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14038: Conklin Endura desk set: Tiffany base in gilt bronze, 5.25 x 3.75 inches (13.4 x 9.4 cm), one of the rarest pieces in the Venetian pattern, pen holder is specific to Conklin, comes with large black and pearl Endura lever-filler desk pen, gold filled trim, Endura nib has a turn-up tip, good for left-handers.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium • $1750

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16285: Conklin Nozac desk pen: black veined green pearl plunger-filler, black taper, 18.6 cm long, excellent transparency of ink window with 5000-word "Word Gauge", pen never filled with original cork and rubber seal unstained and freely moving. Nozac desk pens are rare, especially in this condition. Not guaranteed to fill or to be ink-tight, though mechanically perfect.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $360

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15743: Conklin Nozac desk pen: grey and silver pearl herringbone 12-sided piston-filler, 17.4 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprints, fine barrel transparency, short-lived and uncommon two-tone nib shows usual plating loss, condition of pen otherwise is excellent plus.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $385

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16123: Corona desk set: large pen in handsomely striated celluloid, gold filled trim with black hard rubber taper, similar size as #5 Waterman, unusual filling system where taper turns clockwise to operate a button-filler style pressure bar to compress and release the sac (this system was later used by Matador in Germany). Green marble base is 4 inches (10 cm) square with engraved plaque, typical scattered chips to edges.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $475

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16044: Crocker Ink-Tite desk pen: black chased hard rubber end-lever-filler, 18.75 cm long, gold filled trim, #2 Crocker nib opens easily for a wet shaded line; only a few Ink-Tite desk pens have been found to date -- this is the first we have ever had.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $450

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16522: Esterbrook desk set: a stylish ensemble, noting that the base is not Esterbrook marked (measures 10.1 x 6.35 cm, bottom marked "NEWTON/NEW HAVEN"); lever-filling Esterbrook desk pen fits socket perfectly, early "J" series with #9556 nib.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $120

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13449: Mabie Todd desk pencil: sterling silver, pearl taper, 14.6 cm long, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $120

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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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15330: Parker Vacumatic desk base: rare double holder, glass with a layer of green pearl laminated celluloid, base measures 7 x 3 inches (17.5 x 7.5 cm), Art Deco classic offered only for a short time, with very few surviving examples. Original decal in front and labels on bottom, slight separation of bonding of celluloid and glass visible when viewed at certain angles, as shown in details.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine • $450

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13715: Parker Vest Pocket Duofold desk pencil: black veined pearl, scarce model with letter-opener taper; 16.5 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, imprints light but fully present, good color, short nose cone.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $175

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10948: Parker Vest Pocket Duofold desk pencil: Lapis Blue, scarce model with letter-opener taper; 16.6 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, imprints strong, no brassing, chip on end of letter-opener.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine* • $125

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13714: Parker Vest Pocket Duofold desk pencil: jade green, scarce model with letter-opener taper; 16.7 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, good imprints strong, moderate darkening, long nose cone.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine • $150

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12209: Reynolds Rocket ballpoint desk set: rare institutional desk version of Reynolds' infamous pioneer ballpoint; pen is anodized aluminum, ball tip is intact, original refill has not been replaced, nonfunctional as is, chain attachment to black-finished cast zinc base, screw hole in front of base to allow permanent attachment to a counter or table.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine* • $95

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14824: Sheaffer desk pens in box: five (5) brown No. 3 lever-fillers, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, new old stock with original stickers and nib protectors, as shipped from the factory to a dealer. Originally six pens in the box, which has been roughly opened but is a rare survivor. Sacs have not been replaced, are still soft though not to be relied upon.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $250

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16029: Sheaffer desk set: rare and desirable Twin Coach Smoker base, solidly built cast aluminum bus model with hinged ashtray opening on top, 8.25 inches (21 cm) long; Sheaffer holder with black 5-30 lever-filler desk pen, gold filled trim, later fine-finned feed.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $450

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14195: Sheaffer Lady Skipsert XVI desk set: cartridge desk pen, 14.7 cm long, small conical gold plated Triumph nib, enameled gold moire finish on both pen and holder, wear specks in finish (see detail) but overall fine appearance. Green onyx base is 9 cm (3.5 inches) square, nameplate is unengraved.

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $95

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16520: Wahl-Eversharp desk set: scarce and desirable glass pelican base in high Art Deco style by Pierre D'Avesn, made in France; base measures 10.7 x 8.9 cm, with slender lever-filler desk pen in Coral, gold filled trim, Wahl Signature nib has an extremely fine tip with lively flexibility though limited line width variation. Base has a small flake on one bottom corner and larger losses to the pelican's wings, overall appearance excellent.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $300

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16121: Wahl-Eversharp Wahl Oxford desk set: heavy marble base, 6 x 5 inches (20.3 x 12.9 cm), perpetual calendar with sliding mechanism, lever-filler pen in red pearl celluloid with silver and gold lines; some minor chipping to the base, mostly on the bottom right edge.

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

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11646: Waterman desk pencil: green pearl, 20.2 cm long, gold filled trim, barrel 10.6 mm in diameter (same size as Patrician pencils), uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; new old stock, minimal shop wear, splotches on nose cone are due to flaking clear lacquer originally applied as a protective coat.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • $200

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11636: Waterman desk pencil: black celluloid, 18.6 cm long, chrome plated trim, barrel 10 mm in diameter, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; new old stock, minimal shop wear.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • $145

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11635: Waterman desk pencil: green pearl, 20.2 cm long, gold filled trim, barrel 10.6 mm in diameter (same size as Patrician pencils), uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; new old stock, minimal shop wear, splotches on nose cone are due to flaking clear lacquer originally applied as a protective coat.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • $200

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16025: Waterman desk set: rare full sterling silver ensemble, #2-size lever-filler pen in hard rubber with full smooth barrel overlay, base has woodgrain Bakelite center block with sterling silver frame, clamping thumbscrews for a notepad (not included). Base measures 4 3/16 x 7 inches (10.6 x 17.6 cm), engraved initials, fully marked Black, Starr & Gorham.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $1200

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11991: unmarked desk pencil: long and elegant, gold filled trim with twist pattern black hard rubber barrel sleeve, 15.1 cm long, propels and retracts, uses 2.65 mm lead (lead clutch could be squeezed slightly to allow use of more readily available 2.5 mm lead).

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG • $95

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