Pens and Ephemera

Pre-Owned Pens: 5239 Cross Century
Filling Mechanism: Ballpoint
Era: 1980-present
Price: $49.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 5239: Cross: Century
Solid sterling silver Cross Century pens don't turn up as often as they used to. It is in great working order with a blue refill. Advance it by twisting the tail cap. You'll see the cursive script Cross logo on the clip. The top of the pen is marked "Sterling Silver / Made in U.S.A." Silver scratches easily, and there is a 3/4-inch segment in the middle of the pen with a lot of scratches that are short, running horizontally, as this pen is standing on its tip vertically. 13.2cm.
Pencil: 4999 Cross Mini Pencils
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $149.99
Pencil: 4999: Cross: Mini Pencils
We don't know the first thing about this brace of Cross mini pencils. They are very skinny and just about as wide as a tie clip pencil, but they don't have tie clips. The front writing instrument is made of solid sterling silver. It has some dents in the nose cone but it seems to work well. You twist the nose cone to advance or retract the lead that we think is .9mm. Its matching pencil is "1/30 10k Gold RGP." We think that mean Rolled Gold Plating. It works well, too, and there is much less damage or wear to the RGP pencil. Both measure 8.8cm.