The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.



15296: Conklin Jaxon: black chased hard rubber clipless screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.25 cm long, wide feed, warranted #3 nib writes like a flexible dip pen with much 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, excellent plus but for scratch at top of cap.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine stub flex • $295

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15303: Conklin Jaxon: clipless black chased hard rubber stud-filler, 13.3 cm long, patented variant of Conklin's crescent-filler with a metal lock ring securing the filling stud against accidental actuation. Nearly all of these pens were sold under the Jaxon name, used by Conklin as a sub-brand. Nice clean #3-size, strong chasing and imprints, usual rust to lock ring.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine stub flex • $265

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15304: Conklin Jaxon: clipless black chased hard rubber stud-filler, 13.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, patented variant of Conklin's crescent-filler with a metal lock ring securing the filling stud against accidental actuation. Nearly all of these pens were sold under the Jaxon name, used by Conklin as a sub-brand. #3-size is most often found, this is #4-size, and with a Jaxon-marked #4 nib (most Jaxons have warranted nibs). Well worn but mechanically sound, nib is a notable writer.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: G • NIB: extra-fine flex • $275

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15440: Mabie Todd Swan: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with full gold filled crisscross ribbon and scroll pattern overlay, 13.4 cm long, over-under feed with twisted sterling silver wire internal tail, nib with turned-up tip, Bard patent imprint underneath. Early New York production, Mabie Todd & Bard barrel imprint with full patent dates up to 1888, front part of section overlay has been replaced (this area is almost always found severely corroded from prolonged contact with acidic ink). Nib opens up at the slightest touch, not for those who write with a heavy hand. Barrel cartouche engraved "W.T. SHARP/11 GARRICK ST." identifying the original owner as W. Thornton Sharp, long-serving secretary of the Newspaper Press Fund of London, a charitable organization for the support of needy journalists and their next of kin.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine superflex • $825

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15438: Parker Duofold Senior "Big Bro" pencil: orange celluloid barrel, gold filled trim, 14.1 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; crisp imprint, long cap crown has one slight nick on the side, otherwise clean. Mechanism works but not smoothly, lead doesn't always retract fully.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine* • $150

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15441: Parker Duofold Senior pencil: early pale green celluloid, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; good imprint, usage wear to trim but crown unusually ding-free. Mechanism a little balky, sometimes will not retract lead all the way if first extended unusually far.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine* • $150

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15436: Parker Depression Pen: gold and green pearl button-filler, 11.55 cm long, gold filled trim, lovely color, scarce model.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $275

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15439: Parker Classic ballpoint in box: sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, button actuated, made in USA, marked "STERLING CAP & BARREL", no date code, uses standard Parker refills. New old stock with original clip tag, metal foil label dated 1969, box has some rust to the edge of its metal trim. Several available.

DATE: c. 1969 • CONDITION: mint • $125

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15432: Parker 75 Milleraies: fine parallel lines pattern in gold plate, made in France, "YC" date code, French-hallmarked 14K nib; includes old style metal converter.

DATE: 1986 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $265

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15442: Parker Sonnet set: Laque Verdigris fountain pen and twist-action repeater pencil, subtle grey-green color, made in France, 18K gold nib, converter included, pencil uses .5 mm lead. New old stock with clip tags but no packaging, several sets available.

DATE: 2002 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $225

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15429: Pilot FD in box: black lacquer with signed maki-e decoration of flying crane and clouds, 13.2 cm long, gold plated trim, 14K nib, squeeze-filler converter included.

DATE: 1980 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $285

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15427: Sheaffer PFM V set: oversize black Canadian-made Snorkel-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled cap and trim, inlaid 14K gold nib is an extremely smooth and fluent writer. Matching twist-action pencil uses .9 mm lead. White Dot on pencil has lost its dome, pen barrel has a skilfully repaired crack (see detail; looks like a scratch), cap top has initials lightly scratched; both are worn but mechanically sound, good attractive users.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: G-VG* • NIB: medium • $275

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15428: Sheaffer PFM V set in box: oversize black Snorkel-filler, 13.55 cm long, gold filled cap and trim, inlaid 14K gold nib is extremely smooth and wet, matching pencil uses .9 mm lead. As new in box with instructions and guarantee certificate, mint but for light personal engravings on caps.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $495

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15431: Wahl-Eversharp Oxford: rare subbrand, not to be confused with Wahl-Oxford; black and pearl ringtop lever-filler, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, three smooth cap bands with narrower center band, Oxford #5 nib is a notable writer. Identical to a top-line Gold Seal but for the trim and imprints, excellent color.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $285

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15437: Waterman 3V: light red pearl vest-pocket lever-filler, 10.9 cm long, chrome plated trim, Tip Dip feed, fine and flexible nib offers excellent line contrast. Plating wear, strong imprints, fine but for incipient stress crack in shoulder of clip (see detail).

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $165

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