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Waterman was at its apogee during the first decades of the 20th century. Several of these pens are from the collection of one of the most prominent Waterman specialists and authorities, the late Dr. Robert Tefft
14041: Waterman 412: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, early pattern .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13.6 cm long, feed with early patent imprint, sharp overlay imprints with 1884 patent dates on barrel, 1898 date on cap. Star-imprint nib has a semistub tip. Hard rubber is clean, dark, and has not been reblackened. Extremely unusual to find a fine silver filigree in such good condition.
DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $1200
13982: Waterman 224: black hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler, sterling silver "Chased" pattern barrel overlay, 14.9 cm long, stable hairline/seam opening at front of overlay (see detail). Ex-Tefft collection.
DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex • $850
13983: Waterman 0322: slender black hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler, smooth gold filled barrel overlay, 14.45 cm long, narrow long-tined #2 nib has a stable hairline at its base. Ex-Tefft collection.
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine stub flex • $850
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
13984: Waterman 0322: slender black hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler, smooth gold filled barrel overlay, 14.6 cm long, nice clean cap imprints, hard rubber nice and smooth, unusual screw-in posting end construction, overall condition excellent+ but for flake from section flange (see detail; does not affect function).
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine semiflex • $785
14060: Waterman 504: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with full smooth solid 14K gold overlay, 13.5 cm long; imprints sharp, small test marks to back of cap near rim, 18K gold filled clip is a slightly later addition. Ex-Tefft collection.
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine semiflex • $1275
14062: Waterman 12 PSF coin-filler: black chased hard rubber, nickel plated clip marked "GERMAN SILVER", 13.4 cm long; even fading and wear, imprints all legible. Rare and short-lived filling system.
DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine italic • SOLD
14042: Waterman display board: samples illustrating "Steps in the Process of Manufacture of Hard Rubber Parts" for the classic Waterman 52 lever-filler, from raw gum rubber to the finished product. Includes a complete dummy pen and a cutaway demonstrator; some attachment threads have been replaced, mounting board has some stains and is age-darkened with bumps to corners. Can be hung or framed; overall dimensions 15 x 18 5/8 inches (38 x 47.5 cm). For international shipping, please contact us for a rate quote.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: G • $650
14138: Aurora 88P set in box: early production black piston-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold plated cap and trim, as new but for small scratch on back of cap (see detail), piston seal replaced; includes matching ballpoint pen.
DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine • $265
14136: Conklin 75: oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.5 cm long, gold filled trim, #7 nib, sharp chevron pattern chasing, strong imprints, hard rubber black and glossy, no brassing to trim; near mint but for a tiny chunk from the front edge of the crescent opening (see detail). Largest production crescent-filler made, hard to find in any condition.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $895
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
14143: Esterbrook pencil erasers: original box of four (4) erasers, one with reusable metal ferrule holder. Esterbrook No. PE2. Material is still rubbery, but sold more for display, not guaranteed to be in optimal condition for use, light storage wear to packaging, several boxes available.
DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: near mint • $10
14130: LeBoeuf 40 Unbreakable: white and grey swirl pattern ringtop lever-filler, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, cap also screws onto posting end; even wear but sound, striking and distinctive celluloid, calligraphic early LeBoeuf #2 nib.
DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: G-VG • NIB: medium italic semiflex • $200
14148: Parker Duofold Vacumatic: not factory original, but a serendipitous mismatch: a burgundy streamlined Junior Duofold cap and blind cap combined with a Vacumatic Junior barrel; 11.7 cm long, excellent color and profile match, lockdown filler, later Vac nib is a precise and smooth writer. A fun user and a real conversation piece!.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $120
14141: Parker Vacumatic: black laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual wartime model in Junior configuration, but with Blue Diamond clip and jeweler's band; barrel imprint worn at right, date code barely visible with 2nd quarter dots, wartime black plastic filler unit.
DATE: 1942 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine • $165
14140: Parker 51: wartime black Vac-filler with uncommon rhodium-plated coin silver cap, gold filled over silver Blue Diamond clip; good imprint with 2nd quarter date code.
DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $175
14149: Parker 51 in box: English-made black Aerometric-filler for the French market, 1/10 12K rolled gold cap, later production blue-tinted sac, complete with French instructions.
DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine • $225
14142: Parker Classic set in box: sterling silver ballpoint and twist-action pencil set, grid pattern with gold plated trim, made in USA, pen marked "STERLING" with "PE" date code, pencil has "STERLING CAP & BARREL" imprints, uses .9 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1977 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $205
14137: Redipoint pencil: sterling silver, 14.3 cm long, an advertising special for the Concrete Steel Company of New York, made in the form of their patented Havermeyer Bar, a steel reinforcing bar for concrete construction, imprinted with the company slogan, "Every Pound Pulls". Uses standard 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: exc • $120
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
14152: Waterman 94 Ripple pencil: Rose Ripple hard rubber, 12.75 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, strong imprint with patent date, marked "WINTER PARK, FLORIDA/CHARTER NIGHT".
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • $205
14150: Waterman 144 in box: black hard rubber USA-made safety with French gold filled overlay (Décor M), 13 cm long, hard rubber crisp, glossy and unfaded, metal equally clean, noting one scratch towards the end of the barrel (see details) near the hallmark. Slip-on clip is original Waterman production, fully marked; #4 nib is 18K, semistub tip, much flex. In original box with French instructions and glass filler pipet, missing rubber bulb.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
14133: unmarked inkstand: Gothic Revival design in gild and painted wood, 23 cm (9 inches) long, 10.7 cm (4.25 inches) wide, glass inkwell insert.
DATE: c. 1875 • CONDITION: VG • $145