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14876: Aikin Lambert dip pen in box: unmarked rose gold filled holder with imitation ivory celluloid taper, 14.6 cm long excluding ventless gold Aikin Lambert #1 nib, lovely gold filled and silver inlay piquet work on both sides of taper. Taper is slightly bent and has a subtle molding ridge, guaranteeing identification of material.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $220

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14850: Carter pencil: red hard rubber ringtop, 10.7 cm long, nickel plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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14879: Conklin Jaxon: black chased hard rubber clipless screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.2 cm long, wide feed, warranted #3 nib is a soft wet writer with some paper feel. Jaxon was a Conklin sub-brand; most were self-fillers, using a variant of the Conklin crescent-filling mechanism, eyedropper-fillers are rare. Clean imprints and chasing, moderate even fading.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium flex • $265

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14873: Eagle dip pen and desk pencil: nickel-plated brass holder, 15.4 cm long excluding nib, fully marked, very unusual as this is a classic form in sterling silver and less commonly gold filled metal -- we cannot recall having seen another in nickel. Clean condition, some minor plating loss to the edges of the ferrule (see details), matching desk pencil shows more wear, uses standard 2 mm thick lead.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine/VG • $225

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14857: Eagle combination: rare late-production example of one of the first mass-produced combos, in woodgrain celluloid rather than the usual hard rubber, but retaining the original eyedropper-filler design; 15.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, hard rubber pencil nozzle uses 2 mm lead, Eagle nib is a precise and responsive writer.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $450

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14869: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, 15.2 cm long excluding plated nib, twist and scroll pattern very distinctive and in clean condition, imprints on holder largely polished away and illegible, front of nib holder very slightly shortened.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine* • $175

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14877: Mabie Todd retracting dip pen: gold filled body, marked "MABIE TODD & CO. No. 1", pearl taper, 11 cm long closed, 13.75 cm extended including ventless gold Mabie Todd #1 nib. Splits to the collar of the nib holder (see details) do not affect function, the nib is still held securely. Nib has good springback, is not soft.

DATE: c. 1875 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $120

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14874: Mabie Todd (?) pencil: unmarked gold filled twist-action model of lobed form used by Mabie Todd but also other early American makers; 7.35 cm long closed, 9.5 cm with nozzle extended, uses 1.5 mm lead, unusual smaller size (most examples are significantly longer).

DATE: c. 1860 • CONDITION: fine • $60

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14884: Parker Classic ballpoint: sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, button actuated, made in USA, marked "STERLING CAP & BARREL", no date code, uses standard Parker refills.

DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $85

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14875: Salz Army and Navy: WW1-era black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler in the form of a .30-06 US service rifle cartridge, 10 cm long; good imprint, warranted 14K nib.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $265

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14862: Sheaffer Imperial III: grey Touchdown pneumatic-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold plated trim, two-tone gold-plated palladium silver Triumph-style conical nib is a smooth, wet writer.

DATE: c. 1961 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $115

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14863: Sheaffer 500: black "dolphin" cartridge-filler, 13.3 cm long, brushed stainless steel cap, distinctive inlaid nib in white metal (palladium silver?) is a smooth writer.

DATE: c. 1963 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $80

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14878: Waterman 552½: black hard rubber lever-filler with smooth solid 14K gold overlay and trim, 13.6 cm long, #2 nib has a semistub tip, responsive flex with great line width variation. Number on barrel end missing, shallow irregularities to overlay, fine overall appearance.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $685

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14872: Waterman Citation pencil: grey with gold filled trim, 13 cm long, wide barrel band, new old stock with minimal shop wear, uses .9 mm lead, matches Taperite or standard Citation fountain pen.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: near mint • $55

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14845: unmarked dip pen: black hard rubber holder, 17 cm long excluding plated nib, ribbed gripping section, flattened letter-opener taper with interesting advertising imprint for the Leviseur and Conway Leather company of Boston.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine • $85

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