The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.
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
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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
14991: Boston eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber ringtop, smooth sterling silver overlay, 10 cm long, marked only "STERLING" on cap and barrel; factory italic #2 Boston Safety nib is notably calligraphic. Fine overall appearance, bumps to end of barrel (see detail).
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium italic semiflex • $265
14979: Conway Stewart (?) Post: long clipless black chased hard rubber syringe-filler, 15.2 cm long, gold filled trim; no imprints, but this classic English design was widely rebranded for retailers by Conway Stewart, though manufactured under contract by George Shand Ltd.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium stub flex • $185
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
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
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
14997: Parker Vacumatic Junior: black laminate, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint with 1st quarter date code, excellent barrel transparency.
DATE: 1942 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $165
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
14996: Parker 51 Demi: early production Cocoa Aerometric filler, 12.8 cm long, frosty Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, good barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, early filler with "PRESS . . . 6 TIMES" imprint, acrylic connector, new sac and stainless filler tube.
DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $175
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
14994: Parker Duofold Big Red in box: Centennial-size in orange, palladium-plated trim, 13.8 cm long, two-tone 18K gold nib is graded by Parker as "fine" (we call it more of a medium). Uses standard cartridges or converter (included). Made in France, brand new with all paperwork, box and sleeve.
DATE: c. 2020 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium fine • $475
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
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