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    Cool FS: Elegant antique sterling and crystal inkwell & rocker blotter set

    FOR SALE: PRICE REDUCED

    I've had this elegant Gorham sterling antique set for many years, but my desk pens are crowding it, so I offer it to you. This is still the most beautiful ink well I've laid eyes on, plus the added bonus of the matching rocker blotter. It is hallmarked (see photos). The handwork of this heavy piece of craftsmanship is amazing, and you can see the subtle marks of the handiwork that formed the round cap. The rocker blotter is also hallmarked; it has a slight ding at one end (see photos) that does not detract at all from this set's beauty. I've used the rocker blotter and added a layer of felt for a more effective blot. I will include another blotter paper.

    The photos will be in two successive posts.

    $795$550 includes shipping anywhere served by the USPS, more elsewhere. If you want something stunning on your desk, this is it. First PM that reads "I'll take the sterling set" with email address and shipping address holds it pending prompt payment of Square invoice emailed to you. Questions are welcome, but do not hold the set.

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    More photos in next post.
    Last edited by FredRydr; March 25th, 2019 at 07:46 PM.

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    Default Re: FS: Elegant antique sterling and crystal inkwell & rocker blotter set

    OMG, it's gorgeous!

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    Default Re: FS: Elegant antique sterling and crystal inkwell & rocker blotter set

    looks really amazing!

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    Default Re: FS: Elegant antique sterling and crystal inkwell & rocker blotter set

    Stunning!

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    Default Re: FS: Elegant antique sterling and crystal inkwell & rocker blotter set

    Quid rides? Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur. — Horace
    (What are you laughing at? Just change the name and the joke’s on you.)

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    Default Re: FS: Elegant antique sterling and crystal inkwell & rocker blotter set

    Sorry for my complete ignorance but what exactly is a blotter?

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    Default Re: FS: Elegant antique sterling and crystal inkwell & rocker blotter set

    Quote Originally Posted by Adit View Post
    Sorry for my complete ignorance but what exactly is a blotter?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rrkolmh-wY

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    Default Re: FS: Elegant antique sterling and crystal inkwell & rocker blotter set

    Quote Originally Posted by Adit View Post
    Sorry for my complete ignorance but what exactly is a blotter?
    Years ago I had a science teacher (in the 9th grade) and over his blackboard (yes, I did say years ago) he had a sign that said, "One who asks a question is a "fool" for a moment. One who does not ask a question is a fool forever".

    Thanks for asking the question!

    BTW, although I know what a blotter is, I learned still more from SBRE's video. So, seriously THANK YOU!
    Last edited by gloucesterman-18; January 23rd, 2019 at 06:34 PM.

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    Default Re: FS: Elegant antique sterling and crystal inkwell & rocker blotter set

    Here is another example just posted in Paraphernalia: https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread...lotter-corners.

    Exotic rocker blotters are a very cool accessory for your fountain pens, and practical too.

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