This blog has been too little used by me of late, but I do want to update those of you still following on our big September sale at Swann Auction Galleries.
For the past few months I have been shuttling between home and New York where I have been working with the property that we at Swann Auction Galleries will be pleased to offer for our September 2012 sale.
We will have print and online catalogues available in early August. Check back here.
Headlining the September sale will be the finest grouping of vintage Chiltons ever presented. The pens offered will include some unique examples of early Boston pens as well as Wingflow and Golden Quill models never before sold publicly.
In addition we will be selling a very fine collection of vintage Montblancs, including pens in Azurite, coral, jet and pearl, faceted models in colored celluloid and gold filled metal. Included will be 128, 138, 139 and early silver band 149 models as well as tiger eye 244 and 264 models and a stunning gray stripe 146 set, near mint in the pouch. The same collection includes a significant number of signature vintage Aurora pens, including the Etiopia and Asterope, as well as colored and black celluloid vintage OMAS pens in standard and Grande sizes, and many other Italian pens from Ancora, Radius, etc.
If you are going to be at the Washington DC Pen Show stop by the Swann table where we will have an extensive selection of pens available on exhibition.
Finally, a few more images and some text, just to tantalise: