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Made from the tree growing next to Benjamin Franklin's final resting place - the Benjamin Franklin Holly in a handsome walnut display case.

Made from the tree growing next to Benjamin Franklin's final resting place - the Benjamin Franklin Holly in a handsome walnut display case.

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Historic wood, Holly, Walnut Case

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This is registered pen number L;SAS1633, I made it from a pruned branch of The Benjamin Franklin Holly growing next to the final resting place of Founding Father Dr. Benjamin Franklin at Philadelphia’s historic Christ Church Burial Ground. The engraving on the pen is a copy of his signature on the United States Constitution. It comes in a handsome walnut display case with a false bottom under which the authentication and provenance documents for this pen are stored. The case has been fitted with feet to display flat and a hanger for display on a wall, and it will stand on a shelf just fine as well. The copy on the artwork can be changed to suit your needs or stay as is. Click the “Ask a question” button to get in touch with me. The tree is located at 39°57'8.73"N 75° 8'53.78"W.


UNIQUE AND RARE
Nature gives each of these Pens a unique design which I have the pleasure to reveal. Because of the source I can only make so many, therefore they will remain inherently rare. Hold some history in your hand and pass it on to friends and family.

THIS PEN ENJOYED BY
Students, teachers, and enthusiasts of American, English, French, and Pennsylvania history. Government workers, politicians, and diplomats. Fire houses, insurance companies, libraries and Colleges. Postal workers, printers, publishers and scientists. And of course, Philadelphians. Anyone who appreciates the unique, or just simple beauty and the history behind this peice.

THIS PEN
Generally, a light cream color with a tiny knot on one side and the engraved U S Constitution signature of B Franklin. It is a twist action Ball Point pen that uses a Cross refill, available at any stationary in broad, medium and fine points and three colors. The metal finish is a sealed 24kt gold.

COMES WITH THE PEN
I also include a signed warrant of authenticity on a card with pictures of this pen and a place for each successive owner to sign and record provenance throughout this pens history.


USE THEM, COLLECT THEM, PASS THEM ON
These pens are meant to be used and displayed, but they are also meant to be collectable and passed on to succeeding generations or among friends. Therefore, each is given a unique, recorded collectors number. Along with the number I keep 4 high resolution photos for future authentication identification if needed. These pictures are also sent along with the pen on the accompanying authentication and continuing provenance card. The continuing provenance card is there for each successive owner to sign and give this pen a family history of its own over the years. So, if you are giving this pen as a gift, you should lift the false bottom in the case and sign the first slot to start the history trail of this pen.

THE HISTORIC SITE AND PEOPLE
Christ Church Burial Ground is the final resting place for many patriots, war heroes, and dignitaries, with leaders and pioneers in many fields of endeavor and 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin was not a man prone to leaving things well enough alone. Nary a day goes by where you don’t encounter something that he has influenced. There are books and books written on his life. There are books written on just facets of his life. Carriers and lifetimes are spent studying his life and influence. So I demure from embarrassing myself in front of the many Franklin-philes, and will refer you to the sundry sources out there.

The Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground site, as most sites, are in need of support, so I make and sell these pens and donate some of the pens back to the Christ Church Burial Ground for their own use in fund raising. If you visit Christ Church or Christ Church Burial Ground ask to buy one of my pens, that support helps. For more information about the site visit; http://www.christchurchphila.org/Visiting_Us/67/

To help you find pens from specific historic sites I have put together these links. (contact me if I have run out of what you are looking for.)

Battle of Brandywine - - The largest battle of the American Revolution https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Brandywine

Battle of Monmouth - The longest single battle of the American Revolution http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Monmouth&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Battle of Princeton -- The third battle of the Ten Crucial Days that turned the revolutionary war back from certain defeat. The first recorded land battle of the US Marines.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Princeton&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Battle of Trenton (1st) and (2nd) - - The amazing battles of the Ten Crucial Days that turned the revolutionary war back from certain defeat.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Trenton&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Benjamin Franklin Holly - - made from the tree growing next to the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Benjamin+Franklin+Holly

Benjamin Rush Oak - - from the Oak tree growing next to the final resting place of founding father and signer of the Declaration of Independence Dr. Benjamin Rush.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Benjamin+Rush+Oak

Christ Church Burial Ground -- Final resting place of 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence, including Benjamin Franklin.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Christ+Church+BG&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

George Clymer -- One of only 6 men who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=George+Clymer&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Harriet Tubman - - American abolitionist, women’s suffragist, humanitarian, Underground Railroad Conductor, cook / nurse / spy / and scout for the United States Army during the Civil War. She was directly involved with the freeing of over 800 slaves, on her own and in the Combahee River Raid, where she was the only woman to lead an armed assault during the Civil War.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Harriet+Tubman

Mercer Oak -- The famous 300 year old witness tree of the Battle of Princeton.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Mercer+Oak&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Richard Stockton (Morven) - - The only Signer of the Declaration of Independence to be captured and held prisoner by the British.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Richard+Stockton

Signers Mulberry - - From a the tree growing on the grounds of Summerseat and believed to be the only still living tree planted by a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Signers+Mulberry

Summerseat - - Home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution; George Clymer and the “Financier of the Revolution” Robert Morris, it also served as Washington’s Headquarters, December 1776.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Summerseat&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

The Tennent Oak – Witness tree to the Battle of Monmouth http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=tennent&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Thomas Paine -- Known as the “Father of the Revolution” for his writings leading to and during the American Revolution.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Thomas+Paine&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Valley Forge -- George Washington’s famous winter encampment where his troops became an Army, capable of standing against the best Europe had to offer.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Valley+Forge&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Washington Crossing – The first act in the Ten Crucial Days that snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the American Revolution.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Washington+Crossing&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search

William Penn -- Founded the first colony to guarantee the right to a fair trial and freedom of religion - Pennsylvania. Founder and Planer of Philadelphia.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=William+Penn&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

I have collected wood and made pens from several historic sites. (contact me if I have run out of what you are looking for.)
Sites I now have available are:
Battle of Brandywine
Battle of Monmouth
Battle of Princeton
Battle of Trenton (1st)
Battle of Trenton (2nd)
Benjamin Franklin Holly
Benjamin Rush Oak
Christ Church Burial Ground
George Clymer
Harriet Tubman
Mercer Oak ( a witness tree in the Battle of Princeton)
Richard Stockton (Morven)
Signers Mulberry
Summerseat
Tennent Oak ( a witness tree in the Battle of Monmouth)
Thomas Paine
Valley Forge
Washington’s Crossing
William Pen

I will continue to add more.
In the works are:
Fort Mifflin
The Gen. George Meade Maple
And others
# 587
This is registered pen number L;SAS1633, I made it from a pruned branch of The Benjamin Franklin Holly growing next to the final resting place of Founding Father Dr. Benjamin Franklin at Philadelphia’s historic Christ Church Burial Ground. The engraving on the pen is a copy of his signature on the United States Constitution. It comes in a handsome walnut display case with a false bottom under which the authentication and provenance documents for this pen are stored. The case has been fitted with feet to display flat and a hanger for display on a wall, and it will stand on a shelf just fine as well. The copy on the artwork can be changed to suit your needs or stay as is. Click the “Ask a question” button to get in touch with me. The tree is located at 39°57'8.73"N 75° 8'53.78"W.


UNIQUE AND RARE
Nature gives each of these Pens a unique design which I have the pleasure to reveal. Because of the source I can only make so many, therefore they will remain inherently rare. Hold some history in your hand and pass it on to friends and family.

THIS PEN ENJOYED BY
Students, teachers, and enthusiasts of American, English, French, and Pennsylvania history. Government workers, politicians, and diplomats. Fire houses, insurance companies, libraries and Colleges. Postal workers, printers, publishers and scientists. And of course, Philadelphians. Anyone who appreciates the unique, or just simple beauty and the history behind this peice.

THIS PEN
Generally, a light cream color with a tiny knot on one side and the engraved U S Constitution signature of B Franklin. It is a twist action Ball Point pen that uses a Cross refill, available at any stationary in broad, medium and fine points and three colors. The metal finish is a sealed 24kt gold.

COMES WITH THE PEN
I also include a signed warrant of authenticity on a card with pictures of this pen and a place for each successive owner to sign and record provenance throughout this pens history.


USE THEM, COLLECT THEM, PASS THEM ON
These pens are meant to be used and displayed, but they are also meant to be collectable and passed on to succeeding generations or among friends. Therefore, each is given a unique, recorded collectors number. Along with the number I keep 4 high resolution photos for future authentication identification if needed. These pictures are also sent along with the pen on the accompanying authentication and continuing provenance card. The continuing provenance card is there for each successive owner to sign and give this pen a family history of its own over the years. So, if you are giving this pen as a gift, you should lift the false bottom in the case and sign the first slot to start the history trail of this pen.

THE HISTORIC SITE AND PEOPLE
Christ Church Burial Ground is the final resting place for many patriots, war heroes, and dignitaries, with leaders and pioneers in many fields of endeavor and 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin was not a man prone to leaving things well enough alone. Nary a day goes by where you don’t encounter something that he has influenced. There are books and books written on his life. There are books written on just facets of his life. Carriers and lifetimes are spent studying his life and influence. So I demure from embarrassing myself in front of the many Franklin-philes, and will refer you to the sundry sources out there.

The Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground site, as most sites, are in need of support, so I make and sell these pens and donate some of the pens back to the Christ Church Burial Ground for their own use in fund raising. If you visit Christ Church or Christ Church Burial Ground ask to buy one of my pens, that support helps. For more information about the site visit; http://www.christchurchphila.org/Visiting_Us/67/

To help you find pens from specific historic sites I have put together these links. (contact me if I have run out of what you are looking for.)

Battle of Brandywine - - The largest battle of the American Revolution https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Brandywine

Battle of Monmouth - The longest single battle of the American Revolution http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Monmouth&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Battle of Princeton -- The third battle of the Ten Crucial Days that turned the revolutionary war back from certain defeat. The first recorded land battle of the US Marines.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Princeton&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Battle of Trenton (1st) and (2nd) - - The amazing battles of the Ten Crucial Days that turned the revolutionary war back from certain defeat.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Trenton&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Benjamin Franklin Holly - - made from the tree growing next to the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Benjamin+Franklin+Holly

Benjamin Rush Oak - - from the Oak tree growing next to the final resting place of founding father and signer of the Declaration of Independence Dr. Benjamin Rush.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Benjamin+Rush+Oak

Christ Church Burial Ground -- Final resting place of 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence, including Benjamin Franklin.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Christ+Church+BG&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

George Clymer -- One of only 6 men who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=George+Clymer&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Harriet Tubman - - American abolitionist, women’s suffragist, humanitarian, Underground Railroad Conductor, cook / nurse / spy / and scout for the United States Army during the Civil War. She was directly involved with the freeing of over 800 slaves, on her own and in the Combahee River Raid, where she was the only woman to lead an armed assault during the Civil War.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Harriet+Tubman

Mercer Oak -- The famous 300 year old witness tree of the Battle of Princeton.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Mercer+Oak&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Richard Stockton (Morven) - - The only Signer of the Declaration of Independence to be captured and held prisoner by the British.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Richard+Stockton

Signers Mulberry - - From a the tree growing on the grounds of Summerseat and believed to be the only still living tree planted by a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Signers+Mulberry

Summerseat - - Home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution; George Clymer and the “Financier of the Revolution” Robert Morris, it also served as Washington’s Headquarters, December 1776.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Summerseat&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

The Tennent Oak – Witness tree to the Battle of Monmouth http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=tennent&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Thomas Paine -- Known as the “Father of the Revolution” for his writings leading to and during the American Revolution.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Thomas+Paine&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Valley Forge -- George Washington’s famous winter encampment where his troops became an Army, capable of standing against the best Europe had to offer.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Valley+Forge&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Washington Crossing – The first act in the Ten Crucial Days that snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the American Revolution.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Washington+Crossing&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search

William Penn -- Founded the first colony to guarantee the right to a fair trial and freedom of religion - Pennsylvania. Founder and Planer of Philadelphia.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=William+Penn&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

I have collected wood and made pens from several historic sites. (contact me if I have run out of what you are looking for.)
Sites I now have available are:
Battle of Brandywine
Battle of Monmouth
Battle of Princeton
Battle of Trenton (1st)
Battle of Trenton (2nd)
Benjamin Franklin Holly
Benjamin Rush Oak
Christ Church Burial Ground
George Clymer
Harriet Tubman
Mercer Oak ( a witness tree in the Battle of Princeton)
Richard Stockton (Morven)
Signers Mulberry
Summerseat
Tennent Oak ( a witness tree in the Battle of Monmouth)
Thomas Paine
Valley Forge
Washington’s Crossing
William Pen

I will continue to add more.
In the works are:
Fort Mifflin
The Gen. George Meade Maple
And others
# 587

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HeirloomGiftPens made this item with help from

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  • WDI Companies, Forest Lake, MN

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