|Title:||Gold Telescoping Pencil / Ruler|
|Description:||gold telescoping pencil. It is marked 14k. The pencil extends to form a ruler 12" long, calibrated in 1/16 inch intervals. It takes thick lead, has a clip at the top in order to affix inside a shirt pocket. The outer portion (the part that all other parts fit into) is in a raised strip design-rather like a gold Dunhill lighter I've seen.|
|Condition:||It is, all in all, very good condition. It shows a little wear, but nothing unusual. All its parts work and it looks great.|
|Origin:||I found it in a box of junk in a store about 30 years ago. I know nothing of its orgin.|
|Appraised By:||Jeffrey Motsinger|
|History Of The Item:||Unmarked, maker unknown--likely American made circa the 1920s.|
|Appraiser Tips:||Being made of gold, the item is very resistant to deterioration and no restoration is needed although having it polished up by a jeweler would add to the value.|
|Appraiser Comments:||The decorative motif is much like that of Dunhill's--it is called a 'chevron' and has military connotations. It isn't marked and so it can't be said for sure it was made by Dunhill. It isn't terribly decorative but being of 14k gold, it doesn't have to be. It is most likely a presentation item for an engineer (military engineer?) and very likely came in a very nice box originally. Pencil collectors are not quite as obsessive as pen collectors but this little gem should be valued at $100 to $200 at a decent auction.|
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