13203: Paillard Semper 183: black chased hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.6 cm long, marked "IMPORTE ETATS-UNIS" and with a French-hallmarked 18K nib marked "MADE IN U.S.A." Paillard was a French pen company, but like many European makers sourced nibs and whole pens from the United States.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $225

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14472: Parker Silver Dollar: very rare economy sub-brand black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 14.6 cm long, stepped section, distinctive early feed, original ventless nib marked only "14K". Barrel imprint very light, barrel slightly out of round from what appears to have been the removal of a name. Cap is an accurate reproduction in original material.

DATE: c. 1897 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: medium fine flex • $465

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11633: Parker 020: rare black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 13.9 cm long, barrel imprint worn but legible, early Lucky Curve feed with side cuts only at tip. Slight cap shrinkage two-thirds from top, probably from heat-fitting of cap, cap lip has been trimmed 1 mm, retaining original lip profile. Teardrop-vent Lucky Curve #2 writes an effortless shaded line, opens up easily.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex • $425

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11977: Parker 30: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled overlay with scrollwork and diamond pattern, one of Parker's most expensive gold filled pens at the time, catalogued at $10. Rare, short-lived Lucky Curve feed with side cutouts, responsive Lucky Curve nib; metalwork crisp, name on barrel, a few marks on the posting end, but much better than usually seen, tiny hairline in section mouth underneath nib (see detail).

DATE: c. 1904 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $1200

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14268: Parker 25 Click-Filler: extremely rare oversize hard rubber slip-cap self-filler, Parker's first (patent number 791,466); 15.3 cm long, good barrel imprint, #5 Lucky Curve nib has been retipped and is a wet and flexible writer, cap is an excellent replacement, an exact copy of an original example and indistinguishable without internal inspection. To fill, push front of nickel plated pressure bar with fingernail to unlock while depressing rear protrusion to flatten sac; pull same protrusion back to allow sac to reinflate and to relock the pressure bar with a "click". #5 was the largest size sold, and rarely seen.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium-broad flex • $1500

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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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15048: Parker 14: classic black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, sterling silver filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, fully and strongly marked, earlier production with Heath "H" marks on both cap and barrel. Lucky Curve feed is intact, #3 nib with "lazy S" imprint is a smooth writer with a semistub tip, appears to have been recently professionally retipped. Even moderate fading to the hard rubber, we have left the silver unpolished for those who prefer patina.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $875

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15009: Parker 16 Jack-Knife Safety: baby "turban top" black hard rubber screw-cap ringtop eyedropper-filler with gold filled filigree overlay, 8.4 cm long, fully marked; early production, #3 keyhole-vent nib has been retipped and is highly flexible.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $765

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13448: Parker 16: black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled filigree overlay, 13.9 cm long, fully marked, #3 keyhole-vent Lucky Curve nib, intact Lucky Curve feed; an unusually clean example, hard rubber has not been reblackened, interesting dated presentation inscription on barrel cartouche.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $595

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15052: Parker 45 Jack-Knife Safety: spectacular black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 10.9 cm long, gold filled trim, alternating corrugated abalone and mother of pearl barrel slabs; faceted red glass cap crown stone, early "hourglass" section, intact Lucky Curve feed, later Lucky Curve #2 nib is an excellent writer.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $1600

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14098: Parker 20 in box: early black hard rubber slip-cap button-filler with transparent Bakelite barrel, 13.75 cm long, #2 Lucky Curve keyhole-vent nib, transparent silicone sac has been installed. In excellent self-filling labeled box, with instructions..

DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $695

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9777: Parker 61 in box: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with full overlay, 12.9 cm long, intact Lucky Curve feed, #3 Lucky Curve nib, very clean condition with strong imprints, no dings, initials "MS" engraved on cap. Described in Parker's 1914 catalog: "Barrel, cap and nozzle entirely covered with 18K gold. There is something about the plainness of this pen that makes it very pleasing to the eye." Cannot guarantee gold content, but no evidence of brassing. Much less common than more ornate contemporary models such as the 62. Box leatherette hinge partly cracked.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $2250

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12849: Parker 20: rare slip-cap button-filler with transparent Bakelite barrel, hard rubber cap; 14.1 cm long, good barrel imprint, no model number on blind cap, #2 keyhole-vent Lucky Curve nib has moderate flex. A transparent silicone sac has been installed.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $485

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14785: Parker Jack-Knife Safety 20½ Trench Pen: an iconic rarity -- black chased hard rubber screw-cap ink-pellet eyedropper-filler, 11.8 cm long, chasing and imprints are strong save for some wear to the right side of the barrel imprint; intact Lucky Curve feed, #2 nib is very flexible with a semistub tip. Overall condition fine or better but for tool marks to ends, extra-long end cap imprinted with model number, conical recess carved into barrel end, perhaps to increase ink pellet capacity.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $1200

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11536: Parker 70: rare gold filled telescoping ringtop, 10.5 cm long, extends to 12.75 cm; intact Lucky Curve feed, #3 Lucky Curve nib has been retipped, usual multiple shallow dings to the bulbous barrel end.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine flex • $965

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14314: Parker 16 Jack-Knife Safety: gold filled filigree over black hard rubber ringtop button-filler, 11.9 cm long, later production example, barrel is black celluloid and is likely an old replacement (the imprint shows under the barrel overlay); Lucky Curve feed is intact, #2 Lucky Curve nib is long-tined and a smooth writer with moderate flexibility.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium flex • $325

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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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14312: Parker button-filler: black celluloid "Black Line" flat-top, uncommon thick stubby model, 11.65 cm long, gold filled trim, hard rubber ends, Lucky Curve imprint and P5X nib, spearhead feed with intact Lucky Curve.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium flex • $265

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15051: Pelikan 101N: classic German piston-filler, red ends, tortoiseshell celluloid cap and barrel sleeve (binde), 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, acrylic barrel with synthetic piston seal; freshly serviced by Osman Sumer.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $1400

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15013: Pen-O-Pencil Twinpoint combo: white gold filled lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, grouped parallel lines pattern, #2 nib is very flexible; not much wear, but a couple of pinprick dings to the cap, barrel has bump on the side and dents all around behind the threads, initials engraved in cartouche. There is also a small split in the section overlay, which does not affect function. Pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead, high quality construction.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $275

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14875: Salz Army and Navy: WW1-era black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler in the form of a .30-06 US service rifle cartridge, 10 cm long; good imprint, warranted 14K nib.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $265

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14641: Seth Crocker pneumatic-filler: red snakeskin, 12.1 cm long, gold filled trim, cap imprint for Capwell's, hole-less end knob with inner valve, patent number on barrel, correct warranted nib; scarce and desirable Chilton family offshoot, most of these were made for sale at various large department stores and are marked accordingly; plunger operates smoothly and seal feels sound, original sac has not been replaced so pen not functional as sold..

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium flex • $850

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10588: Sheaffer Craig: rare full length black chased hard rubber coin-filler, 13.4 cm long, warranted #3 nib, narrow keel feed, mechanically sound, evenly faded, more wear to barrel but imprint clear; the coin-filling system was never used by Sheaffer for its own-brand pens, and is seldom seen in their Craig sub-brand either.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: G • NIB: medium flex • $175

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14573: Sheaffer Self-Filling: black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler with full sterling silver overlay, 10.4 cm long, long-tined #2 nib opens up easily with normal writing pressure. Engine turning and imprints are crisp, but some patches of pitting to the silver (see details), initials in cartouche.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium flex • $250

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15066: Sheaffer 3 Self-Filling: early black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, nickel plated trim, first block imprint, narrow feed, #3 Self Filling nib offers considerable line width variation, noting hairline beginning from vent hole. Hard rubber is evenly faded and worn.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $145

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14643: Sheaffer Univer: rare oversize lever-filler in green-tinted black and pearl, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim but only gold wash (now missing) on clip, comb feed, correct #6 Sheaffer-made warranted nib has scant tipping but is still a fine writer. Sheaffer extended the color range of their Univer sub-brand by applying tinted celluloid lacquer over black and pearl. In this case, the original overtinting has worn thin due to usage and polishing, Most Univers are small; oversize examples are seldom seen. Toothmarks to ends, small pit next to cap band (see details).

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $385

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14680: Sheaffer Junior set: grey pearl and black marbled semistreamlined lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, section with ink window, very flexible semistub Junior nib; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, both pieces have excellent color, bold imprints, typical age roughness to trim plating.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $195

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14343: Stephens Leverfil No. 270: black chased celluloid lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England, crisp chasing and imprints, plating somewhat thin on lever and clip, Stephens nib has flex, but tipping is slightly porous, giving slight drag on paper.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $125

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12713: Uhlmann Eterno: black hard rubber Italian safety, 18K gold filled overlay, 10.85 cm long, fully marked on cap and barrel, nib has nice flex but tipping is scant and rather draggy.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $275

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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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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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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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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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14890: Waterman 13: scarce #3-size mottled hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, early form with domical ends, #3 New York nib imprint also early with circular layout; crisp patent imprints on feed, strong barrel imprint with 1884 patent dates.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $450

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 • $3250

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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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11729: Waterman Remex Self-Filler No. 101: rare early sleeve-filler, 14 cm long, all-aluminum construction with a hard rubber section assembly, sleeve rotates rather than slides to expose filler bar; originally made with the pressure bar tied to the sac, this specimen uses a more conventional attachment as found in other Waterman sleeve-fillers. Patent date imprint refers to William Ferris's patent 799,897 of 1905 (Ferris' patent 950,817 of 1910 is the one covering the usual Waterman sleeve-filler design), narrow feed, Remex nib; scattered nicks and shallow dings to the cap and rotating sleeve.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $950

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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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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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10974: Waterman 412 SF: black hard rubber clipless sleeve-filler with sterling silver "Filigree" overlay, 13.3 cm long, #2 New York nib is smooth and lively, number at end of barrel is worn away, sleeve overlay bears initials and date.

DATE: c. 1911 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $1200

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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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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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10090: Waterman 0512½ PSF Oriental: black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled overlay with uncommon hand-engraved pattern; early production, with two-piece sprung pressure bar, bold imprints on posting end, metal excellent noting engraved initial on cap crown, some corrosion around cap vent holes (see details) -- metal otherwise near mint. Notable nib, smooth and flexible, feed with bold patent date imprint.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $695

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10506: Waterman 0512½ PSF: early black hard rubber clipless lever-filler with rose gold filled "Gothic" pattern overlay, 13.5 cm long; one of Waterman's first lever-fillers, with narrow raised barrel threads and two-piece sprung pressure bar. Imprints on hard rubber posting end are mostly worn away, commensurate wear to overlay, initials on barrel. Long-tined New York #2 nib is a wet writer and very soft, should be used with a light hand.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $595

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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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15028: Waterman 13: a legendary rarity with a stanhope viewer in the cap, made to commemorate Waterman's 35th anniversary; black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.4 cm long, nickel silver clip; view through stanhope shows Waterman's Pen Corner in downtown New York City. Good imprints and chasing, moderate even fading. Unusual but clearly deliberate tip grind on #3 New York nib. It has been suggested that these pens were made for Frank D. Waterman to present as personal gifts.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine flex • $2650

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9874: Waterman 0552: black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled "Gothic" pattern overlay, earlier production with 18K gold filled mark on clip, globe emblem on metal filler piece in lever head recess; nice smooth responsive #2 New York nib, not great line width variation. End number worn off, though imprint on side of posting end quite strong. Nicely engraved monogram on barrel, metalwork crisp, only a couple of dots of brassing.

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

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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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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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14878: Waterman 552½: black hard rubber lever-filler with smooth solid 14K gold overlay and trim, 13.6 cm long, #2 nib has a semistub tip, responsive flex with great line width variation. Number on barrel end missing, shallow irregularities to overlay, fine overall appearance.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $685

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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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15022: Waterman 52½V: black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, good chasing and imprints, only slight even fading to hard rubber, classic New York #2 nib is smooth and responsive with easy line width variation.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra fine flex • $175

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11586: Waterman 0552½ Oriental: black hard rubber lever-filler with gold filled overlay, scarce and attractive pattern, 13.6 cm long, imprints on hard rubber strong, only slightest fading, metal likewise crisp with only trace wear to top edge of cap crown. #2 nib has considerable flex, opens wide with light pressure.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $950

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13162: Waterman 552V LEC: rare and uncatalogued black hard rubber lever-filler with smooth solid 18K gold USA factory overlay, 11.15 cm long. 18K marks on cap, barrel, clip, lever, and nib; no French hallmarks, but tiny Jules Fagard stamp is on heel of nib and back of lever end. Pinprick marks to cap, bumps and polishing wear to milling at end of barrel. Barrel end bears no number, cap is longer than usual for a "V" size pen. The only example of its kind known to date.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $1875

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8908: Waterman 0552½ Gothic: clipless black hard rubber lever-filler, gold filled checkerboard pattern overlay, 13.6 cm long; initials on barrel, trace plating wear at top edge of crown, but otherwise extremely clean with bold posting end imprint and unfaded glossy black hard rubber; no trace of model number imprint on end, appears never to have been there; notable nib, very fine yet with a good degree of flexibility.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $385

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10678: Waterman 552½ LEC: black hard rubber lever-filler with solid 14K green gold overlay in Sheraton (grouped parallel lines) pattern; 13 cm long, light bumps to ends, barrel engraving has been covered with a matching solid gold plate; nib has a very fine tip, opens up to a considerable degree with slight pressure.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $895

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13310: Waterman 554 LEC: black hard rubber lever-filler, 14K solid gold overlay in "Sheraton" pattern, 13.75 cm long, classic Waterman signature-style #4 nib, metal crisp but for a couple of small and shallow bumps, initials engraved in barrel cartouche over previous filled monogram; a large pen of considerable heft and presence.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium-fine flex • $1250

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14932: Waterman 52: red and black woodgrain hard rubber lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, long-tined nib opens easily for dramatic line width variation; fine imprints and color, but clip plating has flaking losses (see details), appearance otherwise excellent -- and a notable writer.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $325

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14761: Waterman 55: large black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual wide factory custom band at top with colored enamel, special presentation for Equitable Life Insurance Company for salesmanship. Excellent overall appearance, hard rubber has been skilfully reblackened, cap band replated.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $465

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15075: Waterman 92V: golden pearl snakeskin lever-filler, 10.9 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada; scarce and desirable pattern, good imprints, clip has been reattached at some point, a couple of pitted patches next to the lower barrel band (see details), notably calligraphic Canadian #2 nib.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: broad oblique italic flex • $285

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15011: Waterman JiF glass-cartridge pen: scarce high Art Deco classic, made in France, black celluloid with full sterling silver overlay, 12.5 cm long, includes original (empty) glass cartridge, can be refilled with syringe and reused indefinitely; Waterman 18K gold #2 nib is responsive and flexible. A few small dings and a patch of wear to the barrel engine turning, overall appearance is excellent and condition is far better than the norm for this iconic model.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $865

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15026: Waterman Stateleigh: black slip-cap lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, crisp gold filled cap, lined pattern, smooth and responsive nib.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $150

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14460: Waterman W5: black lever-filler, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England; presentation inscription, nice responsive nib, handsome pen despite extensive plating wear.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $120

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15067: Williamson eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber with fluted mother of pearl slabs on the barrel, gold filled filigree overlay on the cap, 13.45 cm long, Williamson #3 nib has an unusual deliberate downwards angle at the tip, "AUTO" imprint on patented feed; pen is not otherwise marked, which is typical, other than nib and feed, it is nearly identical to a Parker 15 (Parker and Williamson were closely connected, with overlapping ownership and management). A lovely pen, pearl shows much more color than appears in the photos, only a few tiny chips to the narrow raised ridges, "Lucile" engraved on cap.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $1450

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10574: Williamson button-filler: Vacumatic-style burgundy pearl laminate, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Italy, very flexible long-tined Williamson nib, cap jewel appears to be a replacement (more rounded than usual conical profile).

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $500

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10705: Wirt Phenix in box: mottled hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13 cm long, hard rubber glossy and unfaded with strong barrel imprint, classic Wirt ventless nib, feed with top and bottom channels. Nib tipping is missing, but tip is rounded and can be used as is; otherwise near mint.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine flex • $185

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