Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Vintage Waterman Silver Overlay Basket Weave or Bamboo Pencil Made in USA
Just listed at www.onlineauction.com is a wonderful Vintage Waterman Silver Overlay Basket Weave or Bamboo Pencil Made in USA . This is a vintage circa 1920s, I believe, Waterman pencil. This pencil is marked sterling, and it has a sterling silver overlay basket weave or bamboo design-very art deco! The pencil still has a lead in it, and the mechanism seems to work fine. There are also a couple of leads inside the end barrel-the bottom tip comes off, and the leads are stored in there. I have not tried to clean or shine it up-just left it in as-found condition. The clip is marked WATERMAN'S, and it is marked sterling around the top. On the metal band that is before the black tip, it is marked STERLING and MADE IN USA. This Waterman pencil measures about 5-1/4" long. I am not an expert in evaluating vintage pens or pencils, but other than not being shiny, and having wear from use, I do not see anything wrong with this Waterman pencil. This Vintage Waterman Silver Overlay Basket Weave or Bamboo Pencil Made in USA is listed as a classic auction, with a starting price of $25.00.
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