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14645: Camel button-filler: black-veined green pearl marbled, 12.4 cm long, gold filled cap band, gold plated clip; a late production version without the ink-pellet feature, but retaining the distinctive and appealing logo of two camels filling a pen between them, appearing on both barrel and nib imprints. Plating thin on the clip, otherwise excellent. Nib is a pleasantly smooth and flexible writer.
DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
14647: Chilton pencil: green pearl and black marbled, 11.85 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, excellent but for small ding on side of nose cone (see detail), nice thick barrel, matches full-size Long Island-made "Deco Band" fountain pen.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $145
14639: Conklin Three-Fifty: striking and desirable black-streaked white "Zebra" lever-filler, 12.45 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprint, excellent color. Nib tipping present but not smooth, tends to drag on paper.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium semiflex • SOLD
14624: Eversharp Doric: small black facetted plunger-filler, 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon wide unpierced cap band, seen more often in Dorics branded as Gold Bonds, original Wahl-made #5 warranted nib, barrel transparency excellent with attractive helical patterning.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
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
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
14642: Sheaffer Univer: rare oversize flat-top lever-filler in red-tinted black and pearl, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim but only gold wash (now very thin) on clip, comb feed, correct #6 Sheaffer-made warranted nib. Sheaffer extended the color range of their Univer sub-brand by applying tinted celluloid lacquer over black and pearl. In this case, the original color is beginning to show on the barrel where the cap has rubbed the surface when posted. Most Univers are small; oversize examples are seldom seen. Some toothing to the cap, stress marks around the clip, small manufacturing flaw on back of cap (see details).
DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
14707: Esterbrook J: blue pearl full-size lever-filler, 12.6 cm long, stainless steel trim, desirable #2314-F Relief nib; clip secure but can rotate slightly side-to-side, overall condition otherwise excellent.
DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine oblique • $60
14708: Esterbrook LJ: red pearl lever-filler, 12.9 cm long, stainless steel trim, #2668 nib is a smooth writer, original nib grade sticker on back of cap.
DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $65
14709: Esterbrook LJ: silver pearl lever-filler, 12.9 cm long, stainless steel trim, scarce and desirable "icicle" pattern longitudinal striping; crisp barrel imprint, #1551 nib.
DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine firm • $105
14701: Ingersoll twist-filler: oversize black celluloid, 14.35 cm long, gold filled trim, white trim band at cap top, short-lived higher quality mogel with blind cap over filling knob, 14K nib is small but flexible.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $175
14702: Ingersoll twist-filler: black Bakelite, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, original price band with filling instructions, barrel has a brass liner, so hairline in Bakelite from age shrinkage at front of barrel does not affect structural integrity (see detail); 14K nib is small but flexible.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine flex • $150
14644: Mabie Todd Swallow: black lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon late New York production,.
DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $95
14700: Osmia Brillant 55: black piston-filler, 12 cm long, German wartime production with unmarked nickel plated teardrop clip, milled cap grooves in place of bands, 14K gold DeGussa nib; seals have been replaced, nib is responsive and very flexible.
DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine flex • $220
14656: Parker Duofold: green and brown pearl button-filler with black stripes, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprint with 4th quarter date code, section with ink window, nib has correct imprint but slightly later date code.
DATE: 1940 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $195
14661: Parker Duofold: Vac-filling, blue and silver pearl with black stripes, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprint with 1st quarter date code, aluminum Speedline filler unit, fine barrel transparency, nib with correct imprint but later date code.
DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $175
14652: Parker Vacumatic Major: black laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, good barrel transparency, strong imprint with 2nd quarter date code, matching date code on nib; shortly postwar, but with wartime black filler plunger, gold filled over silver Blue Diamond clip.
DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $165
14705: Parker 51: Forest Green Aerometric-filler, Lustraloy cap, barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, new sac with perfect transparency.
DATE: 1951 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $175
14669: Parker 75: sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, made in USA, marked "STERLING/SILVER"; section with angle indicator ring, super smooth US-made 14K nib, "M" on feed, older large squeeze-style metal convertor.
DATE: c. 1972 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $245
14713: Pelikan 120: green and black piston-filler, 13.2 cm long, Merz & Krell version, gold plated steel nib, plus two interchangeable nib units, one fine italic, the other a regular fine; trim was originally gold plated, now evenly worn to nickel.
DATE: c. 1975 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium flex • $120
14714: Pelikan 120: black piston-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold plated trim, Merz & Krell version, gold plated steel nib, plus interchangeable fine italic nib unit.
DATE: c. 1975 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $120
14703: Waterman Patrician pencil: black and pearl "Nacre" celluloid, 12.7 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, fine color, strong imprints, slightly flattened forebarrel from name removal (see detail), unusual short model, around a centimeter shorter than standard, with shorter nose cone assembly as well.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $175