Pens and Ephemera
Pre-Owned Pens: Krone Amelia Earhart Fountain Pen #31
Filling Mechanism: Piston Filler
This spectacular writing instrument is comprised of unique, elegant, three-dimensional slate blue and black herringbone celluloid. Crowning the cap is a .925 sterling silver coin, simulating the nose of one of her aircraft. In the center of the coin is a piece of fabric from Amelia Earhart’s actual Lockheed Vega 5B wing. The clip is .925 sterling silver and is as streamlined as the wings of her planes. Around the center of the barrel is a .925 sterling silver band with her signature deeply engraved. The sterling silver blind cap has one of her most famous quotes encircling it, which reads, “Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.” A Limited Edition pen #31 of 388 sterling Fountain Pens.
Inkwells and Blotters: IB0003 Brass Senorita Inkwell
Gorgeous beyond the photo's ability to show, this clever brass inkwell disguises the ink supply under the woman's hair. There are no identifying marks other than "183" on the bottom of the piece. Given the general age of this inkwell, it is in remarkable condition with few significant dings, chips or faded paint. The small glass inner inkwell is without chips or cracks. The bronze measures W: 19.5cm L: 14cm H: 5cm. The glass inner well measures W: 3.7cm H: 3.3cm.
Inkwells and Blotters: IB0001 Blue Glass Inkwell
Even more stunning in real life, this beautiful blue inkwell measures 5.5cm X 5.5cm X 5.5cm. It has no identifying marks, but we're reasonably sure it is pressed glass from the 1920s or '30s. The only significant damage is a little chip on the cap, which can be seen in the second photo.