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Lot 859 (The Silver Auction, 30th January 2020)

A VICTORIAN NOVELTY PROPELLING PENCIL

Sold for £650


Condition report
- In good condition overall, signs of wear consistent with age, some scratches present and tarnishing present, extremely minor pitting to underside 
- Pencil does propel, lead propulsion action functional and lead emerges when wound. Lead retraction not automatic with winding, requires a little push on the lead. 
- Additional photographs added

 

VICTORIAN NOVELTY PROPELLING PENCIL,
by Sampson Mordan & Co, modelled as a baby holding a rattle, 7cm long extended

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