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    Default Mabie Todd Blackbird

    This is a 1920s Mabie Todd Blackbird Fountpen in black hard rubber. These pens are not uncommon and will be familiar to many. What makes this one interesting is the condition: both pen and box are pristine. Even the paper remains soft and flexible. I'll let the images speak for themselves.







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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Blackbird

    That looks charming Deb, even the engraving looks nice and crisp.

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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Blackbird

    I bought it in eBay. I've sent a query to the seller, to see if he knows where it came from. It appears like New Old Stock.
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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Blackbird

    Is the nib also as unworn as the rest of the pen?
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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Blackbird

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Is the nib also as unworn as the rest of the pen?
    Yes. I didn't include a photo of the nib 'cause I messed up that shot
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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Blackbird

    Quote Originally Posted by Deb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Is the nib also as unworn as the rest of the pen?
    Yes. I didn't include a photo of the nib 'cause I messed up that shot
    Ahh, now we know. Been there, got the T-shirt
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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Blackbird

    I have one of these but it is nowhere as nice as this one. Congratulations!

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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Blackbird

    I wrote to the seller to enquire about this pen. He told me it came from the collection of an old man who died. The seller had listed other pens from the collection but as he took forever to send the Blackbird to me the other pens were gone.
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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Blackbird

    Thank you for sharing, Deb.

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    Default Re: Mabie Todd Blackbird

    Ah, it looks great!

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