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How to Buy or Sell — Writing Utensils

vintage pencil coin operated dispenser

Vintage pencil dispenser, painted metal, coin-operated, labels, 25 cents, Monarch Sales Corp., Macon, Georgia, 13 x 9 1/2 x 12 in., $98. Photo: Hartzell’s Auction Gallery Inc.

Pens, automatic pencils, ink bottles, inkwells, typewriters, and many other devices connected with writing are being collected. In the 1980s, early pens and the plastic-cased pens of the 1920s through the 1950s became of interest to collectors. Lewis Edson Waterman held multiple fountain pen patents, the first in 1884. The first ballpoint pen was patented […]
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