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Roneo Self Feed / Clamp on Pencil SharpenerRoneo Self Feed / Clamp on Pencil Sharpener  The condition is great. The decal is 90% or better and so is the paint.  It has a single mill cutter that they called an Automatic screw.  It also has a self feed feature.  Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $125.00      SOLD!!





Favor / Guhl & Harbeck  Jupiter #1 Pencil SharpenerFavor / Guhl & Harbeck  Jupiter #1 Pencil Sharpener  This lathe type Jupiter Pencil #1 Sharpener is very nice.  The decals and paint are in very nice condition. It is marked Favor and was made by Guhl & Harbeck for the American market given that the instructions and all other writing are in English.  The drawer is original. 

There are a number of different variations of these sharpeners that can be found.  It was a popular sharpener in its time.  They were marketed here in the US by Favor, and can be found with all the writing in English.  There is also a version marked Mossberg and I believe they produced that version after buying the rights.  A very Graphic sharpener for the collection and priced reasonably. 

Good + . . . . . $350.00   SOLD!!




Futuramic Pencil SharpenerFuturamic Pencil Sharpener  This is a great looking Futuristic design sharpener. I have seen it described as being Eames era and it has a great design aspect to it.   Best of all it was built to last and is in excellent condition.  The plastic housing is still good and not cracked or otherwise damaged.  Ready to be mounted to a desk or the wall, it will make for a great user or accent piece in the decor.  Note in the last picture what the collector paid for this from the Santa Monica Antique Mall about 20 years ago.  The overall condition is very nice!!

Fine  . . . . . .$35.00    SOLD!!




Agra Pencil SharpenerThe Agra Pencil Sharpener This pencil sharpener is German or some other nearby European country.  There has been some paint loss to the front decal but in general is still in very nice condition and operates as it should.  The interesting feature with his design is that to load the pencil you turn the crank in reverse and the jaws open up and when you begin turning it clockwise the little jaws come out to hold it firmly while the 6-blade cutter does its job.

Good . . . . . .$295.00      SOLD






Patented 1905 Handy Pencil SharpenerPatented 1905 "Handy" Pencil Sharpener  This is a rare and unusual antique pencil sharpener. The patent was granted on Nov 28th 1905 and that info is cast into the body.   I have dealt in and sold sharpeners for a number of years, and this is the first one of these I have had or seen.

It does have a casting crack and is damaged, but looks great as it hidden inside the body cavity which is covered with a removable shield / drawer of sorts.  The previous owner stabilized it using silicone which can not be seen when it is assembled.  Thee is no looseness to it that can be felt.   This rare collectible sharpener will still be a great addition to the advanced pencil sharpener collection.  This collectible pencil sharpener has never been offered on eBay that I can recall and there are none in Worthpoint's  database either. Opportunity!! 


Good -  . . . . .$695.00    SOLD!   



"Handy" Pencil SharpenerNickel Plated "The" Handy Pencil Sharpener This style sharpener can be found in several variations and finishes.  The nickel plated model is not seen very often. That is all original finish you are looking at and the nickel plating is in super condition as well.   It is a Super One!!

Good . . . . . .$350.00    SOLD




The Handy Black Japanned Pencil SharpenerThe Handy Black Japanned Pencil Sharpener This style sharpener can be found in several variations and finishes.  The black version is more common,  finding them with the directions intact, or w/ advertising is another option.  There are also different cutter set ups.  That is what made them so popular as a collectible for a while.  Nice!!

Good . . . . . .$195.00     SOLD




The Rockford Pencil Knife Co. Pencil SharpenerThe Rockford Pencil Knife Co. Pencil Sharpener The condition of this unusual and rare pencil sharpener could not be any nicer.  That is all original finish you are looking at and the nickel plating is in super condition as well.  After attempting to use it,  I can assure you that they never put this up against a penknife in a contest or bet and

won.  This thing in operation is just about worthless, but then I guess that is part of the reason that they are now so collectible and avidly sought.  It is a Super One!!

Good . . . . . . $950.00     SOLD



The New Era Pencil SharpenerThe New Era Pencil Sharpener  I can assure you that they never put this up against a penknife in a contest or bet and won.  This  is just about worthless, but then I guess that is part of the reason that they are now so collectible and avidly sought. It has a blade sharpening stone inside that revolves and sharpens the cutter that also revolves.  The pencil also revolves.  Problem is you cant see what is happening, and it hardly works.  It only cost a $ 1.00 when new.  Kind of like the crap in Wal-Mart or at the Dollar Store.  Crap.

Good . . . . . .$275.00     SOLD







Silver Plated Pencil SharpenerSilver Plated Pencil Sharpener  This unusual pencil sharpener is unmarked and I have only seen one other similar to it in many years of looking.  That one was brass, and there was some information on the base but I did not note it.  This example looks great and is operational.  It has had a repair done where the top meets the bottom.  It had torn loose and the connecting piece was missing, but it has been reunited in the best fashion I could devise and now looks just fine.  The only other one I know of now is on The Office Museum Site, and that is this same one in case you think you have seen another.  That site, there is a link at the bottom of my office page, has a great display of some super rare and desirable sharpeners, be sure not to miss it..

Good . . . . . .$795.00      SOLD




Star Pencil SharpenerThe Star Pencil Sharpener This  wonderful little pencil sharpener / pointer combination hails from Portland Maine, and although it says it is patented there is no date or # to be found on it.  It is in super condition, as is the very fragile paper label with the directions and other important info.  It is a hard to find specimen, and rarely offered in this condition.   On the other side, which is not shown there is a cone shaped orifice with knife that you insert the pencil to for the initial sharpening, and then the rest is a file to finish off the point.

Good . . . . . .$195.00     SOLD




Angell Pencil SharpenerAngell Pencil Sharpener This is one of the most unusual and graphic of all patented American pencil sharpeners that are available.  The design and action are second to none with its two disc-shaped cutters gliding up and down the central pencil holding shaft while at the same time a  mechanism at the top helps you to rotate the pencil only in the proper direction.  There is also a very ingenious and complicated gizmo adjuster provided for rotating the cutter so that a new sharp area can be brought into play with a simple lever motion of the small arm out in front.  The body says "Pat Pending" in raised letters, and on the other side gives the location of "Boston Mass. USA".  The shaving drawer is original, proper, and marked with the name.  A tough one to find!

Good . . . . . .$1295.00       SOLD



The Everett Pencil SharpenerThe Everett Pencil Sharpener The condition of this unusual and rare pencil sharpener could not be any nicer.  A small stash of these were found and disbursed and then they became rare again.  This one was bought in a Christies auction on a day when nobody was watching, or cared,  and the shipping, taxes, tariffs, vats and buyers premium came to more than the bid.  That was pre-internet, the good old days. 

Good . . . . . .$995.00       SOLD





Meyer Patent Pencil SharpenerMeyer Nickel Plated Pencil Sharpener These unusual sharpeners came in a japaned version as well.  They are seldom seen probably because they are so late, and were so expensive compared to the new generation of inexpensive Dexters and the like that they were competing with.

Good . . . . . .$995.00       SOLD





Jupiter Front Crank Pencil SharpenerJupiter Front Crank Pencil Sharpener  This variation of the Jupiter Pencil Sharpener is referred to as the Front Crank Model, and I believe was the earliest or 1st model produced.  This example is in good condition and still retains a lot of original paint.  It is fully operational and works to boot.  These first models do not have a drawer for the shavings and never did.  The second model found below does.

Good . . . . . .$225.00        SOLD




Jupiter Front Crank Pencil SharpenerJupiter  Pencil Sharpener This variation of the Jupiter Pencil Sharpener is referred to as the End Crank Model, and I believe it is their later model.  This example is in good condition and still retains a lot of original paint.  It is fully operational and works to boot.

Good . . . . . .$295.00       SOLD




Johnson's Perfect Pencil PointerJohnson's Perfect Pencil Pointer The brass label on the end, in addition to having the above name also gives Chicago as the location, and goes on to further say that there is a Patent Pending.  I have never seen a picture in the references available or seen a patent for it in he book on the subject.  I tried it out, and it works great, but the truth is I got a better point with the pocket knife without it.  Another example of American Marketing at its finest, only this guys idea seems to have fallen by the wayside before it really got going as it is one of the rarest of rare sharpeners that is known.   I have never seen another, and know of no others in collections, or for sale, do you?

Good . . . . . . $995.00      SOLD




Porter Cable Pencil SharpenerPorter Cable Pencil Sharpener This is a rare sharpener and I have only seen or heard of a couple of these in all the years I have been paying attention.  I got it one night at an auction where all the ones you recognize sold for twice retail, and all the ones I had never seen went for, well lets just say less.  I remember the first person I showed it to said it was a wire stripper, and then asked how much it was.  So much for honesty and advice from dealer friends in the business.  I don't deal with him anymore.

Good . . . . . .$1295.00       SOLD




Gould & Cook Pencil SharpenerGould & Cook Pencil Sharpener There are just a few pencil sharpeners that are based on using sandpaper or other forms of abrasive to accomplish the task at hand.  This version is one of the most popular and well known of them, and hails from the unpronounceable town of Leominster, MA. This example is in excellent condition and exhibits no problems to speak of.   To use, simply insert your pencil or slate stick in the holder provided (often times broken off), and while turning the crank you would gently apply pressure by rotating the holder toward the wheel, thus resulting in a perfect point and a pile of black dust at the base.

Good . . . . . .$795.00       SOLD



Dima Pencil Sharpener The Dima Pencil Sharpener This is one of the most unusual and most sought after of all foreign pencil sharpeners.  It is Swiss, and in super condition still retaining nearly all of its original black japanned or painted finish.  The decal with the name in the front has mostly worn away, but the outline is still there.  In operation you would put the pencil in from the left and turn the crank, while pushing the lever which raised the spinning disc up to sharpen the point.  All while you were watching through the window provided.  These were introduced early in the last century, and as they were so late were not produced for long.  The first one that went off on eBay, a couple years ago, bought close to $2500.00, and since then I believe only one other has been offered.  Unlike the Jupiter or a few other sharpeners that are seen there nearly every week.  A rare, and desirable piece!!

Good . . . . . .$1295.00       SOLD



US Automatic Pencil SharpenerEarly Model US Automatic Pencil Sharpener  The U S Automatic Sharpener was first patented in 1906 and is a pretty common sharpener.   They were made for a number of years and went through several changes during that time.  .  This is an earlier version. 

The sharpener is nice and the decals are as good as one could ask for.   An opportunity to upgrade and improve the collection with a nice piece. 

Good + . . . . .$150.00      SOLD!!




US Automatic Pencil SharpenerUS Automatic Pencil Sharpener   This is one of the more commonly found pencil sharpeners.  They were very popular and worked well.   A nice example..

Good . . . . . .$125.00       SOLD







US Automatic Pencil Sharpener in Original BoxUS Automatic Pencil Sharpener in Original Box  Check out the condition. Sure you can find U S automatic Sharpeners pretty easily, but You will never find a  nicer or more complete example in your search to fill out  or upgrade the collection. 

The box is near mint, and the lid still fits and works like it should.  The sharpener is minty nice as well, and the decals are as nice as I have ever seen.  The instructions inside the bottom of the drawer are in super condition as well.  There are also 3 NOS blades as well and one is in its package.  The opportunity to upgrade and improve the collection has never been better.  A super piece.

Good . . . . . .$395.00      SOLD




Peerless Pencil SharpenerPeerless Pencil Sharpener   This Peerless pencil sharpener is the 3 cutter version and is very hard to find.  It also came in a version that has 2 cutters that is equally rare.  The condition of this one is great except for the missing paint on the drawer and along the bottom on the back side.  It seems it got wet at one point in its life, but the damage was limited to these 2 areas.   This sharpener's most unusual feature is the design of the circular cutting discs, and the way they are set up to revolve slightly with each revolution of the crank exposing a new cutting surface to help keep the blades sharper longer. It is an interesting and rare sharpener, and the missing finish is something that can be overlooked as they do not come up for sale very often.

Good . . . . . .$975.00       SOLD





US Automatic Pencil Sharpener by Asprey of LondonUS Automatic Pencil Sharpener by Asprey of London   This pencil sharpener is another example of the power of the trade.  It was not for sale and yet I got it, and he thinks he got the better of me while I  think not!  The base and knob are ivory while the bottom drawer and housing are sterling silver and so hallmarked.  On the front of the drawer it is marked / hallmarked "Asprey of London", and the hallmarks date it from 1909.  Asprey is the English equivalent of our Tiffany Co. and nearly as famous. This super piece was probably made up as a presentation piece for some king,  president, or other big-wig in some high office or position, and that is why I now have it on my desk.  A one-of-a-kind,  never before seen piece, and all it cost me was a sewing clamp that I got at an Engine Show one day.  It took two days of careful negotiation to get that clamp out of the display case, but I finally won him over with my subtle ways, and the clamp was mine.  It took even less time to trade that for this.

I have seen, and had several other unusual variations of U. S. Automatic Sharpeners, but this is the only one of these that I have ever seen or heard of.  It is really a fantastic piece that deserves to be in a top collection somewhere.  Now is your chance.

Good . . . . . .$2495.00       SOLD




US AUtomatic Pencil SharpenerUS Automatic Pencil Sharpener in Original Box  You can find U S automatic Sharpeners pretty easily, but you rarely  find a  nicer or more complete example in your search to fill out  or upgrade the collection. 

The box is nice.   The sharpener is nice as well, and the decals are as good as one could ask for.    An opportunity to upgrade and improve the collection with a nice piece. 

Good+ . . . . .$295.00       SOLD!   




New Era Pencil SharpenerNew Era Pencil Sharpener  This is an unusual looking vintage pencil sharpener.  They were produced during the hey-day right after the turn of the century and sold for a $1.00 according to ads I have seen for them in old magazines.  To operate you put the pencil in the front and pushed down on the plunger ----- repeatedly. The pencil would rotate and a round blade inside would shave and sharpen the pencil.   It was not only supposed to sharpen the pencil, it was also set up to sharpen the blade with a small stone inside.  Well here is the deal with the New Era.  They did not work very well, and this one is missing the stone inside.  It is a good representation, and looks OK, but dont be thinking user here.

Fair . . . . .$195.00      SOLD!   





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