Sunday, October 24, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 275

A couple of weeks ago, VPCer Stuart sent in some photos of a new pen-related acquisition for our club's virtual "show & tell". It's the newest addition to his ever-growing collection of vintage desk sets--a simple yet elegant example made by a pen company that made many beautiful desk sets...

(all photos courtesy of Stuart ~ please click on images to enlarge)

Stuart: "This arrived last night from Michigan! It’s an Eversharp desk set from the 1940’s, with a solid glass base, 7 inches in diameter, and a pen with a 14K Fine point nib."

"The base is heavy, and shows no sign of ever having had felt attached to its bottom - I suspect the designers wanted to showcase the beautiful qualities of the glass."

"The pen’s sac is good, and flushed residue of green ink when I cleaned it. The nib is a beautiful writer, silky-smooth with an even line. The original box came also, but it’s in ugly condition so I didn’t photograph it.

I’m delighted with this set, especially as it was only $28 CDN before shipping! It looks as though it didn’t get much use, everything is clean and shiny."

What a great deal on a great desk set! Our thanks, as always, to Stuart for his ongoing contributions to our pen club's blog :)

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