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Vintage "Albie Goldstein" Cartier Pen

$1,800.00

Vintage "Albie Goldstein" Cartier Pen

$1,800.00


Description

DATE: Vintage, c.1970

A vintage Cartier pen owned by the infamous Albert M "Albie" Goldstein. Albie was by all accounts an old school Jewish gangster who, amongst other things, owned nightclubs in Manhattan in the 1970s and '80s, served time (only 8 months) for tax fraud (at the time it was “... believed to be the largest evasion-of-payment scheme of its kind ever brought in the United States”), and was awarded two Purple Hearts as a US Marine in WW2.

After his death in 2000, respect for Goldstein as "one of the last of his kind" persisted on both sides of the law. He counted the likes of Frank Sinatra, Rocky Graziano, and Steve Wynn as his friends, and for a time owned the El Morocco nightclub in Manhattan. Film maker Kevin Breslin, while working loading trucks at R-Jo's warehouse in the 1970s, "vividly recalls the day more than three decades ago when he was summoned to Goldstein’s office. He proceeded as directed up one of several unmarked back staircases. A woman sitting behind a glass partition buzzed him through one door, and then another. He entered a cavernous chamber to see Goldstein sitting behind a huge desk piled with more cash than most mortals ever behold. 'It was in uneven piles and there were many piles,' Breslin says. 'It wasn’t singles, I can tell you that. I remember thinking... Now, this is business. This is how it’s done.’”

The pen is (obviously) exceptionally well made, 18 karat gold plated, and engraved ALBIE on one side. It remains paired with the original Cartier presentation box, and in great condition.

MEASUREMENTS 

Length: 13.8cm

WEIGHT 

22.5g

MARKS 

Signed Cartier Paris

Plaque Or G 

Made in France

CONDITION 

Very good

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