For sale: Moore’s Midget Safety Pen

I’ve decided to sell my Moore’s Midget “non-leakable” safety pen ringtop. You can read more about it in another post here on my blog site: My First Safety Pen

Here are some details:

Barrel imprint “Moore’s Midget Pat.Sep.8,1896
Side of Barrel end cap: “2.E0” and “10”
Cap imprint “Moore’s Quick Turn Cap Pat.29,1903
Nib imprint “The Moore” There could be more on the nib, but if so, it is hidden.

Measures just 3 3/4 inches when capped. The cap will post, and has the pin inside that prevents damage to the nib if the user attempts to put the cap on without first retracting the nib.

The pen came with a neck ribbon (sautoir) with a University of Michigan clasp and a gold/gold-filled attachment clip. The ribbon appears to be woven silk and may be original.

The pen is in excellent condition, sharp chasing and imprints, dark black hard rubber, writes nicely with some flex and I have not had it to leak.

The nib (original) provides significant flex in the hands of one practiced in using it.  I’m not!  But I have attached my poor effort at a writing sample to show what it can do.

I can provide more specific pictures if requested.

Asking $100 plus actual mailing cost from Alabama. I take payment by PayPal. Offers will be considered.

Please contact me by email to BamaPen@jehubbard.com

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SOLD: Ten Pen Box – La Palina “Goldie”

La Palina closedThe La Palina box is quite understated, an unadorned medium brown with a tasteful gold logo on the lid, and very well made, with finger-jointed corners for strength.

Inside the lid, I’ve added a custom piece of artwork featuring a vintage map and a compass.  I stained and varnished the bare wood surfaces inside to match the exterior, then added a red velour-flocked pen tray, with the red of the tray enhancing the touches of red in the artwork.  On the underside, a 2mm foam pad inhibits sliding and protects your surfaces from scratches.

The pen tray holds ten pens in individual compartments, with each pen up to 6 3/4 inches long.

The box measures 10 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches.

The La Palina Ten Pen Box is priced at $40 plus actual mailing cost. SOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your ZIP Code or location for a firm mailing cost quote.

I take payment by PayPal, or if you prefer to use a credit card just let me know and I can email an invoice which you can pay with a card.

I mail by USPS Priority Mail in the US and by USPS International First Class Package outside the US.

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SOLD: Flor de las Antillas – Nine Pen Box

Flor de las Antillas closedThe Flor de las Antillas boxes are always popular, perhaps because they combine a definite “cigar” style with sturdy wood construction and a nice latch.  This is one of the larger models, the Toro, which has been repurposed to hold nine pens.

The Toro measures 9 inches by 6 inches by 1 3/4 inches.  Inside, I’ve varnished bare wood surfaces and fitted a striking red velour-flocked pen tray that will hold nine pens in individual compartments, each pen up to 6 1/4 inches long. Underneath, I’ve affixed a 2mm thick foam pad to inhibit sliding and protect your surfaces.

The Flor de las Antillas Toro Nine Pen Box is priced at just $40 plus actual mailing cost. If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code for a mailing cost quote.

I accept payment by PayPal or if you prefer I can email an invoice which you can pay with a credit or debit card.

I ship by USPS Priority Mail in the US and by USPS International First Class Package outside the US.

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Flor de las Antillas – Five Pen Box

Flor de las Antillas Robustos closedThe Flor de las Antillas boxes are always popular, perhaps because they combine a definite “cigar” style with sturdy wood construction and a nice latch.  This is one of the smaller models, the Robusto, which has been repurposed to hold five pens.

The Robusto measures 9 inches by 6 inches by 1 3/4 inches.  Inside, I’ve stained and varnished bare wood surfaces and fitted a handsome Hunter Green velour-flocked pen tray that will hold five pens in individual compartments, each pen up to 8 inches long. Underneath, I’ve affixed a 2mm thick foam pad to inhibit sliding and protect your surfaces.

The Flor de las Antillas Robusto Five Pen Box is priced at just $35 plus actual mailing cost. If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code for a mailing cost quote.

I accept payment by PayPal or if you prefer I can email an invoice which you can pay with a credit or debit card.

I ship by USPS Priority Mail in the US and by USPS International First Class Package outside the US.

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Carrillo La Historia Ten Pen Box

Carrillo La Historia closedHere’s another of the beautiful EP Carrillo boxes.  Outside, it is finished in a glossy red grained stain.  Inside, I’ve finished bare wood surfaces with black and added a striking piece of artwork. Then I added a burgundy velour-flocked pen tray that holds ten pens in individual compartments, with each pen up to 7 inches long.

This is a box that is a perfect compliment to your pens in any setting.

The box measures 10 inches by 8 inches by 1 3/4 inches and I have affixed a 2mm thick foam pad to the underside to protect your surfaces and inhibit sliding.

The EP Carrillo La Historia Ten Pen Box is priced at $50 plus actual mailing cost. If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code for a mailing cost quote.

I accept payment by PayPal or if you prefer I can email an invoice which you can pay with a credit or debit card.

I ship by USPS Priority Mail in the US and by USPS International First Class Package outside the US.

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SOLD: Something Different – 5 Pen Box

Ramon Bueso Genesis drawer part open fullThis is a Ramon Bueso Genesis Project item that began life as an ashtray with a drawer below containing five cigars. I’ve repurposed it to hold five pens in the drawer, with the former ashtray now serving to hold those small items that usually lie around on your desk (paper clips, ink cartridges, etc.)

I’ve sanded and finished the bottom of the drawer, and applied some good paste wax to get a smooth glide.  I’ve affixed a 2mm thick foam pad on the bottom to inhibit sliding and avoid scratches to your surface.  In the drawer, a burgundy velour-flocked pen tray holds five pens in individual compartments, with each pen being up to 5 1/2 inches long. That doesn’t sound like a long pen, but you would be surprised just how many pens will fit.  In the picture below you will see two of my No Nonsense pens that I’ve always thought of as rather large – so measure a few of yours to see how they fit.

The box measures 6 3/4 inches by 7 inches by 2 3/4 inches.

The Ramon Bueso Genesis Project Five Pen Box is priced at $35 plus actual mailing cost. SOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and be sure to include your ZIP Code or location for a firm mailing cost quote.

I take payment by PayPal or credit card.  I mail by USPS Priority Mail in the US and by USPS International First Class Package outside the US.

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25 Pen Vertical Storage Box

Corina Eagles closedNOTE: The Corina Eagles featured in this post is now sold, but as you will see below, I do have a Webster Directors that is essentially identical that I can finish out almost identically.  See the note in the middle of the post below.

This is a vintage Corina Eagles cigar box, perhaps 40 years old, repurposed into vertical pen storage for 25 pens.  The box is made of Spanish Cedar, and has finger-jointed corners – very strong and attractive.

Before I started work on this box, it showed the wear and tear of the years, and even in finished form it maintains some of that vintage aura.  I first lightly sanded the entire outside with 220 sandpaper to remove stains and grime while avoiding damage to the imprints. I followed that with a smoothing using 0000 steel wool. Then, I applied three coats of satin varnish, hand-rubbing each one with 0000 steel wool to achieve a softly glowing finish.  That old wood really soaked up the first coat, but after that, the deep color of the cedar began to stand out.

I created an egg-crate grid using 1/32 inch aircraft plywood covered with Hunter Green felt, and I lined the inside of the box with the same felt. The bottom of the box now has a 2mm thick foam pad to keep it from sliding or scratching your surfaces. The grid supports 25 pens in individual compartments such that they can’t touch each other and only touch the felt. Each compartment is 3/4 inch square, so will hold quite large pens.

The finished box measures 5 inches square and 7 inches tall. It will make a lovely and interesting addition to any desk or bookshelf.

THE BOX PICTURED HERE IS SOLD, BUT I HAVE A SIMILAR BOX THAT I CAN FINISH FOR YOU.

I have a Webster Directors box that is the same size and very similar design to the Corina Eagles.  I can finish it out like the Corina  pictured in the gallery at the end of this post.  Here is a picture of three different vertical boxes.  The El Producto on the left is a finished box, while the Webster in the center and the Corina on the right are unfinished.  Hopefully this will give you an idea of the Webster that I have on hand.  The price remains the same.

El Producto Corina Webster

The Corina Eagles 25 pen box is priced at $65 plus actual shipping cost. If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and be sure to include your ZIP Code or location for an accurate mailing cost quote.

I take payment by PayPal or if you prefer to use a credit card, let me know and I can email an invoice which you can pay with a card.

I mail by USPS Priority Mail inside the US and by International First Class Package outside the US.

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