Hello and welcome to my listing for a
Vintage Yard O Led Diplomat Sterling Silver Barleycorn Chased Hexagonal Mechanical Pencil
This is an original solid silver mechanical pencil by the famous maker, Yard O Led, in the most desirable style and finish. The design of this model was and is so beloved by users for its aesthetics appeal as well as the robustness of its function that it has remained unchanged in almost 80 years. A brand new example sells for around £250.
There is no damage aside from the odd very small mark here and there and the pencil is in full working order, with several spare leads inside.
There are several hallmarks around the body of the pencil - see photos below. The barleycorn chasing is excellent and undamaged throughout. The mechanism works very smoothly.
I have polished the pencil lightly using an impregnated silver polishing cloth. As it is silver it will, of course, re-acquire an oxidation patina very quickly: I know some users prefer silver pens and pencils to 'look their age'!
The pencil has been dismantled to inspect for damage - there is none. Re-assembly is very straightforward.
A most attractive and desirable sterling silver pencil with a satisfying heft in the hand.
Length of pencil: 123mm
Member of WES - The Writing Equipment Society
Happy Cooperation between us - A brief note.
I am committed to representing my items honestly and to answering questions quickly. I also undertake to post your items promptly, by the agreed method and packaged appropriately (I use sections of stiff plastic pipe with your pen padded inside). I am human and fallible, however, just like you, so, in the very unlikely event of any problem after winning an item, do please get in touch immediately as I will do everything possible to resolve it to your satisfaction.
Postage: Items up to a total value including postage of £46 will be sent by 1st class recorded post. A small reduction will be available for 2nd class recorded – please ask before making payment. For items more than a few pounds above that value Special Delivery should be selected to protect us both in the unlikely event of a problem with the postal service. If an item whose postal method is listed as 'Recorded Delivery' closes at a price over £50 and payment is made for Recorded instead of Special Delivery, I may contact you to request that we amend the postal method and payment accordingly. I always keep proof of posting until I know you have received the item and are happy with it. International Postage is now always by Royal Mail Airsure as a few pence more enables full trackability. Cost to me of AirSure is £9.50 up to £50 value and £12.77 for items valued up to £500. A nominal charge only is made for secure packaging materials. I regret that it is not possible to declare an incorrect value on customs declarations.
Please ask any questions you may have. I am quick to respond. Refund offered if not completely happy, however, do, please study the photos to satisfy yourself regarding condition and ask any questions prior to bidding.
Thanks for looking and best of luck if you choose to bid! And now for some more photos.. [the 4th picture is an accurate representation of the surface condition of the non-chased tip section. As it is solid silver I simply polished out the majority of the scratches that appear in other shots of the pencil.]