The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.



12895: Conklin lever-filler: green economy-line model, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, semistub nib; fleabite to rim of cap lip, stress mark to left of nib vent hole (should be stable if nib not overstressed -- was probably treated as a flex nib, which it isn't).

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine • $120

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12893: John Holland 72 in box: smooth black hard rubber clipless hatchet-filler, 14.3 cm long, gold plated trim, bold imprints, John Holland #12 nib. In original box with instructions and list of replacement parts.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $375

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12897: Parker Duette: small bronze and cream button-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, strong barrel imprint, notably good color. Nib has what appears to be a stable stress hairline from the base, cap has a patch of increased transparency next to the clip (see details).

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine stub • $200

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12879: Parker Deluxe Challenger: large button-filler, green pearl chunks on black, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, section with ink window, lively and responsive nib; excellent color, strong imprint with 2nd quarter date code, name on barrel.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $225

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12898: Parker Vacumatic Junior: red pearl marbled, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, remarkable barrel transparency, bold imprint with 1st quarter date code; nib has 4th quarter date code, is missing tipping on one side, some shrinkage to blind cap (see details). Filler diaphragm has been removed to preserve color -- not a user.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • $200

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12880: Parker Vacumatic Major: golden pearl laminate double-jewel "long Major" (slender Maxima length), 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, striped cap jewel, integral "bullseye" blind cap jewel; strong barrel imprint with 2nd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, aluminum Speedline filler with diamond imprint on plunger end. Name on barrel, tool mark on section (see detail), slightly later (1946) replacement nib.

DATE: 1940 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine firm • $245

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12872: Parker Vacumatic Major set: black laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled over silver wartime trim, Blue Diamond clip, good barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, fine transparency, later replacement nib with 1953 date code, matching pencil has 1st quarter 1946 date code, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: 1945/1946 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $225

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12890: Parker Lady Insignia: 1/10 12K rolled gold cap and barrel, 11.8 cm long, English-made squeeze-filler, not sold in USA, pearl barrel jewel, metal cap jewel, hooded nib -- like a scaled-down 51. One pinhead ding at end of barrel, slight hood shrinkage (see details).

DATE: c. 1968 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $175

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12891: Parker 65 Custom: burgundy with gold filled cap, 13.4 cm long, inlaid 14K nib, uses standard Parker cartridges or convertor (included); original chalk marks on barrel, pearl jewel on cap, metal jewel on barrel; made in England, not sold in USA.

DATE: c. 1968 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $195

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12892: Parker 17 School: dark blue slip-cap, 13.4 cm long, chrome trim, hooded stainless steel nib, made in England, not sold in USA; sac transparency as new.

DATE: c. 1968 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine • $95

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12871: Sheaffer Imperial Gold: gold plated cap and barrel, cartridge-filler, 13.7 cm long, White Dot, inlaid gold-plated stainless steel nib, made in USA.

DATE: c. 1996 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $95

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12875: Wahl lever-filler: gold filled #2-size "all-metal-barrel" ringtop, 9.5 cm long, "Grecian border" pattern, very clean, no dings or brassing.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $165

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12883: Waterman 0552½V Filigree: black hard rubber ringtop with gold filled overlay, 9.4 cm long, very clean example, initials "ES" on barrel, specks of plating loss at the very edge of the end of the barrel. Nib is a smooth writer with light pressure, controllable toothiness if made to flex.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $200

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12900: Waterman 20: giant black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 16 cm long, nickel plated trim, largest Waterman of its kind, huge #10 nib writes an elegant line. Crisp imprints and chasing, slight and even fading (has not been reblackened or otherwise treated), pen appears never to have been filled, though it had been dipped; minor handling marks.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine flex • $2875

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12868: Waterman 3V: red pearl lever-filler, 10.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, "Tip-Fill" feed, nice precise nib writes an elegant line with restrained line width variation.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $165

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