Hercules Cement Adv Figural Marble Bakelite Pen Stand

Our listings this week include some rare and unusual items, the famous book on sea shells authored by Edgar Allan Poe, a book defending Poe by his fiance Sarah Whitman, Coca Cola Playing Cards, a set of "Funny Animal" cartoon post cards from Ernest Nister, an advertising fountain pen holder from Hercules Portland cement, and a very early printing of Dr Seuss' first book in dustjacket.

As usual, we offer each week a varied selection from our stock which includes the fruits of more than 40 years of searching and collecting!.

Vintage antique marble base desk top pen stand, with an advertising trademark figure for Hercules Portland Cement , being the mythological muscle strongman himself. The base is green marble and measures 4½ by 7 inches, a scant 1 inch thick. The figure is about 3 inches high and appears to be an silver colored base metal alloy with black cold enamel paint. Incised on the base are "Hercules Portland Cement" and "Trowlite Cement for Masonry Mortar". The pen holder is Bakelite with brass ball joint fitting and decorative ring. Appears to be in very good condition, no chips or cracks, moderate wear to felt bottom. From the design, seems to date from the 1920s, give or take 10 years.

--------->>>POSTAGE AND INSURANCE<<<--------- All items are shipped F.O.B. Framingham MA .

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