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



13691: Cross (?) torpedo pencil: chrome plated brass, 11 cm long, brass propellors, minor scratching from clip, one small spot of plating loss (see photos); excellent quality and workmanship, uses 1.1 mm lead, no maker's marks, which is typical of Cross's novelty pencils. An earlier Cross torpedo pencil of slightly different form is shown on p. 103 of Lambert's Writing History; it may be significant that Cross made torpedo propellors during WW2.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $105

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13672: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, 15.2 cm long, fully marked, model number 140, beautiful floral repoussé work; bumps to nib holder, overall surface roughness from chemical dip cleaning; ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG • $165

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13675: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, 15.25 cm long, fully marked, model number 140, beautiful floral repoussé work; initials on nib holder, minor roughness to front, some waviness to taper; ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $200

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13670: Mabie Todd dip pen: sterling silver, 16.2 cm long, fully marked, unusual six-lobed form with alternating panels of smooth and scroll-chased pattern; ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: exc • $245

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13673: Mabie Todd dip pen: sterling silver, 16.1 cm long, fully marked, high quality scroll pattern, crisp with blank cartouche; ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine • $160

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13666: OMAS Paragon: large black facetted piston-filler, 14.2 cm long, rhodium plated trim, roller clip, 18K white gold nib is a smooth writer; a few scratches on the cap, some plating wear.

DATE: c. 1995 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $400

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13650: Parker Duofold Senior pencil: orange streamline, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; original price sticker on top. Solid-colored streamline pens and pencils are uncommon in any condition.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: near mint • $175

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13651: Parker Vacumatic Secretary: extremely rare and short-lived model, designed to snap into a rubber base via the red ball at the cap top; 13.8 cm long, black with helically striped ink window, strong imprints with matching 3rd quarter date codes on barrel and nib, usual slight shrinkage to the barrel around the filler unit. This is only the third example we have offered in the past 20 years.

DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $1500

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13640: Parker Duofold: slender Vac-filler, blue and silver pearl with black stripes, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim; strong barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, replacement filler unit with plastic plunger, some scratching to end of barrel (see detail), barrel slightly bent.

DATE: 1940 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $150

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13667: Parker Victory Mark I: blue pearl and black marbled button-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England, bold writing calligraphic nib.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: broad stub • $265

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13690: Parker 51 Demi: black Aerometric filler, frosty Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, 13 cm long, perfect sac transparency, hood is an original Parker replacement but later (1960s; shape is very slightly different).

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $150

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13681: Waterman Ripple pencil: large and thick, 14 cm long, matches 55 or 56 pen; gold filled trim, slight fading, good "PAT. APL'D FOR" imprint; uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine • $120

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13680: Waterman Ripple pencil: large and thick, 14.1 cm long, red and black hard rubber, matches 55 or 56 pen; gold filled trim, good color, tool marks on upper back (see detail); "Ripple" imprint with 1924 patent date, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • $115

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13676: unmarked dip pen: sterling silver, 16.1 cm long, marked only "STERLING", American made, high quality, seam opening at front of nib holder does not affect function. Ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $120

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13678: unmarked dip pens: sterling silver, beaded decoration, marked only "STERLING"; sold as a pair, though it is noteworthy that even these seemingly identical holders differ slightly, an indication of the hand work still required to finish die-stamped components (one is 16.2 cm long, the other 16.1). These appear to be new old stock, evenly tarnished, with a few very shallow storage bumps.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: exc • $250

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