Tuesday, July 1, 2014
[SOLD]Mabie Todd & Co. BlackBird $120
[SOLD]Mabie Todd & Co. BlackBird
Good condition Blackbird with a bit of rubber oxidation, but a beautiful Superflex nib. These Blackbirds are very high quality pens made by Mabie Todd & Co., and I always like to think of them as the competitor to the infamous Waterman 52. Sizes are almost identical, and MT&Co nibs have been known for high quality nibs. This particular one has beautiful Superflex softness, and is very responsive. Writes from a Medium to BBB. Chasing details are a bit lacking, but imprints are sharp and very legible. Threads are crisp, and the cap threads on/off smoothly and snug. Lever actuates perfectly to draw/expel ink. Overall the pen has no physical damage besides some oxidation and a touch of trim wear on the lever. No cracks, chips, or bite marks. Writing sample is done on .5cm grid 90 gsm Clairefontaine paper. Measurements: 13.5cm capped, 16.5cm posted, and 12.5cm unposted.
Asking price is $120 shipped within CONUS via Priority with tracking/insurance. USA buyers preferred. International buyers please PM or Email for shipping rates. I am not responsible for any duty fees incurred since I have no control over customs.
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