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14436: Waterman 504: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with smooth 14K solid gold overlay, 13.6 cm long, early pen with narrow feed (earlier than the 1904-dated presentation inscription on the barrel). An unusually clean example, with only a few very shallow dings at the ends, one tiny stress hairline at the base of the posting end overlay (see detail).

DATE: c. 1899 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $1600

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14041: Waterman 412: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, early pattern .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13.6 cm long, feed with early patent imprint, sharp overlay imprints with 1884 patent dates on barrel, 1898 date on cap. Star-imprint nib has a semistub tip. Hard rubber is clean, dark, and has not been reblackened. Extremely unusual to find a fine silver filigree in such good condition.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $1200

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11833: Waterman 16: slip-cap clipless eyedropper-filler, 13.6 cm long, big and early, rounded ends, two-line pre-globe barrel imprint, cap imprint with 1898 patent date, early nib imprint, Spoon Feed with bold 1899 patent date, no 1903 date. Cap imprint shows polishing wear, barrel imprints fine, nib has a couple of stress cracks from the vent hole, barrel has a few pit marks, perhaps from sparks, overall appearance excellent.

DATE: c. 1901 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium semiflex • $425

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13606: Waterman 412: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, early pattern .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13.35 cm long, feed with patent imprints, imprints on overlay nice and legible, noting nicks and digs to the silver (see details). Hard rubber has been professionally dye-reblackened.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine flex • $785

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11773: Waterman 222: rare black hard rubber taper cap eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree barrel overlay, 14.6 cm long, Spoon Feed with patent date imprint, early #2 New York nib; imprints on the silver are all present and legible, noting light toothmarks at barrel end.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $3500

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14315: Waterman 222: black hard rubber half-overlay taper-cap eyedropper-filler, 14.4 cm long, "Chased" pattern sterling silver barrel with Heath maker's mark, slight even fading, monogram elegantly engraved on barrel, imprint on taper cap is worn but legible, early Spoon Feed with long tail, no imprint on posting end, not uncommon on earlier Watermans.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $1250

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14196: Waterman 412: early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay with large flower on cap; 13.5 cm long, #2 star-imprint New York nib, spoon feed, nice strong imprints on top and bottom of barrel overlay, initials "B.R." on cartouche. The hard rubber has been chemically reblackened, surface finely pebbly; marks on cap are old gouges, not cracks. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $795

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14292: Waterman 12: mottled hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.6 cm long, two-line barrel imprint with 1884 patent dates, pre-1903 Spoon Feed patent imprint, 1898 patent imprint on cap. All imprints strong, slight even dulling to hard rubber surfaces.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $285

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10571: Waterman 0502: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled overlay in "Golpheresque" pattern, 13.4 cm long; unusually clean condition, metal crisp with initials engraved on barrel, imprint on side of posting end of barrel with a couple of scratches just above, no model number imprint at end; long-tailed spoon feed with patent imprint.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $1200

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13551: Waterman 412: early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.5 cm long, #2 New York nib, spoon feed with patent imprints, imprints on cap, top and bottom of barrel overlay. Moderate fading to the hard rubber, which has not been reblackened. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $865

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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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14151: Waterman 412 in box: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, imprints on overlay present but hard to read, early filigree pattern with large flower. Scattered shallow marks to the silver, cap lip width uneven (see details), sound condition overall, #2 New York nib goes easily from a hairline to extra-broad.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: G-VG • NIB: extra-fine flex • $825

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10903: Waterman 402: slender black hard rubber straight cap eyedropper-filler, sterling silver overlay in fine barleycorn pattern, full London hallmarks with date letter for 1904/5; 14.35 cm long, Waterman globe logo on posting end nice and legible, "Eva" engraved in barrel cartouche. Patent date imprint on narrow spoon feed, unusual nib with very wide factory italic tip.

DATE: c. 1904 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: broad italic • $985

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13614: Waterman Remex: smooth black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.8 cm long, a Waterman sub-brand model made specifically for the Royster Guano Company and so imprinted; moderate even fading, nib has a stress line from the vent hole. An unusual but known model, we have seen a few examples over the years.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine stub flex • $245

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11341: Waterman 412: early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.1 cm long, #2 nib with "N.Y." imprint, spoon feed with patent imprints, imprints on silver light but legible; hard rubber under the overlay has been professionally reblackened. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $785

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14267: Waterman 622 in box: black hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper, 14.3 cm long, barrel with nicely colored pearl slabs; gold filled barrel bands, long-tailed early Spoon Feed. Nib has early imprint, tipping on one side is partially chipped, catches paper. Good cap imprint with 1884 patent dates, no globe, moderate even fading, box hinge loose. Ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $1250

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14052: Waterman 0502: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled fine barleycorn overlay, 13.2 cm long, hard rubber crisp and glossy with sharp imprints, including on Spoon Feed; elegant engraved monogram in barrel cartouche.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $950

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9133: Waterman 322 Commercial: black hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler, solid 9K English-hallmarked barrel overlay, 14.6 cm long; pre-Globe cap imprint worn but fully legible, seam split at front of overlay rewelded (see details); long-tail feed with patent imprints, early slender #2 New York nib.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium flex • $950

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12680: Waterman 18: historically significant -- earliest known example of this oversize model, with 1898 dated cap imprint and vanishingly rare "PAT. APL'D FOR" imprint on Clip-Cap; 14.3 cm long, smooth black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, deeply rounded ends, barrel imprint without 1903 patent date, big #8 nib with early imprint. Full writeup of this pen here.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $1600

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11608: Waterman 0502 in box: straight-cap black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with uncommon smooth gold filled overlay, 13.4 cm long, made for the French market, "DOUBLÉ OR" hallmarks, 18K gold #2 New York nib. No dings, test marks to cap overlay rim (see detail), posting end imprint has caused some plating loss (die too sharp?); nib is long-tined, soft and opens up easily with only slight pressure, has been retipped.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $950

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10952: Waterman 612: black hard rubber slip cap eyedropper-filler with pearl slabs on barrel, smooth gold filled barrel bands; 13.5 cm long, moderate even fading to hard rubber, #2 New York nib opens up easily with minimal pressure.

DATE: c. 1907 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $950

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12173: Waterman 522: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler taper-cap, full London-hallmarked 9K solid gold fine barleycorn overlay, 15 cm long, patent imprint on feed, early imprint on #2 New York nib, no number on end of barrel as is usual for English-marked Watermans; overlay is crisp, initials engraved in barrel cartouche, slight seam opening (see details).

DATE: c. 1907 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine flex • $2500

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11501: Waterman 43: rare desk pen, short-lived model, black hard rubber slip-cap clipless eyedropper-filler with long tapered barrel, 17.3 cm long; uncommon #3 New York nib is flexible but not soft, barrel imprints bold, scrape marks to feed. Moderate even fading, two longitudinal cracks in barrel (one virtually invisible, see detail; perhaps from pen being caught in a desk drawer) have been internally sealed, pen is ink-tight.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $565

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6130: Waterman 14: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with fluted gold filled overlay and bloodstone cap top seal; 13.3 cm long, a rare but fully 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); French hallmarks, no dings, but one small test mark on the seal bezel, imprints on posting end worn but mostly legible; #4 New York nib, spoon feed with patent date imprints.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $1450

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9687: Waterman 12: English-market black hard rubber half-overlay eyedropper-filler, 13.2 cm long, 9K solid gold barrel overlay, London-hallmarked with Waterman factory maker's mark; pattern is a combination of twist and deeply hand-chased floral scrollwork -- uncatalogued, and hitherto unknown. Barrel cartouche is monogrammed, gold has been polished down, so that the date letter cannot be read..

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $2850

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13631: Waterman 0502: gold filled "Chased" pattern eyedropper-filler, 13.3 cm long, posting end has usual scratches from cap but "WATERMAN" imprint clearly legible; spoon feed with patent imprints and long internal tail, tail end chipped, section front edge as well (does not affect function), "Vivian" engraved in barrel cartouche.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $825

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13984: Waterman 0322: slender black hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler, smooth gold filled barrel overlay, 14.6 cm long, nice clean cap imprints, hard rubber nice and smooth, unusual screw-in posting end construction, overall condition excellent+ but for flake from section flange (see detail; does not affect function).

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine semiflex • $785

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9134: Waterman 402: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with enameled sterling silver overlay, 14.1 cm long; English-retailed, with the posting end marked "CALLOW OF MOUNT ST. MAYFAIR". Very clean, with no dings, or any tool marks to the posting end, though there are losses to the original inlaid white enamel stripes which have been restored with what appears to be cold enamel of a darker color -- losses which involve only the frontmost part of the barrel overlay, but the better part of the cap (condition otherwise would be excellent). Factory-made Waterman overlays with enamel work are extraordinarily rare, and appear to have been made only for a handful of ultra-luxe European retailers. This is only the second example we have seen in over 20 years of collecting.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $4895

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14389: Waterman 514: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with solid 14K gold "Filigree" overlay; 13.45 cm long, #4 New York nib, feed with patent imprints, initials engraved on barrel cartouche. Clip is not solid gold, but 18K gold filled (Waterman would install clips on older clipless pens and this was a popular retrofit; the original owner may have balked at paying $2 for a 14K clip when a gold filled clip could be had for $1).

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine flex • $865

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14060: Waterman 504: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with full smooth solid 14K gold overlay, 13.5 cm long; imprints sharp, small test marks to back of cap near rim, 18K gold filled clip is a slightly later addition. Ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine semiflex • $1275

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14340: Waterman 0514 Chased Filigree: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled relief work scroll pattern barrel overlay, #4 New York nib, feed with patent date imprint. Overlay metal crisp, only trace plating wear around cap crown rim, shallow ding in barrel cartouche, pinhead ding to side of cap top (see details). An unusually clean example of a scarce and short-lived pattern.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $1200

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14576: Waterman 22: crisp black chased hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, bold imprints and chasing, hard rubber dark and glossy, noteworthy nib.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium italic flex • $350

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14585: Waterman 12: mottled hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, #2 New York nib writes a precise and elegantly shaded line. "Flame" hard rubber much more red/orange than black, richly patterned.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $325

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13648: Waterman 412S Filigree: early black hard rubber safety with sterling silver overlay, 12.8 cm long, threaded turning knob, early mechanism with helically-grooved barrel interior, nib turns as it is extended and retracted, #2 New York nib has some spring but not true flex, feed with patent imprint. Some flattening to the cap crown, no trace of a number imprint on the turning knob, seals have been replaced.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $750

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14298: Waterman 12: mottled hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, nickel silver clip with 1905 and 1910 patent dates, three-line barrel imprint, imprints on feed. Long-tined New York #2 nib opens up with light pressure but is rather draggy on paper, tines slightly wavy from restraightening. Unusual and striking hard rubber coloration with considerable red, black ends, and a very dark section.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $275

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14475: Waterman 14: rare black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, with 18K solid gold fluted overlay, French-hallmarked, with bloodstone seal at end of cap with applied crowned monogram in gold; 13.6 cm long, scattered light dings, mostly to the cap, one small chip in the bloodstone seal.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $2250

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14361: Waterman 000 "World's Smallest": extremely rare miniature black hard rubber safety, 5.15 cm long, fully functional with retracting 14K gold nib; crisp glossy unfaded surfaces, bold barrel imprint. The usual form of Waterman's "World's Smallest" is a slip-cap eyedropper, which was described in internal company literature as a trade stimulator and novelty for dealers and salesmen. These pens, not intended for public sale, are rare enough, but the safety version is easily ten times rarer and to our knowledge is entirely undocumented in extant company publications. This is the first example we have offered for sale in over 25 years.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $4500

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14509: Waterman 12: mottled hard rubber clipless eyedropper-filler, 13.2 cm long, barrel imprint worn but mostly legible, good patent date imprints on feed, slightly later #2 nib (1920s).

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $165

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13116: Waterman 0512½ VP: uncommon vest-pocket screw-cap eyedropper-filler with smooth gold filled overlay, 10.5 cm long, crisp imprints on hard rubber, elegant monogram engraved on barrel, #2 New York nib.

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

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11573: Waterman 432: rare short version, black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with sterling silver London-hallmarked barleycorn overlay, 11.1 cm long; no model number stamp on end, as is typical of British-market Watermans. Feed with patent imprints, long internal tail, notable nib with massive tip.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-broad stub flex • $950

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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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12565: Waterman 412 Filigree: rare sterling silver filigree overlay over red hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.2 cm long, good sound example, name engraved in barrel cartouche, scratches on section, dings to cap crown, but no cracks and nice original condition. #2 New York nib has long tines and is capable of flex, but requires considerable pressure to open up.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine semiflex • $1500

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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 • $465

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12440: Waterman 0512 Filigree: black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled overlay, 13.6 cm long, initials "A.G.C." engraved on barrel, lively and responsive #2 New York nib, cap dome is more yellowish in tone than the rest of the overlay.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $425

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14577: Waterman 42: smooth clipless black hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 11.9 cm long, New York manufacture for the French market, 18K gold #2 nib and barrel bands all bear French hallmarks. Bold deep imprints, hard rubber glossy and dark, original cork seal is intact and sound. Like new, except for waviness of nib near tip from restraightening.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: exc-near mint* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $295

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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 • $565

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12972: Waterman 42½: black chased hard rubber slender full-length clipless safety, 12.8 cm long, crisp and glossy, bold imprints, only slightest fading, lively springy #2 New York nib, tiny fleabite to edge of cap lip (see detail).

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $265

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14014: Waterman 72: black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler with Italian 18K gold filled overlay, 13.4 cm long, unusual as a ringtop model. Fully marked, a smooth and responsive writer.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $495

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11621: Waterman 41: rare woodgrain red and black hard rubber slender clipless safety, 11.4 cm long, crisp and glossy, almost no signs of use, later Waterman nib may indicate closeout model, assembly from new old stock parts.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: fine firm • $400

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11034: Waterman 41: rare woodgrain red and black hard rubber slender clipless safety, 11.45 cm long, crisp and glossy, original cork seal has not been replaced but appears to be ink-tight; appears never to have been filled, later Waterman nib may indicate closeout model, assembly from new old stock parts.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine semiflex • $385

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