NOTE: If you are not going to the Raleigh show but you want to bid on these things, I will bid on them for you if (1) I know you, (2) I like you and (3) I trust you.
UPDATE: Here's how this will work. If I'm bidding for you, I'll register your name and get you a bidding number for the auction, but I'll be the one responsible for settling up for you at the end of your auction. That means you'll need to be available Saturday evening to send me a paypal friends and family for your total when the auction is over, because I'll be paying for your stuff that night.
I'll bid on your behalf just as if you were there, up to the amount you have authorized. Remember Terry charges a 10 percent buyers' premium which is on top of your bid, and I'll add $8 for priority mail small flat rate box shipping when I get home (more only if everything you buy doesn't fit in a small flat rate box).
If two people tell me to bid on the same item, I'll place the lower max bid when the bidding opens and the next incremental bid on behalf of the other bidder - nature will take its course from there. UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: no, I won't bid against any of the people I'm bidding for. I'm not going to be able to answer questions or adjust bids during the auction, because I'll be helping Terry - that means you've asked me everything you want to know and finalized your bids before the auction starts.
Lot 4: Note middle pencil is a Skyboy
Lot 8 (four complete pens)
Lot 9: "set" but pencil isn't engraved with a name
Lot 15: John made these. All 4 have same clip.
Lot 16: John made these, too
Lot 16a: John built this pen with Bexley parts.
Lot 18: marked Twinpoint
Lot 19 (this may be divided into two lots):
Lot 20 (Aikin Lambert dip pen) and Lot 21 (two sterling pencils):
Lot 24: This was John's pride and joy. He was a Shriner:
Lot 25 a, b and c: these will be sold separately.
Lot 27 and 28: Mont Blanc 149s
Lots 29-31 Mont Blanc 146s
Lot 32: Aikin Lambert.
Lot 33 (not sure if these will be sold together or separately)
(box and sleeve for lot 36)
Lot 37 (bid for choice):
Lot 38 (bid for choice):
Lot 39 (bid for choice)
Lot 53 (this will probably be combined with and included in Lot 61):
Lot 58: six complete Vac pens