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16525: Camel button-filler: red pearl marble, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, distinctive proportions and cool drinking camels logo imprint on barrel and nib. Later production without ink pellet feature, overall appearance excellent, noting tiny stress line on side of clip (stable, see detail) and marks to top of nib. Outstanding writer, effortlessly calligraphic.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine stub flex • $365

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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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16518: Parker 20 Jack-Knife Safety: smooth black hard rubber button-filler, 13.3 cm long, unusual trim configuration with two wide cap bands, early production with narrow knurled band on blind cap, slightly domed cap crown, filler button attached to pressure bar; intact Lucky Curve feed, #2 Lucky Curve has a short hairline at the bottom of the imprint but only superficial (does not extend through to underside of nib), cap lip invisibly replaced using original material.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $225

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16513: Parker 65 Jack-Knife Safety: black chased hard rubber button-filler, 13.3 cm long, uncommon model with wide gold filled barrel band, nickel plated washer clip is very early production with error on patent date stamp ("15" for the 1916 patent). Intact Lucky Curve feed, Lucky Curve #2 nib is long-tined and very flexible.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $275

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16512: Parker 75: sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, early model with solid vermeil ends, short-feathered arrow clip; made in USA, section with nib angle indicator marks, "0" at center, 14K US-made "65" nib; cap marked "STERLING/SILVER", early metal squeeze-filling convertor included. Clean example, some light scratches on side of cap (see detail).

DATE: c. 1967 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $265

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16511: Parker 75 Godron: early production in heavy silver plate, dished ends, 30 micron mark, USA-made 14K "XF" nib unit, section with angle indicator, no center mark; slender metal squeeze converter.

DATE: c. 1973 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $225

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16515: Parker 75 Godron: gold plated, French production, 14K nib, smooth section trim ring with some pitting (see detail), otherwise excellent; later Parker piston converter.

DATE: c. 1976 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $275

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16527: Sheaffer Lifetime Crest: first model with threads at the front of the section, 13.8 cm long lever-filler, 1/10 14K gold filled cap, golden pearl striated barrel, two-tone Lifetime nib with pronounced turn-up (excellent for left-handers and others who write at a steep angle). Initials on cap, spot of brassing at very tip, a few very shallow pinprick dings on the upper back, hard to photograph and not very noticeable.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine firm • SOLD

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16524: Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman: black pneumatic-filler, 14.2 cm long, White Dot, conical palladium-silver nib, rarely seen special order variant with chrome plated trim was mostly marketed to Catholic clergy.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $295

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16523: Sheaffer PFM III set in box: oversize burgundy pneumatic-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, inlaid 14K nib is an outstandingly smooth and effortless writer; matching pencil uses .9 mm lead. Both retain most of their original chalk marks.

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $395

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16526: Universal dip pen: unmarked gold filled holder with fancy twisted pearl taper with metal ball finial and twisted wire decoration, 16.5 cm long including #3 Universal nib with interesting globe logo imprint. Nib is a smooth writer, appears to be made of low-carat gold, probably 12K.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $95

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16517: Viala Lilliput: miniature black hard rubber ringtop safety, engine-turned gold filled overlay, 8.4 cm long, French made with full hallmarks, 18K Viala-marked nib; tiny, but fully functional.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $295

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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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16528: Waterman 456 Gothic: oversize black hard rubber lever-filler with sterling silver checkerboard pattern overlay, 14 cm long; worn but mechanically sound with all original parts, a bit of silver missing from the cap crown bead and stress cracks in the cap lip (see details), initials engraved on the barrel. #6 nib has plenty of character and flexibility. The second-largest lever-filler Waterman offered, a handsome user.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: medium fine flex • SOLD

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16529: Waterman 452 Filigree: black hard rubber lever-filler, sterling silver overlay, 13.7 cm long, slight fading to hard rubber, scattered shallow bumps to the silver with overall excellent appearance and performance, #2 nib is an outstanding writer.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $495

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