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Lot 807 (Silver, 7th June 2018)

Sold for £170

Condition report
- Fair
- Light to medium tarnish throughout
- Lead propelling mechanism works but feels slightly loose
- Hinged front has been soldered shut
- No 9 stamped outside lozenge
- See photos


VICTORIAN NOVELTY PROPELLING PENCIL IN THE FORM OF A POLICE 'BULLSEYE' LANTERN probably by Sampson Mordan & Co., the body with hinged cover fitted for spare lead, the body with domed magnifying glass to front, and carrying handles to reverse, the three drawer pencil with Victorian patent lozenge, 13cm long fully drawn

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