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. 1901 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $2250

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16309: Waterman 412: early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay with large leaf on cap, 13.4 cm long; #2 star-imprint New York nib is remarkably flexible, spoon feed with early patent imprints, good clean imprints on barrel overlay, typical fading to hard rubber surfaces, strong end model number.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine superflex • $850

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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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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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16319: Waterman 15: mottled hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, fine color and imprints, #5 New York nib is a smooth and free-flowing writer; more wear to barrel than to cap, which is near mint with deep bold 1898 patent imprint.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $345

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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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15527: Waterman 612: black hard rubber slip cap eyedropper-filler with pearl slabs on barrel, 13.4 cm long, smooth gold filled barrel bands, one of which is engraved with a monogram; imprint on cap is worn but fully legible, patent imprint on feed, early #2 New York nib is soft and flexible. Pearl-slab Watermans are not common, and nearly all are taper-caps.

DATE: c. 1907 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $895

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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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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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6130: Waterman 14: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with fluted gold filled overlay and hardstone 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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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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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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15751: Waterman 402: slender black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with uncommon "Golph" or "Golpheresque" pattern (catalogued under both names) sterling silver overlay, 13.4 cm long; monogram on barrel, some scratching to posting end, but the silver is otherwise extraordinarily well preserved, with strong imprints and chasing work sharp to the touch. Narrow long-tailed feed with patent marks, narrow #2 nib is somewhat later, one sealed stress line at mouth of section cannot be distinguished from a very light scratch even under magnification.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine flex • $1600

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16369: Waterman 17: mottled hard rubber oversize eyedropper-filler, 13.6 cm long, nickel plated clip with 1905 and 1910 patent dates, sharp barrel imprints noting heat reversal of end number. New York #7 nib writes a nicely shaded line. 7-size Watermans are rare, extremely so in mottled.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine firm • SOLD

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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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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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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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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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15118: Waterman 442½V: black hard rubber ringtop safety with sterling silver "Filigree" overlay, 9.4 cm long, slight fading, even wear, turning knob model imprint without the 4 in the hundreds position, Waterman #2 nib is an old replacement, likely c. 1940.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $295

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15772: Waterman 0542½ Etched in box: black hard rubber retracting-nib safety with full 18K gold filled hand-engraved overlay, 13 cm long; long-tined New York #2 nib is smooth and flexible, overall appearance is excellent noting dents in packing housing overlay and rim bumps to cap crown. The "Etched" pattern is one of Waterman's most attractive, but normally only found on smaller ringtop models.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $785

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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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