Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rare Find

I sold my Oscar Magnusson vintage penholder the other day.

For those of you who aren’t Pointed Pen People...  J  This is a rare turn-of-the-previous-century penholder that I bought on eBay several years ago.

I was very lucky to stumble across one at all.  And it did cost me a pretty penny, but my teacher at the time told me how rare and wonderful they were, so of course I thought I had to have it.  I’ve always believed in having the best tools for the job, if at all possible.

But I haven’t been able to do much Spencerian these days, mainly because of my back issues… and I thought what a waste it was that I owned this antique treasure.

Then, the other day someone on FaceBook asked about penholders and asked who had what, and I ended up finding someone who wanted to buy my penholder from me.

And ya know what?  He is thrilled to add it to his collection and has already posted some really beautiful lettering that he did with it.  (see above)

And I am thrilled to have sold it to someone who appreciates it and could give it a good home. 

But you know what?  I am also relieved.

I’m relieved because now I won’t have to worry that it'll sell for 25¢ in some estate sale after I’m dead and gone.  Hahaha  J

Lucky Dog  ♥


  1. Too funny! I have the same worry so I've cataloged my valuable antique pens and para'pen'alia so my husband and children know what they are, who made them, etc. I don't care how much $ they sell my stuff for but I do want things to be passed on to a calligrapher and I want them to know what is what!

    I am hoping one of my grandchildren will catch the calligraphy bug. . .

  2. Bob has instructions to send all my nice paper to (drumroll) YOU!