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Two UNOPENED Boxes of Waverley Pen Nibs

Greetings to one and all.  How’s your week going? Today I have on offer two sealed boxes of Waverley Pen (nibs).  These nibs are over 100 years old so the odds that these boxes would still be unopened – astronomical! I’m sure to many this newest listing will pass as unimportant, but to the calligrapher… Continue reading Two UNOPENED Boxes of Waverley Pen Nibs

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J. McCall Dogwood and Cherries S&P Shakers and Condiment Dish Set

Happy MLK Day – may his message of peace and brotherhood reach out to all of us today and every day. Today I’ve listed a trio of little beauties in my shop Old Raven on Etsy. J. McCall and Blue Sky Clay Works know what their doing when it comes to elevating something as mundane… Continue reading J. McCall Dogwood and Cherries S&P Shakers and Condiment Dish Set

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Set Of Antique Gillott Nibs – Super Series

Hello and welcome. Today I listed a new treat for the Gillott Nib enthusiast.  Gillott’s & Sons, for the uninitiated, was the top nib manufacturer throughout much of the period of dip pen use and popularity (roughly 1810 – 1920). This was a specialty marketing pack of nibs made for the Alfred Field & Co.… Continue reading Set Of Antique Gillott Nibs – Super Series

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Hummel 6 Coaster Set with Original Box

Yeah, it’s Friday!  Got anything special happening today? I thoroughly enjoy researching the items I find in my foraging in part so that I might write a more accurate description when I list the item and also because I love discovering the history of said item. Today was a bit of a revelation for me. … Continue reading Hummel 6 Coaster Set with Original Box

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Aluminum or Duralumin ? Quill Pen 1906 Nurnberg

Welcome to Thursday (Friday is now officially in site). I love a mystery, especially when it involves an item I’ve found while scrounging through thrift stores. And this metal quill-shaped pen is a doozy! This lightweight quill pen appears to be made of aluminum in the shape of a feather. It is engraved with “Ausstellung… Continue reading Aluminum or Duralumin ? Quill Pen 1906 Nurnberg

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Dollmakers Patterns for Hats & Bonnets

“…walking through a Winter Wonderland…”  Hello, and now that I have that song running through your head, I’ll explain.  That’s how I spent some of my morning, Bella (my dog) and I got out early just as the sun was rising behind thinning snow clouds that had spent the night giving us another couple of inches… Continue reading Dollmakers Patterns for Hats & Bonnets