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    Default Some pics of very rare vintage Pelikan accessories from the late 1930s

    Lucked out and was able to purchase two very rare items for my vintage Pelikan collection: a retail luxury pen case meant for the 100 or very early (1938) 100N and the accompanying mechanical pencil set (Etui R), and a NR. 4 pen stand, both in matching silver-mottled black bakelite.

    Since their manufacturing was limited to just a few years (or perhaps to 1938 only) they are exceedingly rare finds.

    Those silvery bits do not translate that well in photos but they do glimmer in light very nicely.

    I already had three different variants of the pen stand in black, so this was a really wonderful, and functional addition to my desk (yes, I like to keep them in use).

















    As featured in the 1938 catalog no.70 (hosted by pelikan-collectibles.com)




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    Default Re: Some pics of very rare vintage Pelikan accessories from the late 1930s

    Top notch collection!

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    ​Very nice catches! I was a fellow bidder on that box but was outbid by a few others 🙂 ... great that it went to you.

    At time of bidding I was not sure whether the silver streaks on the box were original or maybe some kind of chemical reaction within the Bakelite. But the fact that you also found a desk stand with the same silver streaks indeed suggests that it is an original pattern. Very interesting.

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    Default Re: Some pics of very rare vintage Pelikan accessories from the late 1930s

    Quote Originally Posted by jos View Post
    ​Very nice catches! I was a fellow bidder on that box but was outbid by a few others 🙂 ... great that it went to you.

    At time of bidding I was not sure whether the silver streaks on the box were original or maybe some kind of chemical reaction within the Bakelite. But the fact that you also found a desk stand with the same silver streaks indeed suggests that it is an original pattern. Very interesting.
    AH! Yeah, that can happen when the knowledgeable few are bidding on items that are rare (I've been on the losing bidder side a number of times).

    The available colors were listed in those catalog scans, namely:

    Braun / Brown,
    Schwarz / Black,
    Schwarz-Silber / Black-Silver,
    and
    Schwarz-Grün / Black-Green
    for the case,

    and

    Schwarz / Black,
    Grün-Silber / Green-Silver,
    Rot-Gold / Red-Gold,
    Schwarz-Silber / Black-Silver,
    and
    Schwarz-Grün / Black-Green
    for the pen stand.

    I've seen a red one also, sadly, some German fellow had bought a three-pack of those stands, two black and a red one, for 50€, an hour or two earlier... 🙄

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    Default Re: Some pics of very rare vintage Pelikan accessories from the late 1930s

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Top notch collection!
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Some pics of very rare vintage Pelikan accessories from the late 1930s

    That is a great catch! Thank you for sharing.

    Braun / Brown,
    Schwarz / Black,
    Schwarz-Silber / Black-Silver, and
    Schwarz-Grün / Black-Green
    for the case,
    I love these bakelite boxes! I can ad a picture of the black and the black green box for comparison:





    ...and a picture of another cataloge were these boxes were mentioned:


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    Default Re: Some pics of very rare vintage Pelikan accessories from the late 1930s

    Thanks for sharing yours, Christof, those are indeed super neat!

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    Default Re: Some pics of very rare vintage Pelikan accessories from the late 1930s

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    ...I love these bakelite boxes!...
    Another great collection.

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    Default Re: Some pics of very rare vintage Pelikan accessories from the late 1930s

    Thank you Christof for the additional pictures. I saw the black box in one of your previous posts but cannot remember seeing the other ones. These are beautiful and pretty rare items.

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    Default Re: Some pics of very rare vintage Pelikan accessories from the late 1930s

    question for the OP:

    would it be appreciated to feed this thread with photos of other rare Pelikan items/paraphernalia (not pens)? I ask because I do not want to hijack your thread...
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    Default Re: Some pics of very rare vintage Pelikan accessories from the late 1930s

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    question for the OP:

    would it be appreciated to feed this thread with photos of other rare Pelikan items/paraphernalia (not pens)? I ask because I do not want to hijack your thread...
    Ah, sorry @christof, just noticed this! Go ahead!

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    Default Re: Some pics of very rare vintage Pelikan accessories from the late 1930s

    Thank you mana. Here comes pictures of a Pelikan promotional item form the 1950's:






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    Default Re: Some pics of very rare vintage Pelikan accessories from the late 1930s

    Wunderbar .......

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    Default Re: Some pics of very rare vintage Pelikan accessories from the late 1930s

    Danke!

    Here comes some pictures of a Pelikan 660, travelling ink well:






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