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Saturday, May 5, 2012
A. T. Cross: Enameled Ringtops
Jim Rouse also had a group of nice hand-painted enameled ringtops, probably intended as ladies' pencils. I knew that Sheaffer and Waterman offered similarly hand-painted ringtops, but these were the first that I'd seen by Cross. The three on the right are all marked with the "Alwrite" trademark. From what I recall, the one on the left is marked AXT . . .
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