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Waterman is surely our favorite maker, and this selection spans their heyday of the first decades of the 20th century.
14890: Waterman 13: scarce #3-size mottled hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, early form with domical ends, #3 New York nib imprint also early with circular layout; crisp patent imprints on feed, strong barrel imprint with 1884 patent dates.
DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $450
14933: Waterman pencil: large, woodgrain hard rubber, 14.05 cm long, gold filled trim, would match 55 or 56 fountain pen; interesting imprint "10TH ANNIVERSARY/WALTERS RUBBER CO. INC./1916-1926". Imprint with 1924 patent date, uses 1.1mm lead, clip ball has been somewhat awkwardly reattached, barrel band has wear and marks, tip of hard rubber nose cone has been slightly shortened, does not affect function.
DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: G-VG* • $80
14932: Waterman 52: red and black woodgrain hard rubber lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, long-tined nib opens easily for dramatic line width variation; fine imprints and color, but clip plating has flaking losses (see details), appearance otherwise excellent -- and a notable writer.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $325
14935: Waterman 52½V: black hard rubber clipless vest pocket lever-filler, 11.1 cm long, seven-sided 9K solid gold London-hallmarked engine turned overlay with enamel-inlaid perpetual calendar. Initials "P.S" engraved on cap top, date letter for 1930/31. A very rare and characteristically English model in notably clean condition.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: broad oblique • $2950
15011: Waterman JiF glass-cartridge pen: scarce high Art Deco classic, made in France, black celluloid with full sterling silver overlay, 12.5 cm long, includes original (empty) glass cartridge, can be refilled with syringe and reused indefinitely; Waterman 18K gold #2 nib is responsive and flexible. A few small dings and a patch of wear to the barrel engine turning, overall appearance is excellent and condition is far better than the norm for this iconic model.
DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $865
15019: Waterman Commando: black celluloid lever-filler, 12.9 cm long, gold filled over silver war-era trim, smooth-writing #5 nib, responsive medium flex with semistub tip; strong barrel imprint, clean trim plating.
DATE: c. 1943 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $165
15010: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: black chased hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 11.8 cm long, posting end marked "1" & "2.50", 1903 patent cap imprint. Slight fading, pen has been recorked, #2 American Fountain Pen nib is cracked but fully functional, nib is fairly firm so crack does not open with normal writing pressure.
DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine • $125
14892: Fairchild Unique: very early black chased hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.85 cm long, patent date of 1885 but advertised into the early 1890s; distinctive flat nib with slight dihedral, advertised as 16K gold. Hard rubber surface is rough and pitted from harsh cleaning, imprints worn but legible. A rare and historically significant model from one of the most prominent gold nib makers of the dip pen era, and the first supplier of gold nibs to Waterman.
DATE: c. 1888 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine flex • $325
14941: Kosca (?) lever-filler: gold filled with bands of blue enameled cloverleaf pattern on the cap, 10.3 cm long, unmarked but clearly European, from either northern Italy or Germany, engine turning crisp, no brassing; nib is properly tipped and writes a lovely shaded line, unusual imprint "WARRANTED/14 CT/G.F." -- so gold filled rather than solid gold.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $225
15018: Moore 94-A: striated silver pearl lever-filler, 12.75 cm long, wartime gold over silver trim, Art Deco stepped cap crown; "Maniflex" nib writes a nicely shaded line.
DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $165
15009: Parker 16 Jack-Knife Safety: baby "turban top" black hard rubber screw-cap ringtop eyedropper-filler with gold filled filigree overlay, 8.4 cm long, fully marked; early production, #3 keyhole-vent nib has been retipped and is highly flexible.
DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $765
15017: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe: jade green ringtop button-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, spearhead feed; as new, with outstanding original color, bold imprints, sharp milling on ends, traces of price roundel sticker glue on blind cap. Silicone sac has been installed to preserve celluloid from discoloration.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $275
15006: Parker Duofold Senior Deluxe: oversize streamline button-filler in uncommon late celluloid, "Moderne Green and Pearl", with short-lived triple cap bands with wider central band; 13 cm long, gold filled trim, big Duofold Deluxe nib with serial numbers. Small dig on left side of nib and stable stress hairline from vent hole (nib is massive and rigid, no effect on functionality -- see detail), cap and barrel show typical ambering, overall color preservation better than average, handsome appearance.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium firm • $450
15014: Parker Duofold Junior Deluxe: black-veined pearl streamlined button-filler, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, Duofold Deluxe nib, outstanding color, no brassing, strong imprints.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine firm • $350
15012: Parker Duofold Senior: blue and silver pearl Vac-filler with black stripes, 13.6 cm long, gold filled over silver wartime trim, Blue Diamond clip, geometric patterned cap band, largest size, much scarcer than contemporary Vacumatics; strong imprint with 4th quarter date code, excellent barrel transparency, war-era "V" for "Victory" nib imprint.
DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium firm • SOLD
15021: Parker 51: blue wartime Vac-filler, rhodium-plated sterling silver cap, 13.65 cm long, gold filled over silver Blue Diamond clip, strong imprint with 2nd quarter date code. Overall condition excellent but for typical flaking of thin rhodium cap plating (replating is possible, but not a service we offer).
DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $195
15016: Parker 51: grey Aerometric filler, Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, 13.75 cm long, later production model sold as the "Standard" with "SPECIAL" on filler housing but 14K gold nib; sac has been replaced, perfect transparency.
DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $165
15013: Pen-O-Pencil Twinpoint combo: white gold filled lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, grouped parallel lines pattern, #2 nib is very flexible; not much wear, but a couple of pinprick dings to the cap, barrel has bump on the side and dents all around behind the threads, initials engraved in cartouche. There is also a small split in the section overlay, which does not affect function. Pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead, high quality construction.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $275
15007: Redipoint pencil: sterling silver, 14.3 cm long, an advertising special for the Concrete Steel Company of New York, made in the form of their patented Havermeyer Bar, a steel reinforcing bar for concrete construction, imprinted with the company slogan, "Every Pound Pulls". Uses standard 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: near mint • $125
15008: Redipoint Dollar pencil: rolled silver, 13.7 cm long, hexagonal barrel transitioning to round at the clip end, engine turned, uses 1.1 mm lead; imprinted Ingersoll Redipoint.
DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: VG • $35
15005: Redipoint pencil: gold filled ringtop, 8.9 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, later "Ingersoll Redipoint" imprint.
DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc • $45