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15650: A. A. Waterman 40: clipless slip-cap black chased hard rubber twist-filler, 14.6 cm long, both #4 nib and barrel imprinted with the infamous court-ordered disclaimed, "Not connected with the L.E. Waterman Co." Moderate fading, barrel chasing and imprints strong but unfortunate longitudinal scratches (see details).

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $185

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15645: Eagle Arrow dip pen: unusual drop-action holder, 11.2 cm long retracted, black lacquered brass with nickel plated trim; imprint on nib holder notes Feb. 1, 1887 patent date, end button is pressed with nib down to extend, pressed again with nib upwards to retract; good working order, typical scattered losses to the finish (see details).

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG • $125

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15644: Esterbrook FK Deluxe ballpoint: burgundy with ribbed chrome cap, 13.15 cm long, original refill present but not working, adapters are available so standard refills can be used (not included).

DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: near mint • $45

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15646: Eversharp Doric pencil: lavender pearl web facetted twist-action, gold filled trim, nozzle tip is made squared-off, mechanism under cap imprinted "USE ONLY/EVERSHARP/SQUARE LEADS" (works fine with ordinary 1.1 mm lead); facets crisp, imprints strong.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $150

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15614: Parker 51 set in box: burgundy Aerometric filler with Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, imprint with 4th quarter date code, sac has been replaced; matching .9 mm repeater pencil has 1st quarter date code, shows significantly less usage.

DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $250

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15647: Parker 51 set in box: "Midnight Blue" Aerometric filler, pristine Lustraloy caps, early production with threaded sac housing with "PRESS . . . 6 TIMES" imprint. Bold imprints with matching 3rd quarter date codes on both pen and .9 mm repeater pencil. Could pass for mint but pen has been filled, new sac installed. Nib is set tight, could be adjusted to write more wetly, up to a medium line.

DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $265

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15582: Parker 51 Special set in box: burgundy Aerometric filler with polished stainless steel cap, chrome plated trim, black jewel, with matching .9 mm twist-action pencil; both have imprints with 3rd quarter date codes, pen's nib is gold though filler housing is clearly marked "SPECIAL". Stress line through pencil's imprint does not affect function (see detail), box top missing).

DATE: 1950 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-fine • $160

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15656: Parker 51 Special set in box: grey Aerometric filler, polished chrome cap and trim, black jewel, Octanium nib, filler housing with Superchrome imprint; pen has no barrel imprint, but matching .9 mm twist-action pencil has 2nd quarter date code for 1953 (Parker dated their pencils for a few years after stopping dating their pens).

DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium • $175

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15657: Parker 51 Special in box: grey Aerometric filler, frosty Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, Octanium nib, black jewel, later production with "halo" logo on cap; like new, noting small stress crack in cap next to clip end (see detail: a manufacturing flaw).

DATE: c. 1963 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium fine • $125

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15653: Perry magic pencil in box: sterling silver, 8.25 cm long closed,13.3 cm extended, fully marked "PERRY & CO. PATENT" with hallmarks for Birmingham, date letter for 1891/2. Deep yellow faceted seal stone, mechanism works smoothly, both propels and retracts lead, size is 1.5 mm.

DATE: c. 1891 • CONDITION: exc • $250

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15648: Pilot Super 200: black tab-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim including wide 14K rolled gold cap band, notable 14K gold inlaid nib is needle-fine with a good amount of flexibility. Replacement sac is PVC, not vulnerable to inks that would damage conventional latex sacs.

DATE: 1959 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $175

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15649: Pilot 50G: black squeeze-filler, made in Japan, 12.9 cm long, gold plated cap and trim, semi-inlaid nib is gold-plated and notably smooth given its extreme fineness.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: needlepoint • $95

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15655: Pilot 50G: black squeeze-filler, made in Japan, 12.9 cm long, gold plated cap and trim, semi-inlaid nib is gold-plated and extremely fine. Original blue rubber sac has been replaced with a new transparent PVC sac.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $85

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15654: Rose pencil: 9K solid gold, 12.1 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, crosshatch grid pattern, fully marked with London hallmarks for 1964/5. An eminent firm of gold and silversmiths, S. J. Rose is better known as a supplier of precious metal overlays to the writing instruments trade -- it is most unusual to find a fully Rose-marked pencil of this sort. Weighs 19.25 grams without eraser and leads.

DATE: c. 1964 • CONDITION: near mint • SOLD

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15651: Sheaffer pencil: gold filled ringtop, 10.8 cm long, chevron pattern engine turning, Nov. 5, 1918 patent imprint, plus "PAT. PEND'G", monogram engraved on barrel; uses 1.1 mm lead, propels and retracts, eraser under crown.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $50

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