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Rare Victorian Enamel Telescopic Pencil

Rare Victorian Enamel Telescopic Pencil

$450.00 Regular Price
$370.00Sale Price

Here is a wonderful and rare little telescopic pencil in a similar style to what was made by Fairchild companies.


 This uncommon little treasure looks like a beautifully painted tube, but when you carefully pull the looped end, the capsule elongates, and a telescopic mechanical pencil emerges! The pencil's body features a hand-painted enamel image of a child in a neoclassical dress holding up a chalice on a cream-colored ground. An ivy vine spirals around the base of the illustration. The back of the enamel is plain cream. The metal color is a warm gold tone, likely gold-filled base metal. This is a scarce and collectible little treasure. The pencil works but should be extended with care as it is over 100 years old. This would look amazing worn as a long pendant over a sweater or added to a chain—a lovely little treasure. 


Length closed approx 2 in

Length extended approx 4 in

width 8.25mm

Unmarked, untested, likely Gold Filled

Late 1800s - 1910

  • Condition Report

    Overall very nice condition. Some light wear to gold plate on top and bottom, one small dent in "bulb" area, barely noticeable. Minor/TINY age related fleabites in enamel, nothing major. Just a note- there is a slice in the tip of the lead holding tube, don't panic, this is normal and is for inserting the lead into the barrel. 

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