16221: Alex Conklin retracting dip pen: unmarked gold filled holder with chased scrollwork decoration, branchiform pearl taper, 12.5 cm long closed; nib is a ventless gold #4 in excellent condition, maker's mark of Alex Conklin & Co., New York -- scarce and as yet unknown if any relationship to Roy Conklin of crescent-filler fame.

DATE: c. 1875 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $250

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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

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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

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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 • $675

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15986: Conklin Jaxon: large clipless smooth black hard rubber stud-filler, 13.2 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, "4" on barrel, #4 Jaxon nib. Nearly all of these pens were sold under the Jaxon name, used by Conklin as a sub-brand; this is notable for being imprinted "Wahr's Self-Filler" -- a custom imprint for the Wahr stationery and bookstore of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $325

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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

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16284: Conklin lever-filler: gold filled ringtop, 10.55 cm long, "all-metal" style with checkerboard engine turning, long-tined #3 nib is an elegant writer with pleasant paper feel, semistub tip.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $265

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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

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16437: Conklin 26P: black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11.35 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp and glossy, has not been reblackened, sharp imprints, flexible long-tined #2 Conklin Toledo nib.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $120

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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

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16286: Conklin pencil: nickel plated ringtop, 10.8 cm long, chevron pattern, 1920 patent date imprint, uses standard 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • $45

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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

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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

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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

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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

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16279: Conklin Endura: gold pearl and black marble lever-filler, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim, original price sticker on cap crown. Endura nib is smooth with notably responsive springiness.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $450

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14038: Conklin Endura desk set: Tiffany base in gilt bronze, 5.25 x 3.75 inches (13.4 x 9.4 cm), one of the rarest pieces in the Venetian pattern, pen holder is specific to Conklin, comes with large black and pearl Endura lever-filler desk pen, gold filled trim, Endura nib has a turn-up tip, good for left-handers.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium • $1750

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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

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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

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16285: Conklin Nozac desk pen: black veined green pearl plunger-filler, black taper, 18.6 cm long, excellent transparency of ink window with 5000-word "Word Gauge", pen never filled with original cork and rubber seal unstained and freely moving. Nozac desk pens are rare, especially in this condition. Not guaranteed to fill or to be ink-tight, though mechanically perfect.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $360

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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

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16287: Conklin Nozac pencil: faceted black and silver pearl herringbone, 13.65 cm long, white gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine • $120

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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

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