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6939: A. A. Waterman twist-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap with gold filled hand-engraved floral pattern overlay, 14.4 cm long, "F.O." on barrel, marked "NOT CONNECTED WITH/THE L.E. WATERMAN CO."; #2 AA nib is tightly sprung and somewhat toothy, overlay metalwork is in excellent condition but for a small area of age speckling on the barrel and some corrosion around one cap breather hole (see detail).

DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine • $685

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9987: Aikin Lambert eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap with lattice-like floral gold filled overlay in relief; 13.3 cm long, unusual but characteristically Aikin #1 nib with round vent hole behind but not connected to the slit, ribbed section; barrel engraved "A/AND/C", metal very clean with no brassing, only a few shallow flat spots on cap crown, hard rubber nice and dark.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $675

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11968: Aikin Lambert eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber taper-cap with pearl slabbed barrel; 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, ribbed section, #3 nib; excellent quality and condition, thicker barrel than is usual with Aikin Lambert and Waterman pearl-slab taper-caps.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $685

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13943: Aikin Lambert Mercantile: unusual red hard rubber lever-filler, 14.05 cm long, gold filled trim, with a #2 Aikin Lambert nib, but the pen itself is the size of a Waterman 55 and was likely made using Waterman reject parts (both cap and barrel have tiny black specks and surface pits); name on barrel, condition otherwise factory new, came to us clearly never filled.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $450

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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 • $295

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13802: Artbrown safety: unusual and interesting mix of styles, Vac-like end jewels, cap like an early 1940s Waterman Emblem Pen; 11.7 cm long, gold plated trim, nib is gold plated stainless steel, cap and barrel appear to be lacquered hard rubber. Internal spiral has been repaired, seals replaced. Japanese-made safety pens are uncommon.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $265

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7259: Aurora Olo: red pearl button-filler, 13.2 cm long, chrome plated trim, bold barrel imprint, Olo #3 nib has scant iridium and is rather draggy, but very flexible; filler button is an old replacement, as also appears to be the case with the blind cap (which lacks a metal end cap).

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-fine stub flex • $250

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10790: Autofiller twist-filler: oversize black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 15.7 cm long, crisp and glossy, bold imprints, big #8 Autofiller nib is toothy, much like a Victorian dip pen, wide double-vented feed, twist knob is a replacement copy in hard rubber to original dimensions.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $595

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12727: Bayard 824: slender black slip-cap accordion-sac pump-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, made in France, original chalk marks on barrel, never filled, original sac intact, 18K gold Bayard nib.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $145

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7628: Chilton pneumatic-filler: black hard rubber ringtop, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim with fancy triple banding at top of cap; barrel imprint worn but legible, replacement warranted nib; no brassing, typical chipping to edge of barrel end plug (see detail).

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: G-VG* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $150

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14032: Conklin 2: extremely early crescent-filler in mottled hard rubber, 13.7 cm long, good clean cap imprint with 1891 and 1901 patent dates, short-lived design with flat ends and trim grooves on both barrel and cap seen only at beginning of production, this example predates the mid-1902 adoption of lock ring of graduated thickness (US patent 745,481). An important Conklin rarity, only a handful of surviving examples known.

DATE: c. 1901 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine flex • $1600

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9635: Conklin 2: black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 12.8 cm long; very clean early pen, narrow feed, teardrop vent hole in nib, unmarked crescent; only significant flaws are tool marks on the crescent and a crack in the hard rubber at the very top of the cap -- otherwise near mint.

DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $520

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12240: Conklin S3: mottled hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, 13.4 cm long, nickel plated trim; narrow "keel" feed, #3 Conklin nib is toothy, like a steel dip pen, crack from vent hole should be stable if not flexed; even wear, imprints worn but present.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $450

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14015: Conklin S8: rare oversize black chased hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, gold filled trim, 15.1 cm long, noteworthy #8 nib is a smooth flex italic; minimal wear to barrel, cap is as new and appears to be a near-perfect reproduction made by Lynn Sorgatz several years ago, using original material with an original chasing machine (since destroyed in a fire).

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium broad italic flex • $895

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13510: Conklin 3: black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler with gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, notable easy-opening #3 nib with narrow feed, engraved monogram in cap cartouche, shallow bumps to cap crown, overlay otherwise nice and clean.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $850

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11482: Conklin Senior Endura: rare oversize black hard rubber crescent-filler (nearly all Enduras were made as lever-fillers),14.5 cm long, gold filled trim, early production with long Duragraph-style cap, #7 Toledo nib. Imprint worn but legible, some scratches to barrel (see details), otherwise sound and with minimal plating wear.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: broad firm • $895

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7261: Conklin Endura: oversize woodgrain hard rubber flat-top lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, big Endura nib; barrel imprint is worn but mostly legible, section is black hard rubber, not woodgrain -- probably an old replacement.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine firm • $365

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9416: Conklin Senior Endura set: oversize woodgrain hard rubber lever-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, no brassing, barrel imprint worn but mostly legible; with matching but smaller (12.25 cm long) Endura pencil, uses 1.1 mm lead, both pen and pencil have same name on barrels, pencil shows more use.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $465

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13344: Conklin Endura Imperial set: scarce and desirable deep purple and metallic gold lever-filler, 12.6 cm long, gold filled trim, with matching 1.1 mm pencil; more wear to pencil, pen has no brassing on clip, excellent color and strong imprints, but has had a shallow name stamp removed right above the barrel imprint, leaving the surface only very slightly out of round. The purple and gold "Imperial" model was offered for only a short time, and only in standard size. Material unfortunately is difficult to photograph well, looks black instead of actual deep purple-blue.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine firm • $465

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11685: Conklin Senior Endura set: black and pearl oversize lever-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead. Both well worn, with later narrow clips, pen has one tiny starburst age crack near top of cap and a stable hairline at the base of the massive Endura nib (see details), not collector condition but impressive users and fully functional.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine firm • $250

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10946: Conklin Nozac: rare vest pocket size piston-filler, 11.4 cm long, black with gold filled trim, original price sticker, perfect barrel transparency with herringbone pattern; mechanism in excellent working order, original piston seal has not been replaced and is probably not ink tight.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $595

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11839: Eagle pull-filler: large black chased hard rubber screw-cap, 14.8 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual filling system is like a reverse button-filler, end knob is pulled to flatten sac (US patent 680117 of 1901). Excellent quality, pen is unusually big, equivalent to a Waterman #6-size, nib has Eagle shield imprint, Masonic imprint on barrel for Martha Washington Lodge; cap more worn than barrel, two small stable hairlines in lip (see detail), front portion of barrel from barrel band forward has been restored.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $400

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14139: Eagle Flash No. 25 in box: black hard rubber screw-cap self-filler, 14 cm long, unusual reverse button-filler system (end knob is pulled to flatten sac, pushed in to fill). Original Eagle slip-on nickel-plated clip, pen shows moderate fading and even wear but is mechanically sound, with a notable nib.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine flex • $175

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14108: Edward Todd lever-filler: gold filled ringtop, 10.65 cm long, all metal construction with hard rubber section, initials on barrel, an attractive user with an outstanding nib; condition would be fine to excellent but for pinch marks on opposite sides of the cap and missing metal on sides of the heel of the nib (nib has been set more deeply into the section to provide proper support, now fully functional).

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: G-VG* • NIB: extra-fine stub flex • $85

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13609: Esterbrook B: full-size "Dollar Pen", green pearl lever-filler, 12.1 cm long, stainless steel trim, later #9550 nib with round-bottomed feed.

DATE: c. 1941 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine firm • $115

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14124: Esterbrook LJ: blue pearl lever-filler, 12.9 cm long, stainless steel trim, #9550 nib; small hairline in nib unit collar (see detail) does not affect function.

DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine firm • $50

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10196: Eversharp Doric: oversize black first-generation lever-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal, roller clip, massive Gold Seal manifold nib with semistub tip, screw-in Personal Point nib assembly, feed marked "B" for broad; black is one of the less common Doric colors.

DATE: c. 1931 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium firm • $1200

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12930: Eversharp Doric: slender full-length facetted lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, screw-in Personal Point nib unit, "MANIFOLD"-marked #2 nib is smooth and precise; slight waviness next to lever, exaggerated in photo.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $200

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14061: Eversharp Coronet: green pearl web lever-filler with gold filled cap with black Pyralin inserts, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, stress lines in barrel ink window do not affect function, as ink is contained by inner ink window of the section underneath; nib is marked "FLEXIBLE" but really only semiflex.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $425

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13576: Eversharp Skyline Demi: rare early production slender black lever-filler with gold filled trim and unusual cap trim configuration with wide band, narrow top band, and metal derby; standard short-model length at 12.2 cm long, but markedly slimmer (10 mm OD over barrel threads) -- parts do not interchange with any standard production pen. Section with transparent ink window, nib is single-tone but was probably originally two-tone; pen is mechanically sound, but has dings to the derby, a name on the barrel, and slight heat shrinkage irregularity behind the barrel threads. To date we have found only a handful of examples of this slender model (Demis are normally shorter than standard Skylines but of the same thickness).

DATE: c. 1941 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine firm • $225

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12666: Eversharp Skyline: rare early-production slender Demi model, black lever-filler with green pearl and black striped cap, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, two-tone nib, section with ink window. Parts will not exchange with later Skylines of any size, which are all of greater girth. A little-known variant -- read more about it here.

DATE: c. 1941 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium firm • $285

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11879: Eversharp Skyline Demi: rare early production slender burgundy lever-filler with striped cap, gold filled trim, section with transparent ink window, standard short-model length at 12.2 cm long, but markedly slimmer (10 mm OD over barrel threads) -- parts do not interchange with any standard production pen; well worn but mechanically sound, gouges to barrel, lever sits slightly loosely at rest. To date we have found only a handful of examples of this slender model (Demis are normally shorter than standard Skylines but of the same thickness).

DATE: c. 1941 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $225

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14109: Eversharp Skyline in box: black streamlined lever-filler, ribbed 1/10 14K gold filled cap and trim, 12.7 cm long, original price band; has been filled, some shallow bumps to the cap, slight lever opening swelling, unusual fancy box may be somewhat earlier.

DATE: c. 1943 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine firm • $145

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13788: Eversharp Skyline: full-size "Army Navy" lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, burgundy with blue striped pearl cap, wide cap band; excellent with no plating wear, some irregularity to crimping of cap band.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: broad • $165

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13467: Eversharp Skyline Gold Award: uncommon version with full 1/10 14K yellow gold filled ribbed cap and barrel, 13.6 cm long, lever-filler, striking Machine Age design, two areas of stress cracks in barrel overlay (material probably made too hard), does not affect function, priced accordingly -- otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine • $150

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12522: Eversharp Skyline Command Performance: 14K solid yellow gold lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, no engravings, a few very shallow pinprick marks, some wear to the cap imprint; a smooth pressureless writer.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium firm • $650

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12071: Eversharp Skyline $64 set: black lever-filler with smooth solid 14K gold cap, 13.4 cm long, matching injector pencil uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium firm • $450

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12163: Eversharp Streamliner: uncommon dark green economy Skyline version, 13.15 cm long, gold filled trim, simple clip, original price band; original sac has not been replaced, appears still supple but not guaranteed ink-tight.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: medium firm • $165

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13466: Eversharp Skyline Command Performance: 14K solid gold lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, less common blunt-ended barrel, smooth nib with semistub tip.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium broad • $695

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13789: Eversharp Slim Ventura: black squeeze-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled cap with sterling clip, original price and nib grade stickers on barrel; sac has been replaced.

DATE: c. 1954 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine firm • $150

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13661: Eversharp Gregg in box: unusual black lever-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, made for resale by the Gregg shorthand company and bearing an enameled Gregg logo in the cap top, and carrying a special Gregg-marked nib over a Skyline-style feed. Wahl-Eversharp made Gregg and Palmer Method pens from the 1920s on, but postwar examples are particularly uncommon, and this is the first example we have had with the original box and instructions.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $225

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13782: Eversharp Gregg: unusual black lever-filler, 13.25 cm long, gold filled trim, made for resale by the Gregg shorthand company and bearing an enameled Gregg logo in the cap top, and carrying a special Gregg-marked nib over a Skyline-style feed; Wahl-Eversharp made Gregg and Palmer Method pens from the 1920s on, but postwar examples are particularly uncommon.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine firm • $165

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14036: Gold Bond lever-filler: oversize orange flat-top, 14 cm long, black ends, gold filled clip and lever but solid 14K gold trim bands on cap, each individually stamped. Some irregularities to the bands, name on barrel, large #8 nib cracked but functional -- a replacement can be found at additional cost upon request.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine firm • $265

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13151: Gold Medal set in box: green and black striated button-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, section with ink window, matching 1.1 mm pencil; both crisply marked with Art Deco "Buck Rogers" style clips. As new, noting bubbles and blobs in ink window.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine firm • $120

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12365: Houston eyedropper-filler: distinctive full-length mottled hard rubber ringtop, 14.9 cm long, gold filled trim, barrel imprint well worn and only barely legible, #2 nib is intact but center of imprint polished away ("MINN. U.S.A." on second line), tipping scant; original suspension chain and fitting attached.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: G • NIB: extra-fine • $275

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13583: John Holland dip pen in box: #6-size takedown holder, gold filled with ebonized wood taper, 14.4 cm long excluding matching #6 John Holland gold nib. Flake missing from taper end (see detail), small stress crack in prolongation of the nib slit, appears stable.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $265

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10461: Mabie Todd Swan Military Safety: rare screw-cap black hard rubber ink-tablet eyedropper-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold filled overlay. New York production, imprints and chasing crisp, some erosion around cap vent holes, feed shows signs of having been overheated during nib setting, but the pen is otherwise like new -- was found as part of a group of mostly new old stock Swans. Plain black hard rubber Swan Militaries are uncommon; examples with overlays are rare.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $1450

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13813: Mabie Todd Swan Military Safety: uncommon screw-cap black chased hard rubber ink-tablet eyedropper-filler, 14.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, New York production but bearing retail imprint on cap top of Mark Cross of London; even fading, imprints legible, marked "PAT. APPL'D FOR", typical flakes off very end of ink compartment knob (see detail).

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium broad stub flex • $495

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10826: Mabie Todd Swan 46 Eternal: oversize mottled hard rubber flat-top lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, New York production, good color, imprints worn but legible, comb feed, big #6 nib imprinted "COWAPAMOSH/SHOP" is of excellent quality and very possibly was custom-marked by Mabie Todd for this Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania retailer.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine • $595

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10205: Mabie Todd Swan set in box: beautiful and solid New York-made lever-filler in 1/5 18K gold filled, 13.1 cm long, crisp rings chasing pattern (usually found on Edward Todd pens, but very uncommon for Mabie Todd). Matching 1.1 mm Fyne Poynt pencil, both pieces bear a neatly engraved 1928-dated inscription on their barrels. Nib is set tight, so writes a very fine line, but the tip is large enough that it could be adjusted to a medium fine if opened up. Set is like new with attractive age toning, no brassing but usual Mabie Todd seam lines visible where end caps soldered on pen.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $685

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9063: Mabie Todd Swan Self-Filling: rare and unusual black celluloid lever-filler in the form of a turn of the century desk pen, 15.3 cm long, gold filled trim. A small number of similar pens were made by Mabie Todd earlier as hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-fillers for a Pittsburgh stationer as a special order. This pen is also New York production and also not catalogued -- and at least as uncommon as the Pittsburgh pens..

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $450

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9064: Mabie Todd Swan Self-Filling: rare and unusual black celluloid clipless lever-filler in the form of a turn of the century desk pen, 15.6 cm long, gold filled trim, imprinted "POSTING" next to the lever. A small number of similar pens were made by Mabie Todd earlier as hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-fillers for a Pittsburgh stationer as a special order. This pen is also New York production and also not catalogued -- and at least as uncommon as the Pittsburgh pens. Like new condition, with minor shop wear.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $465

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13942: Montblanc Agatha Christie: limited edition of 30,000 fountain pens, black piston-filler with sterling silver trim, all original packaging, broad stublike nib.

DATE: 1993 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: broad • $2200

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13473: Namiki Pilot Nomikomi-shiki in box: rare "easy-drink" filler in black celluloid, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, 14K gold export nib, original paper band on cap with hand-written price ($3.25). New old stock, fills by inserting pen into special inkwell (not included), inverting inkwell and pen together. Transparent celluloid internal reservoir tube intact, characteristic long-tailed feed visible through barrel ink window. Instructions in box are for a plunger-filler.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: extra-fine • $595

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13472: Namiki Pilot A-shiki in box: rare demonstrator-like plunger-filler in transparent celluloid with black streaks, 12.85 cm long, gold filled trim, black ends, 14K gold export #3 nib, original paper band on cap with hand-written price ($3.75), barrel band lists US, British, and Dutch patent numbers. New old stock, original seals have not been replaced, pen not functional as is. In original box with instructions.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: extra-fine • $695

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14106: Paillard Olympic: black chased hard rubber French retracting-nib safety, 11.9 cm long, glass nib.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine firm • SOLD

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13373: Parker 24 New Style: an extremely rare slip-cap eyedropper-filler design, offered for only a very brief time (mentioned in Parker's Side Talks in 1899, absent from 1898 and 1900 Parker catalogs); mottled hard rubber, correct black hard rubber section, 14.45 cm long, #4 keyhole vent Lucky Curve nib, intact early narrow Lucky Curve feed, barrel imprint worn at ends but almost all legible. Tool marks and crack in section (see details), cap is a precise replacement made from original material.

DATE: c. 1899 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $1500

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14099: Parker 018 in box: black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 15 cm long, early example with rounded ends, cap without 1900 patent imprint, barrel imprint without Lucky Curve logo, 1899 last patent application date, unusual feed with split insert in channel. Surface of barrel shallowly rippled, a production quality control issue seen before on Parkers of this era, imprints strong, color excellent. With instructions and original dropper (bulb hardened), box top shows medals from St. Louis and New Orleans expositions of 1904, though pen appears to have been made a bit earlier.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-fine • $595

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13647: Parker 25 Click-Filler: extremely rare oversize hard rubber slip-cap self-filler, Parker's first (patent number 791,466); 15.4 cm long, imprints worn but present, #5 Lucky Curve keyhole vent nib is a notably elegant writer. Cap lip crack has been repaired and is virtually invisible from the outside, even under magnification. To fill, push front of nickel plated pressure bar with fingernail to unlock while depressing rear protrusion to flatten sac; pull same protrusion back to allow sac to reinflate and to relock the pressure bar with a "click". This is only the second Parker click-filler we have offered in the past 20 years in any size. #5 was the largest size sold, and rarely seen.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: extra-fine stub flex • $1650

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9996: Parker 70: rare gold filled telescoping ringtop, 10.6 cm long, extends to 12.3 cm (excluding cap, which is not designed to post onto the barrel); overlay is crisp and unbrassed, name engraved very lightly on the cap, the inevitable two dings to the side of the bulbous barrel end. Intact Lucky Curve feed with notably smooth and calligraphic #3 Lucky Curve nib.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: broad stub superflex • $1600

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10935: Parker Black Giant: oversize black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 14.75 cm long, worn but sound, #12 Lucky Curve nib with downwards-bent tip writes a finely shaded line. A rare pen with a special provenance: its barrel is engraved "W. W. Vautsmeier/U. S. Army" -- Major Walter W. Vautsmeier, a flight instructor during WW1 who died in 1922 in the crash of the Roma, an Italian-made semi-rigid dirigible and the last US military airship to be filled with hydrogen (more background here).

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: G • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $2850

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13543: Parker Duofold Junior: red hard rubber bandless button-filler, 11.75 cm long, gold filled trim, strong large barrel imprint.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium firm • $650

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13297: Parker Duofold Senior: rare bandless black chased hard rubber oversize button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, "giant" imprint, "6˝" on bottom of blind cap, dating pen to first few months of production of this model. Good sound example with even wear, strong barrel imprint, chasing all present, hard rubber has been professionally reblackened.

DATE: 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine firm • $795

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14000: Parker Jack-Knife Safety: black chased hard rubber button-filler, 11.4 cm long, nickel plated trim, notable #2 Lucky Curve nib, intact Lucky Curve feed, blind cap is an old unmarked replacement, damage to blind cap threads at end of barrel does not affect function, condition otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $165

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11319: Parker Duofold Senior set in box: classic black oversize button-filler, 14 cm long, GFT, early production in Permanite, raised single cap band with personal inscription, crisp milling on ends; matching "Big Bro" pencil with black hard rubber barrel shows more use, with bump to cap crown and scratches to nose cone (see details), box also shows wear with loose top.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: exc/fine • NIB: fine firm • $485

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14028: Parker Duofold Senior: classic oversize orange button-filler, single raised cap band, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, small Lucky Curve barrel imprint, spearhead feed, massive Duofold nib writes a smooth fine line.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine firm • $450

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13354: Parker Duofold Senior: large Mandarin Yellow button-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, single raised cap band; nib has ruler wear on left tine, stress line from vent hole (stable, as the nib is quite firm), cap lip has been restored using original period celluloid, repair stronger than new and visible only from inside the cap.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine • $850

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13998: Parker button-filler: black line-chased celluloid "Black Line" flat-top, long and slender, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, hard rubber ends, Lucky Curve imprint and #2 nib, intact Lucky Curve feed.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $195

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12869: Parker button-filler: black celluloid "Black Line" flat-top, 11.2 cm long, gold filled trim, hard rubber ends, Lucky Curve imprint and nib, spearhead feed.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine firm • $150

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13890: Parker Vacuum Filler: black "Crystal" Junior, 12.1 cm long, gold filled trim, transparent barrel configuration identical to factory demonstrators, but without the dealer-only markings; imprint weak but mostly legible, two-tone nib later with 1937 date code, back half of barrel has internal bubbles and slight shrinkage, probably from overheating, blind cap jewel a later replacement. Mechanically sound, a rare early proto-Vacumatic.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine firm • $275

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11540: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe: Moderne green-veined pearl ringtop streamlined button-filler, 11.75 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint, fine barrel color with only slight ambering, silicone sac has been installed (latex can be substituted upon request) to preserve color, comb feed and nib are factory replacements, nib has date code for 1949 and "R" signifying a replacement with Duofold guarantee.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: extra-fine firm • $165

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14033: Parker Vacuum Filler: scarce proto-Vacumatic, rare stub model only 10.8 cm long, silver pearl laminate, one-piece section and barrel construction, early two-tone Arrow nib with single central line between feathers on imprint. Barrel imprint worn but mostly legible, two cap lip hairlines have been professionally repaired, not easily seen (see details); sac has been removed to preserve color.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine • $525

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13768: Parker button-filler: unusual long and slender model, silver pearl marbled with red spots, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada; excellent color, bold imprints, excellent plus but for spots of plating wear to the clip, #3 Canadian nib.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $265

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11610: Parker Duofold Junior: streamlined button-filler in Mandarin Yellow, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Duofold nib is a precise smooth writer, spearhead feed; some staining to cap, cap lip has been replaced using vintage celluloid, stronger than new and invisible from the outside.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine firm • $400

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13527: Parker Duofold Senior Deluxe set: oversize streamline button-filler in Moderne Pearl green and black, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, triple cap bands with wider central band, straong imprint, numbered Duofold Deluxe nib, comb feed; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, color is slightly brighter than that of the pen.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $785

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11695: Parker Vacumatic Debutante set: silver pearl laminate, 11.85 cm long, chrome plated trim, Blue Diamond clip, striped section and end jewels, aluminum Speedline filler, two-tone arrow nib, fine barrel transparency, usual slight swelling over filler unit, good imprint with 3rd quarter date code; matching injector pencil has first quarter date code, uses 1.1 mm lead. Both pen and pencil have matching extra-wide "jeweler's" cap bands, engraved "E. G.".

DATE: 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $365

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13819: Parker Imperial Debutante Vacumatic set in box: golden pearl laminate, gold filled cap with alternating pairs of squiggly and straight lines and cartouche, 12.3 cm long, black jewels, two-tone Arrow nib, aluminum Speedline filler, excellent imprint with 2nd quarter date code, excellent barrel transparency; matching .9 mm pencil has 3rd quarter date code on barrel, both pieces have a name on their barrels.

DATE: 1940 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $650

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14055: Parker Duofold Senior: red and silver pearl Vac-filler with black stripes, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, triple cap band, aluminum Speedline filler. Largest size, much scarcer than contemporary Vacumatics; strong imprint with 3rd quarter date code, matching 2nd quarter date code on nib, excellent barrel transparency, name engraved on barrel.

DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $325

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12966: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: silver pearl laminate with wide "jeweler's" cap band, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, bold imprint with original silver infill but lacking date code, perfect transparency, appears to be new old stock, never filled (we have replaced the diaphragm), pristine. This pen came to us without a nib; we have installed a correct new old stock nib.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $265

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14070: Parker Vacumatic Junior: silver pearl laminate pump-filler, 12.9 cm long, chrome plated trim (cap bands appear to be leftover wartime sterling silver), strong imprint with 4th quarter date code, barrel darkened but still translucent. Pen was found with present English Parker replacement nib, notable sharp-edged factory italic.

DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-broad italic • $225

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13944: Parker VS set: red-brown button-filler, frosty Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, 13.9 cm long, bold deep imprint with 2nd quarter date code, early production with plastic blind cap threads, black hard rubber feed; with matching .9 mm pencil.

DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $175

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13850: Parker 51 Demi Special set: grey Aerometric filler with polished stainless steel cap, black jewel, with matching .9 mm twist-action pencil. Both pen and pencil are imprinted with the same name; pencil bears late "53" date code, barrel color appears to be the pre-Aerometric grey, differing from the pen's. Pen nib is gold, not Octanium, new sac has been installed.

DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $165

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13843: Parker 61: black capillary-filler, 12.8 cm long, stainless steel cap, gold filled trim, test-market design differing in several key respects from the full production version introduced in 1956: "61" logo pierced into gold undernib shield and barrel-end vent; integral barrel and hood construction; unique cap design, interior details shown in US patent 2,773,479, applied for March 1, 1952. Parker intended to put this design into full production until consumers rejected it during test marketing. Shallow dent to undernib shield, sealed hairline in shell at base of nib opening (see details), fully functional and otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine • $485

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13830: Parker 61 Classic: black capillary-filler, frosty Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim.

DATE: c. 1963 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $125

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13834: Parker 75: vermeil grid pattern, gold filled trim, early model with solid ends, short-feathered arrow clip, US-made, marked "STERLING/&14K G.F.", section with angle indicator, 14K nib, original clip hang tag. Cap tarnish will easily polish off, interesting (factory?) code engraved on barrel end. Uses standard cartridges or converter (not included).

DATE: c. 1966 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: broad • $365

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13682: Parker 45: prototype with dark grey baked enamel finish over metal cap and barrel, gold plated trim, 14K nib, as new.

DATE: c. 1967 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $295

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14114: Parker 75 Godron: early production in heavy gold plate, solid ends, 20 micron mark, French-made 14K nib unit, metal squeeze converter, section with angle indicator and "0" center mark.

DATE: c. 1968 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: broad • $375

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14023: Parker 180 Retirement Pen: special model, never sold to the public, for presentation to retiring Parker employees; finish is similar to that of the RMS Queen Elizabeth limited edition, stippled gold plated bronze with gold plated trim, cap plaque with facsimile signature of George Parker. Includes converter, appears unused, cap band with usual engraving of recipient's name (Roy L. Coyle, who retired at the end of May 1978 after 25 years of service).

DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: extra-fine/medium • $650

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13420: Parker 75: sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, made in USA, marked "STERLING CAP & BARREL", 14K nib marked "XF" on feed; section with angle indicator, no "0", very slightly canted off-axis (see detail); includes later piston-style converter.

DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine • $

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14022: Parker 180 Laque: early French production pen with Chinese character signature on back of cap, especially scarce in plain dark blue lacquer finish; gold plated trim, 14K triangular X/M two-way nib, writes medium on one side, extra-fine on the other; uses cartridges or convertor (included), some minor chips to the lacquer (see details).

DATE: c. 1979 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine/medium • $250

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11547: Parker 180 Laque: beautiful "Lapis" lacquer finish, uses cartridge or convertor (included), made in France; triangular 14K gold nib, feed marked "X/M"; no date code.

DATE: c. 1979 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium/extra-fine • $275

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13926: Parker 180 Écorce: gold plated, simulated bark finish engine turning, uses cartridge or convertor (included), made in France; two-way triangular gold nib, feed marked "X/M", writes extra-fine on one side, medium on the other; appears to be new old stock, no packaging.

DATE: c. 1979 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: extra-fine/medium • $265

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10949: Parker Wood Pen: rare German-made limited edition cartridge/converter filler (slender metal-bodied squeeze-filler converter included), 14.3 cm long, gold plated trim, redwood cap and barrel, section band bears number 883, original sticker on back of cap. Cap is not made to post on the barrel end. Reportedly production of this pen was soon halted by Parker USA, well before the intended 2000 were made.

DATE: c. 1980 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: broad semiflex • $750

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7552: Parker 180 Flighter: stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated trim, US-made, includes Aerometric-style slender convertor, 14K gold two-way triangular nib (offers two nib grades in one, with a thinner line when the nib is used inverted); new old stock with original clip tag, several available.

DATE: c. 1980 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: broad/fine • $150

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11980: Parker Wood Pen in box: rare German-made limited edition cartridge/converter filler (slender metal-bodied squeeze-filler converter included), 14.3 cm long, gold plated trim, cap and barrel in briar, section band bears number 904. Cap is not made to post on the barrel end. Reportedly production of this pen was halted by Parker USA before the intended 2000 were made. This is one of the less common of the eight different woods used, and is unusual in being accompanied by the special Wood Pen box, which appears to be made from redwood.

DATE: c. 1980 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: broad • $985

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14021: Parker 180 Black Pearl: rare and beautiful lustrous gunmetal finish, gold plated trim, "UE" date code, no indication of country of origin (presumably USA), two-way nib with feed marked "X/M"; as new, no packaging.

DATE: 1981 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: extra-fine/medium • $495

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11551: Parker 180 Laque: beautiful "Thuya" lacquer finish, uses cartridge or convertor (included), made in France; hallmarked triangular 14K gold nib, feed marked "F"; "UI" date code.

DATE: 1981 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine/extra-fine • $250

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13828: Parker 75 Flighter: stainless steel cap and barrel, chrome plated trim, made in USA, "AC" date code, section with angle indicator, 14K nib, condition as new, uses standard cartridges or converter (not included).

DATE: 1982 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $185

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7357: Parker 180 Guirland: gold-plated, made in France, two-way flat gold nib, feed marked "X/M"; one of the less common patterns of one of Parker's lower-production pens; new old stock, includes convertor.

DATE: c. 1982 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: extra-fine/medium • $250

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12586: Parker 180: gold-plated basketweave pattern, made in France, two-way flat gold nib, feed marked "X/M"; one of the less common patterns of one of Parker's lower-production pens; some roughness to plating of collar at end of section, otherwise as new; includes convertor.

DATE: c. 1982 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine/medium • $250

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12643: Parker Premier Chinese Laque set: fountain pen with speckled lacquer finish, gold plated trim, 13.5 cm long, onyx disks inset into ends; made in France, 18K French-hallmarked nib, section bears low "TD 4105" serial number imprint; as new, but no packaging, matching twist-action ballpoint uses standard Parker refills.

DATE: c. 1983 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: broad • $425

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11670: Parker 180: gold-plated basketweave pattern, made in France, two-way flat gold nib, feed marked "X/M"; one of the less common patterns of one of Parker's lower-production pens; some usage marks at ends, includes convertor.

DATE: c. 1985 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine/medium • $195

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12564: Parker Duofold International set in box: green marble, cartridge/converter (converter included), 13.1 cm long, gold plated trim, made in England, notable factory italic nib came to us very scratchy, has been tuned and smoothed, now wonderfully calligraphic; pen has 1st quarter 1996 date code, matching 0.7 mm pencil has slightly later "E" date code. In original inner and outer boxes, with guarantee and instructions.

DATE: 1996 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-broad italic • $695

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13033: Pelikan 400NN: piston-filler, 13.1 cm long, brown cap and turning knob, tortoiseshell striated transparent barrel, nib marked "KF".

DATE: c. 1957 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine firm • $325

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14107: Penkala 502: black chased hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 12 cm long, made in Croatia; Penkala #2 nib is a precise and responsive writer; nice clean imprint with distinctive Penkala logo, of type used from 1911-1926.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $250

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9718: Rover safety: black hard rubber with gold filled overlay, 10.9 cm long, milled ends, translucent red inlay in cap crown; most Rover pens appear to have been made by other makers, and this example seems to be a Montegrappa product. Seals have been replaced, a good writer, in clean condition aside from some plating wear.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $325

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11792: Sheaffer Self-Filling: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, crisp chasing and imprints, #2 Self-Filling nib is an elegant writer; excellent appearance, glossy hard rubber has been professionally reblackened, tight hairline crack in cap lip (see detail), post cap lightly.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $250

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13601: Sheaffer Lifetime: oversize black flat-top lever-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on cap top; celluloid section with ink window and fine-finned feed are later Sheaffer replacement parts but from the original working lifetime of the pen (late 1930s/1940s, most likely). Good imprints, name on barrel.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine firm • $225

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13717: Sheaffer Lifetime desk pen: black lever-filler, 19.6 cm long, uncommon reverse trim (chrome rather than gold filled), large White Dot, red trim band, two-tone Lifetime nib with turned-up nib.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $165

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13808: Sheaffer Univer: small black and cream flat-top lever-filler, 11.1 cm long, gold filled trim, strong barrel imprints, "UNIVER" marked nib, slight heat distortion at ends does not affect function, more felt than seen.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine stub firm • $90

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13571: Sheaffer Gregg Balance set in box: full-length slender striated golden pearl lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp bold imprints, section with ink window, #3 nib, Gregg shorthand symbol on barrel; matching pencil uses .9 mm lead. Condition as new but for very slight polishing wear to pen's lever.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $275

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13585: Sheaffer Lifetime Feathertouch Vigilant: black plunger-filler with military clip, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, barrel transparency like new, "875" on barrel indicates original $8.75 price, two-tone Lifetime nib, barrel behind threads irregular and out of round due to heat shrinkage, but does not affect function (see detail), otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine firm • $120

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11826: Sheaffer Defender: black WW2-era lever-filler, 13.15 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, over-the-top military clip, #5 Feathertouch two-tone nib, scratch at edge of cap lip is not a crack, some plating wear to nib (wartime plating was thinner).

DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $150

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13256: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Autograph: black lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, 14K solid gold trim, big smooth conical two-tone Triumph nib with turnup tip; facsimile signature on cap band, ribbed section with ink window, good barrel imprint, inlaid ivory-colored White Dot; excellent appearance, but some scratches towards end of barrel.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine firm • $265

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9239: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Masterpiece set in box: lever-filler with solid 14K gold cap and barrel, 13.2 cm long, with matching .9 mm pencil; pen has a smooth-writing two-tone Triumph conical nib, section with transparent ink window with excellent transparency; presentation inscription on both pen and pencil, "FROM JOHN MABEE/TO MY GOOD FRIEND ART", overall condition excellent but for typical end dings on both pen and pencil (see photos).

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine firm • $850

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12038: Sheaffer Craftsman: black lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon variant with Gregg shorthand symbol on barrel; sharp imprints, very slight swelling over lever retaining spring.

DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $120

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13110: Sheaffer Snorkel Sentinel: first-year black pneumatic-filler, 14.1 cm long, polished stainless steel cap, gold filled trim, White Dot, conical two-tone 14K gold nib with early narrow skirt, matching section, 14K solid gold Snorkel filler tube; initials "ETC" on barrel, imprint worn but fully present, one tiny bump to cap top.

DATE: c. 1952 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium broad • $245

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13696: Sheaffer Snorkel Clipper set in box: black pneumatic-filler, 14.1 cm long, patterned stainless steel cap, gold filled trim, White Dot, conical Triumph palladium-silver nib marked F4, with matching .9 mm pencil; nice clean set, one tiny mark on pencil clip, instructions in case under pad, some staining to box.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $150

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13167: Sheaffer Snorkel Crest: burgundy pneumatic-filler, gold filled cap, White Dot, notable broad two-tone Triumph conical nib; Australian production, fully marked.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: broad • $250

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13921: Soennecken 222 Extra: uncommon blue-green snakeskin piston-filler, 12.85 cm long, gold filled trim, filler knob has locking mechanism: pull to release, then twist to empty or fill; barrel imprint sharp, also lightly marked "VERLAG DR. STOYTSCHEFF" on opposite side; noteworthy nib, smooth and lively. Condition excellent but for roughness to clip plating, depigmentation of aging celluloid around barrel threads (see details).

DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: broad oblique semiflex • $395

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13931: Stipula Etruria Nuda in box: limited edition of 351, oversize transparent piston-filler, 14.3 cm long, solid sterling silver trim, 14K nib (white gold or white plated), sealed in factory bag, in box with all paperwork, outer sleeve.

DATE: c. 2006 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: broad • $450

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13433: Unic Plextyl: large black button-filler, made in France, 14.3 cm long, gold filled trim, stainless steel Unic #6 nib; crisp imprints, clip is a replacement and of different design from the original.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $120

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13772: Unic pump-filler: oversize Deco-style in black, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, like new condition but original stainless steel nib (shown and included) corroded and replaced by a high quality gold plated stainless nib.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine firm • $125

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11571: United States Fountain Pen Co. Victor: black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 1/10 18K gold filled overlay with hand engraved floral pattern, 13.5 cm long; Walker Davison #3 nib is a high quality old replacement. Brassing to ends of barrel overlay, cap has toothmarks at end and two test cuts (see details) -- a pity, as 90% of the overlay is crisp and clean.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: G-VG* • NIB: fine firm • $275

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12573: Wahl lever-filler: early gold filled "all metal barrel" pen in "Zigzag" pattern, 11.7 cm long, raised lever and Sheaffer-licensed sprung pressure bar; large "WAHL" marked #4 nib, elegantly engraved initials in barrel cartouche.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium firm • $250

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13366: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal set: oversize green and gold "Deco Band" lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Personal Point nib unit, roller clip, rare and mysterious variant with "X" seal instead of the usual double check mark. Massive manifold Gold Seal nib, slight roughness to area around end of lever, nicks to bands at ends, shallow depression on side of barrel (probably from overenthusiastic spot polishing; not really possible to photograph). Includes matching pencil, uses 1.1 mm lead, has name on side, scrape marks, more heavily used than the pen.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine/VG • NIB: medium firm • $800

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13613: Waterman Remex: black chased hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.8 cm long, narrow 3-fissure long-tailed feed, Remex nib is an elegant writer, good imprints and chasing, though crisper on the cap than on the barrel, moderate even fading.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine stub flex • $250

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11773: Waterman 222: rare black hard rubber taper cap eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree barrel overlay, 14.6 cm long, Spoon Feed with patent date imprint, early #2 New York nib; imprints on the silver are all present and legible, noting light toothmarks at barrel end.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $3500

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13606: Waterman 412: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, early pattern .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13.35 cm long, feed with patent imprints, imprints on overlay nice and legible, noting nicks and digs to the silver (see details). Hard rubber has been professionally dye-reblackened.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine flex • $785

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13551: Waterman 412: early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.5 cm long, #2 New York nib, spoon feed with patent imprints, imprints on cap, top and bottom of barrel overlay. Moderate fading to the hard rubber, which has not been reblackened. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $865

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14151: Waterman 412 in box: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, imprints on overlay present but hard to read, early filigree pattern with large flower. Scattered shallow marks to the silver, cap lip width uneven (see details), sound condition overall, #2 New York nib goes easily from a hairline to extra-broad.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: G-VG • NIB: extra-fine flex • $825

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10903: Waterman 402: slender black hard rubber straight cap eyedropper-filler, sterling silver overlay in fine barleycorn pattern, full London hallmarks with date letter for 1904/5; 14.35 cm long, Waterman globe logo on posting end nice and legible, "Eva" engraved in barrel cartouche. Patent date imprint on narrow spoon feed, unusual nib with very wide factory italic tip.

DATE: c. 1904 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: broad italic • $985

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14052: Waterman 0502: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled fine barleycorn overlay, 13.2 cm long, hard rubber crisp and glossy with sharp imprints, including on Spoon Feed; elegant engraved monogram in barrel cartouche.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $950

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12680: Waterman 18: historically significant -- earliest known example of this oversize model, with 1898 dated cap imprint and vanishingly rare "PAT. APL'D FOR" imprint on Clip-Cap; 14.3 cm long, smooth black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, deeply rounded ends, barrel imprint without 1903 patent date, big #8 nib with early imprint. Full writeup of this pen here.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $1600

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11341: Waterman 412: early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.1 cm long, #2 nib with "N.Y." imprint, spoon feed with patent imprints, imprints on silver light but legible; hard rubber under the overlay has been professionally reblackened. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $785

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9134: Waterman 402: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with enameled sterling silver overlay, 14.1 cm long; English-retailed, with the posting end marked "CALLOW OF MOUNT ST. MAYFAIR". Very clean, with no dings, or any tool marks to the posting end, though there are losses to the original inlaid white enamel stripes which have been restored with what appears to be cold enamel of a darker color -- losses which involve only the frontmost part of the barrel overlay, but the better part of the cap (condition otherwise would be excellent). Factory-made Waterman overlays with enamel work are extraordinarily rare, and appear to have been made only for a handful of ultra-luxe European retailers. This is only the second example we have seen in over 20 years of collecting.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $4895

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11501: Waterman 43: rare desk pen, short-lived model, black hard rubber slip-cap clipless eyedropper-filler with long tapered barrel, 17.3 cm long; uncommon #3 New York nib is flexible but not soft, barrel imprints bold, scrape marks to feed. Moderate even fading, two longitudinal cracks in barrel (one virtually invisible, see detail; perhaps from pen being caught in a desk drawer) have been internally sealed, pen is ink-tight.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $565

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6130: Waterman 14: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with fluted gold filled overlay and bloodstone cap top seal; 13.3 cm long, a rare but fully catalogued factory model most often found in France and England (a version appears on p. 53 of Waterman's 1908 USA catalog under "Special Mountings" as Emerald End Special Fluted, priced at $50 -- more than three times the cost of a full sterling silver Snake); French hallmarks, no dings, but one small test mark on the seal bezel, imprints on posting end worn but mostly legible; #4 New York nib, spoon feed with patent date imprints.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $1450

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13303: Waterman 412S Filigree: early black hard rubber safety with sterling silver overlay, 12.8 cm long, threaded turning knob, early mechanism with helically-grooved barrel interior, nib turns as it is extended and retracted, #2 New York nib has a few marks from past restraightening, easy soft flex. Hard rubber shows even fading to dark brown, good imprints, silver nicely patinated, internal mechanism repaired, seals replaced.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: broad stub flex • $800

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14035: Waterman 412 VPSF: black hard rubber lever-filler with sterling silver "Filigree" pattern overlay, 11 cm long, unusual short full-girth model with clip, early version with raised threads and two-piece pressure bar with spring. Even fading and wear to hard rubber, scattered shallow marks to silver, clip appears to have been added post-factory (correct, but slightly later imprint, rivet heads not perfectly domed). Fantastic #2 New York nib, double broad true factory italic with flex.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-broad italic flex • $585

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11573: Waterman 432: rare short version, black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with sterling silver London-hallmarked barleycorn overlay, 11.1 cm long; no model number stamp on end, as is typical of British-market Watermans. Feed with patent imprints, long internal tail, notable nib with massive tip.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-broad stub flex • $950

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9874: Waterman 0552: black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled "Gothic" pattern overlay, earlier production with 18K gold filled mark on clip, globe emblem on metal filler piece in lever head recess; nice smooth responsive #2 New York nib, not great line width variation. End number worn off, though imprint on side of posting end quite strong. Nicely engraved monogram on barrel, metalwork crisp, only a couple of dots of brassing.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $495

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13424: Waterman 42½V: black chased hard rubber clipless vest pocket safety, 8.8 cm long, made in USA for French market, French-hallmarked 18K solid gold barrel bands, 18K gold New York nib; even fading and wear, mechanically sound.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: G • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • SOLD

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10678: Waterman 552½ LEC: black hard rubber lever-filler with solid 14K green gold overlay in Sheraton (grouped parallel lines) pattern; 13 cm long, light bumps to ends, barrel engraving has been covered with a matching solid gold plate; nib has a very fine tip, opens up to a considerable degree with slight pressure.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $895

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8908: Waterman 0552½ Gothic: clipless black hard rubber lever-filler, gold filled checkerboard pattern overlay, 13.6 cm long; initials on barrel, trace plating wear at top edge of crown, but otherwise extremely clean with bold posting end imprint and unfaded glossy black hard rubber; no trace of model number imprint on end, appears never to have been there; notable nib, very fine yet with a good degree of flexibility.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $450

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12883: Waterman 0552½V Filigree: black hard rubber ringtop with gold filled overlay, 9.4 cm long, very clean example, initials "ES" on barrel, specks of plating loss at the very edge of the end of the barrel. Nib is a smooth writer with light pressure, controllable toothiness if made to flex.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $200

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13228: Waterman 94 Ripple: Rose Ripple hard rubber lever-filler, 12.85 cm long; crisp and glossy, no brassing, sharp imprints, traces of silver infill on model number at barrel end, #4 nib is fine-tipped but still offers nice shading with normal writing pressure. Interesting special barrel imprint, "FRIENDLY FIVE SHOES/FIVE DOLLARS" (more on Friendly Five here).

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $950

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11255: Waterman Patrician: oversize black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.75 cm long, gold filled trim, emblem version with extra-wide solid cap band with enameled Lions badge -- a very rare pen, but heavily restored: cap lip has been replaced, sealed crack above clip, lever box is from a Hundred Year Pen, barrel imprint nearly completely worn away.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine firm • $565

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11621: Waterman 41: rare woodgrain red and black hard rubber slender clipless safety, 11.4 cm long, crisp and glossy, almost no signs of use, later Waterman nib may indicate closeout model, assembly from new old stock parts.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: fine firm • $400

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13287: Waterman 51V Ripple: rare red and black hard rubber lever-filler, an export model distinguished by its singular #1-size nib, 10.7 cm long, nickel plated trim, good imprints, fine color, slight even fading.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $275

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10712: Waterman 4452V: black hard rubber lever-filler, sterling silver overlay, 11.4 cm long, a three-quarter length French-market model with covered barrel end and no model number imprint, the engine turning pattern "Décor D" similar to the USA "Gothic", but more elaborate. Full French hallmarks, 18K gold nib is responsive and slightly toothy, some shallow bumps to the barrel overlay (see details), lever is nickel silver rather than sterling (appears to be original, as plate under lever end is matching).

DATE: c. 1931 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $595

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13288: Waterman 32½: unusual slender lever-filler, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, striking burgundy-copper pearl with bright red inclusions, both the material and the model normally seen only in Canadian production. This pen, however, is USA-made, apparently for export, and fully marked; lever is of later design, but may well be original, some heat distortion to the cap around the threads, nib is badly cracked from the vent hole and is not usable as is. Sac has been removed, section assembly cleaned.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine* • $165

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12873: Waterman Crusader Taperite: black lever-filler, hooded nib, 11.8 cm long, frosted aluminum cap is very clean but for patch of abrasion on back.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine firm • $85

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13532: Webster Four Star: striated silver-grey pearl twist-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, section with transparent ink window, Four Star nib with turnup tip, over the top military clip; a true twist-filler directly descended from A. A. Waterman, here made for retail by Sears as an own-brand pen of excellent quality.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $145

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10568: unmarked safety: black hard rubber, small and slender with silver overlay; 9.45 cm long, French made, 18K warranted nib is serviceable but toothy, tipping scant.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $225

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