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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 $685 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 $675 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 $685 ORDER

13137 Aikin LambertMercantile rare black chased hard rubber ringtop safety, 9.3 cm long, gold filled trim, identical to a Waterman 42V but for imprints, nib, and feed; nib has semistub tip. Waterman acquired Aikin Lambert around 1907 c. 1920 medium flexfine $245 ORDER

13943 Aikin LambertMercantile unusual red hard rubber lever-filler, 14.05 cm long, gold filled trim, with a #2 Aikin Lambert nib, but the pen itself is the size of a Waterman 55 and was likely made using Waterman reject parts (both cap and barrel have tiny black specks and surface pits); name on barrel, condition otherwise factory new, came to us clearly never filled c. 1927 extra-fine flexmint $450 ORDER

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 c. 1902 medium fine superflexfine-exc* $1200 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 $295 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

12957 Centuryeyedropper-filler black chased hard rubber taper-cap, 15 cm long, over and under feed, imprint with 1893 patent date. Moderate even fading, imprints and chasing are sharp except where heat-softened towards front of barrel, nib is usable as is but has lost its tipping. An early pen of excellent quality, from a company closely tied to Parker c. 1898 fine stub flexVG-fine* $250 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* $150 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* $225 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* $165 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* $650 ORDER

14032 Conklin2 extremely early crescent-filler in mottled hard rubber, 13.7 cm long, good clean cap imprint with 1891 and 1901 patent dates, short-lived design with flat ends and trim grooves on both barrel and cap seen only at beginning of production, this example predates the mid-1902 adoption of lock ring of graduated thickness (US patent 745,481). An important Conklin rarity, only a handful of surviving examples known c. 1901 extra-fine flexVG $1600 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 $450 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* $520 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

13510 Conklin3 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 c. 1912 extra-fine flexfine $850 ORDER

14015 ConklinS8 rare oversize black chased hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, gold filled trim, 15.1 cm long, noteworthy #8 nib is a smooth flex italic; minimal wear to barrel, cap is as new and appears to be a near-perfect reproduction made by Lynn Sorgatz several years ago, using original material with an original chasing machine (since destroyed in a fire) c. 1912 medium broad italic flexexc* $895 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* $575 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

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

13490 Conklin2 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 c. 1923 medium fine flexVG-fine $420 ORDER

13509 Conklincrescent-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 c. 1923 fine flexVG-fine $1200 ORDER

13105 Conklinlever-filler set in box gold filled "all-metal" pen, checkerboard pattern engine turning, 12.4 cm long, #3 nib, early long lever with spring-loaded pressure bar; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, both engraved with monogram "H. E. S." Box as is, with outer paper hinge torn, pen and pencil both nice and clean, slightly more wear to the pencil c. 1925 fine flexfine-exc $325 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 $465 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* $595 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

13285 De La RueOnoto uncommon New York-made black hard rubber plunger-filler, 14.4 cm long, gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, over and under feed. Fully marked including 1906 USA patent date on section flange, barrel overlay is mounted on a chased and imprinted barrel. Onotos were made in the USA for only a short time, c. 1909-1912 c. 1910 fine flexfine-exc $1100 ORDER

13736 Eaglecombination black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.7 cm long, nickel plated trim, pencil end uses standard 2mm drafting lead; introduced no later than 1911, this appears to have been the first mass-produced pen-pencil combo. Good sound example of later production with clip, moderate fading, imprints and chasing all good, notably precise and responsively calligraphic nib c. 1920 fine stub semiflexfine $275 ORDER

12956 Edward Toddlever-filler oversize all-metal 16K gold filled, 13.2 cm long, grouped parallel lines pattern; initials in barrel cartouche, damaged original #6 Edward Todd nib included, has been replaced with a contemporary warranted #6 nib of excellent quality. An Edward Todd this large is most unusual c. 1928 needlepointexc* $450 ORDER

14108 Edward Toddlever-filler gold filled ringtop, 10.65 cm long, all metal construction with hard rubber section, initials on barrel, an attractive user with an outstanding nib; condition would be fine to excellent but for pinch marks on opposite sides of the cap and missing metal on sides of the heel of the nib (nib has been set more deeply into the section to provide proper support, now fully functional) c. 1928 extra-fine stub flexG-VG* $85 ORDER

13747 EsterbrookRelief 314 mottled hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.3 cm long, fully Esterbrook-marked, manufactured by Wirt. Characteristic bottom-vented Wirt feed, pen shows no sign of ever having been filled, ventless gold Esterbrook-marked nib has one superficial nick or tool mark on the top right tine (see detail) c. 1910 medium oblique italicnear mint* $950 ORDER

14115 EsterbrookRelief No. 1 red and grey pearl lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, 14K gold Relief nib; made in England, beautiful casein plastic cap and barrel. New old stock and never filled, but came to us with a crack in the barrel running through the threads; the barrel mouth has been sleeved with brass and the crack repaired nearly invisibly c. 1938 medium fine obliquenear mint* $275 ORDER

13609 EsterbrookB full-size "Dollar Pen", green pearl lever-filler, 12.1 cm long, stainless steel trim, later #9550 nib with round-bottomed feed c. 1941 extra-fine firmfine-exc $115 ORDER

14095 EsterbrookSJ black lever-filler, 12.1 cm long, stainless steel trim; #2284 nib is Relief-cut shallow-angle oblique c. 1958 broad stub obliquefine $65 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

12930 EversharpDoric slender full-length facetted lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, screw-in Personal Point nib unit, "MANIFOLD"-marked #2 nib is smooth and precise; slight waviness next to lever, exaggerated in photo c. 1935 extra-fine rigidVG-fine $200 ORDER

14061 EversharpCoronet green pearl web lever-filler with gold filled cap with black Pyralin inserts, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, stress lines in barrel ink window do not affect function, as ink is contained by inner ink window of the section underneath; nib is marked "FLEXIBLE" but really only semiflex c. 1937 extra-fine semiflexVG-fine $425 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 a handful of examples of this slender model (Demis are normally shorter than standard Skylines but of the same thickness) c. 1941 extra-fine rigidVG $225 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 $145 ORDER

14109 EversharpSkyline in box black streamlined lever-filler, ribbed 1/10 14K gold filled cap and trim, 12.7 cm long, original price band; has been filled, some shallow bumps to the cap, slight lever opening swelling, unusual fancy box may be somewhat earlier c. 1943 extra-fine firmfine-exc $145 ORDER

13467 EversharpSkyline Gold Award uncommon version with full 1/10 14K yellow gold filled ribbed cap and barrel, 13.6 cm long, lever-filler, striking Machine Age design, two areas of stress cracks in barrel overlay (material probably made too hard), does not affect function, priced accordingly -- otherwise excellent c. 1944 extra-fineVG* $150 ORDER

13788 EversharpSkyline full-size "Army Navy" lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, burgundy with blue striped pearl cap, wide cap band; excellent with no plating wear, some irregularity to crimping of cap band c. 1944 broadexc $165 ORDER

13822 EversharpSymphony dark green lever-filler, 14 cm long, chrome plated cap, gold filled trim, soft and flexible nib c. 1950 medium fine flexexc $120 ORDER

13661 EversharpGregg in box unusual black lever-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, made for resale by the Gregg shorthand company and bearing an enameled Gregg logo in the cap top, and carrying a special Gregg-marked nib over a Skyline-style feed. Wahl-Eversharp made Gregg and Palmer Method pens from the 1920s on, but postwar examples are particularly uncommon, and this is the first example we have had with the original box and instructions c. 1955 extra-fineexc $225 ORDER

13615 Fairchilddip pen gold filled holder with pearl taper, 14.8 cm long excluding ventless Fairchild #4 nib; holder fully marked, nice and clean noting slight seam opening towards front (see detail), does not affect function. Nib is springy, not soft c. 1875 fine flexfine* $95 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 $850 ORDER

13583 John Hollanddip 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 c. 1870 extra-fine flexVG-fine* $265 ORDER

6856 Lynn Sorgatzbutton-filler custom made pen modeled on Parker's so-called "Depression Pens", 12.5 cm long, vintage green pearl and black marble celluloid, gold filled trim, utilizing an original 1930s Parkette 14K gold nib and other vintage Parker parts for the internal mechanism c. 2006 fine stub semiflexmint $285 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* $1250 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

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 $595 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

13539 MooreMidget smooth black hard rubber short vest pocket size safety, 9.15 cm long, good imprints, original surface glossy and unfaded, lively nib, intact safety post inside cap c. 1918 fine flexexc $225 ORDER

13425 MooreNon-Leakable black hard rubber retracting-nib safety with smooth gold filled overlay, 12.1 cm long, Moore #2 nib; one shallow ding and some pinprick marks to the cap, small patch of corrosion at front of barrel overlay (see details), safety post inside cap is absent c. 1920 fine stub flexVG-fine $650 ORDER

13373 Parker24 New Style an extremely rare slip-cap eyedropper-filler design, offered for only a very brief time (mentioned in Parker's Side Talks in 1899, absent from 1898 and 1900 Parker catalogs); mottled hard rubber, correct black hard rubber section, 14.45 cm long, #4 keyhole vent Lucky Curve nib, intact early narrow Lucky Curve feed, barrel imprint worn at ends but almost all legible. Tool marks and crack in section (see details), cap is a precise replacement made from original material c. 1899 extra-fine flexVG* $1500 ORDER

14099 Parker018 in box black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 15 cm long, early example with rounded ends, cap without 1900 patent imprint, barrel imprint without Lucky Curve logo, 1899 last patent application date, unusual feed with split insert in channel. Surface of barrel shallowly rippled, a production quality control issue seen before on Parkers of this era, imprints strong, color excellent. With instructions and original dropper (bulb hardened), box top shows medals from St. Louis and New Orleans expositions of 1904, though pen appears to have been made a bit earlier c. 1900 extra-finefine-exc* $595 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* $1650 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 $1200 ORDER

13552 Parker018 rare black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 13.9 cm long, spearhead Lucky Curve feed, barrel imprint heavily worn, no visible cap imprint, hairline from vent hole of teardrop-vent Lucky Curve nib should be repaired if pen is to be used extensively, otherwise usable as is c. 1905 medium fine stub flexG* $250 ORDER

13448 Parker16 black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled filigree overlay, 13.9 cm long, fully marked, #3 keyhole-vent Lucky Curve nib, intact Lucky Curve feed; an unusually clean example, hard rubber has not been reblackened, interesting dated presentation inscription on barrel cartouche c. 1910 fine flexfine-exc $695 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 $2250 ORDER

12849 Parker20 rare slip-cap button-filler with transparent Bakelite barrel, hard rubber cap; 14.1 cm long, good barrel imprint, no model number on blind cap, #2 keyhole-vent Lucky Curve nib has moderate flex. A transparent silicone sac has been installed c. 1914 fine flexfine $565 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

13988 Parker20½ Jack-Knife Safety black chased hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, nickel plated trim, 12.9 cm long, intact Lucky Curve feed, #2 Lucky Curve nib has scant tipping but is a good writer; name on barrel, unusual configuration, imprint on cap c. 1918 fine flexfine $195 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

11252 Parker14 Jack-Knife Safety black hard rubber ringtop button-filler, sterling silver filigree overlay; 11.6 cm long, minimal fading, milling on blind cap sharp but no number imprint; #2 Lucky Curve nib is very flexible c. 1920 fine flexfine $465 ORDER

13995 Parker20½ Jack-Knife Safety black chased hard rubber screw-cap button-filler, nickel plated trim, 13.5 cm long, intact Lucky Curve feed, #2 Lucky Curve nib is a wet writer with easy flex. As new, hard rubber is crisp and glossy, imprints sharp and bold, fragment of original price and instruction sticker on barrel. End of blind cap has the shadow of a number imprint, "12" c. 1923 medium flexnear mint $265 ORDER

14000 ParkerJack-Knife Safety black chased hard rubber button-filler, 11.4 cm long, nickel plated trim, notable #2 Lucky Curve nib, intact Lucky Curve feed, blind cap is an old unmarked replacement, damage to blind cap threads at end of barrel does not affect function, condition otherwise excellent c. 1925 extra-fine stub semiflexfine* $165 ORDER

14028 ParkerDuofold Senior classic oversize orange button-filler, single raised cap band, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, small Lucky Curve barrel imprint, spearhead feed, massive Duofold nib writes a smooth fine line c. 1926 extra-fine firmfine-exc $450 ORDER

13998 Parkerbutton-filler black line-chased celluloid "Black Line" flat-top, long and slender, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, hard rubber ends, Lucky Curve imprint and #2 nib, intact Lucky Curve feed c. 1927 extra-fine flexexc $195 ORDER

13354 ParkerDuofold Senior large Mandarin Yellow button-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, single raised cap band; nib has ruler wear on left tine, stress line from vent hole (stable, as the nib is quite firm), cap lip has been restored using original period celluloid, repair stronger than new and visible only from inside the cap c. 1927 extra-finefine* $850 ORDER

13753 ParkerDuofold Junior rare and unusual Canadian button-filler in orange Permanite (celluloid) but with giant barrel imprint normally seen only on early hard rubber pens; 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim, single raised cap band, nib is notably calligraphic c. 1927 medium stub flexexc $495 ORDER

12869 Parkerbutton-filler black celluloid "Black Line" flat-top, 11.2 cm long, gold filled trim, hard rubber ends, Lucky Curve imprint and nib, spearhead feed c. 1929 extra-fine firmfine $150 ORDER

13765 Parkerbutton-filler long slender jade green ringtop, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, fine color, long-tined Lucky Curve #3 nib c. 1932 fine stub flexexc $165 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 excellent appearance, minimal wear, and crisp imprints, but with two small cap lip hairlines and a circumferential separation between cap laminations due to age shrinkage over the inner cap (see details; all have been professionally repaired). 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-fine* $650 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

13768 Parkerbutton-filler unusual long and slender model, silver pearl marbled with red spots, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada; excellent color, bold imprints, excellent plus but for spots of plating wear to the clip, #3 Canadian nib c. 1933 extra-fine flexfine-exc $265 ORDER

13527 ParkerDuofold Senior Deluxe set oversize streamline button-filler in Moderne Pearl green and black, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, triple cap bands with wider central band, straong imprint, numbered Duofold Deluxe nib, comb feed; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, color is slightly brighter than that of the pen c. 1934 extra-fine rigidfine-exc $785 ORDER

13414 ParkerDuofold Special black streamline button-filler, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, some posting scratches to barrel from cap, enjoyable nib c. 1935 medium stub semiflexfine $275 ORDER

13752 ParkerDuofold Senior oversize orange streamline button-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, notable semistub flex nib, smooth and responsive with large line width variation c. 1935 medium fine flexfine-exc $450 ORDER

13620 Parkerbutton-filler uncommon Depression-era model, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, like a Deluxe Challenger but different trim, colored rather than black ends; 2nd quarter date codes on both barrel and nib 1936 fine stubVG $165 ORDER

13599 ParkerVacumatic Debutante Golden Pearl laminate, 11.75 cm long, striped jewels and section, scarce "star"clip; good barrel imprint with 2nd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, notable factory stub nib, original aluminum Speedline filler has been replaced with a 1940s plastic-plunger unit 1938 medium stub semiflexfine-exc $265 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

13819 ParkerImperial Debutante Vacumatic set in box golden pearl laminate, gold filled cap with alternating pairs of squiggly and straight lines and cartouche, 12.3 cm long, black jewels, two-tone Arrow nib, aluminum Speedline filler, excellent imprint with 2nd quarter date code, excellent barrel transparency; matching .9 mm pencil has 3rd quarter date code on barrel, both pieces have a name on their barrels 1940 extra-fineexc $650 ORDER

14055 ParkerDuofold Senior red and silver pearl Vac-filler with black stripes, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, triple cap band, aluminum Speedline filler. Largest size, much scarcer than contemporary Vacumatics; strong imprint with 3rd quarter date code, matching 2nd quarter date code on nib, excellent barrel transparency, name engraved on barrel 1941 extra-fineexc $325 ORDER

14044 Parker51 dark blue Vac-filler, undinged 1/10 16K cap in grouped parallel lines pattern, gold filled clip with Blue Diamond, two-tone clutch ring; good barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, extremely fine nib 1945 needlepointexc $225 ORDER

12966 ParkerVacumatic Debutante silver pearl laminate with wide "jeweler's" cap band, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, bold imprint with original silver infill but lacking date code, perfect transparency, appears to be new old stock, never filled (we have replaced the diaphragm), pristine. This pen came to us without a nib; we have installed a correct new old stock nib c. 1946 extra-finenear mint $265 ORDER

14070 ParkerVacumatic Junior silver pearl laminate pump-filler, 12.9 cm long, chrome plated trim (cap bands appear to be leftover wartime sterling silver), strong imprint with 4th quarter date code, barrel darkened but still translucent. Pen was found with present English Parker replacement nib, notable sharp-edged factory italic 1947 extra-broad italicfine-exc* $225 ORDER

13944 ParkerVS set red-brown button-filler, frosty Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, 13.9 cm long, bold deep imprint with 2nd quarter date code, early production with plastic blind cap threads, black hard rubber feed; with matching .9 mm pencil 1947 extra-fineexc $175 ORDER

13843 Parker61 black capillary-filler, 12.8 cm long, stainless steel cap, gold filled trim, test-market design differing in several key respects from the full production version introduced in 1956: "61" logo pierced into gold undernib shield and barrel-end vent; integral barrel and hood construction; unique cap design, interior details shown in US patent 2,773,479, applied for March 1, 1952. Parker intended to put this design into full production until consumers rejected it during test marketing. Shallow dent to undernib shield, sealed hairline in shell at base of nib opening (see details), fully functional and otherwise excellent c. 1953 extra-fineVG-fine* $485 ORDER

13850 Parker51 Demi Special set grey Aerometric filler with polished stainless steel cap, black jewel, with matching .9 mm twist-action pencil. Both pen and pencil are imprinted with the same name; pencil bears late "53" date code, barrel color appears to be the pre-Aerometric grey, differing from the pen's. Pen nib is gold, not Octanium, new sac has been installed c. 1953 extra-fineexc $165 ORDER

13830 Parker61 Classic black capillary-filler, frosty Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim c. 1963 extra-finenear mint $125 ORDER

13834 Parker75 vermeil grid pattern, gold filled trim, early model with solid ends, short-feathered arrow clip, US-made, marked "STERLING/&14K G.F.", section with angle indicator, 14K nib, original clip hang tag. Cap tarnish will easily polish off, interesting (factory?) code engraved on barrel end. Uses standard cartridges or converter (not included) c. 1966 broadmint $365 ORDER

13682 Parker45 prototype with dark grey baked enamel finish over metal cap and barrel, gold plated trim, 14K nib, as new c. 1967 extra-finenear mint $295 ORDER

14114 Parker75 Godron early production in heavy gold plate, solid ends, 20 micron mark, French-made 14K nib unit, metal squeeze converter, section with angle indicator and "0" center mark c. 1968 broadfine-exc $375 ORDER

13420 Parker75 sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, made in USA, marked "STERLING CAP & BARREL", 14K nib marked "XF" on feed; section with angle indicator, no "0", very slightly canted off-axis (see detail); includes later piston-style converter c. 1978 extra-finefine* $ ORDER

13828 Parker75 Flighter stainless steel cap and barrel, chrome plated trim, made in USA, "AC" date code, section with angle indicator, 14K nib, condition as new, uses standard cartridges or converter (not included) 1982 extra-finenear mint $185 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 $695 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

13601 SheafferLifetime oversize black flat-top lever-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on cap top; celluloid section with ink window and fine-finned feed are later Sheaffer replacement parts but from the original working lifetime of the pen (late 1930s/1940s, most likely). Good imprints, name on barrel c. 1927 extra-fine firmfine-exc $225 ORDER

13717 SheafferLifetime desk pen black lever-filler, 19.6 cm long, uncommon reverse trim (chrome rather than gold filled), large White Dot, red trim band, two-tone Lifetime nib with turned-up nib c. 1930 extra-fineexc $165 ORDER

13808 SheafferUniver small black and cream flat-top lever-filler, 11.1 cm long, gold filled trim, strong barrel imprints, "UNIVER" marked nib, slight heat distortion at ends does not affect function, more felt than seen c. 1932 fine stub firmfine $90 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

13571 SheafferGregg Balance set in box full-length slender striated golden pearl lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp bold imprints, section with ink window, #3 nib, Gregg shorthand symbol on barrel; matching pencil uses .9 mm lead. Condition as new but for very slight polishing wear to pen's lever c. 1936 extra-finenear mint $275 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 $120 ORDER

13696 SheafferSnorkel Clipper set in box black pneumatic-filler, 14.1 cm long, patterned stainless steel cap, gold filled trim, White Dot, conical Triumph palladium-silver nib marked F4, with matching .9 mm pencil; nice clean set, one tiny mark on pencil clip, instructions in case under pad, some staining to box c. 1955 extra-fineexc $150 ORDER

13167 SheafferSnorkel Crest burgundy pneumatic-filler, gold filled cap, White Dot, notable broad two-tone Triumph conical nib; Australian production, fully marked c. 1955 broadexc-near mint $250 ORDER

14016 Tiffanydip pen in box 14K solid gold (13.15 grams), 16.2 cm long excluding ventless gold F. T. Pearce #2 nib. Fully marked, engraved "Bertha" on side, Tiffany box in excellent condition13.15 g c. 1900 fine flexexc $895 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 $225 ORDER

14071 WahlTempoint early green gold filled lever-filler ringtop, 9.7 cm long, no Wahl marks on metal, only Boston Safety patent dates and "18 1/8"; crisp "Grecian Border" pattern, early Sheaffer-licensed sprung lever mechanism, #2 Tempoint nib c. 1919 medium stub flexexc $225 ORDER

13366 Wahl-EversharpGold Seal set oversize green and gold "Deco Band" lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Personal Point nib unit, roller clip, rare and mysterious variant with "X" seal instead of the usual double check mark. Massive manifold Gold Seal nib, slight roughness to area around end of lever, nicks to bands at ends, shallow depression on side of barrel (probably from overenthusiastic spot polishing; not really possible to photograph). Includes matching pencil, uses 1.1 mm lead, has name on side, scrape marks, more heavily used than the pen c. 1929 medium firmfine/VG $800 ORDER

13547 Wahl-EversharpDoric large black plunger-filler,13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal, Personal Point section, adjustable two-tone nib, rare form of barrel ink window with scattered opaque blocks, near perfect transparency c. 1938 fine flexnear mint $895 ORDER

14041 Waterman412 black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, early pattern .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13.6 cm long, feed with early patent imprint, sharp overlay imprints with 1884 patent dates on barrel, 1898 date on cap. Star-imprint nib has a semistub tip. Hard rubber is clean, dark, and has not been reblackened. Extremely unusual to find a fine silver filigree in such good condition c. 1900 fine flexexc $1200 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

13613 WatermanRemex black chased hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.8 cm long, narrow 3-fissure long-tailed feed, Remex nib is an elegant writer, good imprints and chasing, though crisper on the cap than on the barrel, moderate even fading c. 1902 extra-fine stub flexfine-exc $250 ORDER

13606 Waterman412 black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, early pattern .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13.35 cm long, feed with patent imprints, imprints on overlay nice and legible, noting nicks and digs to the silver (see details). Hard rubber has been professionally dye-reblackened c. 1902 extra-fine flexVG $785 ORDER

14043 Waterman414 early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.1 cm long, #4 nib is a notable writer, early imprint, stable base crack; imprints on the silver are clean and legible, hard rubber has been professionally chemically reblackened. #4-size fine silver overlays are much less common than #2-size c. 1903 medium stubVG* $875 ORDER

13982 Waterman224 black hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler, sterling silver "Chased" pattern barrel overlay, 14.9 cm long, stable hairline/seam opening at front of overlay (see detail). Ex-Tefft collection c. 1903 fine flexVG-fine* $850 ORDER

13551 Waterman412 early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.5 cm long, #2 New York nib, spoon feed with patent imprints, imprints on cap, top and bottom of barrel overlay. Moderate fading to the hard rubber, which has not been reblackened. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling c. 1903 extra-fine flexfine $865 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* $785 ORDER

13983 Waterman0322 slender black hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler, smooth gold filled barrel overlay, 14.45 cm long, narrow long-tined #2 nib has a stable hairline at its base. Ex-Tefft collection c. 1905 fine stub flexexc* $850 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* $950 ORDER

13614 WatermanRemex smooth black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.8 cm long, a Waterman sub-brand model made specifically for the Royster Guano Company and so imprinted; moderate even fading, nib has a stress line from the vent hole. An unusual but known model, we have seen a few examples over the years c. 1905 fine stub flexfine* $245 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), posting end imprint has caused some plating loss (die too sharp?); nib is long-tined, soft and opens up easily with only slight pressure, has been retipped c. 1905 fine flexfine-exc $950 ORDER

14052 Waterman0502 black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled fine barleycorn overlay, 13.2 cm long, hard rubber crisp and glossy with sharp imprints, including on Spoon Feed; elegant engraved monogram in barrel cartouche c. 1905 extra-fine flexnear mint $950 ORDER

12173 Waterman522 black hard rubber eyedropper-filler 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 $1250 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* $565 ORDER

13631 Waterman0502 gold filled "Chased" pattern eyedropper-filler, 13.3 cm long, posting end has usual scratches from cap but "WATERMAN" imprint clearly legible; spoon feed with patent imprints and long internal tail, tail end chipped, section front edge as well (does not affect function), "Vivian" engraved in barrel cartouche c. 1908 fine flexVG-fine $825 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

13303 Waterman412S Filigree early black hard rubber safety with sterling silver overlay, 12.8 cm long, threaded turning knob, early mechanism with helically-grooved barrel interior, nib turns as it is extended and retracted, #2 New York nib has a few marks from past restraightening, easy soft flex. Hard rubber shows even fading to dark brown, good imprints, silver nicely patinated, internal mechanism repaired, seals replaced c. 1910 broad stub flexfine $800 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 $1200 ORDER

14035 Waterman412 VPSF black hard rubber lever-filler with sterling silver "Filigree" pattern overlay, 11 cm long, unusual short full-girth model with clip, early version with raised threads and two-piece pressure bar with spring. Even fading and wear to hard rubber, scattered shallow marks to silver, clip appears to have been added post-factory (correct, but slightly later imprint, rivet heads not perfectly domed). Fantastic #2 New York nib, double broad true factory italic with flex c. 1915 extra-broad italic flexVG $585 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 $595 ORDER

13116 Waterman0512½ VP uncommon vest-pocket screw-cap eyedropper-filler with smooth gold filled overlay, 10.5 cm long, crisp imprints on hard rubber, elegant monogram engraved on barrel, #2 New York nib c. 1916 fine flexfine-exc $325 ORDER

14040 Waterman0552½V Gothic black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler with gold filled checkerboard pattern overlay, 9.5 cm long; elegant monogram "EB" in barrel cartouche, #2 New York nib is a notable writer c. 1917 fine stub flexfine-exc $220 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 $465 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 $495 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

13424 Waterman42½V black chased hard rubber clipless vest pocket safety, 8.8 cm long, made in USA for French market, French-hallmarked 18K solid gold barrel bands, 18K gold New York nib; even fading and wear, mechanically sound c. 1920 extra-fine semiflexG $120 ORDER

12972 Waterman42½ black chased hard rubber slender full-length clipless safety, 12.8 cm long, crisp and glossy, bold imprints, only slightest fading, lively springy #2 New York nib, tiny fleabite to edge of cap lip (see detail) c. 1920 fine flexexc $265 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

13761 Waterman58 oversize black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 15.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, excellent original color and gloss, has not been reblackened, a couple of scratches on the side of the cap (see detail) c. 1922 fine stub semiflexexc $865 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

13385 Waterman0552½ Pansy Panel black hard rubber slender full-length lever-filler, 13.65 cm long, 18K gold filled overlay with hand-engraved floral decoration; hard rubber crisp with bold imprints, nib is medium flex, will give good line variation without excessive writing pressure c. 1925 medium fine flexexc $565 ORDER

10678 Waterman552½ LEC black hard rubber lever-filler with solid 14K green gold overlay in Sheraton (grouped parallel lines) pattern; 13 cm long, light bumps to ends, barrel engraving has been covered with a matching solid gold plate; nib has a very fine tip, opens up to a considerable degree with slight pressure c. 1925 extra-fine flexVG-fine* $895 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

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

12617 Waterman0552½ LEC long slender hard rubber lever-filler, 13.1 cm long, with full "Pansy 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

13310 Waterman554 LEC black hard rubber lever-filler, 14K solid gold overlay in "Sheraton" pattern, 13.75 cm long, classic Waterman signature-style #4 nib, metal crisp but for a couple of small and shallow bumps, initials engraved in barrel cartouche over previous filled monogram; a large pen of considerable heft and presence c. 1926 medium-fine flexfine-exc $1250 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

13381 Waterman0552½ LEC long slender hard rubber lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, uncommon smooth green gold filled overlay, a handsome and well-proportioned pen with a responsive Waterman #2 nib c. 1927 fine flexfine $350 ORDER

13005 Waterman0552 black hard rubber lever-filler, gold filled "Filigree" overlay, 13.7 cm long; beautiful example of a classic design, bold imprints on barrel posting end, only slightest fading to hard rubber, plating wear to high points of lever, top edge of cap, initials RJW on barrel cartouche; #2 nib has considerable flex, but is springy rather than soft c. 1927 fine flexfine $495 ORDER

13228 Waterman94 Ripple Rose Ripple hard rubber lever-filler, 12.85 cm long; crisp and glossy, no brassing, sharp imprints, traces of silver infill on model number at barrel end, #4 nib is fine-tipped but still offers nice shading with normal writing pressure. Interesting special barrel imprint, "FRIENDLY FIVE SHOES/FIVE DOLLARS" (more on Friendly Five here) c. 1929 extra-fine flexnear mint $950 ORDER

13728 WatermanPatrician oversize "Onyx" lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, red hard rubber ends and section, gold filled trim, all original and mechanically sound, noting typical discoloration, wear to lever plating, and engraved name on clip c. 1929 fine stub semiflexVG-fine $695 ORDER

14053 Waterman5 Ripple red and black hard rubber lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, "Red" keyhole nib and matching color band, uncommon model with distinctive flared cap top; nib has semistub tip c. 1929 fine flexfine-exc $450 ORDER

13287 Waterman51V Ripple rare red and black hard rubber lever-filler, an export model distinguished by its singular #1-size nib, 10.7 cm long, nickel plated trim, good imprints, fine color, slight even fading c. 1930 extra-fine semiflexfine $275 ORDER

13324 Waterman7 Ripple red and black hard rubber lever-filler with scarce and desirable "Blue" nib and band, 14.4 cm long, gold filled trim, 9K solid gold London-hallmarked cap band; barrel imprints worn but fully present, slight even fading to hard rubber. Nib is sharp-edged, calligraphic c. 1930 medium italic semiflexfine-exc $750 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 $595 ORDER

14058 Waterman54 late production clipless smooth black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.85 cm long, nickel plated trim, lever without box, spring-loaded pressure bar; clean imprints, only slight fading with subtle shadow mark on cap from add-on clip; unusual English keyhole-vent #4 nib c. 1938 medium semiflexexc $175 ORDER

14031 Waterman7 black lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, "Tip-Fill" feed; second largest in Waterman line of 1930s, next to Patrician, scarce model. Red disk insert on barrel end denotes a "signature" nib, this example is later production so the matching #7 nib does not bear a color imprint; neatly engraved name on cap band c. 1939 fine flexfine $265 ORDER

13481 WatermanHundred Year elegant black Lucite lever-filler, 12.9 cm long, gold filled with Ideal globe logo on clip rivet, hard to find superfine tipped Hundred Year #17 nib; name lightly and unobtrusively imprinted on barrel c. 1940 needlepointfine $265 ORDER

14092 WatermanCrusader Taperite dark blue lever-filler, 11.5 cm long, frosted aluminum cap, hooded nib c. 1947 fine stubexc $105 ORDER

14093 WatermanCrusader black slip-cap lever-filler, 13 cm long, two-tone metal cap, chrome plated trim; usual slight scuffs and marks to cap, nib will open up but requires some pressure c. 1949 fine flexfine $120 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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