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IDBrandModel DescriptionDateNibConditionPrice
6939 A. A. Watermantwist-filler black hard rubber slip-cap with gold filled hand-engraved floral pattern overlay, 14.4 cm long, "F.O." on barrel, marked "NOT CONNECTED WITH/THE L.E. WATERMAN CO."; #2 AA nib is tightly sprung and somewhat toothy, overlay metalwork is in excellent condition but for a small area of age speckling on the barrel and some corrosion around one cap breather hole (see detail) c. 1906 extra-fineVG-fine $800 ORDER

12164 Aikin Lambertretracting dip pen gold filled with extending ebonized wood taper, 7.6 cm long closed, 12.5 cm extended excluding nib; holder unmarked, ventless gold Aikin Lambert #5 nib is very flexible but scratchy, not easy to control when wide open; flat spot on middle turned ridge of taper finial c. 1880 fine flexVG-fine $200 ORDER

12852 Aikin Lamberteyedropper-filler black hard rubber slip-cap with hand-engraved gold filled overlay, 12.7 cm long, ribbed section, distinctive Aikin Lambert #1 nib with vent hole set back, not connected to slit; opens up wide with only slight pressure, easy flex. Hairline along left edge of nib, only goes all the way through at the very front (see details). Overlay in excellent condition but for some plating flaking along the top rim of the cap top c. 1903 fine flexfine $400 ORDER

9987 Aikin Lamberteyedropper-filler black hard rubber slip-cap with lattice-like floral gold filled overlay in relief; 13.3 cm long, unusual but characteristically Aikin #1 nib with round vent hole behind but not connected to the slit, ribbed section; barrel engraved "A/AND/C", metal very clean with no brassing, only a few shallow flat spots on cap crown, hard rubber nice and dark c. 1910 extra-fine flexexc $850 ORDER

11968 Aikin Lamberteyedropper-filler black hard rubber taper-cap with pearl slabbed barrel; 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, ribbed section, #3 nib; excellent quality and condition, thicker barrel than is usual with Aikin Lambert and Waterman pearl-slab taper-caps c. 1912 extra-fine semiflexexc $800 ORDER

12780 Aikin Lambertlever-filler clipless black chased hard rubber, 13.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, raised barrel threads, specially made for retail by the Sacramento, California department store Weinstock, Lubin & Co. Black and glossy, crisp chasing and imprints, nib is a notable writer c. 1916 extra-fine semiflexexc $165 ORDER

12591 American Fountain Pen Co.Moore's Non-Leakable mottled hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 11.7 cm long, sleeve end marked "1", even wear, good color, flexible nib, no safety post in cap c. 1910 medium fine flexVG-fine $425 ORDER

12614 American Fountain Pen Co.Moore's Non-Leakable mottled hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 11.7 cm long, sleeve end marked "1" and "2.50"; even wear, one flake from posting end flange (see detail) c. 1914 fine stubVG-fine $395 ORDER

11383 American Fountain Pen Co.Moore's Non-Leakable in box smooth black hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 14.4 cm long, crisp and glossy, long-tined American-marked #2 nib writes an elegantly shaded line. With original paper band on cap noting that the pen was sold already filled, instructions, and lower half of original box. Has not had barrel seal replaced, not guaranteed ink-tight c. 1914 extra-fine flexnear mint $350 ORDER

12754 Careyeyedropper-filler in box black hard rubber straight-cap, gold filled chased pattern overlay, 13.5 cm long, nearly identical to a contemporary Aikin Lambert, narrow feed, #2 Carey nib has been retipped, is extremely soft and should be used with a light touch; "Cecilia" engraved on barrel cartouche, cap crown disk bumped askew from dings to cap top bead (see detail); fancy box is clean with full Carey markings on the interior c. 1910 fine stub flexVG-fine $895 ORDER

11598 Cartiercombination sterling silver ringtop lever-filler, 12.9 cm long, Cartier retailer's mark, maker's mark of L. T. & Son of New York, specialist manufacturers of all-metal pens and pencils; pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead, warranted 14K gold nib will open up with a bit of pressure c. 1938 extra-fine semiflexfine $450 ORDER

11527 Centuryeyedropper-filler slender black hard rubber slip-cap with full gold filled overlay, 13.5 cm long, over and under feed; despite Century's close ties to Parker, this pen most closely resembles a Waterman of the era -- the overlay likely coming from a common source, Heath. Sound overall condition, noting trace plating wear to high edges and more severe wear to the barrel's posting end (see details) c. 1905 fine flexG-VG $650 ORDER

7628 Chiltonpneumatic-filler black hard rubber ringtop, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim with fancy triple banding at top of cap; barrel imprint worn but legible, replacement warranted nib; no brassing, typical chipping to edge of barrel end plug (see detail) c. 1925 extra-fine semiflexG-VG* $225 ORDER

9875 Chiltonpneumatic-filler mottled hard rubber ringtop, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent color, sharp imprints, responsive Chilton nib has the beginnings of a hairline from the vent hole and a tight hairline emerging from under the section c. 1926 fine flexfine-exc* $275 ORDER

9848 Chiltonpneumatic-filler black chased hard rubber ringtop, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, moderate fading, imprint light but fully legible, smooth and responsive Chilton nib has the beginnings of a hairline from the vent hole, but should cause no problems unless used with a heavy hand c. 1926 fine flexfine* $225 ORDER

12756 Chilton18 oversize "Deco Band" pneumatic-filler in black, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprints, line of brassing on lower cap band, big flexible Chilton nib has been retipped c. 1934 medium stub flexfine-exc $650 ORDER

12664 Chilton98 oversize "Deco Band" pneumatic-filler in green pearl and black marble, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, no brassing, bold imprints, big Chilton nib is a responsive writer c. 1935 medium fine flexexc-near mint $985 ORDER

9839 ChiltonGolden Quill black pneumatic filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, section with ink window; rare late minimalist design, elegantly understated detailing on clip, crest, and applied cap escutcheon. Name on barrel, replacement warranted nib is smooth and responsive c. 1939 medium flexfine-exc* $850 ORDER

9415 Conklin10 Special black hard rubber #1-size slip-cap crescent-filler, 12.9 cm long, nickel plated trim, imprints clear and strong; a rare and elusive model, to our knowledge not documented in any surviving catalog or advertisement -- many Conklin collectors are not even aware that Conklin made a #1-size pen c. 1905 medium italic flexfine $850 ORDER

9635 Conklin2 black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 12.8 cm long; very clean early pen, narrow feed, teardrop vent hole in nib, unmarked crescent; only significant flaws are tool marks on the crescent and a crack in the hard rubber at the very top of the cap -- otherwise near mint c. 1906 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc* $600 ORDER

12240 ConklinS3 mottled hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, 13.4 cm long, nickel plated trim; narrow "keel" feed, #3 Conklin nib is toothy, like a steel dip pen, crack from vent hole should be stable if not flexed; even wear, imprints worn but present c. 1908 extra-fine flexVG* $450 ORDER

10507 Conklin2 black hard rubber crescent-filler with sinous Art Nouveau gold filled filigree overlay, 10.8 cm long; early "PAT. PENDING" clip imprint, "2" imprint on posting end, name on cap overlay, #2 Conklin nib is a smooth writer with considerable line width variation c. 1915 fine flexfine $600 ORDER

11379 Conklin2 black hard rubber screw-cap crescent-filler with sinuous Art Nouveau gold filled filigree overlay, 12.9 cm long; early "PAT. PENDING" clip imprint, #2 Conklin nib is a wet writer with considerable line width variation. End of lock ring broken off, but enough remains to secure crescent c. 1916 medium fine flexVG* $625 ORDER

12202 ConklinS7 oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.6 cm long, gold filled trim, long-tined #7 nib, clip with "PAT. PENDING" imprint; good chasing and imprints, pitting at end of barrel is a manufacturing defect, from porosity in the hard rubber (see detail). Large #7 and #8-size Conklins are hard to find, especially those predating the 75 c. 1917 medium flexfine* $875 ORDER

11689 Conklin2 black hard rubber 3/4 length crescent-filler with rose gold filled filigree overlay, 11.3 cm long, "Dot" engraved on cap top and date "1919" in cap cartouche; #2 nib gives much line width variation c. 1919 fine flexVG-fine $500 ORDER

12443 Conklin75 oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.25 cm long, gold filled trim, big #7 nib is a responsive writer; more wear to the barrel than to the cap, nice sound example of the largest model of crescent-filler Conklin ever offered c. 1920 medium fine flexfine $895 ORDER

12207 Conklin2 black hard rubber crescent-filler, gold filled trefoil pattern filigree overlay, 11.1 cm long, clean example, lock ring is a replacement, original Conklin manufacture but very slightly narrower than the original, #2 semistub nib is a noteworthy writer with great feel, effortless shading c. 1921 medium fine semiflexfine* $565 ORDER

12615 Conklin25 black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprints, an elegant writer c. 1921 fine flexfine $195 ORDER

10947 Conklinlever-filler gold filled, all metal, 12.35 cm long, chevron pattern engine turning, earlier long sprung lever, #3 nib opens wide with a bit of pressure c. 1921 extra-fine flexfine $350 ORDER

12568 Conklinlever-filler gold filled all-metal design, 12.4 cm long, chevron pattern, early long lever, nice clean example, only one very shallow pinhead mark on cap crown; long-tined #2 nib has good paper feel, considerable flex c. 1923 fine flexfine $265 ORDER

12201 Conklin75 oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.4 cm long, gold filled trim, massive #7 nib has a hairline through the base of the imprint, but should be stable as the nib is so thick and rigid; good chasing and imprints, a touch of brassing to the clip ends. The largest size crescent-filler Conklin ever offered, especially uncommon as a later-production flat-top c. 1924 fine italicfine $950 ORDER

9416 ConklinSenior Endura set oversize woodgrain hard rubber lever-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, no brassing, barrel imprint worn but mostly legible; with matching but smaller (12.25 cm long) Endura pencil, uses 1.1 mm lead, both pen and pencil have same name on barrels, pencil shows more use c. 1926 extra-finefine-exc $585 ORDER

12221 ConklinNozac rare black-veined green marbled piston-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual top-mounted clip, barrel marked "PAT. PENDING", otherwise no maker's marks, name on barrel. We have only seen a handful of these pens, which Conklin experts believe to predate the formal introduction of the Nozac line c. 1930 medium finefine $500 ORDER

10946 ConklinNozac rare vest pocket size piston-filler, 11.4 cm long, black with gold filled trim, original price sticker, perfect barrel transparency with herringbone pattern; mechanism in excellent working order, original piston seal has not been replaced and is probably not ink tight c. 1932 extra-fine flexmint* $650 ORDER

10960 ConklinNozac small black piston-filler, 12.95 cm long, gold filled trim, herringbone pattern ink window, good barrel transparency; nib is a good writer, noting shoulders worn down by contact with inner cap c. 1932 extra-fine semiflexVG* $275 ORDER

11686 ConklinNozac black veined grey-green pearl marbled piston-filler, 12-sided fluted cap and barrel, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, inlaid gold glitter crescent logo above clip, 5000-word "Word Gauge" scale on barrel; nib opens with light writing pressure, but not far -- nice shading, not full flex c. 1933 fine flexfine $450 ORDER

12649 ConklinNozac black V-line piston-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, 5-M "Word Gauge", good imprints, unusual wide cap band, notable "Cushon Point" nib c. 1935 medium stub semiflexfine-exc $465 ORDER

11476 Diamond Pointeyedropper-filler black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 13.5 cm long, correct smooth cap with patented Diamond Point nickel plated clip; #3 warranted nib has scant tipping and is a bit toothy, but has considerable flexibility, condition is excellent, noting a ring of missing chasing towards the end of the barrel, likely a manufacturing defect c. 1910 fine flexfine $150 ORDER

11733 Dunnpump-filler black chased hard rubber, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, red casein filler knob with crosspin, threads mostly chipped away (see detail); comb feed, large responsive nib with considerable flex c. 1925 medium fine flexfine* $295 ORDER

11748 Eagleeyedropper-filler smooth black hard rubber straight-cap, 12.5 cm long, no barrel imprints, characteristic Eagle styling including ribbed section, nib is a later replacement, but a fine writer, responsive albeit with limited line width variation c. 1908 extra-fine flexexc* $165 ORDER

12765 Eagleeyedropper-filler black hard rubber slip-cap, 13.4 cm long, unusual gold filled looping figure-8 overlay, ribbed section, narrow rounded feed; light toothmarks to upper part of cap, "Elsie" scribed almost imperceptibly in the barrel cartouche c. 1910 extra-fine semiflexfine $295 ORDER

10706 Eaglecombination black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.7 cm long, pencil end uses standard 2mm drafting lead; introduced no later than 1913, this appears to have been the first mass-produced pen-pencil combo. Cap imprint worn, barrel imprint fully legible, good sound condition noting chipped pencil nozzle tip has been restored (see detail). Nib is very responsive and permits wide line width variation c. 1915 extra-fine flexVG-fine* $225 ORDER

8626 EagleRexall combination black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.3 cm long, pencil end uses standard 2mm drafting lead; introduced no later than 1913, this appears to have been the first mass-produced pen-pencil combo; hard rubber is crisp and glossy, with clean imprints including "S15" on the cap top; unusual version made for the Rexall chain of drugstores, bearing no Eagle marks, though carrying a characteristic Eagle 14K nib (very flexible) c. 1918 medium fine flexexc-near mint $395 ORDER

10196 EversharpDoric oversize black first-generation lever-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal, roller clip, massive Gold Seal manifold nib with semistub tip, screw-in Personal Point nib assembly, feed marked "B" for broad; black is one of the less common Doric colors c. 1931 medium firmfine $1200 ORDER

12156 EversharpDoric oversize first-generation facetted lever-filler in "Burma Pearl", 14.35 cm long, white gold filled trim, roller clip, big Eversharp nib is marked "SEMI FLEX", feed marked "N.P." for "needlepoint"). A beautiful user with a most unusual nib at a bargain price, as there is a patched hole in the barrel and the original clip hole and Gold Seal location on the cap have been patched, and the seal and clip moved to the side c. 1932 extra-fine semiflexVG* $350 ORDER

12811 EversharpDoric small black facetted plunger-filler, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim, small "FLEXIBLE" marked nib has a semistub tip, has considerable flex; ink shutoff feature has not been repaired, pen is otherwise fully reconditioned and functional c. 1938 medium broad flexfine $225 ORDER

11879 EversharpSkyline Demi rare early production slender burgundy lever-filler with striped cap, gold filled trim, section with transparent ink window, standard short-model length at 12.2 cm long, but markedly slimmer (10 mm OD over barrel threads) -- parts do not interchange with any standard production pen; well worn but mechanically sound, gouges to barrel, lever sits slightly loosely at rest. To date we have found only three examples of this slender model (Demis are normally shorter than standard Skylines but of the same thickness) c. 1941 extra-fine rigidVG $245 ORDER

12422 EversharpSkyline set uncommon "Dart" pattern lever-filler with 1/10 14K gold filled cap and barrel, 12.5 cm long, with matching 1.1 mm injector pencil; metal crisp on both, noting engraved name on center bands. Patch of plating wear-through next to barrel threads (see detail), nib is a real pleasure to use c. 1941 medium fine flexfine $325 ORDER

11727 EversharpSkyline burgundy lever-filler with uncommon ribbed plastic cap, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, economy model, clip does not extend over the top of the derby; noteworthy nib is very fine, opens up easily with only slight pressure but only so far -- limited line width variation c. 1942 extra-fine flexVG-fine $120 ORDER

12582 EversharpSkyline dark burgundy lever-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, doubly rare with ribbed sterling silver cap -- the rarest of all Skyline caps -- and Wahl markings instead of Eversharp (nib, top ring, and clip, with "W" logo in place of double check mark). It has been suggested that a small number of Skylines were so marked in order to maintain trademark protection for the Wahl name, but this is still speculation -- though the rarity of these pens is well-known c. 1942 medium fine flexfine $675 ORDER

11347 EversharpSkyline black full-length lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon configuration with ribbed plastic cap; name on barrel c. 1943 medium fine flexfine-exc $175 ORDER

11118 EversharpSkyline 14K solid gold lever-filler, 13.35 cm long, less common blunt-ended barrel, long-tined nib is an effortlessly responsive writer c. 1944 medium fine flexfine $800 ORDER

11861 EversharpSkyline brown lever-filler, 12.3 cm long, 1/10 14K gold filled over silver ribbed cap, some light scratches to the barrel, rare special-order nib is one of the finest-tipped that we have ever seen, of any make c. 1944 needlepointfine $150 ORDER

11862 EversharpSkyline brown lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, 1/10 14K gold filled over silver ribbed cap, some scratches to the barrel, unusual nib, smooth and wet, shows more line width variation with ink that is not so free-flowing c. 1944 medium fine stubfine $125 ORDER

12219 Fairchilddip pen oversize #8 gold filled holder, full marked, ebonized wood taper, 13.7 cm long excluding matching #8 Fairchild ventless gold nib; taper is removable, damage to end, nib has a challenging degree of flex, some dings to the holder and corrosion to the underside (see details) c. 1880 extra-fine flexVG* $350 ORDER

12370 Fairchildretracting dip pen in box gold filled body, fully marked, pearl taper, 12.3 cm long retracted, 12.6 cm extended excluding ventless gold #2 Fairchild nib; box is well worn, pen is in fine condition c. 1890 fine flexfine $120 ORDER

12255 Fairchild/Johnsondip pen handsome gold filled barleycorn holder with pearl taper, 13.9 cm long, marked "FAIRCHILD" and "3", nib is an E.S. Johnson #2, unusually marked on the underside "14K". Nib is extremely flexible, requires a very light hand; nib slit slightly prolonged into top of imprint by short stable hairline crack. Fairchild and Johnson merged in 1898, but this nib and holder could have been put together earlier as well c. 1898 medium fine superflexfine* $175 ORDER

10532 Gold Bondcombination black and pearl lever-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent quality, Wahl-style pressure bar, toggled to catch-equipped lever; #4 warranted nib is generously-sized, smooth, and opens wide with light pressure, pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead; name on barrel c. 1932 medium fine flexfine $225 ORDER

12256 Hicksdip pen long unmarked mottled hard rubber holder, 20.1 cm long excluding uncommon V-vent Hicks #5 gold dip nib. Holder has a gouge and a short stable crack at the end (see detail), does not affect function, nib is a notable writer, nice sharp smooth italic, some marks from restraightening (someone pressed a bit too hard, as it flexes with very little pressure) c. 1880 medium italic flexVG* $175 ORDER

11102 HicksThe Quill black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with gold filled overlay, 14.3 cm long; crisp engine turning of unusual complexity, barrel overlay marked "W. S. HICKS NEW YORK", nib is marked "LONDON". Hicks had a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic, concentrating on dip pens and pencils rather than fountain pens until the later 1920s. Early Hicks fountain pens are not at all common -- overlay examples even more so c. 1905 medium fine flexfine $895 ORDER

11544 Hickscombination sterling silver lever-filler and pencil, 11.9 cm long, unusual hand hammered finish over finely engine turned ground, 18K Hicks nib; identical to a Twinpoint combo, but marked only "STERLING". Initials in barrel escutcheon, uses 1.1 mm lead, nib gives wide line variation, not hallmarked for export so appears to be intended for jewelry store retail sale c. 1938 fine flexexc $650 ORDER

11207 Houstonsyringe-filler uncommon mottled hard rubber long ringtop, 15.5 cm long, #2 Houston nib opens up with very light pressure, only traces of barrel imprint visible but pen is mechanically sound and piston seal has been replaced c. 1910 fine flexVG $325 ORDER

12146 John Hollanddip pen gold filled holder, fully marked, colorful celluloid taper, 14.2 cm long excluding #5 John Holland nib c. 1885 fine flexfine $195 ORDER

11132 Mabie ToddSwan hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with extremely rare Fleur-de-lys pattern gold filled high relief overlay; 13.5 cm long, full Mabie Todd & Bard imprint on barrel with 1880s patent dates, classic over and under feed with twisted silver wire "tail". Initial on cap, name on barrel, only a handful of examples of this design are currently known, with a silver specimen selling for over $11,000 on eBay in November 20136,750 for silver on eBay UK Nov 2013 to Graham Jasper, Silvert underbidding c. 1905 medium stub flexVG-fine $4500 ORDER

11272 Mabie ToddSwan black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with solid 18K gold barleycorn pattern overlay, 13.5 cm long, tool marks on posting end and on section overlay (see details), but pattern and imprints all sharp and clean. #2 New York nib is sharp-cut, with classic over and under feed with twisted silver wire feed tail c. 1905 fine italic flexfine* $1600 ORDER

12707 Mabie ToddSwan black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler with gold filled filigree half-overlay, 13.5 cm long, rare Toronto-marked Mabie Todd #2 nib; unusual model, marked "100" on barrel end, Swan imprint on cap very weak, hard rubber has been reblackened, initial engraved on barrel overlay cartouche c. 1917 fine stubVG $465 ORDER

12717 Mabie ToddSwan in box black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with full heavy 18K solid gold overlay, checkerboard pattern engine turning, 13.1 cm long, in extra-fancy original box with instructions, dropper still below pad, though bulb is hardened and broken. Pen is US-made, for the English market, slip-on clip is added and appears to be solid gold as well, total pen weight is 21g. Metal is undinged and with full London hallmarks, excellent but for what appears to be a polished-out inscription on the barrel c. 1920 fine stub semiflexfine* $1100 ORDER

10826 Mabie ToddSwan 46 Eternal oversize mottled hard rubber flat-top lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, New York production, good color, imprints worn but legible, comb feed, big #6 nib imprinted "COWAPAMOSH/SHOP" is of excellent quality and very possibly was custom-marked by Mabie Todd for this Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania retailer c. 1924 extra-fineVG $600 ORDER

11940 Mabie ToddSwan set in box black hard rubber lever-filler with engine turned gold filled overlay, 13.2 cm long, New York production, with matching Fyne Poynt pencil; both would be near mint, but the pencil has a couple of scratches and bumps to the eraser cover and the pen has the typical corrosion damage to the section overlay (see details). Still a very handsome set, top quality construction and weight, pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, pen is a smooth writer c. 1926 medium fine semiflexfine-exc* $450 ORDER

10205 Mabie ToddSwan set in box beautiful and solid New York-made lever-filler in 1/5 18K gold filled, 13.1 cm long, crisp rings chasing pattern (usually found on Edward Todd pens, but very uncommon for Mabie Todd). Matching 1.1 mm Fyne Poynt pencil, both pieces bear a neatly engraved 1928-dated inscription on their barrels. Nib is set tight, so writes a very fine line, but the tip is large enough that it could be adjusted to a medium fine if opened up. Set is like new with attractive age toning, no brassing but usual Mabie Todd seam lines visible where end caps soldered on pen c. 1928 extra-fine semiflexnear mint $685 ORDER

9409 Maywoodlever-filler large red hard rubber flat-top, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, solidly-made second-tier pen, minimal wear, fine stable cap lip hairline and rim flea bite (see detail); although the original nib was certainly warranted, the present warranted #4 nib -- smooth and of excellent quality -- is a replacement; cap can be posted without causing the lip hairline to open c. 1925 mediumfine-exc* $250 ORDER

9247 Parker30 black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled overlay with scrollwork and diamond pattern, one of Parker's most expensive gold filled pens at the time, catalogued at $10. Rare, short-lived Lucky Curve feed with side cutouts, responsive Lucky Curve nib; metalwork crisp, name on barrel, a few marks on the posting end, but much better than usually seen, tiny hairline in section mouth underneath nib (see detail) c. 1904 fine flexfine-exc* $2250 ORDER

11977 Parker62 classic fully-overlaid hand-engraved eyedropper-filler in the uncommon slender "lady's" version; 12.7 cm long, fully marked, crisp engraved decoration, teardrop-vent #2 Lucky Curve nib, tool marks to section overlay, trimmed slightly at front edge (see details) c. 1905 fine flexVG-fine $1650 ORDER

10467 Parker16 Jack-Knife Safety small "turban top" black hard rubber screw-cap ringtop eyedropper-filler with gold filled filigree overlay; 9.65 cm long, fully marked, #3 heart-vent nib opens up nicely with moderate pressure, hard rubber good and dark, has not been reblackened c. 1914 medium fine flexVG $650 ORDER

9777 Parker61 in box black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with full overlay, 12.9 cm long, intact Lucky Curve feed, #3 Lucky Curve nib, very clean condition with strong imprints, no dings, initials "MS" engraved on cap. Described in Parker's 1914 catalog: "Barrel, cap and nozzle entirely covered with 18K gold. There is something about the plainness of this pen that makes it very pleasing to the eye." Cannot guarantee gold content, but no evidence of brassing (old ink in photos of section is not corrosion; has been cleaned off since). Much less common than more ornate contemporary models such as the 62. Box leatherette hinge only partly intact c. 1914 fine flexexc $2650 ORDER

10122 ParkerJack-Knife Safety long #2-size screw-cap eyedropper-filler with transparent Bakelite barrel; 12.2 cm long, wide gold filled cap band, nickel plated clip, good cap and barrel imprints, intact Lucky Curve feed, #2 Lucky Curve nib opens up with light pressure, noting tiny hairline starting from vent hole (repair should not be necessary if pen is to not be used regularly); cap posts on barrel but only on very end c. 1918 fine superflexfine* $825 ORDER

10935 ParkerBlack Giant oversize black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 14.75 cm long, worn but sound, #12 Lucky Curve nib with downwards-bent tip writes a finely shaded line. A rare pen with a special provenance: its barrel is engraved "W. W. Vautsmeier/U. S. Army" -- Major Walter W. Vautsmeier, a flight instructor during WW1 who died in 1922 in the crash of the Roma, an Italian-made semi-rigid dirigible and the last US military airship to be filled with hydrogen (more background here) c. 1918 extra-fine stub semiflexG $2850 ORDER

12682 Parker16 Jack-Knife Safety gold filled filigree over black hard rubber ringtop button-filler, 11.6 cm long, patent dates on barrel overlay, model number on blind cap; #3 Lucky Curve nib requires some initial pressure to open up, hard rubber has been chemically reblackened and shows porosity in piercings of overlay c. 1918 medium fine flexVG $450 ORDER

11658 ParkerDuofold Senior classic oversize orange button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprints and end milling, spearhead feed. Unusual long-tined Duofold nib is slightly later (early 1930s), and has considerable flex; there is a very fine axial hairline from the vent, which seems largely stable given the flexibility of the tines and the thickness and rigidity of the nib body behind the vent hole c. 1929 fine flexfine-exc* $600 ORDER

10144 ParkerDuofold Senior oversize button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, less common but no less elegant in basic black; nice clean example, would appear at first glance to date to c. 1928-29, but nib imprint with serial number and clip without patent date suggest a factory assembly date in the 1930s. Big Duofold nib is a precise and pressureless writer c. 1929 extra-fine firmexc $495 ORDER

10236 ParkerGolden Arrow (?) very early red pearl laminate lockdown-filler, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, two cap bands, one-piece section-barrel construction, two-tone nib with single central rib on arrow; rare barrel imprint with no mention of model name, no date code. Only a handful of these pens are known, and it seems most likely that they either predate the original Golden Arrow or immediately postdate it, prior to its renaming as the Vacuum Filler (discussion here). Condition is mixed, with hardly any wear and crisp imprints, but with a couple of cap lip cracks and a circumferential hairline under the clip where two laminations appear to have separated due to age shrinkage over the inner cap (see details). Long-tined nib has tight central hairline extending up from base; name engraved on barrel. Sac has been removed to preserve color c. 1932 fine semiflexVG* $450 ORDER

12897 ParkerDuette 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) c. 1932 fine stubfine* $200 ORDER

11540 ParkerLady Duofold Deluxe Moderne green-veined pearl ringtop streamlined button-filler, 11.75 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint, fine barrel color with only slight ambering, silicone sac has been installed (latex can be substituted upon request) to preserve color, comb feed and nib are factory replacements, nib has date code for 1949 and "R" signifying a replacement with Duofold guarantee c. 1932 extra-fine firmexc* $165 ORDER

11610 ParkerDuofold Junior streamlined button-filler in Mandarin Yellow, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Duofold nib is a precise smooth writer, spearhead feed; some staining to cap, cap lip has been replaced using vintage celluloid, stronger than new and invisible from the outside c. 1933 extra-fine firmfine* $400 ORDER

12110 ParkerLady Duofold Deluxe streamlined orange ringtop button-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, barrel imprint old-style with Lucky Curve banner, worn but legible, notable Canada-marked Duofold nib, semistub tip with smooth easy flex, elegant writer. Hairlines in cap lip are virtually invisible unless cap is posted (not recommended) c. 1935 medium flexVG-fine* $125 ORDER

12638 ParkerPremiere large Depression-era white-veined red-brown "Mahogany" button-filler, 12.4 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, Canadian Duofold nib c. 1936 fine stubfine-exc $275 ORDER

12206 ParkerVacumatic Junior small Golden Web, 11.75 cm long, gold filled trim, lockdown filler, made in Canada, good barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, good transparency, multiple sealed cap lip cracks (see details); notable super-broad oblique nib has some deep scratches on and around the imprint, and there is a longitudinal hairline from the vent hole -- should be stable but could readily be repaired, overall appearance fine 1937 extra-broad italic obliqueG* $265 ORDER

12091 ParkerVacumatic Junior scarce full-size Canadian-made Golden Web, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, lockdown filler, fine transparency, bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code; nice clean pen, slight shrinkage to cap just above bands. Nib has flex, but the tines themselves are quite stiff -- bending occurs quite far back, unconventional feel 1937 medium flexfine $400 ORDER

11695 ParkerVacumatic Debutante set silver pearl laminate, 11.85 cm long, chrome plated trim, Blue Diamond clip, striped section and end jewels, aluminum Speedline filler, two-tone arrow nib, fine barrel transparency, usual slight swelling over filler unit, good imprint with 3rd quarter date code; matching injector pencil has first quarter date code, uses 1.1 mm lead. Both pen and pencil have matching extra-wide "jeweler's" cap bands, engraved "E. G." 1939 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc $365 ORDER

12139 ParkerVacumatic Major uncommon blue pearl laminate double-jewel "long Major" (Slender Maxima length), 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, aluminum Speedline filler, exc bbl transparency, strong imprints with third quarter date code; two-tone Arrow nib bears 1938 date code, noteworthy factory italic 1940 broad italicexc $395 ORDER

12763 Parker51 black Vac-filler, 1/10 16K gold filled cap with grouped parallel lines pattern, Blue Diamond clip, 13.65 cm long, good barrel imprint with 1st quarter date code, unusual nib with extra-thick tipping, apparently a special grind for extreme rigidity 1946 medium rigidfine $245 ORDER

12576 Parker51 Demi set in box grey Vac-filler with matching .9 mm pencil, Lustraloy caps, chrome plated trim; pen has barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, two pinprick marks on either side of clutch ring (for assembly alignment?). Pencil barrel has multiple cracks, but still works. Vac-filling Demis were made for only a couple of years 1947 extra-fineVG-fine* $125 ORDER

12596 Parker51 Demi black vest-pocket Vac-filler, 12.3 cm long, 1/8 14K gold filled cap in fine parallel lines pattern, gold filled trim, bold barrel imprint with 1st quarter date code; tip of hood slightly rounded off. Vac-filling Demis are shorter, thicker, and much less common than the later Aerometric Demis 1948 extra-finefine $165 ORDER

12564 ParkerDuofold International set in box green marble, cartridge/converter (converter included), 13.1 cm long, gold plated trim, made in England, notable factory italic nib came to us very scratchy, has been tuned and smoothed, now wonderfully calligraphic; pen has 1st quarter 1996 date code, matching 0.7 mm pencil has slightly later "E" date code. In original inner and outer boxes, with guarantee and instructions 1996 extra-broad italicnear mint $795 ORDER

10699 SheafferSelf-Filling black hard rubber clipless lever-filler, rare and desirable slotted pattern gold filled overlay, 13.8 cm long, smooth #3 Self-Filling nib with semistub tip, narrow finless feed; a few shallow pinhead dings to cap side, lever spring is weak so lever needs to be helped back after filling, broken barrel mouth has been neatly repaired by splicing in the front portion of another matching Sheaffer barrel (see details) c. 1917 fine flexVG-fine* $825 ORDER

11792 SheafferSelf-Filling black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, crisp chasing and imprints, #2 Self-Filling nib is an elegant writer; excellent appearance, glossy hard rubber has been professionally reblackened, tight hairline crack in cap lip (see detail), post cap lightly c. 1921 extra-fine semiflexfine* $250 ORDER

11786 SheafferLifetime short model black chased hard rubber flat-top lever-filler, 11.1 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot inset into cap crown, uncommon Lady Lifetime nib, imprint worn but mostly legible, hard rubber has been professionally reblackened, has a slightly dull appearance c. 1925 extra-fine firmVG-fine* $200 ORDER

12064 SheafferPigmy scarce black hard rubber ringtop with gold filled overlay; 8.5 cm long, distinctive lever with rounded tab at end, #2 Self Filling nib. Clean condition noting some light bumps to the barrel end, a very short-lived model c. 1925 extra-fine flexfine $175 ORDER

12008 SheafferBalance 5-30 early production jade green streamlined lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, short section, flat bottomed feed, 5-30 nib; usual barrel discoloration c. 1930 extra-fine rigidfine $145 ORDER

12383 SheafferLifetime oversize jade green lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on cap top; excellent color, plastic stock of cap and barrel slightly different c. 1930 extra-fine rigidexc-near mint* $350 ORDER

12528 SheafferBalance Lifetime red-veined grey pearl ringtop lever-filler, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, large White Dot, big Lifetime nib with super-fine tip; beautiful color and pearlescence c. 1934 needlepointfine-exc $145 ORDER

11826 SheafferDefender black WW2-era lever-filler, 13.15 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, over-the-top military clip, #5 Feathertouch two-tone nib, scratch at edge of cap lip is not a crack, some plating wear to nib (wartime plating was thinner) c. 1942 extra-finefine-exc $150 ORDER

12038 SheafferCraftsman black lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon variant with Gregg shorthand symbol on barrel; sharp imprints, very slight swelling over lever retaining spring c. 1947 extra-finefine $145 ORDER

12782 SheafferPFM I oversize burgundy Snorkel-filler, 13.65 cm long, chrome plated trim, palladium-silver inlaid nib, smooth wet writer c. 1959 broadfine-exc $275 ORDER

12142 SheafferSnorkel Statesman pneumatic-filler in uncommon late color, "Sage Green", 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, no barrel imprint, conical silver-palladium nib is extraordinarily fine c. 1959 needlepointnear mint $265 ORDER

9877 unmarkedeyedropper-filler black hard rubber straight-cap, 11.65 cm long, overlay marked "18K" on both cap and barrel, but appears to be gold filled. Excellent quality, like new condition, warrnted nib somewhat toothy c. 1910 fine flexnear mint $275 ORDER

12875 Wahllever-filler gold filled #2-size "all-metal-barrel" ringtop, 9.5 cm long, "Grecian border" pattern, very clean, no dings or brassing c. 1924 extra-fine semiflexexc $165 ORDER

12919 Wahllever-filler sterling silver "all metal barrel" ringtop, hand engraved floral decoration, 9.5 cm long, #2 Wahl nib is a wet semistub; monogram "CM" engraved in barrel cartouche, barrel slightly out of round, can be felt but not photographed, small crack at front edge of lever opening (see detail) c. 1926 medium flexVG-fine* $165 ORDER

12212 Wahl-EversharpGregg woodgrain hard rubber lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, enamel Gregg logo on cap top; these pens normally came with a Gregg-marked nib, but this one has a fine Wahl-Eversharp-marked manifold #2, very much Gregg-compatible and likely the original owner's choice c. 1929 extra-finefine-exc $225 ORDER

10490 Waterman0502 gold filled "Chased" pattern eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, posting end has usual wear from cap but "WATERMAN" and patent date imprints all legible; spoon feed with patent imprints and long internal tail, section rough where scratched from cap, two gouges have been filled; barrel has had a rose gold filled oval plaque attached (a common way of "erasing" an engraved monogram on the original cartouche beneath). Notable early #2 star-imprint nib is smooth and flexible c. 1902 broad stub flexG $695 ORDER

11773 Waterman222 rare black hard rubber taper cap eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree barrel overlay, 14.6 cm long, Spoon Feed with patent date imprint, early #2 New York nib; imprints on the silver are all present and legible, noting light toothmarks at barrel end c. 1902 extra-fine semiflexfine $3500 ORDER

11971 Waterman12 mottled hard rubber clipless eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, early example with 1898 patent date on cap, barrel imprint with globe and both 1884 patent dates, patent dates also imprinted on spoon feed; imprints bold and deep, excellent color, #2 nib is a notable writer but has the beginnings of a stress crack from the left side of the vent hole c. 1903 medium stub flexnear mint* $285 ORDER

11608 Waterman0502 in box straight-cap black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with uncommon smooth gold filled overlay, 13.4 cm long, made for the French market, "DOUBLÉ OR" hallmarks, 18K gold #2 New York nib. No dings, test marks to cap overlay rim (see detail), nib is long-tined and opens up easily with only slight pressure, but lacks tipping -- can be used as is, but for durability we can arrange for retipping to your preference c. 1905 fine superflexfine-exc* $950 ORDER

11341 Waterman412 early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.1 cm long, #2 nib with "N.Y." imprint, spoon feed with patent imprints, imprints on silver light but legible; hard rubber under the overlay has been professionally reblackened. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling c. 1905 extra-fine semiflexVG* $800 ORDER

11461 Waterman412 early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.6 cm long, #2 New York nib with much flexibility, spoon feed with patent imprints, imprints on silver light but legible, initial "H" engraved in barrel cartouche, hard rubber under the overlay has been professionally reblackened. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling c. 1905 medium flexfine* $900 ORDER

9133 Waterman322 Commercial black hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler, solid 9K English-hallmarked barrel overlay, 14.6 cm long; pre-Globe cap imprint worn but fully legible, seam split at front of overlay rewelded (see details); long-tail feed with patent imprints, early slender #2 New York nib c. 1905 medium flexexc* $1000 ORDER

12173 Waterman522 black hard rubber taper-cap, full London-hallmarked 9K solid gold fine barleycorn overlay, 15 cm long, patent imprint on feed, early imprint on #2 New York nib, no number on end of barrel as is usual for English-marked Watermans; overlay is crisp, initials engraved in barrel cartouche, slight seam opening (see details) c. 1907 fine flexexc* $2500 ORDER

10952 Waterman612 black hard rubber slip cap eyedropper-filler with pearl slabs on barrel, smooth gold filled barrel bands; 13.5 cm long, moderate even fading to hard rubber, #2 New York nib opens up easily with minimal pressure. Cap is not imprinted, may be a slightly later replacement. Pearl-slab Watermans are not common, and nearly all are taper-caps. This is only the second pearl-slabbed Waterman cone cap we have had in over 15 years c. 1907 fine flexfine $1450 ORDER

9753 Waterman512½ Colonial slender black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.1 cm long, solid 14K gold overlay in scarce fine parallel lines pattern, especially rare with factory cabochon at cap top; elegantly engraved monogram on barrel, minor bump marks to cap, overall nice and clean, smooth and responsive #2 New York nib c. 1908 fine flexfine $1800 ORDER

11729 WatermanRemex Self-Filler No. 101 rare early sleeve-filler, 14 cm long, all-aluminum construction with a hard rubber section assembly, sleeve rotates rather than slides to expose filler bar; originally made with the pressure bar tied to the sac, this specimen uses a more conventional attachment as found in other Waterman sleeve-fillers. Patent date imprint refers to William Ferris's patent 799,897 of 1905 (Ferris' patent 950,817 of 1910 is the one covering the usual Waterman sleeve-filler design), narrow feed, Remex nib; scattered nicks and shallow dings to the cap and rotating sleeve c. 1908 fine flexVG $950 ORDER

12223 Waterman14 S mottled hard rubber safety pen, 13.1 cm long, very early production with threaded turning knob, nib spirals in and out, repaired crack to internal mechanism (see detail), good imprints, feed with patent date, #4 New York is 18K with French import hallmarks, extremely flexible c. 1908 broad superflexfine $565 ORDER

11501 Waterman43 rare desk pen, short-lived model, black hard rubber slip-cap clipless eyedropper-filler with long tapered barrel, 17.3 cm long; uncommon #3 New York nib is flexible but not soft, barrel imprints bold, scrape marks to feed. Moderate even fading, two longitudinal cracks in barrel (one virtually invisible, see detail; perhaps from pen being caught in a desk drawer) have been internally sealed, pen is ink-tight c. 1908 extra-fine flexVG-fine* $600 ORDER

3779 Waterman12P rare black chased hard rubber pump-filler, 14.8 cm long, good imprints with 1897 and 1900 patent dates; moderate, even fading, a nice clean example of one of Waterman's earliest and least successful self-fillers c. 1910 extra-fine flexfine $675 ORDER

10974 Waterman412 SF black hard rubber clipless sleeve-filler with sterling silver "Filigree" overlay, 13.3 cm long, #2 New York nib is smooth and lively, number at end of barrel is worn away, sleeve overlay bears initials and date c. 1911 fine flexVG $1600 ORDER

11774 Waterman12S full-size mottled hard rubber clipless safety, 11.9 cm long, fine color, imprints show some wear but fully present, #2 New York nib is responsive and tightly sprung, not soft. Waterman safeties in mottled are uncommon c. 1912 fine flexVG-fine $400 ORDER

10090 Waterman0512½ PSF Oriental black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled overlay with uncommon hand-engraved pattern; early production, with two-piece sprung pressure bar, bold imprints on posting end, metal excellent noting engraved initial on cap crown, some corrosion around cap vent holes (see details) -- metal otherwise near mint. Notable nib, smooth and flexible, feed with bold patent date imprint c. 1915 fine flexfine-exc $985 ORDER

10506 Waterman0512½ PSF early black hard rubber clipless lever-filler with rose gold filled "Gothic" pattern overlay, 13.5 cm long; one of Waterman's first lever-fillers, with narrow raised barrel threads and two-piece sprung pressure bar. Imprints on hard rubber posting end are mostly worn away, commensurate wear to overlay, initials on barrel. Long-tined New York #2 nib is a wet writer and very soft, should be used with a light hand c. 1915 medium fine flexVG $685 ORDER

11581 Waterman0512½VS Baby smooth gold filled overlay safety with rare double cap; 9.5 cm long, turning knob fully and clearly marked, hard rubber imprints on side of barrel also crisp; overlay excellent, noting inevitable rub marks around inner cap. #2 New York nib will write a nicely shaded line, but is springy rather than soft c. 1917 fine flexexc $400 ORDER

4291 Waterman0512½VS Baby smooth gold filled overlay safety with rare double cap; 9.3 cm long, has been recorked, turning knob fully marked, virtually no plating wear, but inner cap rim dinged and wavy (see detail), barrel engraved with name c. 1917 fine flexVG-fine* $325 ORDER

9184 Waterman442½V in box black hard rubber ringtop safety, 9.6 cm long, smooth sterling silver overlay with hard to find telescoping outer cap; metal clean, imprints on hard rubber strong, initials "M.W.D." on barrel. Patent imprints on feed, responsive nib c. 1918 fine stub flexexc $500 ORDER

9874 Waterman0552 black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled "Gothic" pattern overlay, earlier production with 18K gold filled mark on clip, globe emblem on metal filler piece in lever head recess; nice smooth responsive #2 New York nib, not great line width variation. End number worn off, though imprint on side of posting end quite strong. Nicely engraved monogram on barrel, metalwork crisp, only a couple of dots of brassing c. 1918 extra-fine flexfine-exc $565 ORDER

12440 Waterman0512 Filigree black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled overlay, 13.6 cm long, initials "A.G.C." engraved on barrel, lively and responsive #2 New York nib, cap dome is more yellowish in tone than the rest of the overlay c. 1919 medium fine flexfine $425 ORDER

8907 Waterman472 uncommon black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler with smooth sterling silver overlay; 13.1 cm long, London hallmarks, number at barrel end is simply "72" with no hundreds column digit, as is typical for English-market Watermans; 1925-dated presentation inscription, nice stub #2 nib has an incipient hairline from the vent hole, but should be stable if used without excessive writing pressure; even wear, light marks to metal, one tiny stress crack where barrel overlay crimped in place (see detail; for some reason these are extremely common in English-market Waterman overlays) 1920 medium italic flexVG* $565 ORDER

12851 Waterman452 Filigree black hard rubber lever-filler, sterling silver overlay, 13.65 cm long, elegant monogram engraved on barrel overaly, hard rubber has been professionally reblackened; very fine #2 nib has plenty of paper feel, enough flex for shaded lines, best used by the light-handed c. 1923 extra-fine semiflexVG-fine $450 ORDER

12180 Waterman552½ slender black hard rubber lever-filler, solid 14K gold "Filigree" overlay, 13.65 cm long, responsive #2 New York nib; handsome pen, excellent overall appearance, hard rubber barrel appears to be a replacement without model number at end, overlay staked in place (see details). Initials lightly engraved on barrel overlay, one ding to side of cap dome c. 1923 fine flexfine* $650 ORDER

11586 Waterman0552½ Oriental black hard rubber lever-filler with gold filled overlay, scarce and attractive pattern, 13.6 cm long, imprints on hard rubber strong, only slightest fading, metal likewise crisp with only trace wear to top edge of cap crown. #2 nib has considerable flex, opens wide with light pressure c. 1924 medium fine flexexc $950 ORDER

12314 Waterman552½ black hard rubber lever-filler with classic "Filigree" overlay in solid 14K green gold; 13.6 cm long, model number imprint on barrel end is faint, overlay clean with only a few shallow dings around sides of cap top, crown itself is undinged, one small ding just in front of lever (see details); c. 1924 fine flexfine-exc $985 ORDER

11257 Waterman58 giant black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 15.3 cm long, chrome plated lever, big #8 nib is responsive with lots of flexibility. Hard rubber has been reblackened, cap lip trimmed; cap was originally clipless, topmost of two clip rivet holes was never drilled all the way through, so post-factory clip installation appears to have been started but not completed. All imprints clear, chasing moderately worn, impressive user c. 1925 fine flexVG* $865 ORDER

12883 Waterman0552½V Filigree black hard rubber ringtop with gold filled overlay, 9.4 cm long, very clean example, initials "ES" on barrel, specks of plating loss at the very edge of the end of the barrel. Nib is a smooth writer with light pressure, controllable toothiness if made to flex c. 1925 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc $200 ORDER

12909 Waterman0552½V Filigree black hard rubber ringtop with gold filled overlay, 9.65 cm long, barrel engraved "Seattle/G. V. R.". Nib is a versatile writer, can open nicely with deliberate pressure, more of a semiflex when used for normal rapid writing c. 1925 extra-fine flexexc $200 ORDER

8908 Waterman0552½ Gothic clipless black hard rubber lever-filler, gold filled checkerboard pattern overlay, 13.6 cm long; initials on barrel, trace plating wear at top edge of crown, but otherwise extremely clean with bold posting end imprint and unfaded glossy black hard rubber; no trace of model number imprint on end, appears never to have been there; notable nib, very fine yet with a good degree of flexibility c. 1925 extra-fine flexexc $450 ORDER

12617 Waterman0552½ LEC long slender hard rubber lever-filler, 13.1 cm long, with full "Pansey Panel" pattern 18K gold filled overlay with hand engraving; monogram in cartouche, plating wear at both ends of the barrel overlay (see details), a handsome and well-proportioned user with a responsive Waterman #2 nib c. 1925 medium fine flexG $295 ORDER

12834 Waterman0552½ black hard rubber lever-filler with 18K gold filled smooth overlay, 13.8 cm long, hard rubber slightly faded, clean imprint on side of posting end, noting scratch or crack next to end of barrel overlay (see details) c. 1927 fine flexfine $395 ORDER

12689 Waterman51V Ripple rare red and black hard rubber lever-filler, an export model distinguished by its singular #1-size nib, 10.8 cm long, nickel plated trim, good imprints, fine color, only slight fading c. 1928 fine stub flexfine-exc $295 ORDER

12523 WatermanLady Patricia rare black hard rubber lever-filler with sterling silver "Bay Leaf" overlay, 11 cm long, scattered light marks, no deep dings; it has been 15 years since we had another example in stock c. 1929 extra-fine flexVG-fine $895 ORDER

12817 WatermanPatrician oversize Nacre (black and pearl) lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, noteworthy factory true italic nib, sharp-edged but smooth and responsive; good evenly toned color, strong imprints, trim plating bright except for dulling on the barrel end medallion c. 1930 medium italicfine-exc $895 ORDER

8923 WatermanInk-Vue demonstrator dealer's version in transparent celluloid, not sold to the public, 13 cm long, chrome plated trim, Tip-Fill feed; usual darkening to the barrel, a very clean example of a particularly uncommon, fully functional demonstrator. Fresh to the market -- came to us with a slightly later #5 needlepoint nib, Oregon store's name on barrel c. 1936 needlepoint rigidfine-exc $795 ORDER

12868 Waterman3V red pearl lever-filler, 10.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, "Tip-Fill" feed, nice precise nib writes an elegant line with restrained line width variation c. 1936 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc $165 ORDER

10023 WatermanInk-Vue Deluxe black lever-pump filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Art Deco design with stepped ends, geometrically-patterned transparent barrel; strong imprints, excellent transparency, "GREEN" marked keyhole-vent nib, "Tip-Fill" feed, excellent condition but for name on barrel, scratches above imprint c. 1936 fine firmfine-exc $385 ORDER

12679 Waterman7 Emerald Ray set in box green and black pearl lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, keyhole vent "Red" nib; Waterman's second-largest model of the era, very hard to find in any color other than black. Matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, high Art Deco styling complemented by the display box; more wear to the pen than the pencil, box is like new c. 1936 fine stub semiflexexc $695 ORDER

12581 WatermanInk-Vue "Silver Ray" lever pump-filler, 13.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, "Brown" keyhole-vent #4 nib, "Tip-Fill" feed; bold imprint, barrel transparency like new, typical age roughness to chrome, medallion at barrel end is a modern reproduction. Full-size Ink-Vue pens are uncommon and undervalued c. 1937 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc* $325 ORDER

12778 Waterman92V black vest-pocket lever-filler, 10.8 cm long, gold filled trim, original price sticker on barrel end is partially covered with what looks like red-brown paint; no brassing, bold imprints, but cap band was crimped in place irregularly, apparently a factory defect c. 1940 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc $150 ORDER

12043 Waterman3 black lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, like new but for some plating roughness on sides of clip base, smooth and calligraphic nib c. 1940 medium stub semiflexfine-exc $175 ORDER

10705 WirtPhenix in box mottled hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13 cm long, hard rubber glossy and unfaded with strong barrel imprint, classic Wirt ventless nib, feed with top and bottom channels. Nib tipping is missing, but tip is rounded and can be used as is; otherwise near mint c. 1905 fine flexexc* $185 ORDER

12373 Wirtlever-filler black chased hard rubber ring top, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, distinctive and characteristically Wirt blade-shaped solid metal lever; ventless gold nib, vented flat feed, unusual barrel construction, made from plugged tubing, hard rubber faded but chasing good, no maker imprint as is typical of these small Wirts. Comes with period suspension cord to wear around the neck c. 1920 medium fine stub semiflexVG $125 ORDER

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