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The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.


13691: Cross (?) torpedo pencil: chrome plated brass, 11 cm long, brass propellors, minor scratching from clip, one small spot of plating loss (see photos); excellent quality and workmanship, uses 1.1 mm lead, no maker's marks, which is typical of Cross's novelty pencils. An earlier Cross torpedo pencil of slightly different form is shown on p. 103 of Lambert's Writing History; it may be significant that Cross made torpedo propellors during WW2.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $105

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13675: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, 15.25 cm long, fully marked, model number 140, beautiful floral repoussé work; initials on nib holder, minor roughness to front, some waviness to taper; ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $200

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13673: Mabie Todd dip pen: sterling silver, 16.1 cm long, fully marked, high quality scroll pattern, crisp with blank cartouche; ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine • $160

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13666: OMAS Paragon: large black facetted piston-filler, 14.2 cm long, rhodium plated trim, roller clip, 18K white gold nib is a smooth writer; a few scratches on the cap, some plating wear.

DATE: c. 1995 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $400

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13694: Parker Vacumatic: full-size Deluxe in red pearl laminate, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim, striped jewels and section, lockdown filler unit, strong barrel imprint with 2nd quarter date code, matching date code on two-tone Arrow nib; some tool marks on section, some plating wear, handsome pen with a smooth turn-up semistub tip which can also be used upside-down for a fine line.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $275

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13701: Parker 51: grey wartime Vac-filler, Lustraloy cap with uncommon wide raised band with fine parallel lines pattern, chrome plated trim, Blue Diamond clip, two-tone clutch ring, good imprint with 4th quarter date code; barrel has some "tan lines" from sun fading, some marks to cap, wear to nib opening in hood, but overall sound with honest usage.

DATE: 1944 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine • $110

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13700: Parker 51 Demi: black Vac-filler, two-tone Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, 12.25 cm long, strong barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code.

DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine • $165

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13697: Parker 51: cordovan Vac-filler, two-tone frosty Lustraloy cap, good imprint with 1st quarter date code.

DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $175

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13692: Sheaffer Balance pencil: full length slender black and pearl ringtop, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; excellent color, no brassing, unusual to find a larger model as a ringtop.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • $85

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13642: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Autograph Tuckaway set in box: black plunger-filler, 11.5 cm long, solid 14K gold trim, White Dot, two-tone conical Triumph nib, matching pencil uses .9 mm lead; this set cost $35 when new.

DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine firm • $265

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13696: Sheaffer Snorkel 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.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $150

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13681: Waterman Ripple pencil: large and thick, 14 cm long, matches 55 or 56 pen; gold filled trim, slight fading, good "PAT. APL'D FOR" imprint; uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine • $120

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13680: Waterman Ripple pencil: large and thick, 14.1 cm long, red and black hard rubber, matches 55 or 56 pen; gold filled trim, good color, tool marks on upper back (see detail); "Ripple" imprint with 1924 patent date, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • $115

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13676: unmarked dip pen: sterling silver, 16.1 cm long, marked only "STERLING", American made, high quality, seam opening at front of nib holder does not affect function. Ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $120

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13678: unmarked dip pens: sterling silver, beaded decoration, marked only "STERLING"; sold as a pair, though it is noteworthy that even these seemingly identical holders differ slightly, an indication of the hand work still required to finish die-stamped components (one is 16.2 cm long, the other 16.1). These appear to be new old stock, evenly tarnished, with a few very shallow storage bumps.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: exc • $250

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