4251: Ancora glassine envelope: original vintage advertising for Duplex pens, 5 x 9.5 cm, new old stock, several available, price is for a single envelope printed on both sides.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: mint • $5

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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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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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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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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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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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15082: Aurora 88P in box: black piston-filler, gold plated cap and trim, 13.4 cm long; barrel ink window transparency as new, seals replaced; late production with no serial number. Marks on right tine of nib do not affect function, appear to be from use of pliers for nib adjustment. With box, outer sleeve, and guarantee certificate.

DATE: c. 1963 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $275

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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14962: Conway Stewart Scribe 330: black chased hard rubber clipless lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, nickel plated trim; barrel end threaded, cap screws on to post.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium oblique semiflex • $175

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12999: Conway Stewart Duro Point No. 7M pencil: mottled hard rubber, 11.1 cm long, good imprint with original gold infill, uses 1.1 mm lead; tiny split in hard rubber at tip, hard to spot, does not affect function as tip has a full brass liner.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $45

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15543: Conway Stewart 550 Dinkie set in box: gold-veined red pearl miniature lever-filler, 10.3 cm long, gold plated trim, matching twist-action 25 pencil uses 1.1 mm lead. Nib opens with only slight pressure, not for the heavy-handed. Lovely material is casein-based, should be kept away from water.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium flex • $225

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11210: Dunhill Twopen: English-market version of the legendary Zerollo double-nibbed pen; helically-chased black hard rubber, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim. Crisp imprints, fully marked, both nibs very soft and flexible.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine flex • $3850

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12702: Edward Baker ejector dip pen: sterling silver, London hallmarks worn but legible, 15.4 cm long excluding nib. The end of the taper is spring-loaded; when pushed, the nib is ejected. Plunger spring has taken a set, so plunger does not spring all the way back, slight bend to plunger, small seam split at end of taper (see detail), but all fully functional.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine* • $250

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13432: Eversharp pump-filler: unusual black French-market model, 14.25 cm long, gold filled trim; the only parts at all in common with USA-production Eversharps are the Skyline-style feed and nib. The nib, however, is 18K gold and French-hallmarked, and the filling system with the accordion sac is characteristically French.

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $225

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14332: Goldfink set in box: black piston filler, 12.2 cm long, gold plated trim, matching repeater pencil uses 1.1 mm lead; Goldfink was a prominent Berlin stationery firm, which contracted with multiple German makers for pen and pencil manufacture. This pen was surely made by Faber-Castell, as it uses that company's patented double piston ink reserve mechanism, though both pen and pencil sport Goldfink's trademark hexagonally faceted tops. Condition is near mint but for patches of pitting on the stainless steel nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: broad flex • $175

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14006: Hide penner: portable brass writing compendium, 11.2 cm tall, Sheffield manufacture, marked "W/HIDE" on the bottom of the inkwell base; reversible top with quill knife (blade tip chipped), quills would have been carried in the now-lost outer leather case. This design was made from the 18th century up into the beginning of the 19th, making individual specimens difficult to date; this example is solidly made and unusually free of dents.

DATE: c. 1800 • CONDITION: VG • $650

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15100: Kaweco safety in box: black hard rubber with gold filled overlay, German made, retracting nib, 11 cm long, dents to cap, seal replaced, warranted nib opens with slightest pressure, to be used with a light touch, incipient stress line from vent hole (see detail). In retailer box from the Netherlands.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine superflex • $565

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14127: Kaweco (?) eyedropper-filler: unmarked black hard rubber taper-cap, 16.2 cm long, very early stepped section, #1 A. Morton nib lacks tipping, has hairline cracks from slit end and from front right edge; brutally overpolished overall, Italian retailer imprint on barrel "MAGLIA - MILANO", could be Caw's manufacture.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fair* • $225

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10544: Manos Ajano: smooth black celluloid piston-filler, 13.7 cm long, made in Austria, steel dip pen nib, piston mechanism turns but not guaranteed ink-tight or functional; slight barrel warpage and swelling. These pens were widely exported in the early 20th century and are found under various brand names, but are nearly impossible to repair.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium • $40

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13887: Matador Click 007 demonstrator in box: transparent blue piston-filler, 13 cm long, nickel plated trim, gold plated nib, new old stock with clip tag, some internal stress marks visible from original manufacture, two available.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: near mint • $265

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12313: Mecan drop-action porte crayon: sterling silver with black and red enamel, 8.15 cm long, suspension ring on side, perpetual calendar with day letters for French (or Spanish), actuator button appears to be some smooth black hardstone (pencil slides in or out when button is pushed), high quality, very solid, marked "935" and "MECAN" with a small and unidentified hallmark (French or Swiss?).

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $350

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13632: Montegrappa The Elmo Pen: early production black hard rubber safety, 12.75 cm long, smooth gold filled overlay, #2 Elmo nib, Moore-style one-piece shaft and feed; cap has engraved monogram, dings to crown, cap lip has been replaced. Nib has a crack from the vent hole, usable with a light hand. The Elmo Pen was one of Montegrappa's very first models, and an overlay example is unheard of.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine stub flex • $650

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13945: Montegrappa Symphony in box: octagonal red marbled celluloid, 13.8 cm long, sterling silver trim, cartridge or converter (included), two-tone 18K nib. Some deterioration to vinyl covering of inner box, pen itself appears unused.

DATE: c. 1995 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium semiflex • $595

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14412: Mordan combination dip pen and pencil: sterling silver, 9.5 cm long retracted, unusual hexagonal with plain smooth finish, clean with no dings, elegant baluster finial with round bloodstone seal; marked "S. MORDAN & CO.", pencil uses "VS" 1.5 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: fine • $225

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15266: Mordan novelty pencil: silver figural magic pencil, using a genuine early 18th-century Dutch needle case; 9.2 cm long closed, 13.1 cm long extended, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead. Mechanism in good working order, tiny and almost invisible stress line at very mouth of nozzle, needle case shows independent level of wear including minor dings and a repaired crack (see details).

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: * • $425

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14413: Mordan combination dip pen and pencil: sterling silver, 9.1 cm long fully retracted, hexagonal with fine barleycorn engine turning, pattern worn on sliders but good on shaft, marked "S. MORDAN & CO.", engraved "S. H. Pettitt 1879"; pencil nozzle marked "VS", uses 1.5 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1879 • CONDITION: VG • $225

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15604: Mordan writing compendium: sterling silver, barleycorn pattern, 7.55 cm long closed, sliders extend dip pen, pencil, and silver paper knife. Pencil nozzle takes 1.5 mm VS lead, maker's mark on knife blade, an unusual form in notably clean condition.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $695

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15605: Mordan three-color pencil: large sterling silver twist-pattern ringtop, 7.15 cm long closed, 9.4 cm extended. Most unusually, the maker's mark is placed under the red transparent enamel of one of the color-coded sliders. Nozzles marked "W", take 2.0 mm lead. One small ding towards the front of the barrel (see detail).

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: fine • $450

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15603: Mordan three-color pencil: unusually large sterling silver ringtop, 10.2 cm long retracted, 11.9 cm extended, some minor bruises to colored enamel on sliders, nozzles marked "W", use 2.0 mm lead. Only blue nozzle propels lead properly, other two need attention to internal mechanisms. Overall condition otherwise fine or better.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: VG* • $465

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15263: Mordan desk pencil: sterling silver, cable twist pattern, 15.4 cm long, fully marked, a couple of pinhead bumps at the end; uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine • $245

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14418: Mordan pencil: sterling silver, 9 cm long retracted, large reeded body, plain trim, bloodstone seal, fully marked with London hallmarks for 1894-95; nozzle is for "VS" lead, has tool marks and dents, propelling mechanism not functioning.

DATE: 1894-95 • CONDITION: VG* • $95

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14414: Mordan porte crayon: sterling silver ringtop, reeded body, 8.25 cm long retracted.

DATE: c. 1898 • CONDITION: fine • $105

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14416: Mordan pencil: sterling silver, 9.2 cm long retracted, reeded barrel, unusually large and hefty (just under 29 g) and crisply preserved, proportionately large nozzle uses "VS" 1.5 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1898 • CONDITION: exc • $265

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13017: Mordan eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber straight-cap, 13.2 cm long, barrel imprinted "MORDAN/LONDON", overfeed with unmarked ventless nib; closely resembles a Wirt, possibly Wirt-made. Mordan is best known for precious metal pencils and dip pens, but Mordan fountain pens are rare -- this is only the third that we have handled. Even fading, nib tipping is intact yet rather draggy on paper.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $365

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12105: Mordan Ejector dip pen set in box: patent dip pen in solid 9K rose gold, 15.3 cm long, ferrule body slides forward to eject a used nib without soiling the fingers; matching pencil uses 1.5mm "VS" lead, both engraved with monograms, but oddly the pencil bears "JRB" and the pen, "JEB". Box will not close fully, latch needs attention.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: exc • $575

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12215: Mordan chatelaine pen holder: sterling silver, full London hallmarks, 14 cm long, to carry a full-length eyedropper-filler fountain pen suspended from a woman's belt; a few shallow dings, and some partial seam separation (see details).

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG* • $350

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14532: Mordan chatelaine pen holder: sterling silver, full Chester hallmarks with date letter for 1907/8, fine barleycorn pattern, 16.5 cm long, to carry a full-length eyedropper-filler fountain pen suspended from a woman's belt; crisp, some very shallow bumps, monogram "E.H.B." elegantly engraved, French silver 1860s 50 centime coin attached to top as fob.

DATE: c. 1907 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $365

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14858: Mordan (?) pencil bracelet: sterling silver, pencil is 4.2 cm long retracted, twist-action to extend nozzle, uses 1 mm lead, bracelet is 6.1 cm across. Unmarked, but very similar Mordan-marked examples are known.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $450

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13868: OMAS Cristoforo Colombo II in box: limited edition, faceted briarwood piston-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold plated trim, two-tone 18K nib, with inner and outer boxes, instructions and semicircular papers. Tiny abraded rough spot on nib immediately behind tip (see detail).

DATE: 1992 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $950

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13963: OMAS Marconi 100 Anni di Radio in box: limited edition of 2800 pieces, sterling silver with rolled gold trim, 13.8 cm long, 18K gold nib; with all original packaging, some warpage to box (see details).

DATE: 1995 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $895

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13965: OMAS Marconi 100 Anni di Radio in box: limited edition of 154 pieces, charcoal grey with rolled gold banding, 13.8 cm long, 18K gold nib, very scarce version dedicated to the Italian Navy cruiser Carlo Alberto, used by Marconi for his early radio experiments; with all original packaging.

DATE: 1995 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $1200

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13867: OMAS 360 Vision in box: limited edition (1000 fountain pens) transparent cotton resin piston-filler, 15 cm long, rhodium-plated trim, 18K nib, has been filled but as new, only sign of ink exposure is on the screw head inside the cap.

DATE: c. 2003 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $895

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13959: OMAS 360 Vintage in box: limited edition of 360 pieces, transparent blue piston-filler, 15 cm long, rose gold plated trim, 18K nib; mint in box with ink bottle, all papers, outer sleeve, the first of OMAS's 360 Vintage series; two available.

DATE: 2011 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $995

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13203: Paillard Semper 183: black chased hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.6 cm long, marked "IMPORTE ETATS-UNIS" and with a French-hallmarked 18K nib marked "MADE IN U.S.A." Paillard was a French pen company, but like many European makers sourced nibs and whole pens from the United States.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $225

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15653: Perry magic pencil in box: sterling silver, 8.25 cm long closed,13.3 cm extended, fully marked "PERRY & CO. PATENT" with hallmarks for Birmingham, date letter for 1891/2. Deep yellow faceted seal stone, mechanism works smoothly, both propels and retracts lead, size is 1.5 mm.

DATE: c. 1891 • CONDITION: exc • $250

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15654: Rose pencil: 9K solid gold, 12.1 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, crosshatch grid pattern, fully marked with London hallmarks for 1964/5. An eminent firm of gold and silversmiths, S. J. Rose is better known as a supplier of precious metal overlays to the writing instruments trade -- it is most unusual to find a fully Rose-marked pencil of this sort. Weighs 19.25 grams without eraser and leads.

DATE: c. 1964 • CONDITION: near mint • SOLD

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13912: Rotring Tikk Kuli ballpoint demonstrator: transparent dealer-only version, 12.2 cm long, German made, thin wash plating to trim mostly worn off, but condition otherwise fine to excellent.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $165

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14343: Stephens Leverfil No. 270: black chased celluloid lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England, crisp chasing and imprints, plating somewhat thin on lever and clip, Stephens nib has flex, but tipping is slightly porous, giving slight drag on paper.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $125

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13930: Stipula Suprema Nuda in box: limited edition of 351, oversize transparent plunger-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold plated solid sterling silver trim, 14K nib (white gold or white plated), in box with all paperwork, outer sleeve.

DATE: c. 2006 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $395

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13931: Stipula Etruria Nuda in box: limited edition of 351, oversize transparent piston-filler, 14.3 cm long, solid sterling silver trim, 14K nib (white gold or white plated), sealed in factory bag, in box with all paperwork, outer sleeve.

DATE: c. 2006 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: broad • $450

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13902: Stipula Etruria Nuda in box: limited edition of 50 for Swisher Pens, oversize transparent piston-filler, 14.3 cm long, gold plated sterling silver trim, two-tone 18K gold nib, includes all original packaging.

DATE: c. 2007 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $650

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12713: Uhlmann Eterno: black hard rubber Italian safety, 18K gold filled overlay, 10.85 cm long, fully marked on cap and barrel, nib has nice flex but tipping is scant and rather draggy.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $275

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11211: Unic Duocolor: French-market version of Zerollo's famous two-nibbed fountain pen, boldly patterned red and black hard rubber, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, bold imprints with patent number and both Unic and Zerollo names, crisp knurling at cap top. Condition is like new, noting a tiny nick to the cap lip (see detail; very common on these pens). Unusually, the nibs are different in tip width, one being more calligraphic and the other more suitable for note-taking.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium stub flex/fine semiflex • $5685

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13433: Unic Plextyl: large black button-filler, made in France, 14.3 cm long, gold filled trim, stainless steel Unic #6 nib; crisp imprints, clip is a replacement and of different design from the original.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $120

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10574: Williamson button-filler: Vacumatic-style burgundy pearl laminate, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Italy, very flexible long-tined Williamson nib, cap jewel appears to be a replacement (more rounded than usual conical profile).

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $500

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11209: Zerollo Duo Color in box: legendary two-nibbed Italian pen in smooth black hard rubber, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, good strong cap imprint, clean original box.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $3650

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15166: unmarked extending pencil: sterling silver12.2 cm long extended, 9.4 cm retracted, French hallmarks, excellent quality with plain unengraved rectangular seal end. Nozzle unmarked, unusual propelling pin with socket end holds 1.0 to 1.1 mm lead for both extending and retracting action (may be an added feature, as the nozzle end opening is larger, around 1.4 mm.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $150

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10656: unmarked extending pencil: slender, 8.1 cm long, 10.3 cm extended, yellow seal stone has chip on rim, metal crisp, noting short area of seam opening at front of slider slot; nozzle marked for "H" lead, appears to be English manufacture though not hallmarked, and of solid gold with no sign of wear-through.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: fine* • $65

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15313: unmarked dip pen and pencil set: sterling silver, barleycorn pattern, clamp-action pen uses a sliding collar, 15.5 cm long excluding plated nib, desk pencil uses 1/16 inch l(1.55 mm) lead; by all appearances of English manufacture and of excellent quality, with the unusual feature of the engine turned patterning applied to the ends as well.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: exc • $650

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15251: unmarked novelty pencil: English-made figural in the shape of a key, 5.7 cm long, closed, 7.25 cm with nozzle extended; excellent detail and workmanship, nozzle marked "M" but works well with true 1.0 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: exc • $325

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15262: unmarked dip pen and pencil set: sterling silver, cable twist pattern, pen is 16.6 cm long excluding plated nib, desk pencil uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead; English manufacture, excellent quality, possibly Mordan; condition excellent but for tool marks to pencil nozzle.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $425

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14469: unmarked magic pencil: sterling silver ringtop, 6.1 cm long closed, 10.8 cm extended, uses 1.5 mm lead, propels and retracts; beautiful relief work with ribbons and inverted torches around an oval cartouche, appears to be French manufacture, excellent quality, one small bump at front end.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $165

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15395: unmarked dip pen, pencil, and stamp compendium: nickel-plated brass, 11.1 cm long closed, made in Germany, clamp-style pencil nozzle takes standard 2 mm lead; self-inking reversing rubber stamp in end is spring-loaded.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG • $80

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15457: unmarked Dwarf Ink Pencil in box: red hard rubber English-made American-retailed stylographic pen, 10 cm long, excellent condition but for corroded tip and needle. A fine display piece, or restoration candidate.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine* • $65

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15581: unmarked novelty stylographic pen: large brown hard rubber eyedropper-filler in the form of an artillery shell, 10.95 cm long, sprung needle is intact, no sign of the pen ever having been filled. Tool marks to section, however, especially to the milled flange (see details). Red-brown color is original, not faded black, likely made in England.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine • $195

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10895: unmarked miniature safety set in box: beautiful ensemble, German manufacture, purple transparent enamel over silver. Black hard rubber safety pen is 7.2 cm long, fully functional, and appears never to have been used (we have replaced its cork seal and repaired a small crack in the internal spiral). The magic pencil is 5.25 cm long and bears an 835 silver content stamp on its ring; shaft and nozzle are gold-plated, and it uses standard 1.1 mm lead. The enamel is intact on pen and pencil, but is damaged on one side of the matching wax seal (see detail). Box is marked "Joyeria Zerbino", a retailer in Montevideo.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine • $795

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9970: unmarked safety: miniature black hard rubber retracting-nib German safety, 8.35 cm long, engine-turned silver overlay marked only "900" at the center of the cap crown; despite size, a fully functional pen, cork has been replaced, 14K gold warranted nib has considerably flex, but due to dimensions line width variation is limited.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $365

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13474: unmarked novelty pencil: giant nickel-plated brass mechanical pencil, 20.5 cm long, probably German, uses 3 mm lead; hexagonal barrel, some plating wear but no dings, perfect working order.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG • $65

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12229: unmarked sheath pencil: white metal, 10 cm long, Egyptian-themed enameled badges applied on each side; dings overall, corrosion hole in holder (see details).

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: G* • $45

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10568: unmarked safety: black hard rubber, small and slender with silver overlay; 9.45 cm long, French made, 18K warranted nib is serviceable but toothy, tipping scant.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $225

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14457: unmarked writing set in box: German-made, comprising a dip pen, letter opener, pencil, and seal, all in what appears to be casein-based plastic, salmon and black. Box is 21.7 cm wide, dip pen is 13.8 cm long excluding nib. Some loss to the leatherette on the upper front part of the box, otherwise showing no signs of use.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $95

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14856: unmarked magic pencil: small figural novelty ringtop in the form of an Egyptian obelisk, blue enamel decoration on what appears to be gold-plated silver; 3.8 cm long closed, 6.4 cm extended, German made, uses standard 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • $150

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15231: unmarked mummy pencil: silver figural with multicolored enamel, 5.3 cm long retracted; mechanism works smoothly, screw-in nozzle tip is missing but works fine with standard 2 mm lead inserted. Scattered losses to enamel, fine overall appearance.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG* • $225

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12771: unmarked double-ended pencil: slender hexagonal silver barrel with colored casein cones on either side, 13 cm long, hallmarked "835", probably German manufacture, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: VG • $85

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14220: unmarked novelty pencil: German-made figural in the form of a champagne bottle, label reads "Souvenir/From/Canada", 5.9 cm long, nickel-plated brass, suspension fitting in base, top twists to extend and retract standard 2.0 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $85

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12721: unmarked Parker 51 counterfeit: black with metal cap marked "14KR GOLD FILLED" but with only a very thin gold wash; fully marked in imitation of a real 51, sac hardened, will need to be replaced; plated nib, cap jewel is opaque silver in color. Probably made in northern Italy, quality is low but much historical interest. Unused with shop wear, several available.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine • $45

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