Links to other collectors, writing equipment experts, online resources, and a variety of other reference material . Use the Table of Contents below to move quickly between sections.
Table of Contents
A chronological list of hallmarks (maker’s marks) used by S. Mordan & Co., as provided on page 203 of The KB Collection of Pencils (the link to a viewable version of the complete book can be found in first section above). Note that there is at least one Mordan mark missing from this list that we know of – “S. MORDAN & CO. PATENTEES”. Based upon the design and construction of existing examples, it seems likely that these date roughly around 1839-1842.
Perry & Co's. 1884 Illustrated Catalog
This is a brief extract from the full catalog, showing a few pages containing some of the interesting writing related items available from Perry at the time. The full catalog is available on Google Books, and can be accessed using the link below. The catalog offers a very interesting glimpse into the 1884 world of stationery.
Use the link below to access the full catalog.
William Riddle letter published in "The Builder" - 1861
This letter was written by William Riddle and published in the August 3, 1861 edition of “The Builder”. It is interesting in that it provides additional detail/context of the Sampson Mordan/Gabriel Riddle relationship as well as some insight into William Brockedon’s efforts to use compression of waste material from the Cumberland graphite mines to create new “leads”.
Other Reference Material
My Wish List
Rare is the collector whose collection is ever “complete”! I’m always keeping an eye out for items of interest and the following is a list of some of the items that I am keenly on the lookout for … Let me know if you have items that you wish to part with or are aware of someone that might…