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13010: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: rare early model retracting-nib safety with short cap and slotted sleeve, 14.65 cm long, gold filled high relief floral filigree barrel overlay with monogram engraved in cartouche; #2 nib is extremely flexible but has a hairline from the vent hole (see detail), condition of pen is otherwise notable, hard rubber crisp and glossy, some scratches on barrel from rubbing of sleeve, safety post inside cap missing.
DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine superflex • $1200
12591: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: mottled hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 11.7 cm long, sleeve end marked "1", even wear, good color, flexible nib, no safety post in cap.
DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $425
12614: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: mottled hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 11.7 cm long, sleeve end marked "1" and "2.50"; even wear, one flake from posting end flange (see detail).
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine stub • $395
11383: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable in box: smooth black hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 14.4 cm long, crisp and glossy, long-tined American-marked #2 nib writes an elegantly shaded line. With original paper band on cap noting that the pen was sold already filled, instructions, and lower half of original box. Has not had barrel seal replaced, not guaranteed ink-tight.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $350
11292: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: black chased hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 11.7 cm long, crisp and glossy, #2 nib has a stress crack from the vent hole, should be stable if used with a light hand.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine • $165
13539: Moore Midget: smooth black hard rubber short vest pocket size safety, 9.15 cm long, good imprints, original surface glossy and unfaded, lively nib, intact safety post inside cap.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $225
13425: Moore Non-Leakable: black hard rubber retracting-nib safety with smooth gold filled overlay, 12.1 cm long, Moore #2 nib; one shallow ding and some pinprick marks to the cap, small patch of corrosion at front of barrel overlay (see details), safety post inside cap is absent.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine stub flex • $650
12609: Moore L-72: black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, replacement warranted nib of good quality; good imprints, slight fading is mostly even, noting shadow from a round sticker on the cap.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $85
11988: Moore Monarch: huge black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 14.55 cm long, green casein ends, gold filled trim, fading to hard rubber and polishing wear to cap, small stable crack from front of lever slot (see detail), Moore Maniflex nib appears to be a slightly later (1930s) replacement; similar in size to a Waterman 58, maximum barrel diameter of 14.2 mm.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $600
13604: Moore 96: scarce oversize lever-filler, bronze and black, gold filled trim, 13.1 cm long, small Maniflex nib has slight bend to upper surface, does not affect writing quality.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $295