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15836: A. A. Waterman (?) eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap with full Art Nouveau fine silver filigree overlay, 13.1 cm long, marked only "30" at the end of the barrel and "STERLING" on the overlay, narrow feed of distinctive inner construction, all suggesting A. A. Waterman manufacture. Initials scratched onto barrel cartouche, pitting at top of cap surely from original manufacturing method of electrodeposition. Nib tipping is somewhat scant but a good writer, boldly calligraphic.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: broad italic flex • $375

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15833: Fisher dip pen: unmarked gold filled holder with removable wooden taper, 14.7 cm long excluding nib; unusual imprint of two crossed quills and letters standing for "Paragon Gold Quill-Pens", trademarked on Nov 11, 1873.

DATE: c. 1875 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine flex • $225

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15838: John Holland dip pen in box: gold filled #3-size holder with twist-pattern mother of pearl taper, fully marked, 13.6 cm long excluding nib. Tiny hairline at mouth of holder (see detail) does not affect function, holds nib securely. Nib is imprinted "Wright & Spencer" -- the mark Holland used for their 10K gold nibs.

DATE: c. 1879 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $165

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15821: MacKinnon stylographic pen in box: unusually long model in smooth black hard rubber, 15.6 cm long, gold filled cap overlay and end cap, hard rubber glossy black, some scuffs and scratches but imprints clean: "D. MACKINNON, PAT. MAR. 21 '76." with January 21, 1879 date on cone; weighted and sprung needle intact, some brassing to end cap -- a fine early example of one of the first mass-produced fountain pens. Box is original, December 5, 1879 written in ink on lining, dropper is a modern replacement.

DATE: c. 1879 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $295

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15799: Parker Black Giant: iconic oversize black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.5 cm long, full length model with clip, the best-preserved example that we have had in over 20 years. Cap top milling is excellent as is the barrel imprint, intact Lucky Curve feed, moderate even fading to hard rubber. Clip plating is spotty -- very possibly gold-plated by a jeweler and could be readily replated if desired.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine stub flex • $2500

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15823: Parker Duofold Senior: classic orange oversize button-filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, intact Lucky Curve feed, original large Duofold nib, good clean banner imprint; some brassing to clip, cap lip cracks have been repaired virtually invisibly.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine firm • $350

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15824: Parker Vacumatic: early full-sized Deluxe line model in red pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, striped section and end jewels, imprint worn but legible, early date code but last digit obscured, lockdown filler, fine barrel transparency, early two-tone Arrow nib without date code, advertised as two-way (writes extra-fine upside-down). Name on barrel, tool marks to section and blind cap (see details). A well-used but sound early Vac.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium • $185

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15820: Parker The Mysterious Yangtze: privately printed hardbound travelog by company founder George S. Parker, nice clean copy, signed by the author, 14 x 19 cm, shadow on back cover, some page edges not cleanly cut (see details).

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine • $125

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15825: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: early wartime silver pearl laminate model with multiple distinctive features; 11.9 cm long, chrome plated trim, two-tone arrow nib, striped cap jewel, clip with high Blue Diamond, black plastic filler unit; crisp barrel imprint with 2nd quarter date code, fine transparency, initials "H. A. M." Many Parkers made in 1942 had anomalous features as the factory pivoted to war production.

DATE: 1942 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $225

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15819: Parker 51: early Aerometric in black with Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, filler housing with "PRESS . . . 6 TIMES" imprint, new sac and breather tube, acrylic connector, minor scuffs to cap and one shallow ding.

DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • SOLD

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15837: Waterman 13: scarce #3-size black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.3 cm long, contemporary slip-on clip; strong imprints, but nib is an old replacement: a #2 with New York imprint that is a notable writer. Fading to the hard rubber, even wear, a good usable classic.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • SOLD

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15840: Waterman pencil: black hard rubber ringtop with gold filled "Filigree" overlay, 9.8 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, propel only, early model without eraser, top piece plain hard rubber without overlay, initials "MEK" engraved on barrel.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine* • $85

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15842: Waterman pencil: black hard rubber with sterling silver "Filigree" overlay, 13 cm long; uses 1.1 mm lead, propel-only mechanism, no eraser under top; initials "FEB" engraved on top, "XMAS 1926" on barrel; matches 452 or 452˝ pen, fine overall appearance but some shallow bumps and fine stress cracks to the overlay.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: G* • $120

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15831: unmarked dip pen: sterling silver with Bramah clamp quill nib holder, London hallmark with date code for 1823-4; extremely refined workmanship, 16.1 cm long excluding quill slip, finely and elaboratedly engine turned with a notably refined finial. Surfaces are crisp with almost no signs of wear, extraordinary for a functional item of this age.

DATE: c. 1823 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $650

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15839: unmarked glass dip pen: hollow glass handle with printed paper advertisement sealed inside; 13.7 cm long, tip slightly chipped and resmoothed, writes nicely as long as you keep the flat spot away from the paper.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine • $45

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