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Section I: Modern Montblanc, Lots 1-132

Section II: Vintage Pens, Lots 133-232

Section III: The Anthony S. Tavill Collection, Lots 233-445

Section IV: Modern Pens from Various Makers, Lots 446-547

Section V: Japanese, Maki-e, and Asian Pens, Lots 548-579

Section VI: Fine Watches, Lots 580-593


Welcome to our latest Fine Pen auction, featuring almost 600 lots of modern and vintage pieces. Our selection draws from many of the finest collections throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. There are many lots of special interest, including dozens of Montblanc Writers Series sets and Patron of Art 4810 pens in immaculate condition (lots 57-132); several rare Montblanc Artisan Editions including a pristine Fortune Number 8 (lots 133-137); an abundance of excellent vintage pens including a Montblanc No. 7 Long safety fountain pen with snake clip (lot 138) and an exceptional “Pregnant Parker” No. 47 eyedropper with lustrous mother-of-pearl panels (lot 198). The sale offers a wonderful diversity of pens from many of the best makers, including pens so rare as to be essentially unobtainable, such as a Montegrappa Bruce Lee “Bamboo” rollerball, one of two made (lot 515); a set of three Henry Simpole “Mucha Series” filigree overlay pens (lot 469); and a possibly unique Namiki Emperor fountain pen with maki-e pigeon motif (lot 547).


PBA Dynamic Bidding
When you place an absentee bid online, PBA's Dynamic Bidding will calculate your absentee bid against competing absentee bids and determine the current high bid amount.  So, for example, if you place an absentee bid of $200 on an item with a minimum bid of $100, you will be notified that you are the high bidder and the bid is at $100.  If a second bidder then places a bid of $150, your bid will be incremented up to $160. The under bidder will also be notified by email that their bid was outbid with a link to the item to enter a higher bid if desired. The current high bid will be the starting bid when the lot comes up in the live auction itself. In addition to providing full transparency, Dynamic Bidding will allow you to make more informed decisions.


Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. For international shipments are preferred carrier is FedEx..For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.

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