The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.
We haven't been traveling much recently, but we are always keeping an eye out for notable European pens. This group is German and British, and most are models or at least variants that we have never offered before.
16249: Conway Stewart Universal No. 93 stylographic pen: mottled hard rubber, 11.2 cm long, sharp imprints, excellent color, sprung needle has been restored, fully functional. Winston Churchill among others used stylos like these.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine • SOLD
16268: De La Rue Nota Bene stylographic pen in box: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 10.3 cm long, even wear and fading, original sprung needle intact, fully functional, in box with instructions, tip clearing tool, and glass dropper (old, but with new rubber bulb).
DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine • $120
16255: De La Rue Onoto: long and elegant black chased hard rubber plunger-filler, 16.5 cm long, classic over/underfeed, excellent imprints and chasing, only slightest fading, notable nib.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium italic flex • SOLD
16254: Esterbrook Relief No. 2-L: green pearl and black marble celluloid lever-filler, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England, good imprints, 14K gold Relief nib is a calligraphic writer.
DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium oblique semiflex • SOLD
16248: Gold Fink stylographic pen: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 10.8 cm long, German-made version of a popular English design, sprung needle and writing tip have been restored, moderate fading.
DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • SOLD
16235: Kearney Red Dwarf stylographic pen in box: red hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 10.1 cm long, made in England, imported and retailed by D. Wood of New York; new old stock, as new but for a couple of tiny flakes from the hard rubber, one at the cap lip and the other at the junction of the metal tip (see details; neither affect function or are noticeable without magnification).
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine • $125
16251: Montblanc Monte Rosa: miniature black hard rubber safety, 8.4 cm long, engine turned silver overlay with partial 900 mark, red casein cap crown, warranted 14K semistub nib has a crack from the vent hole but is completely usable; unmarked, but clearly of Montblanc manufacture.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium flex • $1200
16250: Montblanc 432: rare piston-filler stylographic pen, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim, in scarce and desirable "platinum" celluloid; weighted needle is intact, ink window transparency is excellent, moderate trim plating wear, new piston seal has been installed.
DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $975
16252: Osmia safety: miniature in smooth black hard rubber, 8.5 cm long, warranted semistub nib, cap imprinted "CUTINO CO./GERMANY"; excellent condition but for chip and crack to cap crown emblem (see detail).
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium flex • $600
16234: Stephens Leverfil No. 106: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 12.85 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England, new old stock with original price band, mild fading and storage wear.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine flex • SOLD
16265: Waterman 42½: French-market Ripple hard rubber safety with engine turned sterling silver overlay, 12.9 cm long; fully marked, 18K #2 nib is a stub with a rounded tip. Notable condition, slight fading to hard rubber but pen was never filled.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine stub flex • SOLD
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16219: De La Rue Onoto Ink Pencil: black hard rubber stylographic pen, eyedropper-filler, 13 cm long, made in England but retailed in the USA, original price band, spring-loaded needle intact, new old stock, even fading to the hard rubber, crisp knurling and imprints.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $120
16204: General Manufacturing Co. Snap-Fil: black chased hard rubber ringtop, 14.1 cm long, unusual filling mechanism with reverse jointed lever, hinged tab is extended to depress internal pressure bar when lever is pushed; imprints worn but mostly legible with 1911 and 1918 patent dates, nickel plating worn off brass lever. Distinctive ribbed feed, warranted #3 nib is a high quality contemporary replacement, the gold nicely toned.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium flex • $180
16202: Mabie Todd Swan: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, nickel plated trim, New York imprints, scarce Toronto-marked nib. Even fading, all imprints clear, nib has cracks (see detail) and should eventually be repaired, but is usable as is.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $175
16228: Moore 94-A: striated silver pearl lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, wartime gold over silver trim, nib is a quality vintage replacement by Walker Davidson, another Massachusetts company.
DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: firm fine • $95
16210: Parker Duofold Senior: classic oversize orange button-filler, 13.95 cm long, gold filled trim, clean end milling, spearhead feed, strong barrel imprint with Lucky Curve banner.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $495
16213: Parker Duofold Junior: black streamlined button-filler, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprints, no brassing.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $295
16170: Parker Vacumatic pencil: full-size Deluxe green pearl laminate, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim, striped jewel, strong imprint with 4th quarter date code; uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $120
16183: Parker 51 Heritage set in box: black double-jewel Vac-filler and matching twist-action pencil, solid 14K gold clips and trim, 1/10 16K gold filled over silver caps with rectangular cartouche and geometric band; pen has bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, two-tone clutch ring, wartime filler unit with diamond imprint on plunger.
DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $650
16182: Parker 51 Demi set in box: early production burgundy Aerometric filler with matching injector pencil, both with bold imprints with 4th and 3rd quarter date codes, frosty Lustraloy caps, chrome plated trim; pen has acrylic connector, screw-on sac housing with "PRESS . . . 6 TIMES" imprint, sac transparency as new, pencil uses .9 mm lead. Instructions with pencil-written gift note.
DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $295
16173: Parker 51 repeater pencil: Forest Green with frosty Lustraloy cap, imprint with 3rd quarter date code, 13.2 cm long, uses .9 mm lead.
DATE: 1949 • CONDITION: near mint • $85
16174: Parker 51 repeater pencil: black with frosty Lustraloy cap with polished rim band, 13.2 cm long, uses .9 mm lead; clean barrel imprint with late two-digit 2nd quarter date code; original barrel sticker for 51 Demi, though pencil is full-length.
DATE: 1952 • CONDITION: mint • $80
16171: Parker 51 repeater pencil: Forest Green with frosty Lustraloy cap, imprint with late "53" date code; like new, uses .9 mm lead.
DATE: 1953 • CONDITION: near mint • $95
16167: Parker 51 set in box: grey Aerometric filler with 1/10 12K gold filled cap in converging lines pattern, scarce matching ballpoint uses standard Parker refills. Pen cap has a pinprick ding on the back of the cap and a couple of small patches of brassing (see details), new old stock sac has been installed for perfect transparency.
DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium broad • $295
16169: Parker 75 Milleraies rollerball: fine parallel lines pattern in gold plate, made in France, "YC" date code, factory-installed Westinghouse company logo badge attached to clip; uses standard Parker refills.
DATE: 1986 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $165
16229: Wahl-Eversharp pencil: sterling silver, "Check" patttern, 13.3 cm long; uses 1.1 mm lead, shallow ding next to clip, engine turning has red infill.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $75
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