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12835: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: long black chased hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 14.8 cm long, fancy gold filled cap and sleeve bands, latter engraved with name; sleeve end crisply marked "14" and "5.00"; hard rubber nice and glossy, strong imprints and chasing, long-tined American-marked #2 nib with easy flex, good paper feel.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine flex • $285

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12832: Carey eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap with silver filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, #2 Carey nib is a responsive writer; Art Nouveau overlay is marked only "STERLING", the hard rubber under the filigree appears to have been given a (original) black japanned finish, visible where the cap overlay has shifted slightly. Unobtrusive sealed hairline at the bottom of the section mouth does not affect function (see detail).

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine stub flex • $465

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12827: De La Rue bottle stylo: black hard rubber novelty pen, 7.4 cm long, eyedropper-filler, imprinted "FROM/ALDERMAN A. BYRNE.T.D./DUBLIN" -- famous Irish politician Alfie Byrne, later Lord Mayor of Dublin. "TD" stands for Teachta Dála, a member of the lower chamber of the Irish Parliament.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $165

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12831: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: sterling silver with elaborate engine turning, 12.8 cm long, New York production, monogram engraved on barrel, otherwise as new, some tarnish, in box with original instructions, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $120

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12799: Parker Duofold Senior: unusual oversize Mandarin Yellow button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, two barrel imprints, original Lucky Curve banner imprint mostly polished away, later single-line general Parker imprint added on other side; comb feed and lack of date code places assembly around 1933, using earlier components and a non-Duofold Lucky Curve #7 nib for a pen to be sold without the Duofold name or guarantee. Read more about this pen and other "downgraded" Duofolds here.

DATE: c. 1927/1933 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $985

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12823: Parker 75 ballpoint: silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, cap actuated, marked "STERLING CAP & BARREL", made in USA; no dings, scratch on recessed part of clip button; takes standard Parker refills.

DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $150

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12824: Parker 75 Écossais ballpoint: gold plated, made in France, dished clip button, no date code.

DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $85

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12833: Parker Classic Ambassador set in box: ballpoint and pencil, made in USA, heavy silver plate in uncommon and desirable longitudinal lines pattern; "QC" date code on both pieces, some light tarnish but as new.

DATE: 1980 • CONDITION: mint • $275

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12825: Parker Duofold Centennial set in box: early production set in black, made in UK; fountain pen has "IN" date code, ballpoint has "IE"; pen has been dip-tested. Packaging is later, for a different Duofold model.

DATE: 1988/89 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: medium • $595

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12806: Parker Duofold Mandarin Yellow in box: limited edition of 10,000 pens, Centennial size, 18K nib, cartridge or converter (included); in box with guarantee and all packaging, number of pen is close to the number on the guarantee, but does not match. Never filled, we have dip-tested the nib for smoothness.

DATE: 1995 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: medium • $950

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12829: Sheaffer Lifetime: oversize black and pearl lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, massive Lifetime nib with serial number, later production with longitudinally seamed cap; strong barrel imprint, trim plating excellent, moderate barrel ambering, small patch of pitting to cap top next to White Dot.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine rigid • $200

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12821: Waterman 13: scarce #3-size black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.6 cm long, two gold filled barrel bands, globe imprint on cap, no 1903 patent date, along with 1898 cap patent date; early form with domical ends, #3 New York nib has some light scratching to upper surface, cap vent holes have been enlarged, chasing and imprints are bold and crisp, hard rubber is glossy with minimal fading.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $295

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12828: unmarked dip pen: sterling silver holder with painted porcelain taper, 17.4 cm long excluding plated nib, excellent quality, American manufacture with taper probably imported from Germany or Austria.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine • $250

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12830: unmarked three-color extending pencil: heavy sterling silver ringtop, chased scrollwork pattern, 8.55 cm long retracted, 10.9 cm extended, nozzles are unmarked but use 1.5 mm "VS" lead, blue and black enamel insets in sliders are intact, some damage to the red; fine quality, marked only "STERLING".

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine • $225

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12820: unmarked dip pen: sterling silver twist pattern, 16.8 cm long excluding plated nib, probably American manufacture, engraved only "G.G.E", apparently a monogram rather than a maker's mark. Excellent quality.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine • $125

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