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



13204: Bayard Excelsior 630: large black French-made lever-filler, 12.7 cm long, chrome plated trim, distinctively French Deco styling, 18K nib writes a nicely shaded line; crisp imprints, a few pit marks on the cap under the clip (see detail).

DATE: c. 1941 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $150

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13200: Bayard Souverain: long slender cartridge-filler, 14.1 cm long, black with gold plated trim, triangular ventless 18K nib is a smooth writer; new old stock with original barrel sticker and chalk marks, some superficial shop wear. We understand that currently-available cartridges for the Dupont Classique (040101) will fit this pen as well.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine • $95

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13224: Century sleeve-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap with gold filled barrel overlay, 14 cm long, unmarked but clearly of Century manufacture with distinctive rotating sleeve design (the section is turned to reveal the pressure bar). "S" engraved in barrel cartouche, #2 warranted nib of good quality is a responsive writer with considerable flex.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $365

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13208: Gold Starry safety: black chased hard rubber, made in France, 9.8 cm long, crisp and glossy, strong imprints, 18K warranted nib may be an old replacement.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium flex • $120

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13232: Kin Sin button-filler: unusual oversize Chinese-made pen in black, 13.8 cm long, gold plated (brass?) trim, large 14K Kin Sin nib with ball tip, brass cap liner. Scattered digs to the barrel, cap bands wavy.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium • $265

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13212: Lund pencil: helically-grooved wood shaft with fine bone nozzle and end cap, nickel silver turning sleeve, 10.7 cm long; unmarked, as is common among wooden examples, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead. Split in nozzle where mounted on wooden shaft.

DATE: c. 1850 • CONDITION: G-VG* • $120

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13199: Mabie Todd Blackbird: red pearl twist-button filler, 13 cm long, gold plated trim; new old stock with original price band on cap, but plating loss to clip and flake missing at right edge of clip cutout at top of cap (see details). Filling mechanism is internally identical to a button-filler, but is actuated by turning the filling knob clockwise to empty the sac.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $95

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13207: Matho's safety: black chased hard rubber, French-market, 9.4 cm long, with an 18K warranted nib marked "MADE IN U.S.A." Nib is very soft, opens with light pressure, top surface slightly wavy from past restraightening, pen is otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine stub flex • $95

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13203: Paillard Semper 183: black chased hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.6 cm long, marked "IMPORTE ETATS-UNIS" and with a French-hallmarked 18K nib marked "MADE IN U.S.A." Paillard was a French pen company, but like many European makers sourced nibs and whole pens from the United States.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $225

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13125: Parker Vacumatic: uncommon French-made Vac in black, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, correct chrome-plated Speedline filler, opaque barrel, 18K nib. Sharp imprints, some shallow nicks to the cap band, clip is a replacement from an English Parker.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $165

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13195: Parker 180 Ms. Parker rollerball: brushed stainless steel with gold plated trim, bold barrel band with roped edges, 13.1 cm long, designed by Emilio Pucci. Made in USA, takes standard Parker refills; with original leatherette case.

DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $105

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13194: Parker 180 Ms. Parker rollerball: brushed stainless steel with gold plated trim, bold barrel band with roped edges, 13.1 cm long, designed by Emilio Pucci. Made in USA, takes standard Parker refills; as new, with original leatherette case but no other packaging.

DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: mint • $125

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13186: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph: striated green pearl plunger-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, near mint barrel transparency, crisp imprints, slight step between two-tone Triumph nib and colored ribbed section.

DATE: c. 1943 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $150

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13148: Sheaffer PFM III: oversize black Snorkel-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, 14K gold inlaid nib, smooth super fine tip.

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: needlepoint • $265

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13115: Waterman 42½: slender full-length black chased hard rubber safety, 12.85 cm long, made in USA for the French market, characteristic narrow 18K solid gold barrel bands French-hallmarked, along with the 18K nib. Slip-on clip is gold plated, fully Waterman marked. Sound condition, barrel imprint and chasing weak from polishing, elegant writer with typical European paper feel.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $245

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