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
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
15856: Conklin 2: black hard rubber ringtop crescent-filler with sterling silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay; 11.4 cm long, long-tined #2 nib is a notable writer with a semistub tip and great line width variation.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $695
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
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
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
16122: Conklin 2: black hard rubber crescent-filler with gold filled trefoil pattern filigree overlay; 13.1 cm long, #2 nib has considerable line width variation. Name engraved neatly on cap, one scrape to posting end of barrel (see details) but excellent overall appearance.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium flex • $495
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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