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After 75 to 85 years, it's rare to see pens whose transparent celluloid barrels are still nice and clear -- let alone examples with perfect original transparency. Examples should fetch a much larger premium that they presently do, so collect them while you can!
14949: Eversharp Doric: facetted lavender pearl web plunger-filler, 11.45 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal, smooth and flexible #6 adjustable nib (slider controls degree of flexibility), barrel transparency like new, all seals have been replaced, near mint but for slight shrinkage just behind barrel threads.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
14945: Parker Duofold: unusual and uncatalogued black Vac-filler, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, Shadow Wave celluloid barrel with near perfect transparency; imprint with 2nd quarter date code, Speedline filler with aluminum plunger. Very clean, one spot of brassing on the lower cap band.
DATE: 1940 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $265
14957: Parker Vacumatic Sub-Debutante: silver pearl laminate, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, perfect barrel transparency, new old stock with original barrel nib grade sticker, appears never to have been filled, original diaphragm not replaced, still soft.
DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • SOLD
14944: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: emerald pearl laminate, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, bold imprint with 1st quarter date code (so deep at right side that date number is not clearly readable), perfect barrel transparency, pen appears never to have been filled.
DATE: 1946 (?) • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • SOLD
14947: Parker Vacumatic Sub-Debutante: silver pearl laminate, 11.9 cm long, chrome plated trim, barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, typical slight barrel swelling over filler unit.
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $150
14943: Parker Vacumatic Junior: emerald pearl laminate, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, bold imprint with 4th quarter date code, perfect barrel transparency, pen appears never to have been filled.
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • SOLD
14962: Conway Stewart Scribe 330: black chased hard rubber clipless lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, nickel plated trim; barrel end threaded, cap screws on to post.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium oblique semiflex • $175
14982: Cross figural pencil: gold filled, 9.6 cm long, hand grasping a ring at end, described by Cross as a letter scale suspension pencil; uses 1.4 mm lead, introduced c. 1895.
DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • $120
14960: Miller Brothers scraper: 12.4 cm long eraser knife, bone handle has crack but is functionally sound; American-made, in Meriden, Connecticut.
DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: G* • $60
14956: Parker Vacumatic Major pencil: silver pearl laminate, 12.9 cm long, wartime trim is sterling silver, some nickel or chrome plating still present but mostly worn away, especially on barrel band; good imprint with 4th quarter date code, uses .9 mm lead.
DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $95
14955: Parker Vacumatic Junior pencil: golden pearl laminate, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, sharp imprint with 4th quarter date code, uses .9 mm lead; slight increase in transparency of cap.
DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: fine • $65
14961: Parker 21 set in box: red Aerometric filler with Octanium nib, matching twist-action .9 mm pencil, frosty Lustraloy caps with bright polished rims, both retain original barrel stickers (some of the sticker gum has moved around the pen's barrel, can be easily cleaned off with mineral oil). Instruction card dated 1953, some minor scuffs to box exterior.
DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $175
14973: Redipoint pencil: nickel-plated, 13.45 cm long, interesting advertising insert in crown for Dayton, Ohio soap company. Several small pinhead dings toward the front of the barrel, plating loss on one side of the nose cone area. Uses standard 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG • $35
14958: Sheaffer Balance pencil: "Roseglow" striated celluloid, 12.1 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: exc • $75
14985: Spors crescent-filler: Japanese-made, brown and white mottled celluloid, black ends, 12.4 cm long, nickel-plated trim; chip to tip of glass nib has been polished out, nib is functional but writes quite a wide line.
DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: broad • $95
14978: Wahl lever-filler: gold filled #2-size "all metal barrel" lever-filler ringtop, 9.5 cm long, "Check" pattern; hard rubber section, slight marring by one cap vent hole, a small dig near the tip of the nib which does not affect function (see details); comes with original vintage black silk sautoir.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $145
14981: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: red hard rubber ringtop, "Grecian Border" chasing, 10.4 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon crown with repeating diamonds pattern; uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $65
14983: Waterman 52½V: black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, responsive nib, moderate even fading.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $120
14976: Waterman 3V: tan veined grey pearl lever-filler, 10.8 cm long, nickel plated trim, "Tip Fill" feed; typical age roughness to cap trim plating, otherwise excellent. Tip of nib medium fine in width, but tines set to write a much finer line when used with ordinary writing pressure.
DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $120
14977: Waterman Commando: black lever-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, good-sized smooth-writing #5 nib, responsive medium flex with semistub tip; strong barrel imprint, wartime production.
DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $160
14975: Waterman Starlet: green pearl lever-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprint.
DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $150