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13203: Paillard Semper 183: black chased hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.6 cm long, marked "IMPORTE ETATS-UNIS" and with a French-hallmarked 18K nib marked "MADE IN U.S.A." Paillard was a French pen company, but like many European makers sourced nibs and whole pens from the United States.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $225

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10032: Palmer Method pinback button: penmanship award, 2.1 cm diameter, four available, price is per button, specify which desired when ordering.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-exc • $35

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10130: Palmer Method pinback button: penmanship award, 1.9 cm diameter, for having "SATISFACTORILY MASTERED THE FIRST 25 DRILLS IN THE PALMER METHOD MANUAL"; two available, price is per button -- specify which desired.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $35

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11965: Pen-N-Pencil Twinpoint: 14K gold filled all-metal lever-filler, 13.2 cm long; crisp grouped lines pattern, excellent quality, fully marked, #2 Twinpoint nib is a smooth writer. Unusual model, in that the Pen-N-Pencil Co. mostly made combos, as the Twinpoint model name suggests. No brassing or dents, name engraved on barrel.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $200

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12386: Pen-O-Pencil Twinpoint combo: gold pearl and black marbled lever-filler, 14.9 cm long, gold filled trim, casein color band on barrel, nice strong imprint with "PAT. APP. FOR", pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, #4 Twinpoint nib is a responsive writer; a hairline crack in the cap lip has been repaired nearly invisibly, the only trace being a line resembling a faint scratch (see detail).

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $200

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11654: Pick Fountpencil stylographic pen: black lever-filler with bright red ends, 12.2 cm long, nickel plated trim, weighted needle intact and a smooth writer; barrel imprint reads "THE UNIVERSAL STYLO CO./FOREST HILLS, L.I., N.Y." but pen is clearly a Pick.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $150

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11903: Pick Fountpencil stylographic pen: black lever-filler with bright red ends, 12.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, weighted needle intact and a smooth writer.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $150

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13479: Pilot Super 100: black tab-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold plated trim, inlaid 14K nib, tab filler; scratches to the cap, a few marks to the tassie at the end of the barrel, otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $95

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13351: Pilot Super 200: black tab-filler, 14.1 cm long, gold plated trim, inlaid 14K gold "SCRIPT" nib, clean barrel imprints, "HITACHI" on barrel.

DATE: c. 1968 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine firm • $120

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13270: Pilot Art Craft Silvern in box: sterling silver with relief decoration of dragons, 13.3 cm long, gold plated trim, 18K "Signature" nib, "knob" filler (tab on end of sac housing is flipped to flatten sac). In box with outer sleeve.

DATE: c. 1972 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium broad • $450

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13272: Pilot three-piece set in box: Myu line brushed stainless steel with black stripes, fine fiber-tip, ballpoint, and 0.5 mm H1505 injector pencil, pencil with barrel sticker; box has holder for only one item, with instructions and damaged outer sleeve.

DATE: c. 1973 • CONDITION: mint • $265

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13627: Pilot Custom in box: black cartridge-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold plated trim, 18K nib.

DATE: 1974 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine • $150

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13261: Pilot Custom set in box: black cartridge-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold plated trim, with matching ballpoint and 0.5 mm mechanical pencil; new old stock, fountain pen retains sticker on barrel; 14K nib, box with outer sleeve.

DATE: 1976 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $195

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13253: Pilot FD in box: black lacquer with signed maki-e decoration of flying crane and clouds, 13.2 cm long, gold plated trim, 18K nib, squeeze-filler converter included; new old stock in box with outer sleeve.

DATE: 1979 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $450

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13269: Pilot FD in box: black lacquer with signed maki-e decoration of phoenix, 13.2 cm long, gold plated trim, 18K nib, squeeze-filler converter included; new old stock in box with outer sleeve.

DATE: 1979 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $395

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13266: Pilot FD in box: black lacquer with signed maki-e decoration of plum blossoms, 13.4 cm long, gold plated trim, 14K nib, squeeze-filler converter included; new old stock in box.

DATE: 1980 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $395

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13249: Pilot Capless/Vanishing Point in box: cordovan, scarce non-USA market color, facetted barrel, 14K nib, new old stock, hang tag on clip, still sealed in plastic, in box with outer sleeve.

DATE: c. 1986 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $395

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13260: Pilot Capless/Vanishing Point in box: cordovan, scarce non-USA market color, facetted barrel, 14K nib, new old stock, hang tag on clip, in box with instructions, outer sleeve, does not include converter.

DATE: 1986 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $350

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13265: Pilot Capless/Vanishing Point in box: glossy black, facetted barrel, 14K nib, new old stock, hang tag on clip, still sealed in plastic, in box with instructions, outer sleeve.

DATE: c. 1986 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $275

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13246: Pilot Grandee in box: smooth sterling silver cartridge-filler, 13.3 cm long, squeeze converter included, 14K white gold nib, in Art Craft box with instructions, spare ink cartridge, outer sleeve; new old stock, light tarnish.

DATE: 1991 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $325

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13264: Pilot Grandee in box: smooth sterling silver cartridge-filler, 13.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, squeeze-filler converter included, 14K white gold nib, new old stock, in Art Craft box with instructions, spare cartridges, outer sleeve.

DATE: 1991 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $325

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12854: Platinum Sharp commemorative Ever Sharp pencil in box: specially made for the Sharp Electronics Corporation, to commemorate one of founder Hayakawa Tokuji's first products; injector pencil uses .5 mm lead, chrome plated trim with applied spiral pattern; in gift-wrapped original packaging.

DATE: c. 1990 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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11146: Presto lever-filler: dark maroon marbled oversize flat-top in Bakelite, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim; warranted #8 nib gives nice line variation with a bit of pressure. Shallow crease in barrel surface is a manufacturing flaw typical for the material. Bakelite was not commonly used for pens in the USA as its brittleness did not allow for thin-walled caps and barrels.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine semiflex • $165

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13546: Record safety: miniature ringtop, black hard rubber with 18K gold filled octagonal overlay, 8.2 cm long, excellent but for one small ding to the side of the cap. "Record" pens were made by Cavaliere of Milan, the leading producer of metal overlays in Italy and supplier to Waterman, Montblanc, Astoria, and others.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $265

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9862: Reform 1745: German-made piston-filler, 13 cm long, gold plated trim, green barrel with black cap and filler knob. Pelikan-style screw-in interchangeable nib unit, two-tone plated steel nib, blue-tinted ink window. New old stock, with sticker -- several available. Please note that at this price, we cannot test and tune nibs as we do for our regular stock items: we are selling these as found, from the factory.

DATE: c. 1980 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium fine • $20

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12209: Reynolds Rocket ballpoint desk set: rare institutional desk version of Reynolds' infamous pioneer ballpoint; pen is anodized aluminum, ball tip is intact, original refill has not been replaced, nonfunctional as is, chain attachment to black-finished cast zinc base, screw hole in front of base to allow permanent attachment to a counter or table.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine* • $165

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11020: Reynolds International ballpoint: aluminum, main barrel finished in dark purple-blue; 14.6 cm long, not working, a relic of the beginnings of the postwar ballpoint craze; original price was $12.50 -- as much as the top-line fountain pens of the era.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine* • $105

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6964: Reynolds International ballpoint: aluminum, 14.5 cm long; not working, a relic of the beginnings of the postwar ballpoint craze; original price was $12.50 -- as much as the top-line fountain pens of the era.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine • $95

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6797: Reynolds Rocket ballpoint: aluminum with black anodized end, 12.3 cm long, clipless model, black plastic sliding tip cover; cartridge intact but dried out.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $50

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6796: Reynolds Rocket ballpoint: aluminum with black anodized end, 12 cm long, aluminum sliding tip cover, Reynolds-marked chrome clip; tip ball missing, not in working condition.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine* • $60

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9718: Rover safety: black hard rubber with gold filled overlay, 10.9 cm long, milled ends, translucent red inlay in cap crown; most Rover pens appear to have been made by other makers, and this example seems to be a Montegrappa product. Seals have been replaced, a good writer, in clean condition aside from some plating wear.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $450

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12887: Ruxton Multi-Vider Executive slide rule pencil: black bakelite with gold-filled trim, 16.1 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; unlike on most Multi-Viders, the crown pulls straight off with no bayonet-style twist lock, nozzle is two-part and lead is extended by turning the base part, and counterclockwise. As new with minimal storage wear, clip rivet holes drilled but no sign of clip ever having been installed -- purchased by us as part of a group of factory experimental pieces. Instructions and further info here. Three available.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: near mint* • $200

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13555: Ruxton Multi-Vider slide rule pencil: black bakelite with silver-filled trim, 16.5 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, lead reservoir revealed by sliding open the body; some plating wear, used but not abused, fully functional. Instructions and further info here..

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG • $150

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12934: S. Eto Vanco double-lead two-color pencil in box: made in Osaka, Japan, 11 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; turn the crown one direction to extend the black lead, the other direction to extend the red. Wild swirled red and grey celluloid. New old stock, with instructions, minor plating dulling from age.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $150

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12935: S. Eto Vanco double-lead two-color pencil in box: made in Osaka, Japan, 11 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; turn the crown one direction to extend the black lead, the other direction to extend the red. Grey pearl and black celluloid resembles a color used on Sheaffer's subbrand pens of the 1930s, but lower quality with a few areas where shrinkage has left small depressions in the surface. New old stock with instructions, some age dulling of plating.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $125

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13709: Sanford & Bennett Gravity Stylo in box: brick red hard rubber vest-pocket eyedropper-filler stylographic, 9.85 cm long, black ends, slip-on clip, imprinted "HOME OUTING 1916"; new and unused, in box with instructions, ends of inner slide-out box missing, some losses to box top label (see details).

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium fine • $150

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12701: Schnell The Arlington: smooth black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, crisp and glossy, 13.7 cm long, bold deep imprints, #5 Master Pen nib is missing tipping on one side, cannot be used to write as is. Julius Schnell was one of the most important suppliers of machined parts to the pen trade, but pens sold under his own name are rare, especially those predating his Penselpen combos of the late 1920s.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: near mint* • $295

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7187: Schnell Penselpen: striking red and pearl pen-pencil ringtop combination, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, distinctive sliding bar filler, pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead; correct original nib and patent feed; sac removed to preserve near-perfect color.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra fine • $595

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12725: Soma button-filler: burgundy, 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim, made in France, unusual feed matching in color, 18K warranted nib writes a nicely shaded line with normal writing pressure; slight irregularity of lowest cap band appears to be a manufacturing error.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $125

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10233: Stylographic Pen Co. stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.65 cm long, even fading and wear, 1881 patent date clearly legible, spring action gold needle is intact, as is the tip, spring is present but bent, does not wedge into recess in central rod as intended, not guaranteed functional as is.

DATE: c. 1882 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine • $150

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12733: Stylomine 303: small black French pump-filler, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, semi-hooded nib, chalk marks on barrel, original accordion sac has been replaced by a conventional sac, fill pen by twisting transparent plunger instead of pressing (as described here).

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine firm • $125

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13427: Tacos safety: mottled hard rubber, 12.15 cm long, made in France, sharp barrel imprint, 18K nib also imprinted; excellent but for crack just beginning from nib vent hole (see detail), should be stable if nib used with a light touch and not aggressively flexed.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $185

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11063: The King safety: black hard rubber with 18K gold filled overlay, 11.25 cm long, Waterman-style, Italian manufacture, excellent quality, engine turning crisp, some light bumps to edge of cap crown, replacement warranted nib is a responsive writer, smooth and calligraphic.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $800

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10944: Tiffany magic pencil: large hexagonal sterling silver ringtop, 13.8 cm long extended, 7.9 cm retracted, interesting 1911 presentation inscription with engravings of a thistle and roses; uses 1.5 mm (VS) lead.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $325

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

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: G • $45

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12713: Uhlmann Eterno: black hard rubber Italian safety, 18K gold filled overlay, 10.85 cm long, fully marked on cap and barrel, nib has nice flex but tipping is scant and rather draggy.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $275

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12327: Unger Brothers dip pen: sterling silver, Art Nouveau grotesque mask design in high relief, 16.2 cm long excluding nib; highly desirable model from a premier American maker, fully marked, ferrule heavily dinged with split on one side (see details), but still fully functional; listed as model #7744 in Unger Brothers' catalog of 1904.

DATE: c. 1904 • CONDITION: G-VG* • $1200

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8942: Unger Brothers dip pen: sterling silver Art Nouveau sea serpent design in high relief, 16.6 cm long, excluding nib; highly desirable model from a premier American maker, fully marked; shallow denting to the ferrule, some splitting at front edge (see details), does not affect function; listed as #7743 in Unger Brothers' catalog of 1904.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG* • $1500

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11211: Unic Duocolor: French-market version of Zerollo's famous two-nibbed fountain pen, boldly patterned red and black hard rubber, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, bold imprints with patent number and both Unic and Zerollo names, crisp knurling at cap top. Condition is like new, noting a tiny nick to the cap lip (see detail; very common on these pens). Unusually, the nibs are different in tip width, one being more calligraphic and the other more suitable for note-taking.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium stub flex/fine semiflex • $6500

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13213: Unic button-filler: French-made gold filled ringtop, 8.9 cm long, responsive 18K warranted nib; several shallow bumps to metal but engine turning crisp, no brassing; tool marks on section.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $95

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13433: Unic Plextyl: large black button-filler, made in France, 14.3 cm long, gold filled trim, stainless steel Unic #6 nib; crisp imprints, clip is a replacement and of different design from the original.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $120

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11571: United States Fountain Pen Co. Victor: black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 1/10 18K gold filled overlay with hand engraved floral pattern, 13.5 cm long; Walker Davison #3 nib is a high quality old replacement. Brassing to ends of barrel overlay, cap has toothmarks at end and two test cuts (see details) -- a pity, as 90% of the overlay is crisp and clean.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: G-VG* • NIB: fine firm • $275

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12264: Villiers & Jackson cedar pencil holder: smooth 9K solid gold ringtop, 5.6 cm long, full Chester hallmarks, weighs 6.6g, one small shallow ding.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $120

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12232: Webb, Baker sheath pencils: two, both in sterling silver, 6.5 and 6.9 cm long, one by Francis Webb of Birmingham, the other by Edward Baker, dings and wear, ring fitting rather crudely added to the Baker.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: G-VG* • $60

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13532: Webster Four Star: striated silver-grey pearl twist-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, section with transparent ink window, Four Star nib with turnup tip, over the top military clip; a true twist-filler directly descended from A. A. Waterman, here made for retail by Sears as an own-brand pen of excellent quality.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $145

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12081: Weidlich & Simpson Simplofiller: rare oversize matchstick-filler in mottled hard rubber, 15.3 cm long, massive Weidlich #8 nib, pin at top of cap is inserted into hole in side of barrel to depress pressure bar; excellent barrel imprint, excellent color, small scratch on cap next to vent hole appears to be flaw in hard rubber stock (see detail).

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine firm • $1500

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12843: Williamson Stylo: smooth black hard rubber lever-filler, 12.6 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprints, intact weighted needle.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $165

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10574: Williamson button-filler: Vacumatic-style burgundy pearl laminate, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Italy, very flexible long-tined Williamson nib, cap jewel appears to be a replacement (more rounded than usual conical profile).

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $600

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13610: Wilrite set in box: gold plated lever-filler, 12.4 cm long, checkerboard pattern, 14K warranted nib, with matching pencil, uses 1.1 mm lead; shallow dent next to lever, spot of solder on pencil clip; economy-line set.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium • $120

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10705: Wirt Phenix 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.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine flex • $185

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12371: Wirt eyedropper-filler: black chased hard rubber screw-cap, 13.75 cm long, gold filled trim, pearl-slabbed barrel with unusually large number of unusually narrow slabs; marked only on the ventless gold nib, typical Wirt construction and design throughout, nib has good flex but tends to dig in if pressed, could be smoothed to provide more line variation; moderate fading, mostly to cap.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $675

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12373: Wirt lever-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.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine stub semiflex • $125

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11209: Zerollo Duo Color in box: legendary two-nibbed Italian pen in smooth black hard rubber, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, good strong cap imprint, clean original box.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $4650

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