Other Makers: A to C

13641: A. A. Waterman 70: rare oversize black chased hard rubber slip-cap twist-filler, 15 cm long, nickel plated trim, #7 Modern nib with characteristic trefoil vent hole, opens wide with minimal pressure. Good chasing and strong imprints, including the infamous "NOT CONNECTED WITH/THE L. E. WATERMAN CO." disclaimer. Hard rubber has been professionally dye-reblackened.

DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine stub flex • $695

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6939: A. A. Waterman twist-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).

DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine • $800

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11926: A. A. Waterman twist-filler: gold filled filigree slip-cap, 14.6 cm long, hard rubber glossy and unfaded with strong imprints, only slight posting scratches, metal crisp and unbrassed, monogram skilfully engraved in indicia; #2 nib with distinctive three-lobed vent hole.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine flex • $850

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12182: A. A. Waterman twist-filler: large gold filled filigree slip-cap, 15 cm long, clean metalwork, hard rubber lightly and evenly faded, noting marks and wear to the filler knob. Replacement warranted nib is a good writer.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $500

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11835: Aikin Lambert Cadet: black chased hard rubber clipless vest-pocket lever-filler, 11 cm long, gold filled trim, cap imprint of cadet in West Point style uniform, #1-size nib imprinted "CADET"; rare subbrand model, evenly browned, even wear, no damage but note defects in cap chasing.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine • $100

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13541: Aikin Lambert dip pen: sterling silver, 15.7 cm long excluding nib, unusual pattern combining typical relief scrollwork with a fluted hexagonal center section; light dings and marks, #3 Aikin Lambert ventless gold nib is in excellent condition, springy but not soft.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $265

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12852: Aikin Lambert eyedropper-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.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $400

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9987: Aikin Lambert eyedropper-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.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $850

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11765: Aikin Lambert eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber taper-cap, 14.1 cm long, gold filled "Chased" pattern barrel overlay, narrow feed, teardrop-vent Aikin Lambert #2 nib flexes enough to give nice shading; cap is sound but mottled from light-fading.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $450

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11968: Aikin Lambert eyedropper-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.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $800

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12862: Aikin Lambert magic pencil: sterling silver twist-pattern ringtop, 7.7 cm long closed, 13.25 cm extended, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead; fully marked, metal crisp and clean, mechanism smooth and positive.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $265

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13137: Aikin Lambert Mercantile: 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.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium flex • $245

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12397: Aikin Lambert needle case: chased sterling silver, ringtop fitting, 11.5 cm long, fully marked, end unscrews to give access to interior compartment.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc • $90

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6319: Aikin Lambert Pet display card: very rare original display, 15.2 cm high, with 6 out of 12 pens still present; pens are miniature ringtop eyedropper-fillers in black hard rubber, with red or light green casein ends and 14K gold nibs, averaging 6.4 cm long; unused and of excellent quality, they are rather evenly sun-faded, and one of the red tops has two chips on the side facing the card; from a long-closed New York area pen shop, the only example of its kind we have seen.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $650

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13556: Aikin Lambert Pike's Peak Special: clipless black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.65 cm long, nickel plated trim, hard rubber crisp and glossy, cap imprint characteristic of Aikin Lambert pens specially produced for retailers -- in this case, most probably the Pike's Peak Book & Stationery Company of Colorado Springs, Colorado; #3 nib gives good line width variation, but requires deliberate pressure to open up.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine flex • $165

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12164: Aikin Lambert retracting 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.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $200

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12225: Aikin Lambert sheath pencil: sterling silver, 8.2 cm long, engraved "APOLLO CLUB", fully marked, suspension ring.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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11564: Aikin Lambert sleeve-filler: black hard rubber self-filler, gold filled hand engraved overlay, 14.1 cm long, barrel sleeve rotates to provide access to pressure bar (Waterman's first sleeve-filler patent of 1905, but used only on subbrand pens and Aikin Lamberts, after Waterman's takeover of Aikin Lambert c. 1907); #2 nib is lively and expressive, a few shallow marks to the cap crown, condition otherwise excellent; a high quality pen with an unusual filling mechanism.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $1250

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7215: American Lead Pencil Bi-Graph stylographic pen: black hard rubber, 12 cm long, bold imprints, needle present but frozen.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine* • $80

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12337: American Pencil Co. giant "The Twins" dip pen and pencil set in box: wood with swirl-pattern lacquer finish, pen is 25.5 cm long excluding steel "Midget" falcon nib, octagonal "Whoopee" pencil is a real pencil, with thick lead all the way through. Usual age cracquelure to finish, box split at one end, as new with just age and storage wear.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • $125

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12335: American Pencil Co. No. 19 "Midget" dip pen: giant novelty pen, 29.5 cm long including nib, plated brass ferrule, usual cracquelure to swirled lacquer finish, nib has a bit of superficial rust but is overall quite clean, fragments of decal next to ferrule identify pen as souvenir from Lookout Mountain.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $105

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12338: American Pencil Co. pencil case: wooden holder, 29 cm long, in the form of a giant pencil with a screw-on nickeled brass end cap; faux woodgrained finish, marked "PATENT/APPL'D FOR"; dings to end cap, partial split to mating ferrule (see details).

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: VG • $65

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4251: Ancora glassine envelope: advertising for Duplex pens, 5 x 9.5 cm, printed on both sides, new old stock.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: mint • $10

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11163: Arnold Fountain Safety Razor: patented portable razor in the form of an oversized black chased hard rubber pen, complete with gold filled cap band; 15.1 cm long, blade holder unscrews to allow blade to be replaced. Hard rubber has been professionally reblackened.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • $150

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10508: Arnold Fountain Safety Razor: patented portable razor in the form of an oversized black chased hard rubber pen, complete with gold filled cap band; 15 cm long, crisp chasing and imprints, moderate fading; blade holder unscrews to allow blades (not included) to be replaced.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: exc • $165

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12274: Arthur Downing cedar pencil holder: 9K solid gold ringtop, bold ribbed pattern, 6.7 cm long, full Birmingham hallmarks, weighs 12g, slider rivets slightly loose, crack to slider rim does not affect function.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $180

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

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

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11986: Astoria miniature safety: black hard rubber ringtop with Italian 18K gold filled filigree overlay, 7.8 cm long, Astoria-marked 14K nib; true filigree work in this case, with beaded wire, excellent quality, must be examined closely for full appreciation. Seals have not been replaced, not ink-tight.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine semiflex • $1650

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12226: Augusto Geroso sheath pencil: large coin silver (.800 fine), 9.2 cm long, suspension ring at end, made in Italy, inlaid colored enamel decoration for the Tiro Federal Argentino; some losses to the enamel.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG • $200

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13594: Aurora 88: classic Nizzoli-designed Italian piston-filler, black with gold filled cap, 13.6 cm long, nickel plated barrel trim rings; piston seal has been replaced, responsive hooded nib, low serial number indicates early production.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $250

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13335: Aurora 88: classic Nizzoli-designed Italian piston-filler, black with chrome plated "Nikargenta" cap, 13.7 cm long, nickel plated barrel trim rings, hard rubber hood and turning knob; ink window transparency good, piston seal has been replaced, responsive hooded nib.

DATE: c. 1951 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $200

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9385: Aurora 88K: black piston-filler, 13.7 cm long, chrome plated cap, piston seal has been replaced; as new, noting scattered age flaking of the chrome (see details), and barrel custom-imprinted for CEAT, the famous Italian tiremaker.

DATE: c. 1954 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine semiflex • $250

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7259: Aurora Olo: red pearl button-filler, 13.2 cm long, chrome plated trim, bold barrel imprint, Olo #3 nib has scant iridium and is rather draggy, but very flexible; filler button is an old replacement, as also appears to be the case with the blind cap (which lacks a metal end cap).

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-fine stub flex • $385

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10790: Autofiller twist-filler: oversize black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 15.7 cm long, crisp and glossy, bold imprints, big #8 Autofiller nib is toothy, much like a Victorian dip pen, wide double-vented feed, twist knob is a replacement copy in hard rubber to original dimensions.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $600

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11969: Autofiller twist-filler: black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 15.2 cm long, good chasing and imprints, including 1903 patent date, some scratches at ends, 14K Waterman nib is a replacement from the 1940s; an unusually long pen.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine • $150

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8659: Autopoint tab-filler: black and pearl, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent color and like new but for slight plating wear to lower cap band; an extremely rare fountain pen, of the highest quality, made by the Autopoint company of Chicago, primarily a pencil company; big smooth #6 Autopoint nib, filler mechanism similar to that of contemporary Auroras.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $825

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13072: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 13.2 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, but a stress marks from the clip hole, heat distortion to the cap, fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $110

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13075: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber vest pocket model with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.1 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, moderate fading to hard rubber, end of barrel slightly out of round.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $75

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13069: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber ringtop with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim. New old stock, moderate fading to hard rubber, crack in cap lip.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG* • $45

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13068: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber ringtop with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim. New old stock, but moderate fading to hard rubber.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $75

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13067: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber ringtop with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim. New old stock, but moderate fading to hard rubber.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $75

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13074: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.2 cm long, gold filled trim. New old stock, but slight swelling to cap above clip, end of barrel out of round.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $105

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13064: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.1 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, but heat distortion to cap, end of barrel slightly out of round, fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap, stress mark from clip hole.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $70

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13077: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 13.1 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, but a stress mark from the clip hole, heat distortion to the cap, end of barrel slightly out of round, some fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $115

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13071: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 13.2 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, but a couple of stress marks from the clip hole, some pitting to clip, fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $110

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13065: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.2 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, but slight heat distortion to cap, fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap, nick to surface right below.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $90

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13076: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.2 cm long, gold filled trim. New old stock, but slight swelling to cap above clip, end of barrel slightly out of round, some fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $120

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10782: Baignol Tank 400: unusual French oversize eyedropper-filler, 14.8 cm long, originally sold with multiple interchangeable transparent Lucite barrels pre-filled with ink; original gold-plated stainless steel Baignol semi-tubular nib, truly enormous ink capacity.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $500

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12764: Bayard 20/265: slender black French-made accordion-sac pump-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, original sac intact, 18K gold nib, excellent appearance but some scratches to barrel.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $95

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12727: Bayard 824: slender black slip-cap accordion-sac pump-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, made in France, original chalk marks on barrel, never filled, original sac intact, 18K gold Bayard nib.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $145

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12732: Bayard Excelsior 588: small dark green French-made pump-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, hooded nib, original chalk marks on barrel, superficial shop wear; original accordion sac has been replaced by a conventional sac, fill pen by twisting transparent plunger instead of pressing (as described here).

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $125

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

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

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12730: Bayard Special Luxe: black lever-filler with blue pearl veins, 12.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, cap and barrel material is probably celluloid but may be casein -- do not soak! 18K gold warranted nib, likely an old replacement; strong barrel imprint, some shrinkage to both cap and barrel, handsome overall appearance.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium semiflex • $165

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12724: Bayard (?) lever-filler: black, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, unmarked, made in France, plated stainless steel nib marked "W.O./INOX/IRIDIUM"; appears to be new old stock, with some storage nicks and scratches.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $95

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13554: Brown & Bigelow dip pen: aluminum, 16 cm long excluding plated nib, an advertising item marked for the Hotel Sutter in San Francisco. Brown & Bigelow were later known as the makers of the Redipoint mechanical pencil, but they had previously had a long history of making aluminum promotional items of all sorts.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $80

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12247: Butler (?) dip pen and pencil combination: sterling silver, 9.8 cm long closed, full London hallmarks with strong date letter, maker's mark illegible, rare with Bramah clamp holder for quill slips, pencil nozzle has been shortened, uses 1.05 mm "M" lead; engraved name "B. Stephens".

DATE: c. 1837 • CONDITION: VG* • $600

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10337: Camel button-filler: silver-grey pearl marble, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, black ends; a later-production version without the built-in ink-pellet recess in the filler button, bold barrel imprint with two camels drinking logo, same design on the very smooth and responsive nib. Condition like new, noting slight wave to nib from straightening after being sprung.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $325

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13284: Camel ink-pellet button-filler: green-veined pearl with black ends, 12.6 cm long, gold filled trim; classic barrel imprint with two camels drinking logo, same design on the nib, with second later imprint on other side of barrel. The ink pellet compartment has been sealed shut with wax to keep it ink-tight for use as a regular button-filler; to open for use with ink pellets, section should be removed to give full access to the filling mechanism. Some staining to the cap, but barrel color is excellent.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $325

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13649: Camel ink-pellet button-filler: red and tan-veined silver pearl (same material as Waterman's "Steel Quartz"), black ends, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim; bold classic barrel imprint with two camels drinking logo, same design on the nib, with second patent imprint on other side of barrel. The ink pellet compartment has been sealed shut with wax to keep it ink-tight for use as a regular button-filler; to open for use with ink pellets, section should be removed to give full access to the filling mechanism. Clip is tight to the cap but wiggles slightly side to side.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium semiflex • $350

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12754: Carey eyedropper-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.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine stub flex • $895

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11110: Carter advertising thermometer: porcelain enamel on iron, 69 cm (27 inches) high, typical losses to enamel and rust spots, has not been restored, thermometer not working, colors bright with no fading or crazing.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: G* • $300

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12372: Carter Inx: blue on blue ringtop lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprints, slight gapping around lever opening.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $105

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12647: Carter Inx: large #5-size lever-filler in blue-on-blue marble, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprints, some plating wear.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine • SOLD

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11598: Cartier combination: 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.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $450

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13250: Cartier d'Exception ballpoint with watch in box: limited edition of only 2000 pieces, grey lacquer with platinum finish, mother of pearl dial, full packaging including outer box, matching numbered certificate, other accessories. Watch may require battery replacement.

DATE: c. 2006 • CONDITION: mint • $2800

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13252: Cartier Must de Cartier ballpoint in box: gold plated, made in France, new old stock, with all packaging but appears to have been switched with the packaging for the matching fountain pen.

DATE: c. 2000 • CONDITION: mint • $200

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13475: Cattaraugus knife pencil: red-veined cream celluloid body, chrome plated trim, 12.8 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; one cutting blade and one nail file, good snap to both, plating losses to nose cone,celluloid is excellent with beautiful color.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine • $250

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12957: Century eyedropper-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.

DATE: c. 1898 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine stub flex • $250

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11527: Century eyedropper-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).

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: G-VG • NIB: fine flex • $650

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12664: Chilton 98: 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.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine flex • $985

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9839: Chilton Golden 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.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium flex • $850

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7628: Chilton pneumatic-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).

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: G-VG* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $225

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9594: Chilton pneumatic-filler: mottled hard rubber ringtop, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprints, no brassing, typical minor rim chipping to barrel end plug (see detail), Chilton #2 nib has block capitals imprint, may be slightly later.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $265

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9875: Chilton pneumatic-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.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine flex • $275

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9848: Chilton pneumatic-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.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $225

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12056: Crocker blow-filler: black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 13.1 cm long, early and unusual example with New York imprint, narrow keel feed, hole in cap top so pen can be filled with cap posted; crisp and glossy, bold imprints and chasing, nib imprinted "THE/CROCKER/N.Y." with scrolling flourishes, has tipping but hairline from vent into imprint.

DATE: c. 1901 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $450

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13569: Crocker (?) Puritan: black chased hard rubber screw-cap blow-filler, 13.3 cm long, original price band, even fading but unused, no sign of ever having been filled. Imprinted only "PURITAN/MADE IN AMERICA", with pointing hand on screw cap, warranted nib, narrow keel feed resembles contemporary Crocker production, very likely a Crocker sub-brand model.

DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine firm • $165

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12574: Cross magic pencil: gold filled ringtop, 6.3 cm closed, 11.6 cm extended, uses standard 2mm lead; crisp engine turning, fully marked; Cross magic pencils are uncommon.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc • $165

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12344: Cross Peerless letter scale: brass, originally nickel plated, 15.7 cm high, letter is held in clip to weigh, or a string-tied package can be suspended by the hook. Marked "THE CROSS PEN CO./BOSTON".

DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: G • $60

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11640: Cross sheath clutch pencil: gold filled clamp-action lead holder uses thick 3 mm marking lead, 8.9 cm long including sheath and suspension ring. Fully marked on both pieces, small bruise to crown (see detail).

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine • $150

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12558: Cross stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.6 cm long, fully marked, with Jan. 29, 1878 patent date; sprung needle design, but needle has corroded and is frozen in the tip, tiny splits in the hard rubber where the metal tip is held, even fading to hard rubber overall.

DATE: c. 1879 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine • $95

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12119: Cross stylographic pen: unusual short black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 8.8 cm long, fully marked on section with Jan 20, 1878 patent date; crisp chasing and knurling, no fading, needle is broken and stuck in tip, spring-loaded design.

DATE: c. 1879 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine • $200

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7659: Cross stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 11.9 cm long, thick model with unusual chased cap; crisp and glossy, bold section imprint without patent date, has been converted to a scribing tool -- probably as a means to recycle unused but obsolete old stock (not usable as a pen).

DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: mint* • $125

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13309: Crown eyedropper-filler: early black hard rubber straight-cap, 12.4 cm long, over under feed, two-step section, crisp barrel imprint reads "WORLD'S FAIR/CHICAGO./CROWN PEN CO." Hard rubber excellent and unfaded, rough spot at rim of section step is a manufacturing slip; nib is missing its tipping and is cracked at its heel, not functional as is, a scarce datable early Chicago-made fountain pen.

DATE: c. 1892 • CONDITION: fine* • $265

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