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13802: Artbrown safety: unusual and interesting mix of styles, Vac-like end jewels, cap like an early 1940s Waterman Emblem Pen; 11.7 cm long, gold plated trim, nib is gold plated stainless steel, cap and barrel appear to be lacquered hard rubber. Internal spiral has been repaired, seals replaced. Japanese-made safety pens are uncommon.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $265

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13807: Conway Stewart 28: lavender candystripe lever-filler, gold filled trim, 12.8 cm long, evenly faded from red (original color visible inside cap and on front part of barrel), #5 nib has worn imprint but is a smoothly calligraphic writer, plating losses to clip, good overall appearance, cap posts only very loosely on barrel end.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $120

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13773: Cross stylographic pen in box: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.5 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp and glossy with patent dates January 29, 1878, May 24, 1881; tip intact but needle frozen inside, broken off internal spring mounting (see detail), small tool marks on section, otherwise as new, in box marked "WATERLOW & SONS LIMITED LONDON".

DATE: c. 1882 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine • $145

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13733: Eversharp Skyline: brown streamlined lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, wartime gold filled over silver trim, ribbed metal cap; typical plating wear to lever.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium broad • $80

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13782: Eversharp Gregg: unusual black lever-filler, 13.25 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.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine firm • $165

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13813: Mabie Todd Swan Military Safety: uncommon screw-cap black chased hard rubber ink-tablet eyedropper-filler, 14.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, New York production but bearing retail imprint on cap top of Mark Cross of London; even fading, imprints legible, marked "PAT. APPL'D FOR", typical flakes off very end of ink compartment knob (see detail).

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium broad stub flex • $495

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13791: Sheaffer Balance pencil: black and pearl, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, strong imprints, excellent color, no brassing.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: near mint • $120

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13808: Sheaffer Univer: 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.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine stub firm • $90

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13800: Sheaffer Cadet pencil in box: grey twist-action, 12.7 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1954 • CONDITION: mint • $50

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13799: Sheaffer Cadet in box: uncommon Vermilion Touchdown pneumatic-filler, 13.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, Tip-Dip feed, stainless M1 nib; new old stock, original sac and seals appear sound.

DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $120

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13812: 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: VG • $60

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13772: Unic pump-filler: oversize Deco-style in black, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, like new condition but original stainless steel nib (shown and included) corroded and replaced by a high quality gold plated stainless nib.

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

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13769: Wahl-Eversharp Clasp pencil: green moire with black ends, 10.2 cm long, nickel plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; uncommon model, nice dated 4H inscription from Preble County, Ohio.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine • $60

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13781: Waterman 14S: black chased hard rubber full-sized safety, 12.9 cm long, fancy hand engraved gold filled barrel band with monogram "P.M.B.", early clip with "GERMAN SILVER" imprint (discontinued shortly after the outbreak of WW1), long-tined New York #4 nib is very smooth and responsive, opens up with deliberate but normal writing pressure. Even fading, good sound and tight user.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $175

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13803: Waterman X-Pen: black capillary-filler, hooded nib, 13.6 cm long, fills by dipping nib end into ink; like new, but has been filled. Uncommon late Waterman attempt to emulate Parker's 61; most X-Pens found are the smaller Junior size.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $150

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