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Waterman has always been one of our favorite brands. All of these pens are notable in different ways, but each one is also an outstanding writer.
14436: Waterman 504: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with smooth 14K solid gold overlay, 13.6 cm long, early pen with narrow feed (earlier than the 1904-dated presentation inscription on the barrel). An unusually clean example, with only a few very shallow dings at the ends, one tiny stress hairline at the base of the posting end overlay (see detail).
DATE: c. 1899 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $1600
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
14426: Waterman 12 SF: smooth black hard rubber sleeve-filler, 14 cm long, rare slender version (probably should have been a 12½ SF), excellent original color, strong imprints, notable long-tined superflexible #2 New York nib. We have seen no more than two other examples of this uncatalogued slender model over the past 20 years.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine superflex • SOLD
14508: Waterman 0552½V Sheraton: black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler with 18K gold filled lined pattern overlay, 9.65 cm long, initials engraved on barrel,.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $200
14510: Waterman 0552½V Etched: black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler with 18K green gold filled hand-engraved floral overlay, 9.6 cm long, "G" stamped on bottom of feed (Gregg?). One of the most elegant and beautiful overlay patterns, in outstanding condition.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • SOLD
14506: Waterman 515: dark green lever-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England, honest usage but sound and attractive, big #5 nib has some restraightening marks but is a notable writer.
DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine stub flex • SOLD
14468: Aikin Lambert eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber straight-cap, gold filled scroll pattern half-overlay, 13.4 cm long, narrow feed with plugged axial vent, early and distinctive nib with long tines and vent hole set far back, not connected to the slit. A nice clean example, a few shallow pinprick dings visible in the cartouche, nib has nice flex but tipping missing on one side (will require retipping for use).
DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $325
14484: Aikin Lambert Capitol Educator: black chased hard rubber matchstick-filler, 13.65 cm long, crisp and glossy, notable nib.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $225
14487: Aikin Lambert Capitol Cabinet: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp and glossy, bold imprints, largely identical to a Waterman 52 (Aikin Lambert was a Waterman subsidiary at this time). Earlier production with imprint on cap, narrow lever, patent date on clip. Nib is a toothy but enjoyable writer.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $220
14483: Aikin Lambert Capitol Cabinet: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, crisp and glossy, bold imprints, largely identical to a Waterman 52 (Aikin Lambert was a Waterman subsidiary at this time).
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine flex • $195
14485: Aikin Lambert Mercantile: jade green lever-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprints, no brassing, largely identical to a Waterman 52, but in celluloid rather than hard rubber (Aikin Lambert was a Waterman subsidiary at this time). Notable nib, excellent condition but for ink staining.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $150
14516: Conklin Nozac: full-size black facetted piston-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, 5000-word "Word Gauge"; substantial wear but mechanically sound, noting a hairline crack starting from right side of the nib's vent hole. Piston seal has been replaced. An attractive and interesting user-grade pen, and a good writer.
DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine stub flex • $185
14511: H. C. Hook torpedo pencil: chrome plated brass, 11 cm long, brass propellors, minor clip marks, otherwise like new, excellent quality and workmanship, uses 1.1 mm lead. The source of these pencils has only recently been discovered to be the H. C. Hook Company of Auburn, Massachusetts.
DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: exc • SOLD
14512: H. C. Hook torpedo pencil: nickel plated brass, 12.5 cm long, brass propellors, excellent quality and workmanship, uses 1.1 mm lead. The source of these pencils has only recently been discovered to be the H. C. Hook Company of Auburn, Massachusetts. This example is the scarcer longer version, and its finish is noticeably different from the usual bright chrome, excepting the tip of the nozzle.
DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine • SOLD
14500: Parker Vacumatic Junior: grey pearl and black marbled, 12.2 cm long, chrome plated trim, good barrel transparency, strong imprint with 4th quarter date code, matching date code on the nib, which has a turned-up tip with a semistub profile, feed marked "W" to signify deeper channels for increased ink flow.
DATE: 1935 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium semiflex • $285
14507: Parker Vacumatic Junior: grey pearl and black marbled, 12.2 cm long, chrome plated trim, fine barrel transparency, strong imprint with 4th quarter date code; matching date code on the nib, which is a generic Parker nib rather than a Vac nib -- surely a very old replacement, possibly installed at the time of original sale. Lockdown filler shaft has stress hairline at end of plunger, does not affect function, some ink staining to upper part of cap.
DATE: 1935 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium semiflex • $250
14501: Sheaffer Junior Balance: black lever-filler with inlaid abalone flakes, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, excellent color, section with transparent ink window, Junior nib, excellent appearance noting posting mark on barrel.
DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $150
14514: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: oversize green pearl striated plunger-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon wide milled jeweler's cap band; fine barrel transparency, good imprints, some plating wear to two-tone Lifetime nib, cap lip hairline has been stabilized and sealed, is now hard to see even under magnification.
DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine firm • $425
14502: Wahl-Eversharp Monitor: an interesting and uncommon Wahl sub-brand syringe-filler, 13.1 cm long, red pearl with gold plated trim; transparent celluloid barrel with long blind cap, untipped turn-up two-tone stainless steel nib. Interestingly, the red pearl is lavender pearl tinted red, and the ink window appears to have been tinted as well. Piston seal has been replaced.
DATE: c. 1941 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $120
14509: Waterman 12: mottled hard rubber clipless eyedropper-filler, 13.2 cm long, barrel imprint worn but mostly legible, good patent date imprints on feed, slightly later #2 nib (1920s).
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $165
14515: unmarked dip pen: mottled hard rubber holder, 14.1 cm long, excluding plated nib, ribbed gripping section, nearly invisible hairline at end has been sealed and reinforced with brass liner.
DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine* • $60