Q I have an antique silver propelling pencil that has jammed up. I have tried various companies but they all say this is a specialist market. Can you help?
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A Searle silversmiths in London repair and restore most antique silver pieces. They suggest the pencil is delivered to their shop at 1 Royal Exchange, Cornhill, London EC3V 3LL. Upon receipt, the item will be examined by a silversmith and a quote given for the work. Call Searle on 020 7626 2456 or go to: www.searleandco.ltd.uk