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
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
12337: American Pencil Co. "The Twins" dip pen and pencil set in box: giant novelty set, wood with swirl-pattern lacquer finish, pen is 25.5 cm long excluding steel "Midget" falcon nib, octagonal "Whoopee" pencil is a real pencil, with thick lead all the way through. Usual age cracquelure to finish, box split at one end, as new with just age and storage wear.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc • $120
4251: Ancora glassine envelope: advertising for Duplex pens, 5 x 9.5 cm, printed on both sides, new old stock.
DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: mint • $5
13948: Ancora demonstrator in box: limited edition of 200, large transparent green piston-filler, 14.8 cm long, gold-plated sterling silver vermeil trim, 18K gold nib; original packaging including outer sleeve.
DATE: c. 1998 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $795
13949: Ancora Cielo demonstrator in box: limited edition of 500, large transparent pale blue piston-filler, 14.4 cm long, gold-plated sterling silver vermeil trim, 18K gold nib; original packaging includes ink bottle, no outer sleeve.
DATE: 1998 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $650
13947: Ancora 80th Anniversary Grand Complication Silver Demonstrator in box: limited edition of only 33, transparent with complex retracting nib mechanism, sterling silver trim, 14.8 cm long, 18K white-plated nib, in elaborate transparent display box with all accessories and papers, outer box.
DATE: 1999 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $2500
13958: Ancora Raphael demonstrator in box: limited edition of 88, oversize transparent piston-filler, 13.75 cm long, gold plated trim, 18K gold nib, in large elegant wooden box, with outer cardboard box; new and unfilled, noting some age deterioration to the synthetic lining of the box.
DATE: 2010 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $695
12907: Asprey writing set in box: sterling silver dip pen, desk pencil, and paper knife with seal end, pen 16.6 cm long excluding plated nib, pencil uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead; all three pieces engraved "LW", bear London hallmarks with maker mark "JH" (John Hill?), lightly scribed jeweler's inventory numbers. "ASPREY" appears only on the silver blade of the paper knife.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $385
13951: Aurora Carlo Goldoni in box: limited edition of 1793, piston filler with engine turned sterling silver cap and barrel, 12.9 cm long, gold plated trim, 18K gold nib; boxed with papers.
DATE: 1993 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $850
13885: Aurora Optima 75th Anniversary in box: limited edition of 7500, red marbled piston-filler, 12.5 cm long, gold plated trim, 18K nib, boxed with all paperwork, special ink bottle; crease in cover of instructions (standard booklet, not special to this edition).
DATE: 1994 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $650
13950: Aurora Sole set in box: limited edition of 7500, orange marbled piston-filler, 12.7 cm long, gold plated trim, 18K nib, with ballpoint pen, all matching numbers; boxed with special ink bottle.
DATE: 1996 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $850
13957: Aurora 88 demonstrator in box: original limited edition of 1888, transparent piston-filler, 13.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, 18K rhodium plated nib; with all original packaging.
DATE: 2001 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $650
13960: Aurora Optima Sketch Pencil demonstrator in box: limited edition of 936, transparent clutch-action thick (5.6 mm) lead holder, 11 cm long, chrome plated trim, 18K gold nib, with all original packaging including transparent desk base and leather carrier; has been lightly used, but appearance as new noting internal stress marks visible in the barrel (see detail), which do not affect function, may be covered under Aurora's guarantee.
DATE: c. 2008 • CONDITION: near mint* • $350
13956: Aurora Optima demonstrator in box: limited edition of 1936, transparent piston-filler, 12.7 cm long, chrome plated trim, 18K gold nib, with all original packaging; internal stress marks visible in the barrel around the filler unit (see detail), do not affect function, may be covered under Aurora's guarantee.
DATE: c. 2008 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $500
13900: Bexley Blue Sky set in boxes: limited edition of only 100 fountain pens and 50 Multi-Max sets, exclusively for Regina Martini; matching numbers, transparent pale blue with silver streaks, fountain pen is 13.3 cm long, piston-filler with 18K white gold nib, solid 6K white gold clip and matching trim, Multi-Max can use thick graphite, ballpoint, or highlighter refills. All boxed, with instructions.
DATE: 2004 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $650
12754: Carey eyedropper-filler in box: black hard rubber straight-cap, gold filled chased pattern overlay, 13.5 cm long, nearly identical to a contemporary Aikin Lambert, narrow feed, #2 Carey nib has been retipped, is extremely soft and should be used with a light touch; "Cecilia" engraved on barrel cartouche, cap crown disk bumped askew from dings to cap top bead (see detail); fancy box is clean with full Carey markings on the interior.
DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine stub flex • $895
13250: Cartier d'Exception ballpoint with watch in box: limited edition of only 2000 pieces, grey lacquer with platinum finish, mother of pearl dial, full packaging including outer box, matching numbered certificate, other accessories. Watch may require battery replacement.
DATE: c. 2006 • CONDITION: mint • $2000
13105: Conklin lever-filler set in box: gold filled "all-metal" pen, checkerboard pattern engine turning, 12.4 cm long, #3 nib, early long lever with spring-loaded pressure bar; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, both engraved with monogram "H. E. S." Box as is, with outer paper hinge torn, pen and pencil both nice and clean, slightly more wear to the pencil.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $325
11699: Conklin lever-filler set in box: gold filled "all-metal" pen, chevron pattern engine turning, 12.4 cm long, #3 nib, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, both engraved with monogram "L. B. G." but otherwise as new, box virtually perfect as well with New Orleans retailer label.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $400
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
13773: Cross stylographic pen in box: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.5 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp and glossy with patent dates January 29, 1878, May 24, 1881; tip intact but needle frozen inside, broken off internal spring mounting (see detail), small tool marks on section, otherwise as new, in box marked "WATERLOW & SONS LIMITED LONDON".
DATE: c. 1882 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine • $145
7659: Cross stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 11.9 cm long, thick model with unusual chased cap; crisp and glossy, bold section imprint without patent date, has been converted to a scribing tool -- probably as a means to recycle unused but obsolete old stock (not usable as a pen).
DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: mint* • $65