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Antique Dip Pen? Mother of Pearl & Brass? 1800's? 1900's?

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Posted 6 years ago


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Well, I'm new to this site and am here because I am wanting to know more about this odd pen that I got at an auction.

From this site, I gather it is a "DIP" pen. Assuming it to be brass and mother of pearl. It is NON-magnetic. There are no markings, numbers, or stamps on the pen.

Overall length is 6 1/6 inches.

Are these pens common?

What time period might it be from?

Is it old junk or a collectible item?

Is it considered a "fountain pen"?

Any insight to this old pen would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. IllinoisBubba, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much AR8Jason for sharing your knowledge! I'll look at your previous postings. Two days ago I had never even heard of a dip pen.

    I found this in an old box of mechanical pencils and wasn't sure what to make of it. I don't think there's any gold on this pen due to the typical brass-like tarnish and the lack of any hallmark. The "nib" is also brass.

    Now I know it's from around the turn of the previous century and back then would have been a common "DIP" pen.

    Thanks again!

  2. IllinoisBubba, 6 years ago
    Ok AR8Jason,

    They are posted under "pencils" as you requested but I don't think they are anything special.

    Thanks anyway.

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