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 • $265

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14087: Namiki Pilot A-shiki set: black-veined copper pearl plunger-filler, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, 14K gold export #3 nib, original nib grade band on cap, barrel band lists US, British, and Dutch patent numbers. New old stock, original seals have not been replaced, pen not functional as is. With matching twist-action 1.1 mm pencil. Pen is model number 375, pencil number 511. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $695

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13121: Namiki Pilot R-T-type in box: full-size lever-filler in transparent celluloid with grey and black striations, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, black ends, 14K gold export nib, original price band on cap, original sac is hardened and has not been replaced. In original box with instructions. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $695

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13112: Namiki Pilot A-shiki in box: rare demonstrator-like plunger-filler in transparent celluloid with black streaks, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, black ends, 14K gold export nib, original price band on cap, barrel band lists US, British, and Dutch patent numbers. New old stock, original seals have not been replaced, pen not functional as is. In original box with instructions. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $650

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13117: Namiki Pilot Nomikomi-shiki in box: rare "easy-drink" filler in orange pearl and black celluloid, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, 14K gold export nib, original price band on cap. New old stock, fills by inserting pen into special inkwell (not included), inverting inkwell and pen together. Transparent celluloid internal reservoir tube has split with age (see detail), but a replacement could readily be made; outer barrel fully intact, original factory grease still present at section joint. In original box with instructions. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $645

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13473: Namiki Pilot Nomikomi-shiki in box: rare "easy-drink" filler in black celluloid, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, 14K gold export nib, original paper band on cap with hand-written price ($3.25). New old stock, fills by inserting pen into special inkwell (not included), inverting inkwell and pen together. Transparent celluloid internal reservoir tube intact, characteristic long-tailed feed visible through barrel ink window. Instructions in box are for a plunger-filler.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: extra-fine • $595

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13472: Namiki Pilot A-shiki in box: rare demonstrator-like plunger-filler in transparent celluloid with black streaks, 12.85 cm long, gold filled trim, black ends, 14K gold export #3 nib, original paper band on cap with hand-written price ($3.75), barrel band lists US, British, and Dutch patent numbers. New old stock, original seals have not been replaced, pen not functional as is. In original box with instructions.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: extra-fine • $695

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13787: Pilot Super 200: green tab-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold plated trim, inlaid 14K gold nib, new old stock with original price band on barrel.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $165

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14082: Pilot Super 250: black tab-filler, 13.3 cm long, wide 14K rolled gold cap band and trim, 14K inlaid "SIGNATURE" marked nib.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: broad semiflex • $165

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14073: Pilot Ultra-Super 500 set: legendary black knob-filler, 14.5 cm long, 14K rolled gold cap and trim, distinctive streamlined inlaid 14K nib; with even scarcer matching twist-action pencil, pencil has some roughness to the chrome plating of the interior (see detail), though new old stock.

DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $1450

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14077: Pilot 77: grey-blue, 13.1 cm long, fancy patterned gold plated cap and trim, made in Japan; tab-filler, original nib grade band, plated nib, barrel does not unscrew, releases with bayonet-style partial rotation.

DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $60

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14075: Pilot 57: green, 13.25 cm long, gold plated cap and trim, made in Japan; squeeze-filler, original nib grade band loose but intact, plated nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $65

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14078: Pilot Super 77: grey, 13.2 cm long, wide 14K rolled gold cap band and trim, made in Japan; tab-filler, original nib grade band, 14K gold nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium fine • $65

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14079: Pilot 57: gold plated cap and barrel, engine turned, 13 cm long, made in Japan; squeeze-filler, original nib grade band, plated nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium fine • $95

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14080: Pilot Super 200: black tab-filler, 13.3 cm long, 14K rolled gold engine turned cap, trim; 14K gold inlaid nib, barrel sticker band reads RMW300, but pen appears to be 200 size; made in Japan.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $175

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14083: Pilot U200: dark green, 14.3 cm long, gold plated cap and trim, triangular 14K gold nib, singular and distinctive reverse-button filling system, D-section cap and barrel. New old stock, minor scuffs to cap lip, a scarce and short-lived design.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $225

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14084: Pilot Super 100 (?) pencil: peach, 12.6 cm long, wide 14K rolled gold band, trim, twist-action, made in Japan, uses .9 mm lead; original model number on band "RWH50".

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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14085: Pilot 57 pencil: teal blue, 12.6 cm long, gold plated trim, uses .9 mm lead, made in Japan, new old stock with original band with model number EH300.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • $60

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14074: Pilot 57: blue, 13.2 cm long, gold plated trim, made in Japan; squeeze-filler, original nib grade band peeling in places but all present, plated nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $65

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14086: Pilot Super 22 pencil: maroon, 12.7 cm long, gold plated cap and trim, made in Japan, uses .9 mm lead; original model number on band ""AMEH300".

DATE: 1961 • CONDITION: mint • $50

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14158: Pilot Super 100: slender peach clipless squeeze-filler, 12.2 cm long, satin aluminum cap with gold decoration, gold plated trim; inlaid 14K gold nib.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $80

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13627: Pilot Custom in box: black cartridge-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold plated trim, 18K nib.

DATE: 1974 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine • $150

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13269: Pilot FD in box: black lacquer with signed maki-e decoration of phoenix, 13.2 cm long, gold plated trim, 18K nib, squeeze-filler converter included; new old stock in box with outer sleeve.

DATE: 1979 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $295

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13266: Pilot FD in box: black lacquer with signed maki-e decoration of plum blossoms, 13.4 cm long, gold plated trim, 14K nib, squeeze-filler converter included; new old stock in box.

DATE: 1980 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $295

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13246: Pilot Grandee in box: smooth sterling silver cartridge-filler, 13.3 cm long, squeeze converter included, 14K white gold nib, in Art Craft box with instructions, spare ink cartridge, outer sleeve; new old stock, light tarnish.

DATE: 1991 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $225

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12854: Platinum Sharp commemorative Ever Sharp pencil in box: specially made for the Sharp Electronics Corporation, to commemorate one of founder Hayakawa Tokuji's first products; injector pencil uses .5 mm lead, chrome plated trim with applied spiral pattern; in gift-wrapped original packaging.

DATE: c. 1990 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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12935: S. Eto Vanco double-lead two-color pencil in box: made in Osaka, Japan, 11 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; turn the crown one direction to extend the black lead, the other direction to extend the red. Grey pearl and black celluloid resembles a color used on Sheaffer's subbrand pens of the 1930s, but lower quality with a few areas where shrinkage has left small depressions in the surface. New old stock with instructions, some age dulling of plating.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $125

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14262: unmarked crescent-filler in box: Japanese pen of the style commonly imported to the USA under the SPORS brand, this example unusual in being entirely made of transparent celluloid, with a metallic gold colored glass nib; 11.9 cm long, age roughness to the nickel-plated brass trim, a transparent silicone sac has been installed.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $165

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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 Japan, quality is low but much historical interest. Unused with shop wear, eight available.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine • $45

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