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12397: Aikin Lambert needle case: chased sterling silver, ringtop fitting, 11.5 cm long, fully marked, end unscrews to give access to interior compartment.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc • $90

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12372: Carter Inx: blue on blue ringtop lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprints, slight gapping around lever opening.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $105

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12387: Mabie Todd Swan: blue pearl and black marbled lever-filler, 12.2 cm long, chrome plated trim, made in England, #2 nib is smooth and responsive; trim plating extensively pitted, cap mark on barrel.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $105

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12393: Montblanc 149 in box: classic oversize black piston-filler, made in Germany, 14.7 cm long, gold plated trim, plastic filler threads, tri-tone 18K gold nib, round ebonite feed with grooves on face; nib is a smooth and responsive rounded stub.

DATE: c. 1968 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium stub • $525

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12379: Osmia 175: large black celluloid piston-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, nicely engine turned chasing on cap and barrel, big long-tined #6 Osmia nib, requires a bit of pressure to open up; Bamberg retailer's imprint, circumferential pressure mark on barrel, otherwise crisp and near mint.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium flex • $275

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12378: Osmia 222: black button-filler, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Germany, new old stock, minor handling wear.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine flex • $125

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12384: Parker 21 Super in box: red squeeze-filler, brushed stainless steel cap, chrome plated trim, Octanium alloy nib; new old stock with clip tag, clutch fingers inside cap have left slight indents in the hood.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $120

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12395: Parker 51 Flighter: Aerometric filler, stainless steel cap and barrel, gold filled trim, uncommon later production version with no cap band and no date code, sac has been replaced.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $350

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12388: Parker-Osmia Duofold Special: black button-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, made in USA for sale in Germany; nice clear barrel imprint, Duofold nib with "Y" code letter, "M" imprint denoting nib width on section is typically German; the Parker-Osmia venture lasted only from late 1927 to the end of 1929, Parker then sold Osmia back to its former owners.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium stub flex • $695

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12386: Pen-O-Pencil Twinpoint combo: gold pearl and black marbled lever-filler, 14.9 cm long, gold filled trim, casein color band on barrel, nice strong imprint with "PAT. APP. FOR", pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, #4 Twinpoint nib is a responsive writer; a hairline crack in the cap lip has been repaired nearly invisibly, the only trace being a line resembling a faint scratch (see detail).

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $200

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12345: Sheaffer Self-Filling set in box: black hard rubber lever-filler with smooth sterling silver overlay, 12.7 cm long, with matching silver pencil; both are prominently engraved "Bertha K. Scharf". In a later (early 1930s) box with convertible carrier pad, with a nicely hand-painted scene of daisies and butterflies inserted into the lid, signed H. J. Scharf. The pantographed signature style of engraving is more typical of the 1930s than the early 1920s, and the nib, section, and feed assembly is also a later replacement, suggesting a mid-1930s reconfiguration. Pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, has one ding at the shoulder of the nose cone, pen has two added holes on the back of the cap, possibly to attach a now-missing appliqué.

DATE: c. 1923/1932 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $425

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12383: Sheaffer Lifetime: oversize jade green lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on cap top; excellent color, plastic stock of cap and barrel slightly different.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc-near mint* • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $350

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12398: Wahl-Eversharp Clasp Pen: small lever-filler model in rare and desirable "Flamingo", 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, original price sticker on back of cap; a silicone sac has been installed to preserve the color, slight handling wear.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $300

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12371: Wirt eyedropper-filler: black chased hard rubber screw-cap, 13.75 cm long, gold filled trim, pearl-slabbed barrel with unusually large number of unusually narrow slabs; marked only on the ventless gold nib, typical Wirt construction and design throughout, nib has good flex but tends to dig in if pressed, could be smoothed to provide more line variation; moderate fading, mostly to cap.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $675

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12373: Wirt lever-filler: black chased hard rubber ring top, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, distinctive and characteristically Wirt blade-shaped solid metal lever; ventless gold nib, vented flat feed, unusual barrel construction, made from plugged tubing, hard rubber faded but chasing good, no maker imprint as is typical of these small Wirts. Comes with period suspension cord to wear around the neck.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine stub semiflex • $125

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