Lancashire Life - - ANTIQUES -

A pri­vate col­lec­tion of 60 lots of vin­tage foun­tain pens was of­fered at 1818 Auc­tion­eers, Mil­nthorpe, on behalf of the widow of a pri­vate col­lec­tor from Ch­ester. Com­pris­ing mainly Parker Duo­fold pens in good con­di­tion, the col­lec­tion achieved a 100% clear­ance and raised a to­tal of £8,100. Most valu­able proved to be a Parker “Snake” pen with hall­marked sil­ver mounts, number 18 of a lim­ited edi­tion of 5,000, which sold on es­ti­mate for £420. A com­mem­o­ra­tive Duo­fold, number 600 of ap­pro­pri­ately 1,945, was con­tained in a cher­ry­wood box carved with the in­scrip­tion ‘On the 2nd Septem­ber 1945, Gen Douglas Macarthur signed the Ja­panese sur­ren­der aboard the bat­tle­ship USS Mis­souri in Tokyo Bay us­ing a 20-year-old Parker Duo­fold Foun­tain Pen’. It sold for £360.

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