13579: Conklin S6: oversize black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, 13.6 cm long, uncommon #6 size, nib has flex but is missing tipping on one side, early narrow feed, unmarked crescent. Imprints are worn but legible, even fading to cap and barrel, lock ring is a darker and less faded replacement, original Conklin manufacture.
DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: G* • $295
14886: Conklin 4 cutaway demonstrator: early mottled hard rubber slip-cap barrel assembly, 10.65 cm long, nickel-plated unmarked crescent, flat profile lock ring, 1903 latest patent date in imprint; appears to have been made from a factory reject barrel -- note that the "4" was stamped too hard and too close to the end of the barrel, breaking away some of the material (see detail).
DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $225
12240: Conklin S3: mottled hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, 13.4 cm long, nickel plated trim; narrow "keel" feed, #3 Conklin nib is toothy, like a steel dip pen, crack from vent hole should be stable if not flexed; even wear, imprints worn but present.
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $450
10175: Conklin P34: uncommon vest-pocket clipless crescent-filler in mottled hard rubber, 11 cm long, gold filled trim; model number denotes a #4-size pen with a #3 nib. Color good, imprints worn but mostly legible, nib tipping is partially missing on one side, nib can be used but is very scratchy; two small burn divots, one on barrel, one near cap lip, cap mouth has been internally sleeved to repair a lip hairline, which is now nearly invisible without magnification.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $395
13510: Conklin 3: black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler with gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, notable easy-opening #3 nib with narrow feed, engraved monogram in cap cartouche, shallow bumps to cap crown, overlay otherwise nice and clean.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $850
11678: Conklin 2: black hard rubber clipless crescent-filler with sterling silver filigree overlay, 10.7 cm long, raised threads, initials "M. L." engraved lightly and elegantly on the cap, scattered light marks but overall nice clean specimen, one end of lock ring chipped (see details).
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $800
15303: Conklin Jaxon: clipless black chased hard rubber stud-filler, 13.3 cm long, patented variant of Conklin's crescent-filler with a metal lock ring securing the filling stud against accidental actuation. Nearly all of these pens were sold under the Jaxon name, used by Conklin as a sub-brand. Nice clean #3-size, strong chasing and imprints, usual rust to lock ring.
DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine stub flex • $265
12443: Conklin 75: oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.25 cm long, gold filled trim, big #7 nib is a smooth and responsive writer; more wear to the barrel than to the cap, nice sound example of the largest model of crescent-filler Conklin ever offered.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $895
9163: Conklin 75: oversize black chased hard rubber clipless crescent-filler, 14.25 cm long, gold filled trim; well-used but sound, imprints legible, no brassing to crescent, big #7 nib in excellent condition, a fine and elegant writer -- a good user's example of Conklin's largest crescent-filler model.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: G-VG • NIB: medium stub flex • $600
14136: Conklin 75: oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.5 cm long, gold filled trim, #7 nib, sharp chevron pattern chasing, strong imprints, hard rubber black and glossy, no brassing to trim; near mint but for a tiny chunk from the front edge of the crescent opening (see detail). Largest production crescent-filler made, hard to find in any condition.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $895
15624: Conklin pencil in box: gold filled, crisp chevron pattern engine turning, 13.5 cm long, new but for a spot of corrosion at the very tip; uses 1.1 mm lead, imprint with 1920 patent date.
DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: near mint • $110
13509: Conklin crescent-filler: red hard rubber #40-size, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, #4 nib, mottled hard rubber section, rare and fragile model catalogued for only one year; sound and attractive example, minor trim brassing, barrel imprints worn but legible.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $1200
13490: Conklin 2: black hard rubber ringtop crescent-filler, gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 11.3 cm long, initials engraved in cap cartouche, #2 nib has easy flex.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $420
7261: Conklin Endura: oversize woodgrain hard rubber flat-top lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, big Endura nib; barrel imprint is worn but mostly legible, section is black hard rubber, not woodgrain -- probably an old replacement.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine firm • $365
12426: Conklin lever-filler: green gold filled "all-metal" pen, Greek key pattern engine turning, 12.4 cm long,overlaid section; #3 nib is tightly sprung, precise feel, nice shading.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $295
11699: Conklin lever-filler set in box: gold filled "all-metal" pen, chevron pattern engine turning, 12.4 cm long, #3 nib, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, both engraved with monogram "L. B. G." but otherwise as new, box virtually perfect as well with New Orleans retailer label.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $400
15396: Conklin Senior Endura: oversize orange celluloid lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, massive Endura nib; barrel imprint good, trim plating excellent.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine firm • $650
12895: Conklin lever-filler: green economy-line model, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, semistub nib; fleabite to rim of cap lip, stress mark to left of nib vent hole (should be stable if nib not overstressed -- was probably treated as a flex nib, which it isn't).
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine • $120
7829: Conklin paper knife: laminated celluloid, 22.2 cm long, imprinted "COMPLIMENTS OF THE CONKLIN PEN CO."; side panels are the same distinctive mottled green used for Conklin pens, tip of blade has been chipped and smoothed.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $165
15056: Conklin Endura Symetrik: oversize black veined "Leaf Green" lever-filler, 14.25 cm long, gold filled trim, very early production with "ENDURA/SYMETRIK" barrel imprint, large Endura nib, and incised colored lines on cap and barrel (the last feature only used for the first few months, according to Alfonso Mur's Conklin monograph). A hard to find model in clean condition, moderate darkening overall with one darker patch above the clip.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $650
15291: Conklin Endura Symetrik set: lever-filler ringtop in Leaf Green, 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim, perfect color, crisp imprints; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, retains original price sticker. Both pieces as new, pen showing no signs of having been filled, original hardened sac has been replaced with a nonreactive silicone sac. Very early production, with full Endura Symetrik imprints and incised trim rings carried over from the flat-top Endura.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $650
15659: Conklin Ensemble in box: pen-pencil combination, green veined pearl lever-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent color preservation in this material that is so prone to discoloration; bold imprints, plating excellent, some light toothmarks visible on cap on close inspection, 1.1 mm lead pencil nozzle has a hairline crack that does not affect function, looks like a scratch, otherwise excellent condition. Noteworthy nib.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $595
15740: Conklin Nozac: oversize black-veined green pearl piston-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, 7000 word "Word Gauge", fine barrel transparency, seal has been replaced, crisp imprints, early production with two-tone nib, gold crescent logo on cap, outstanding condition.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium semiflex • $895
12221: Conklin Nozac: rare black-veined green marbled piston-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual top-mounted clip, barrel marked "PAT. PENDING", otherwise no maker's marks, name on barrel. We have only seen a handful of these pens, which appear to have been made for resale by catalog retailers.
DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $450
15743: Conklin Nozac desk pen: grey and silver pearl herringbone 12-sided piston-filler, 17.4 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprints, fine barrel transparency, short-lived and uncommon two-tone nib shows usual plating loss, condition of pen otherwise is excellent plus.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $385