki pen for $225,000 to a client who's eager for more.  So if anyone has pre-WWII Dunhill-Namiki masterpieces lying around gathering dust, now's your chance to finance that swimming pool  :D


I. Briggs Director, Fine Pens and Comics, PBA Galleries Auctioneers, San Francisco ivan@pbagalleries.com





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