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Usually when we feature Waterman, the focus is on early pens. This time the most unusual items are later, from the celluloid era.
11461: Waterman 412: early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.6 cm long, #2 New York nib with much flexibility, spoon feed with patent imprints, imprints on silver light but legible, initial "H" engraved on indicia, hard rubber under the overlay has been professionally reblackened. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling.
11459: Waterman 402: long slender English-market black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with London-hallmarked barleycorn pattern sterling silver overlay; 14.5 cm long, long-tined New York #2 nib with early imprint, long narrow spoon feed with patent imprints. Initials "M. C. L." engraved on indicia, metal crisp with only a few very shallow pinprick marks.
11460: Waterman 18 PSF: oversize black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 15.4 cm long, nickel plated trim, scarce early production model with two-piece sprung pressure bar, narrow raised barrel threads. #8 New York nib has been retipped, hard rubber has been professionally dye-reblackened, all imprints clearly legible.
11421: Waterman 94: black lever-filler, 12.75 cm long, rare uncatalogued version with sterling silver trim, fully marked on clip, cap band, and lever. "Red" keyhole nib, a few small marks to the wide cap band, inscription on cap reads "1911 B.M.B.P.A. 1936", configuration likely a special order.
11436: Waterman 52: black celluloid lever-filler, made in Canada for the British market, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim with solid 9K barrel band, London hallmarks for 1937, charming presentation inscription for Charter Oak Women's Friendly tennis match. Notable English-made semistub nib writes a bold and nicely shaded line.
11420: Waterman lever-filler: unusual demonstrator-like pen, transparent celluloid with blue pearl marbled chunks, black ends; 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England. Excellent color and clarity, noting scrape marks to inside of barrel, clip mounted slightly askew; English "Account" nib.
11422: Waterman 402: rare lever-filler with striped parti-colored barrel, green and grey, green cap, gold filled trim, 12.7 cm long, with original price band. Usually considered a prototype, but clearly test-marketed in small numbers. Original sac is stiff, has not been replaced.
11481: Aikin Lambert eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber straight-cap with gold filled "Chased" pattern overlay; 13.7 cm long, narrow keel-shaped feed, #3 nib with teardrop vent writes an elegantly shaded line. A significantly thicker model than the more common #2 size, nice clean condition noting shallow dings in the barrel indicia.
11478: Carter 1117: oversize red hard rubber lever-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, black trim ring at cap top, big #7 Carter nib has tight stable hairline from base, condition otherwise excellent with no brassing to trim. Uncommon early production example of a short-lived, top quality brand.
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.
11488: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, twist pattern, 15.8 cm long excluding plated nib; full marked, scattered shallow dings.
11470: Hicks magic pencil: oversize sterling silver ringtop, 9 cm closed, 16.1 cm extended, uses 2.5 mm lead, marked with Hicks' acorn logo; mechanism works easily, monogram lightly and elegantly engraved on barrel, a few tiny pinpricks to the metal, even polishing wear. Magic pencils this large are very uncommon.
11485: Parker Duofold Senior: classic red hard rubber oversize button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, raised single cap band, medium barrel imprint, intact Lucky Curve feed. Milling on ends sharp, big Duofold nib is stiff and smooth, with line variation from tip profile.
11480: Parker 75 Insignia: fine crosshatch pattern, early model with flat ends, marked "14K G.F. CAP & BARREL U.S.A." (gold filled, not gold plated as were later 75s), includes old-style convertor, section with angle indicator, 14K US-made nib, "M" on feed. As new, appears never to have been filled.
11441: Ruxton Multi-Vider slide rule pencil: black bakelite with silver-filled trim, 16.5 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, lead reservoir revealed by sliding open the body; operates smoothly, a high-quality instrument in pristine condition. A 1929 advertisement can be viewed here. Unusually, this example is unmarked, perhaps because it came to us along with a group of factory experimental pieces. Plating losses to the very edges of the top ferrule (see detail) appear to be from manufacture, not usage.
11438: Sheaffer Prosperity: uncommon Canadian sub-brand, red pearl marbled lever-filler, 12.5 cm long, nickel silver clip, brass cap band and lever originally nickel-plated to match; steel Prosperity nib. Fully marked, strong imprints, unusually there is no explicity mention of Canadian origin.
11486: Wahl-Eversharp Signature pencil: full size, in desirable "Coral", 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim with roller clip, uses 1.1 mm lead.
11442: Waterman 42½: black hard rubber French-market clipless safety with sterling silver overlay; 12.65 cm long, fully marked, initials "G. F." on indicia, elegant engine turning, only a few pinprick marks (not to be confused with the small French hallmarks) . 18K gold #2 nib is a very smooth writer.
11439: Waterman 452½ Filigree: black hard rubber lever-filler with sterling silver overlay, 13.5 cm long, not heavily used, but silver has been cleaned with a chemical dip, leaving the metal surface granular and the hard rubber under the overlay somewhat faded. #2 nib is classic Waterman, smooth and lively with a semistub nib and enough flexibility for effortlessly shaded writing.
11479: Waterman 42: black hard rubber safety, 18K gold filled Italian overlay, 12.2 cm long, very attractive and high quality piercework decoration, long-tined #2 nib is a smooth and responsive writer. Some bumps to cap crown, one ding to barrel near turning knob, areas of plating wear (see details).
11471: unmarked retracting dip pen and pencil combination: Mabie's patent, 8-lobed section, telescoping body, gold filled slider and end pieces, rest may be solid gold as no wear-through visible; 9.7 cm long retracted, 14.4 cm with pencil extended, pencil uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead, name engraved on indicia, later brass nib.
DATE: c. 1865 • CONDITION: G • SOLD
11464: unmarked pencil: gold filled with agate hardstone shaft, 10.5 cm long, American manufacture, uses 1.0 mm lead.