The Searle family have donated TWO of Ronald's own fountain pens to the auction. They are not Mont Blanc but the German brand Tropen. They are not in perfect condition but evidently used by Searle to create his drawings. He would generally use fountain pens to sketch on location for reportage assignments. Each has a handwritten notation by Searle detailing the functionality of each pen. He was meticulous in recording the effectiveness of each of is drawing implements.
The pens will be listed seperately when the eBay auction launches. Something for Searle completists, fountain pen enthusiasts and cartoon historians . . .