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MABIE, TODD (SWAN, BLACKBIRD, SWALLOW etc.)
(updated 28th January, 2020)
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Our.ref.
Model
Colour
Year
Condition
Price



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.
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
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





BLA 102

 

 

 

 

A BLACKBIRD eyedropper - this one made in the USA. The top of the cap is engraved BLACKBIRD and the barrel has the word FINE engraved near its base
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
bla102
with later English flexible FINE/MEDIUM nib
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
bla102(i)
Black vulcanite with chasing on the barrel
c.1913

 

VG - barrel inscription worn, but still legible

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

£50



SWP

 

 

 

An early and rare Mabie, Todd & Co., Ladies SWAN pen 'pocket'
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
Swan Pen Pcoket
- complete with original metal clasp, with handsome Art Deco motif, for fixing to a pocket or belt (see detail HERE)
Swan Pen Pocket (i)
Black leather
c.1930

G/VG (completely intact and usable)

£45


 


SW 508

 

 

 

A beuatiful and compact lady-size Leverless (Mark 3) in one of the four different Pearl shades- RARE !
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
sw508
with original MEDIUM flexible No.1 nib
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
sw508

Pearl - mostly Gold, with Silvery sheen effects when rotated

A similar model can be seen on page 187 of Stephen Hull's SWAN book

c.1937 VG - some slight darkening on the cap £235


 



SW 510

 

 

 

sw510
An interesting and rare SM205/84 pen and pencil set - pen has the ebonite filler-lever (only found in products of this period)
(For larger pictures, please click on the images)
sw510(ii)
pen has original semi-flexible MEDIUM No.2 nib
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
sw510(ii)

Green Snake skin

You can see this model of pen and pencil on page 211 of Stephen Hull's SWAN book

c.1939 EX £310
SW 509

And this is also interesting and quite rare - a wartime AUSTERITY SNAKE SKIN pen (no model numbers were ever assigned to these)

with original semi-flexible MEDIUM/FINE No.1 nib

sold

Silver Snake skin, with Rhodium-plated trim

You can see this model and colour on page 236 of Stephen Hull's SWAN book

c.1943 VG/EX £135
SW 507 Unusual bandless LEVERLESS pen, with two bands around the barrel
with original firm FINE No.3 nib
sold
Black
c.1940 EX £90


SW 487

 

Handsome and good-sized Leverless (this one must could just be post-war, since it has the model number 1048)
(For a larger picture, please click on the 1st image below)
sw487
with original firm MEDIUM No.4 nib
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
sw487(i)
Silver and Black marble
c.1946 EX £95


SW 499

 

 

And no - you are NOT seeing double !
Another handsome and good-sized Leverless (no model number, but same size as the one above)
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
sw499
with original firm MEDIUM/FINE No.4 nib
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
sw499(i)
Silver and Black marble
c.1946 VG - some plating wear on the cap bands £68




SW 512

 

 

Black is beautiful. A No. 1060
(For a larger picture, please click on the 1st image below)
sw512
with original MEDIUM semi-flexible No.4 nib
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
sw512(i)
Black
c.1946 VG £85


SW 494

 

 

A twin-banded Self (lever) Filler No.2060
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
sw494
with later flexible MEDIUM No.2 nib
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
sw494(i)
Black
c.1946 VG (slight plating loss on edges of the lever) £48




SW 496

 

 

 

The slim No.3170
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
sw496
with BROAD No.1 nib
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
sw496(i)
Pastel Blue
c.1952 VG - some small hints of plating wear £50




SW 498

 

 

 

Another attractive slim - this one is a No.3120
(For larger pictures, please click on the images below)
sw498
with original semi-flexible MEDIUM No.1 nib
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
sw498(i)
Dark Blue
c.1952 EX - near MINT £65




SW 500

 

 

 

sw500
BOXED SET - with the slim No.3160 pen and matching pencil
(For larger pictures, please click on all the images)
sw500 (i)
pen has its original flexible MEDIUM No.1 nib
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
sw500(i)
Black
c.1952

BOX: Some wear - tear to L/H corner


Pen: EX


Pencil: EX

£75



 

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