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Vintage Waverley Pen Nib Tins x 12

Happy Hump Day!  What happened to Tuesday!?!  Zoom. For your viewing pleasure: The Waverley Pen Tin.  These are around 90 years old and are very popular with the collectors.  The Waverley Pen was a product of MacNiven & Cameron Ltd. of Edinburgh.  They also have a famous little rhyme that goes with their products:  They… Continue reading Vintage Waverley Pen Nib Tins x 12

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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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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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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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Antique Domed Funnel Top Inkwell

Welcome! Today, I’ve listed in my Etsy shop Old Raven a lovely Antique find … an Antique glass inkwell. This style was popular from the late 1800’s thru the early 1900’s.  It’s called a Safety Inkwell because even if you knock it over – it’s not going to spill ink everywhere. This was an ingenious… Continue reading Antique Domed Funnel Top Inkwell

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My Version of an Antique Toy Ship (and how I discovered a cool way to make miniature wrought iron fencing)

A few blogs back I mentioned I was working on a project featuring an Antique Toy Ship.  I have to admit, this project started out slow and then stopped completely for a while.  Let me explain: I was surfing through the Antiques section of my local Craigslist and saw a picture of an amazing toy… Continue reading My Version of an Antique Toy Ship (and how I discovered a cool way to make miniature wrought iron fencing)