MABIE, TODD (SWAN, BLACKBIRD, SWALLOW etc.)
(updated 24th September, 2017)
swan sign (i)

PAY FOR YOUR PURCHASES WITH PAYPAL
Paypal address - Penorama@aol.com

(Condition Scale: F = Fair. G = Good. VG = Very Good. EX = Excellent).

To order, please click here
We are
Writetime2@aol.com

Our.ref.
Model
Colour
Year
Condition
Price

SWJ 1

 

A REAL piece of early history !
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
swj1
From 1905 - a rare and desirable MABIE, TODD & BARD eyedropper, with the more unusual bayonet cap fitting
swj1(iii)
Sterling Silver decoration and original chain to hang from the chatelaine
swj1(ii)
original under and over feed, with what we think might be a later nib

Black vulcanite (chased on barrel) with Sterling Silver highlights
c.1905

EX

NOTE: We recommend that this pen is not used in any other way than as a dip pen.

£160

SWJ 2

 

Another rare and superb early MABIE, TODD & BARD eyedropper
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
swj2
with handsome gold-filled overlay on the barrel
swj2(i)
original MEDIUM nib, & original under and over feed.
swj2(ii)
Black vulcanite with original cap and patterned gold-filled overlay on the barrel
1906

EX - cartouche engraved D.J.D. 7th Dec'r, 1906

NOTE: We recommend that this pen is not used in any other way than as a dip pen.

£130

GSW 13

 

 

And this time, we come to an early English SWAN eyedropper, complete with 18 carat gold bands, and in a matching Silver Chatelaine case
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
gsw13
Pen has its original semi-flexible FINE nib and under and over feed
gsw13(i)
.
Black vulcanite pen with Silver Chatelaine case
1910

Pen: VG - barrel inscription worn

Case: Hallmarks rubbed (just about visible) and 1 ding.

NOTE: We recommend that this pen is not used in any other way than as a dip pen.

£120



BLA 97

 

 

A USA manufactured BLACKBIRD eyedropper
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
bla97
with flexible FINE nib, & single later style under-feed.
bla97(i)
Black vulcanite with chased circlets around the barrel
c.1912

EX

NOTE: We recommend that this pen is not used in any other way than as a dip pen.

£60



GSW 14

 

 

gsw14(iii)
Another early English eydropper - the SWAN 1500 - complete with SWAN metal pocket
(For larger pictures, please click on the images)
gsw14
original BROAD nib, & original under and over feed.
gsw14(ii)
Black vulcanite (chased barrel)
c.1915

Pen: EX

Pocket: Some discoluration on the metal exterior, but totally intact

NOTE: We recommend that this pen is not used in any other way than as a dip pen.

£85



GSW 3

 



BIG and handsome !
A SWAN Self-filling 46ETN (barrel engraved Mabie, Todd & Co., New York)
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
gsw3
with later No.4 ETERNAL MEDIUM nib
gsw3(i)

Jade
c.1929

G/VG - usual doscoloration on barrel that seems to be found on these models.

Filler lever pitted in places, but plating intact

90


SWJ 3

 

A handsome, L-O-N-G, and quite rare Leverless L245/47
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
swj3(i)
with original MEDIUM No.2 nib
swj3
Black and Gold mosaic
c.1933 VG/EX - lowest cap band very slightly loose £165


SW 477

 

 

sw477(ii)
And here's another handsome, L-O-N-G, and quite rare Leverless L245/47
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
sw477(i)
with MEDIUM No.2 MEDIUM/BROAD OBLIQUE nib
sw477(ii)
Black and Gold mosaic
c.1933 VG/EX- no gold plating on clip (we're not sure if it was originally like this - cap band is gold plated) £165


GSW 17

 

It's very rare to find a pencil to match the iconic 275/60 pen (which, again, hardly ever comes up for sale). But here is that matching Fyne Poynt pencil !
(Please click on the image below for a larger picture)
gsw17
Patterned Gold-plated overlay
c.1934 EX - previous owner's initials - G.F.B - tastefully engraved (hardly visible at first glance) £55


SWJ 4

 

And this Fyne Poynt pencil is in SILVER, with tasteful chasing and an unmarked cartouche - real quality !
(Please click on the image below for a larger picture)
swj4
Sterling Silver
c.1938 EX £85
SW 478 A Leverless SWAN 0160
with original FINE No.2 nib
sold
Black
c.1946 EX £60


GSW 25

 

gsw25(i)
A SWAN CALLIGRAPH Leverless
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
gsw25
with original MEDIUM Calligraph nib
gsw25(ii)
Black
c.1953 EX £68



 

Links to other sites