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Posted 6 years ago


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my granny said her mother gave it to her and i wonder h0w much it is worth and how old it is it is a really beautiful pen and i just wonder how rare it is. please help

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  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
  2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    I doubt that it is older than 1945 and here's why : Eversharp, a maker of mechanical pencils, teamed up with Eberhard Faber in May 1945 to license the design for sales in the United States. At about the same time a U.S. businessman, Milton Reynolds, saw a Biro pen in a store in Buenos Aires. He purchased several samples and returned to the U.S. to found the Reynolds International Pen Company, producing the Biro design without license as the Reynolds Rocket. He managed to beat Eversharp to market in late 1945; the first ballpoint pens went on sale at Gimbels department store in New York City on 29 October 1945 for US$9.75 each.[7] This pen was widely known as the rocket in the U.S. into the late 1950s.

    I doubt that yours is on of these early examples but it is possible, with no information it is hard to tell.

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