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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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 • $165

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14991: Boston eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber ringtop, smooth sterling silver overlay, 10 cm long, marked only "STERLING" on cap and barrel; factory italic #2 Boston Safety nib is notably calligraphic. Fine overall appearance, bumps to end of barrel (see detail).

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium italic semiflex • $265

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15033: Boston Safety eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber ringtop with full 1/8 18K gold filled overlay in fine parallel lines pattern, 9.8 cm long, notable rounded stub #2 nib. Clean and crisp, one very slightly raised bump on cap (see detail).

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium stub semiflex • $250

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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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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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15296: Conklin Jaxon: black chased hard rubber clipless screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.25 cm long, wide feed, warranted #3 nib writes like a flexible dip pen with much paper feel. Jaxon was a Conklin sub-brand; most were self-fillers, using a variant of the Conklin crescent-filling mechanism, eyedropper-fillers are rare. Clean imprints and chasing, excellent plus but for scratch at top of cap.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine stub flex • $295

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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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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

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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

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15027: Conklin lever-filler: small black chased hard rubber ringtop, 10.6 cm long, gold filled trim, nice clean example noting ding to cap band (see detail), slight waviness to nib from restraightening.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $145

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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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15540: De La Rue Onoto set in box: fully covered gold filled lever-filler, 12.3 cm long, matching twist-action pencil uses 1.1 mm lead. Notably calligraphic nib.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium stub flex • $485

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13747: Esterbrook Relief 314: mottled hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.3 cm long, fully Esterbrook-marked, manufactured by Wirt. Characteristic bottom-vented Wirt feed, pen shows no sign of ever having been filled, ventless gold Esterbrook-marked nib has one superficial nick or tool mark on the top right tine (see detail).

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium oblique italic • $950

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11132: Mabie Todd Swan: hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with extremely rare Fleur-de-lys pattern gold filled high relief overlay; 13.5 cm long, full Mabie Todd & Bard imprint on barrel with 1880s patent dates, classic over and under feed with twisted silver wire "tail". Initial on cap, name on barrel, only a handful of examples of this design are currently known, with a silver specimen selling for over $11,000 on eBay in November 2013.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium stub flex • $4500

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15111: Mabie Todd Swan 2 Self Filler: rare black chased hard rubber slip-cap bulb-filler, 13.6 cm long, New York production, calligraphic #2 nib is very flexible, with gold overfeed. This short-lived design was Mabie Todd's first self-filling fountain pen, and incorporates an internal check valve inside the filler housing (a full discussion of this design can be found here).

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium stub flex • $450

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13813: Mabie Todd Swan Military Safety: uncommon screw-cap black chased hard rubber ink-tablet eyedropper-filler, 14.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, New York production but bearing retail imprint on cap top of Mark Cross of London; even fading, imprints legible, marked "PAT. APPL'D FOR", typical flakes off very end of ink compartment knob (see detail).

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium broad stub flex • $495

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15418: Montblanc baby safety: iconic miniature in black hard rubber, just 8.35 cm long; like new but for a small abrasion over imprint of the "0" size Simplo nib. Casein star is glossy and unstained, hard rubber is unfaded with clean imprints, seal is ink-tight.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc-near mint* • NIB: fine stub flex • $1500

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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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15517: Moore Improved Non-Leakable: rare black chased hard rubber safety with double-function cap, screws on when nib is retracted, but acts as a slip-cap if put on when the nib is extended. 13.8 cm long, nib retracting sleeve covers barrel almost completely, thus has side cutouts to allow the barrel to be grasped firmly while turning the cap. Excellent imprints and chasing, even moderate fading, gold filled cap band, #2 nib is a sharp-edged factory italic.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine italic semiflex • $495

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13425: Moore Non-Leakable: black hard rubber retracting-nib safety with smooth gold filled overlay, 12.1 cm long, Moore #2 nib; one shallow ding and some pinprick marks to the cap, small patch of corrosion at front of barrel overlay (see details), safety post inside cap is absent.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine stub flex • $650

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15433: Parker 10: oversize black hard rubber cable twist straight-cap eyedropper-filler, 15.8 cm long, unusually early example with triple section ferrule, early Lucky Curve feed, #3 nib with keyhole vent (intact but for tiny chip to tipping -- see detail). Cap is a virtually perfect reproduction in original material.

DATE: c. 1896 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium stub flex • $1600

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13552: Parker 018: rare black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 13.9 cm long, spearhead Lucky Curve feed, barrel imprint heavily worn, no visible cap imprint, hairline from vent hole of teardrop-vent Lucky Curve nib should be repaired if pen is to be used extensively, otherwise usable as is.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: medium fine stub flex • $250

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15406: Parker Duofold Senior: red hard rubber bandless button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, an iconic model in excellent condition with strong large imprint, milling on ends sharp with minor marks, and but one spot of brassing atop the clip ball. Tipping is scant but present, nib writes a handsomely shaded line. Name and fraternity letters stippled very lightly on barrel opposite imprint -- so lightly that we only noticed it during closeup photography. #6 imprinted on end of blind cap.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $1600

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15123: Parker Duofold Junior: red hard rubber button-filler, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim, single raised cap band, clean small imprint, well preserved milling on ends, cap lip slightly trimmed.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine stub • $250

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13753: Parker Duofold Junior: rare and unusual Canadian button-filler in orange Permanite (celluloid) but with giant barrel imprint normally seen only on early hard rubber pens; 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim, single raised cap band, nib is notably calligraphic.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium stub flex • $495

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15157: Parker Vacumatic Junior demonstrator: black pump-filler with transparency barrel, 12.15 cm long, gold filled trim, marked "DEMONSTRATOR/NOT FOR SALE". Sharp imprint with 4th quarter date code, nib slightly later with early 1936 date stamp. Some scratches to inside of barrel, fine transparency.

DATE: 1934 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $600

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15408: Parker 75 Insignia: fine crosshatch pattern, early USA model with flat ends, marked "14K G.F," (gold filled, not gold plated as were later 75s), section with angle indicator, 14K nib with "79" on feed is a smooth and sharp-edged writer, very slight bend mark behind tip. Uses standard Parker cartridges or converter (metal squeeze converter included).

DATE: c. 1967 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-broad oblique italic • $365

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14205: Parker 65 Flighter: stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated clip and end jewels, 13.45 cm long; uses cartridge or converter (included), made in England, not sold in the USA. Usual slight shrinkage and clutch marks on section.

DATE: c. 1970 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine stub • $185

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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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14921: Wahl Tempoint: early green gold filled lever-filler ringtop, 9.85 cm long, no Wahl marks on metal, only Boston Safety patent dates and "14 1/8"; crisp "Grecian Border" pattern, early Sheaffer-licensed sprung lever mechanism, #2 Tempoint nib; some loss of hard rubber liner at cap mouth, does not affect posting or function.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine stub flex • $250

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15230: Wahl Signature: smooth red hard rubber lever-filler, 13.95 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, notable Signature nib; no brassing, no sign of ever having been filled, some handling marks and what appears to be a manufacturing defect in the form of a tiny nick to the end of the barrel (see detail). An uncommon model, and especially rare in red hard rubber.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine stub flex • $625

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14043: Waterman 414: early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.1 cm long, #4 nib is a notable writer, early imprint, stable base crack; imprints on the silver are clean and legible, hard rubber has been professionally chemically reblackened. #4-size fine silver overlays are much less common than #2-size.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium stub • $875

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15068: Waterman 0512 Majestic: black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled overlay, 13.5 cm long, "Majestic" is one of the scarcest and most desirable patterns, with hand-chased floral repousse work against a finely stippled background. Elegantly engraved monogram in the barrel cartouche, #2 nib is a factory stub with early imprint, matching imprinted feed.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine italic • $3450

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15511: Waterman 15 PSF: large black chased hard rubber clipless lever-filler, 14.2 cm long, early 2-piece sprung pressure bar, nickel plated lever with patent date imprints, narrow raised barrel threads, Spoon Feed with patent imprints, notable #5 New York nib with factory italic tip. Imprints and chasing are strong, overall moderate fading, more fading and wear to cap.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: broad italic flex • $450

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9184: Waterman 442½V in box: black hard rubber ringtop safety, 9.6 cm long, smooth sterling silver overlay with hard to find telescoping outer cap; metal clean, imprints on hard rubber strong, initials "M.W.D." on barrel. Patent imprints on feed, responsive nib.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine stub flex • $425

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8403: Waterman 14: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with smooth sterling silver overlay and bloodstone cap top seal; 13.1 cm long, a rare but catalogued factory model most often found in France and England (a version appears on p. 53 of Waterman's 1908 USA catalog under "Special Mountings" as Emerald End Special Fluted, priced at $50 -- more than three times the cost of a full sterling silver Snake); London hallmarks are worn but mostly legible, one ding to the side of the cap, #4 nib with unusual turnup grind at tip; the smooth silver version of this pen is several times rarer than the fluted version in gold, which is itself quite hard to find.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium oblique • $1950

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8907: Waterman 472: uncommon black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler with smooth sterling silver overlay; 13.1 cm long, London hallmarks, number at barrel end is simply "72" with no hundreds column digit, as is typical for English-market Watermans; 1925-dated presentation inscription, nice stub #2 nib has an incipient hairline from the vent hole, but should be stable if used without excessive writing pressure; even wear, light marks to metal, one tiny stress crack where barrel overlay crimped in place (see detail; for some reason these are extremely common in English-market Waterman overlays).

DATE: 1920 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium italic flex • $485

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15569: Waterman 52V: vest-pocket length clipless black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 11.1 cm long, nickel plated trim, slight even fading, imprints and chasing sharp.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine stub flex • $220

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14935: Waterman 52½V: black hard rubber clipless vest pocket lever-filler, 11.1 cm long, seven-sided 9K solid gold London-hallmarked engine turned overlay with enamel-inlaid perpetual calendar. Initials "P.S" engraved on cap top, date letter for 1930/31. A very rare and characteristically English model in notably clean condition.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: broad oblique • $2950

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15025: Weidlich Star: black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11 cm long, gold filled ringtop fitting may be an old addition, as lever is nickel; some fading including the shadow of a slip-on clip on the cap, chasing and imprints good, high quality Weidlich #2 nib writes a nicely shaded line.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $120

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15143: unmarked eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap, 13.6 cm long, gold filled Art Nouveau filigree overlay has not a trace of brassing (was sold to us as tested as 14K, but more likely top quality very thick gold laminate). Closely resembles a Waterman, similar quality but parts do not interchange. #2 warranted nib is a notable writer, only slightest fading to hard rubber.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium stub flex • $425

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