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    Default Black marble set of tools from my grandad

    I posted in the Parker forum a few days ago about a pen I was gifted a long time ago, and I thought that some of you might be interested to see the rest of my grandad's "home office" paraphernalia and equipment. They are all made of black marble with golden veins, and there is a rocker blotter, a letter stand, a combined inkwell and elephant statue (!), a letter opener and what I think is a wax seal stamp, but it's just flat on the stamp end with no crest or anything. There are absolutely no dates, company insignias or other identifying marks on the items. I think that my grandad might have made them himself, except for the bronze elephant. It's likely they were purchased, or made at the end of the 1940s.

    I've collected a heap of photos of the stuff in a Google Photos album, if you are interested!

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/NtoVqLzJJG1eqzjc9

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    Default Re: Black marble set of tools from my grandad

    Lucky you. Love that rocker blotter and the rest of that desk set.
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    Default Re: Black marble set of tools from my grandad

    Great, gorgeous set! Thanks for sharing
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    Default Re: Black marble set of tools from my grandad

    Stunning and exceedingly classy. Thank you for sharing!

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    Thank you all! I am still thinking about how to best put it to use. I do need to get my Parker Vacumatic fixed as the first step, though.

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    Stunning! Thanks for sharing!

    Clearly you need that new Visconti black marble pen I've seen advertised!

    https://www.gouletpens.com/products/...33119398264875

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    Default Re: Black marble set of tools from my grandad

    That is a stunning pen, but unfortunately a bit of my league... 😄

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    Default Re: Black marble set of tools from my grandad

    Wow, a marble handle - I hadn't heard that one!

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