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



12907: Asprey writing set in box: sterling silver dip pen, desk pencil, and paper knife with seal end, pen 16.6 cm long excluding plated nib, pencil uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead; all three pieces engraved "LW", bear London hallmarks with maker mark "JH" (John Hill?), lightly scribed jeweler's inventory numbers. "ASPREY" appears only on the silver blade of the paper knife.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $385

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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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12905: De La Rue Onoto: black hard rubber plunger-filler with smooth gold filled overlay, 11.9 cm long, made in England for the French market, French hallmarks, 18K gold nib, over and under feed, soft easy flex with generous ink flow. Scattered small dings, cap crown well bumped, has enlarged center vent hole.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $450

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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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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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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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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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12903: Sheaffer Imperial Sovereign set in box: 14K gold filled cartridge-filler, 13.2 cm long, White Dot, inlaid 14K gold nib, mint with original price sticker, squeeze-type metal converter; with matching .9 mm pencil and ballpoint, both also stickered.

DATE: c. 1970 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $250

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12916: Towle ballpoint telephone dialer: sterling silver, 12.3 cm long, uses standard Schneider Express 75 refills, scattered bumps and marks, ball end bent to the side (see detail), very solidly made with good heft.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: G • $45

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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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12874: Waterman lever-filler: silver pearl, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, smooth Ideal nib.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $125

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12878: Waterman lever-filler: golden pearl, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, #2A nib writes a nicely shaded line.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $145

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12876: Waterman 515: cordovan lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, new old stock with nib grade sticker on cap, some age spotting to plating of clip rivet, stress hairline at base of nib clearly a manufacturing defect, does not appear to affect function.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium • $165

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12873: Waterman Crusader Taperite: black lever-filler, hooded nib, 11.8 cm long, frosted aluminum cap is very clean but for patch of abrasion on back.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine firm • $85

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