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



12915: Aikin Lambert Capitol Educator: black chased hard rubber screw-cap matchstick-filler, 13.6 cm long, fine imprints and chasing, slight fading to hard rubber, has not been treated or reblackened; a lively writer.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $150

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12917: Artcraft lever-filler: black with 18K solid gold French-hallmarked overlay, 12.3 cm long, marked only on the gold filled lever. Artcraft was a small company that started in Birmingham, Alabama; in the mid-1930s, it moved to Argentina. The warranted nib is consistent with other Argentine Artcrafts. Scattered light dings to the overlay, total weight 24.3 g.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $650

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12922: Aurora 88 GL: uncommon "Gran Lusso" version of the classic Italian piston-filler, with 18K gold filled cap and barrel; 13.75 cm long, chrome plated buttons at each end, barrel slides off for filling.

DATE: c. 1952 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $495

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12957: Century eyedropper-filler: black chased hard rubber taper-cap, 15 cm long, over and under feed, imprint with 1893 patent date. Moderate even fading, imprints and chasing are sharp except where heat-softened towards front of barrel, nib is usable as is but has lost its tipping. An early pen of excellent quality, from a company closely tied to Parker.

DATE: c. 1898 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine stub flex • $250

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12938: Conklin Jaxon: clipless black chased hard rubber stud-filler, 13.5 cm long, patented variant of Conklin's crescent-filler with a metal lock ring securing the filling stud against accidental actuation. Nearly all of these pens were sold under the Jaxon name, used by Conklin as a sub-brand. Chasing sharper on cap than on barrel, imprints are clearly legible, #2 warranted nib is a later (1930s) replacement (and of better quality than the original #3 warranted).

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $225

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12931: Eagle Giant Automatic pencil in box: oversize novelty souvenir, specially marked for the 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exhibition in San Francisco; 26.5 cm long, fully functional, uses standard 1.1 mm lead. Wear to box, one end taped, nice California collectible.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • $45

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12956: Edward Todd lever-filler: oversize all-metal 16K gold filled, 13.2 cm long, grouped parallel lines pattern; initials in barrel cartouche, damaged original #6 Edward Todd nib included, has been replaced with a contemporary warranted #6 nib of excellent quality. An Edward Todd this large is most unusual.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: needlepoint • $450

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12930: Eversharp Doric: slender full-length facetted lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, screw-in Personal Point nib unit, "MANIFOLD"-marked #2 nib is smooth and precise; slight waviness next to lever, exaggerated in photo.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $200

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12936: Mabie Todd Swallow combination: black and cream lever-filler, 15.9 cm long, gold filled trim, New York production, fine color, good imprints, eraser under cap crown, uses 1.1 mm lead, smooth and responsive #2 M.T. & Co. nib. Strong imprints, some plating wear to lower cap band, pencil mechanism loose (lead will push back in use unless cone is held to prevent rotation).

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine stub flex • $295

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12958: Parker Duofold Senior Deluxe: streamline black-veined green pearl button-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, big Duofold Deluxe nib, triple cap bands with wider central band; excellent color, hard to find as introduced towards the end of Duofold production.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $520

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12937: Parker 51 Demi Signet: uncommon smaller version, 1/10 14K gold filled Aerometric filler, 12.85 cm long, original sac with excellent transparency, no dings or brassing, initials engraved on barrel.

DATE: c. 1954 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine • $265

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12934: S. Eto Vanco double-lead two-color pencil in box: made in Osaka, Japan, 11 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; turn the crown one direction to extend the black lead, the other direction to extend the red. Wild swirled red and grey celluloid. New old stock, with instructions, minor plating dulling from age.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $150

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12935: S. Eto Vanco double-lead two-color pencil in box: made in Osaka, Japan, 11 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; turn the crown one direction to extend the black lead, the other direction to extend the red. Grey pearl and black celluloid resembles a color used on Sheaffer's subbrand pens of the 1930s, but lower quality with a few areas where shrinkage has left small depressions in the surface. New old stock with instructions, some age dulling of plating.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $125

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12940: unmarked dip pen: long elegant black hard rubber holder, 19.6 cm long excluding plated nib; moderate even fading, American manufacture, inner diameter of barrel at holder end is 7.5 mm.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: fine • $50

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12941: unmarked dip pen: long elegant mottled hard rubber holder, 20.2 cm long excluding plated nib; slight flare at holder mouth, red hard rubber tension plug; American manufacture, inner diameter of barrel at holder end is 7.55 mm.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: exc • $65

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