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


13306: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: mottled hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 12.25 cm long, cap and barrel imprints present and legible, safety post in cap is intact; moderate fading, #4 American nib is very soft with a semi-oblique tip, has been restraightened and has a few small marks but is a notably calligraphic writer.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium italic flex • $395

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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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13334: Aurora 88: classic Nizzoli-designed Italian piston-filler, black with chrome plated "Nikargenta" cap, 13.5 cm long, nickel plated barrel trim rings, hard rubber hood and turning knob; ink window transparency like new, piston seal has been replaced, hooded nib has flex but can't be pushed too far without railroading.

DATE: c. 1951 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium semiflex • $295

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13332: Aurora 88P: black piston-filler, gold plated cap and trim, 13.5 cm long; barrel transparency like new, seals replaced, smooth hooded nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine firm • $265

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13291: Conklin Jaxon: large clipless smooth black hard rubber stud-filler, 13.5 cm long, patented variant of Conklin's crescent-filler with a metal lock ring securing the filling stud against accidental actuation. Less common larger size, "5" on barrel, #4 warranted nib. Nearly all of these pens were sold under the Jaxon name, used by Conklin as a sub-brand. Imprints all clearly legible, came to us with nickel-plated slip-on clip with 1910 patent date, nickel plating on filler mechanism largely worn away.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $250

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13144: Conklin Endura: "Sapphire Blue" ringtop lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprints, excellent color, name on barrel, dents to cap crown.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $120

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13145: Conklin Ensemble: pen-pencil combination, black and pearl lever-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, moderate ambering, good imprints, shallow tool marks on nozzle; uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium italic oblique • $285

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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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13318: Hicks dip pen: sterling silver, 16.2 cm long excluding plated nib, acorn maker's mark, metal crisp with original manufacturing marks visible on the ferrule, excellent quality, nice girth; initials "C. L." engraved in cartouche.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $265

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13337: Pelikan 450 injector pencil: brown and striped "tortoiseshell" celluloid, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, later slenderized model, top button pulls out to reveal eraser, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: exc • $120

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13336: Pilot Super 150: black tab-filler, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, inlaid 14K nib is a precise and responsive writer. Short hairline crack at top of cap does not affect function (see detail).

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $95

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13327: Sheaffer Lifetime set in box: uncommon #1-size slender all-metal ringtop lever-filler, fine parallel lines pattern, 9.1 cm long, with matching 1.1 mm pencil, in original faux ivory celluloid box. Some scattered shallow pinprick marks to the side of the cap, otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $175

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13329: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: smooth green gold filled ringtop, 10.65 cm long, excellent but for shallow flattening to shoulder of nose cose; uses 1.1 mm lead, early and uncommon imprinted mechanism.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine • $60

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13328: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: green gold filled ringtop, "Check" pattern, 10.5 cm long, shallow marks to shoulder of nose cose; uses 1.1 mm lead, engraved "Mae" on barrel.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: fine • $40

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13310: Waterman 554 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.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium-fine flex • $1250

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