We hope you are all staying safe and well through this difficult period. We are still in the shop nearly every day, adding new items to the catalog and shipping out orders. Please note that international deliveries may take longer due to postal cutbacks, and that postal service to some countries and APO/FPO/DPO addresses has been temporarily suspended (current list here), though FedEx and UPS service remains available at greater cost. Thank you for your patience!


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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14254: A. A. Waterman twist-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap, rare and desirable hand-chased high-relief gold filled overlay, 14.25 cm long; #3 Modern New York nib has lost its tipping and has the beginning of a stress hairline extending from the right side of the vent hole. Condition is otherwise excellent -- a spectacular pen, with patent dates of 1899 and 1903.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium fine • $2450

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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 • $685

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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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14487: Aikin Lambert Capitol Cabinet: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp and glossy, bold imprints, largely identical to a Waterman 52 (Aikin Lambert was a Waterman subsidiary at this time). Earlier production with imprint on cap, narrow lever, patent date on clip. Nib is a toothy but enjoyable writer.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $220

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14483: Aikin Lambert Capitol Cabinet: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, crisp and glossy, bold imprints, largely identical to a Waterman 52 (Aikin Lambert was a Waterman subsidiary at this time).

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine flex • $195

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14468: Aikin Lambert eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber straight-cap, gold filled scroll pattern half-overlay, 13.4 cm long, narrow feed with plugged axial vent, early and distinctive nib with long tines and vent hole set far back, not connected to the slit. A nice clean example, a few shallow pinprick dings visible in the cartouche, nib has nice flex but tipping missing on one side (will require retipping for use).

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $325

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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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14206: Aikin Lambert eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber straight-cap with high relief repoussé gold filled floral pattern overlay; 14.3 cm long, beautiful hand chasing. Unusual #3 Aikin Lambert nib with keyhole vent, normally a feature exclusively found on Parkers of the same era, raising the question whether Aikin was one of Parker's nib suppliers. Nib is cracked down the center, not usable as is; initials engraved in barrel cartouche.

DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $1500

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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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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 • $675

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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 • $685

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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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14102: Aikin Lambert magic pencil: rose gold filled ringtop, 6 cm long closed, 11.2 cm extended, nice size, uses standard 2 mm lead, a few nicks to the bold twist pattern, mechanism smooth and positive.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $150

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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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13943: Aikin Lambert Mercantile: unusual red hard rubber lever-filler, 14.05 cm long, gold filled trim, with a #2 Aikin Lambert nib, but the pen itself is the size of a Waterman 55 and was likely made using Waterman reject parts (both cap and barrel have tiny black specks and surface pits); name on barrel, condition otherwise factory new, came to us clearly never filled.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $450

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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* • $495

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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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14101: Aikin Lambert sleeve-filler: black hard rubber self-filler, gold filled hand engraved overlay, 13.8 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); #3 nib is responsive and smooth, one ding to the sleeve (see detail), condition otherwise fine; a high quality pen with an unusual filling mechanism and excellent overall appearance.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $950

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14396: Allen combination dip pen and pencil: sterling silver, 10.35 cm long closed, hexagonal body with hand engraved scrolling decoration, round bloodstone seal, high quality English manufacture, nozzle uses "VS" lead, Birmingham hallmarks with maker's mark for James Allen.

DATE: 1893/94 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $225

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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* • $60

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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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13947: Ancora 80th Anniversary Grand Complication Silver Demonstrator in box: limited edition of only 33, transparent with complex retracting nib mechanism, sterling silver trim, 14.8 cm long, 18K white-plated nib, in elaborate transparent display box with all accessories and papers, outer box.

DATE: 1999 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $1995

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14357: Ancora Cielo demonstrator in box: limited edition of 500, large transparent pale blue piston-filler, 14.4 cm long, gold-plated sterling silver vermeil trim, 18K gold nib; original packaging includes inner and outer boxes, certificate, and pin. Nib has been adjusted and smoothed.

DATE: 1998 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $500

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13948: Ancora Cielo demonstrator in box: limited edition of 200, large transparent green piston-filler, 14.8 cm long, gold-plated sterling silver vermeil trim, 18K gold nib; original packaging including outer sleeve.

DATE: c. 1998 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $595

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13949: Ancora Cielo demonstrator in box: limited edition of 500, large transparent pale blue piston-filler, 14.4 cm long, gold-plated sterling silver vermeil trim, 18K gold nib; original packaging includes ink bottle, no outer sleeve.

DATE: 1998 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $500

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14351: Ancora Cielo demonstrator in box: limited edition of 200, large transparent red piston-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold-plated sterling silver vermeil trim, 18K gold nib; original packaging including instructions, pin, and outer sleeve. Nib has been adjusted and smoothed.

DATE: 1999 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $595

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14350: Ancora Cielo demonstrator in box: limited edition of 33, large transparent piston-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold-plated sterling silver vermeil trim, 18K gold nib; has been filled, light traces of blue ink visible in a few places. Original packaging includes certificate and outer sleeve, inner box exterior has become sticky but interior is fine. Nib has been adjusted and smoothed.

DATE: 2000 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $450

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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 • $5

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13958: Ancora Raphael demonstrator in box: limited edition of 88, oversize transparent piston-filler, 13.75 cm long, gold plated trim, 18K gold nib, in large elegant wooden box, with outer cardboard box; new and unfilled, noting some age deterioration to the synthetic lining of the box.

DATE: 2010 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $595

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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 • $120

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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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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 • $1250

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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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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 • $225

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14138: Aurora 88P set in box: early production black piston-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold plated cap and trim, as new but for small scratch on back of cap (see detail), piston seal replaced; includes matching ballpoint pen.

DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine • $265

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14024: Aurora 98: gold filled over sterling silver, 13.6 cm long, cartridge filler with hooded 14K gold nib, as new. Accepts standard Parker and Parker-compatible fountain pen cartridges or converter (not included).

DATE: c. 1967 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine • $125

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13951: Aurora Carlo Goldoni in box: limited edition of 1793, piston filler with engine turned sterling silver cap and barrel, 12.9 cm long, gold plated trim, 18K gold nib; boxed with papers.

DATE: 1993 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $795

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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 • $250

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13956: Aurora Optima demonstrator in box: limited edition of 1936, transparent piston-filler, 12.7 cm long, chrome plated trim, 18K gold nib, with all original packaging; internal stress marks visible in the barrel around the filler unit (see detail), do not affect function, may be covered under Aurora's guarantee.

DATE: c. 2008 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $450

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13960: Aurora Optima Sketch Pencil demonstrator in box: limited edition of 936, transparent clutch-action thick (5.6 mm) lead holder, 11 cm long, chrome plated trim, 18K gold nib, with all original packaging including transparent desk base and leather carrier; has been lightly used, but appearance as new noting internal stress marks visible in the barrel (see detail), which do not affect function, may be covered under Aurora's guarantee.

DATE: c. 2008 • CONDITION: near mint* • $325

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13950: Aurora Sole set in box: limited edition of 7500, orange marbled piston-filler, 12.7 cm long, gold plated trim, 18K nib, with ballpoint pen, all matching numbers; boxed with special ink bottle.

DATE: 1996 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $785

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13729: Autocrat desk set: black hard rubber lever-filler with green and white taper, gold filled trim, 18.8 cm long, with jade and black molded celluloid base with advertising imprint for a prominent Midwestern wallpaper company. Second-tier manufacture but clean condition and striking use of materials, 14K gold nib is a good writer.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $165

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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 • $595

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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 • $675

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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13900: Bexley Blue Sky set in boxes: limited edition of only 100 fountain pens and 50 Multi-Max sets, exclusively for Regina Martini; matching numbers, transparent pale blue with silver streaks, fountain pen is 13.3 cm long, piston-filler with 18K white gold nib, solid 6K white gold clip and matching trim, Multi-Max can use thick graphite, ballpoint, or highlighter refills. All boxed, with instructions.

DATE: 2004 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $650

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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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14327: Butler extending pencil: early slide-action, sterling silver, 9 cm long closed, 11.7 cm extended, bloodstone seal; nozzle marked "H", denoting 0.8 mm lead, characteristic form with steel tip insert.

DATE: c. 1840 • CONDITION: fine • $220

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14303: Butler quill knife: made in England, 16.1 cm long, well-marked on wood handle including government Stationery Office stamp, tip of blade chipped.

DATE: c. 1860 • CONDITION: VG* • $65

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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 only partially visible, appears to be "TW" for Thomas Wise, Butler's partner and successor; 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* • $595

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14569: Byers & Hayes Pencil-Quill: scarce and unusual black chased hard rubber lever-filler with triangular nib, over and underfeed; 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, hard rubber is crisp and glossy with sharp imprints, clip can wiggle from side to side, which appears to be a function of the small size of the inner cap.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $275

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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 • $285

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14571: Camel button-filler: black, 12.9 cm long, gold filled cap bands, gold plated clip; a late production version without the ink-pellet feature, but retaining the distinctive and appealing logo of two camels filling a pen between them, appearing on both barrel and nib imprints. Plating thin on the clip, otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $225

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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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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* • $295

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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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14629: Carter Inx desk set: large blue on blue marbled lever-filler, 20.8 cm long, 12.5 mm maximum girth, gold filled trim, large Inx nib; copper base with classical architectural decoration, fully marked.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $180

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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 • $1800

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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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14662: Cattaraugus knife pencil: black celluloid body, chrome plated trim, 13.6 cm long, one cutting blade and one nail file, good snap to both; tool marks on nose cone, mechanism is propel-only, appears to have been converted to use 1.4 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine* • $105

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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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14567: Chilton 16S: uncommon vest pocket size black pneumatic-filler, 10.9 cm long, gold filled trim.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: broad semiflex • $350

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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 • $650

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14647: Chilton pencil: green pearl and black marbled, 11.85 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, excellent but for small ding on side of nose cone (see detail), nice thick barrel, matches full-size Long Island-made "Deco Band" fountain pen.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $145

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14553: Chilton pneumatic filler: jade green Boston-made ringtop, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprints, fine color, long-tined nib is responsive but requires some pressure to flex.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $275

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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 • $150

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14498: Chilton pneumatic-filler: black hard rubber ringtop, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Boston-era production, even wear and moderate fading, trim plating excellent, juicy nib.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium stub flex • $165

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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 • $225

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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 • $225

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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 • $165

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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 • $350

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13705: Cross Alwrite pencil: gold filled extendable ringtop with classic Cross black enamel bands, 8.8 cm long, 12.5 cm with end pulled out; uses 1.1 mm lead, minor marks and bumps to nose cone area.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • $95

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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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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 • $175

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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* • $65

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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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14182: Cushman and Denison CADO Flo-Master Fountnbrush: all-metal marker pen, 14.3 cm long, black anodized cap, can be used as a distinctive felt-tip or highlighter. Esterbrook acquired rights to the Flo-Master in 1964, after this example was made. Unused, with unstained felt tip.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: broad • $45

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14173: Cushman and Denison CADO Flo-Master Fountnbrush in box: all-metal marker pen, 14.6 cm long, black anodized cap, complete with two spare felt tips, ink bottle, and instructions. Can be cleaned out and used as a distinctive felt-tip or highlighter. Esterbrook acquired rights to the Flo-Master in 1964, after this example was made.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-broad • $60

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