Writing instruments have become quite rare after the computer era set in. But some pens never get out of vogue, which explains the need for an auction to bring a selection of rare pens under the hammer. The auction will be headlined by some delicate and beautiful instruments from Dunhill-Namiki, especially the Dunhill-Namiki Lake Biwa maki-e fountain pen. Crafted using the finest Japanese lacquer techniques, the pen was created in 1930 through collaboration between Dunhill and Namiki. The pen is touted to fetch $15,000-30,000.
Other pens from the same lot are the limited edition pens, which spot gold dust and mother-of-pearl Raden detailing, a tribute to the 1900s “Dunhill Motorities” automobile accessories. To be sold along with original packaging and papers, the pen is said to earn between $20,000 and30, 000. Also on sale is the third Krone Pink Stingray offing from a limited edition of eight. Crafted out of original pink stingray cap and pink diamonds, this sterling silver pen is estimated at $8,000-10,000.