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



13541: Aikin Lambert dip pen: sterling silver, 15.7 cm long excluding nib, unusual pattern combining typical relief scrollwork with a fluted hexagonal center section; light dings and marks, #3 Aikin Lambert ventless gold nib is in excellent condition, springy but not soft.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $265

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13554: Brown & Bigelow dip pen: aluminum, 16 cm long excluding plated nib, an advertising item marked for the Hotel Sutter in San Francisco. Brown & Bigelow were later known as the makers of the Redipoint mechanical pencil, but they had previously had a long history of making aluminum promotional items of all sorts.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $80

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13579: Conklin S6: oversize black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, 13.6 cm long, uncommon #6 size, nib has flex but is missing tipping on one side, early narrow feed, unmarked crescent. Imprints are worn but legible, even fading to cap and barrel, lock ring is a darker and less faded replacement, original Conklin manufacture.

DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: G* • $295

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13510: Conklin 3: black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler with gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, notable easy-opening #3 nib with narrow feed, engraved monogram in cap cartouche, shallow bumps to cap crown, overlay otherwise nice and clean.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $850

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13578: Conklin crescent-filler: black hard rubber with iconic "stars and stripes" gold filled overlay, 13.2 cm long, #2 nib with earlier narrow feed, no brassing to clip, only minor mars to the overlay, engraved name in cap cartouche. Repaired crack in raised barrel threads, properly sleeved for strength.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $950

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13455: Conklin lever-filler: small green gold filled all-metal ringtop, 9.5 cm long, chevron pattern, #2 nib opens with light pressure, semistub tip. Metal clean, noting blister bump on lever end tab (see detail).

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $165

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13509: Conklin crescent-filler: red hard rubber #40-size, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, #4 nib, mottled hard rubber section, rare and fragile model catalogued for only one year; sound and attractive example, minor trim brassing, barrel imprints worn but legible.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $1200

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13490: Conklin 2: black hard rubber ringtop crescent-filler, gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 11.3 cm long, initials engraved in cap cartouche, #2 nib has easy flex.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $420

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13583: John Holland dip pen in box: #6-size takedown holder, gold filled with ebonized wood taper, 14.4 cm long excluding matching #6 John Holland gold nib. Flake missing from taper end (see detail), small stress crack in prolongation of the nib slit, appears stable.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $265

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13543: Parker Duofold Junior: red hard rubber bandless button-filler, 11.75 cm long, gold filled trim, strong large barrel imprint.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium firm • $650

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13560: Parker pencil: so-called "Depression" series model in uncommon material, light blue pearl and black marble, 12.2 cm long, good imprints and color, thin gold wash plating largely worn off barrel band and clip; uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: VG • $60

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13561: Parker Challenger: small grey pearl marbled button-filler, 12.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, some age dulling to cap band, but clip unusually bright, deep bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, notable nib with matching date code.

DATE: 1935 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $150

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13568: Sheaffer oversize Lifetime Balance: striated red pearl lever-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, inlaid White Dot, section with ink window, big two-tone Lifetime nib; crisp imprints, no trim brassing, minor wear to nib plating on sides from rubbing against inner cap.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine firm • $465

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13489: Tiffany dip pen: low-relief patinated bronze, 16.4 cm long excluding plated nib. From Tiffany's Zodiac pattern of desk accessories; decoration includes an image of the sign of Libra. While other Tiffany desk accessories are easy to find, the dip pens are quite rare.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine • $600

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13574: Waterman Lady Patricia pencil: Moss Agate celluloid, 10.8 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent color, deep imprints, some scratches to nose cone; uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • $50

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