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



13010: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: rare early model retracting-nib safety with short cap and slotted sleeve, 14.65 cm long, gold filled high relief floral filigree barrel overlay with monogram engraved in cartouche; #2 nib is extremely flexible but has a hairline from the vent hole (see detail), condition of pen is otherwise notable, hard rubber crisp and glossy, some scratches on barrel from rubbing of sleeve, safety post inside cap missing.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine superflex • $1200

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13045: Aurora Etiopia: legendary Italian rarity, ivory celluloid ink-pellet eyedropper-filler, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, introduced in 1936 to commemorate the Italian conquest of Ethiopia. This example, imprinted "COLONIAL SAND & STONE CO." on the barrel, belongs to a group specially ordered by Generoso Pope, one of the most powerful and prominent Italian-American businessmen of his time. Very few Etiopias were exported, and the "MADE IN ITALY" on this pen's blind cap is unusual.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium stub flex • $1950

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11568: E. S. Johnson retracting dip pen: unmarked gold filled holder, pearl taper, 12.1 cm long retracted, 13.3 cm extended excluding #3 Johnson ventless gold nib. Nib is early, very clean, and quite flexible.

DATE: c. 1865 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $165

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12952: Hicks dip pen in box: unmarked gold filled holder with relief scrollwork, unusually thick and lustrous pearl taper, overall length 15.3 cm excluding ventless gold Hicks #4 nib.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $185

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13012: Mabie Todd retracting dip pen: gold filled with ebonized wood taper, #6 size, fully marked, 8.9 cm long retracted, 13.9 cm long excluding plated nib, worn but mechanically sound.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: G • $60

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13053: Morrison lever-filler: black hard rubber with 14K gold filled filigree overlay, 12.9 cm long; a bit of a mystery, as it bears a Morrison nib and appears every bit a Morrison of the 1920s, except for the flat lever and the streamline-era Eagle clip.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $165

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13020: Parker Duofold Senior Deluxe set in box: oversize streamline button-filler in Moderne Pearl green and black, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprint, Duofold Deluxe nib, spearhead feed, triple cap bands with wider center band; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, instruction sheet dated 1932. Outstanding condition, but also extraordinarily vibrant pearlescence -- as luminous as a LeBoeuf.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine firm • $1200

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13055: Parker Vacumatic Major: golden pearl laminate, 12.7 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, Blue Diamond clip, barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, good barrel transparency, wartime production with plastic filler unit, plunger with diamond imprint on end, nib is slightly later with a 1946 date code.

DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $150

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13047: Parker 75: sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, scarce and desirable first model with metal section threads, flat end buttons, top button with cutout for clip (only first four to six months of production). US-made, section with nib angle indicator marks, "0" at center, cap marked "STERLING SILVER"; includes old-style convertor; USA 14K #67 nib.

DATE: 1964 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: broad • $500

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11921: Waterman 12: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with London-hallmarked sterling silver overlay, bloodstone seal cap top, 13.3 cm long; Canadian #2 nib is a notable writer, some scratches and shallow marks to the silver. Presentation box has a silver badge on top for the Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club. Seal-top Watermans are rare, especially in silver.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium stub flex • $1875

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13044: Waterman 552½: black hard rubber lever-filler, solid 14K gold overlay, 13.5 cm long, good imprints on hard rubber, scattered pinprick dings and digs to the metal, seam line visible on edge of cap crown. An attractive and mechanically sound user.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium semiflex • $525

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12946: Waterman Hundred Year set in box: very rare white Lucite doctor's pen with matching pencil and thermometer case, lever-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim; pencil uses .9 mm lead, thermometer holder lacks thermometer, has depression in barrel right below bands. Pen has stress marks in cap threads and at top of cap, very typical for this material. In original box with papers and gift card (the spelling of the recipient's name appears to have been a bit off, as there is a partial effort to scratch away an extra "S" on both pencil and thermometer case.

DATE: c. 1941 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $800

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13013: unmarked retracting dip pen: gold filled with ebonized wood taper, #6 size, 7.9 cm long retracted, 12.7 cm long excluding plated nib; crisp with little wear, but crimping to end of barrel (see detail), otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: fine • $60

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13042: unmarked dip pen: mottled hard rubber, hexagon flange and roll stop, 17.5 cm long excluding plated nib; molded construction, shaft slightly flattened rather than completely round in section.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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12969: unmarked dip pen: sterling silver, scroll pattern, 16.4 cm long excluding plated nib, American manufacture, fancy engraved monogram on holder, "MS".

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $120

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