Featured 9 carat gold fleur-de-lys propelling pencil, help with info

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Daveac, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Daveac

    Daveac Active Member

    Hi everyone,

    Hope you are well and keeping safe.
    I stumbled on and win it in an auction this unusual propelling pencil. In the auction it was described as "A 9 carat gold Prince Of Wales feather fleur-de-lys propelling pencil". The propelling pencil is only 6cm long and weigh 3.9gms. I could only find with the markings (like one of the pictures I have supplied is that it was made in January 1845, bundle 2 (2nd entry for the day). Apart from this I have only found one other like it but no information. Can anyone help me with any information?
    Thank you all and thank you for your time.
    registryA-B.jpeg PP fleur-de-lys.JPG PP fleur-de-lys1.JPG PP fleur-de-lys2.JPG PP fleur-de-lys3.JPG
     
  2. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    I found this image with a dead eBay link. Look at the white box, it yields the selling price.
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    James.
     
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  3. Mill Cove Treasures

    Mill Cove Treasures Well-Known Member

  4. Daveac

    Daveac Active Member

    Thanks Roaring20s, thats the one I found too. Thanks for your help.
     
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  5. Daveac

    Daveac Active Member

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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It looks like the Prince of Wales' feathers sans crown, rather than a fleur-de-lis.

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  7. Lark

    Lark Active Member

    I live in Missouri. I have found a number of these over the years. My mom turns 90 tomorrow ( almost an antique) and collected antiques most of her life. She told me that those little mechanical pencils were used to sign dance cards. I am sure there were other uses.
     
  8. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    The tiny 'propelling pencils' (as they were called way back when), often in novelty forms, were also used, by both women and men, as charms on watch chains and fobs...

    ~Cheryl
     
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  9. Daveac

    Daveac Active Member

    Yes, I agree. Thanks for your help.
     
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  10. Daveac

    Daveac Active Member

    Thanks Lark and happy birthday to your mom. Thanks for your help.
     
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  11. Daveac

    Daveac Active Member

    Thanks Cheryl, yes, I also agree with that and useful info. Thanks for your help.
     
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