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



15096: Aikin Lambert sleeve-filler: black hard rubber self-filler, gold filled overlay, 13.6 cm long, barrel sleeve rotates to provide access to pressure bar (Waterman's first sleeve-filler patent of 1905, but used only on subbrand pens and Aikin Lamberts, after Waterman's takeover of Aikin Lambert c. 1907); #3 nib is very flexible, noting the beginnings of a stress crack from the vent hole (see detail). Elegantly engraved monogram on sleeve, very clean with only trace brassing at the edge of the cap top, a high quality pen with an unusual filling mechanism and excellent overall appearance, especially uncommon with a plain smooth overlay.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $865

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15078: Aikin Lambert lever-filler: black hard rubber ringtop, full gold filled overlay, 9.5 cm long; unusual and interesting, as this is identical to a Waterman 0552 1/2V Sheraton but for the nib, feed, lever, and complete absence of overlay imprints. In this era Waterman used Aikin Lambert as a sub-brand, often finishing Waterman pens as Aikin Lamberts in order to use up surplus or slightly defective parts. This pen, however, is the first of its kind that we have seen, and appears to be first-quality throughout. The overlay is crisp and unbrassed, but the nib isn't the smoothest, and has a near-invisible hairline at its base.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine flex • $275

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15082: Aurora 88P in box: black piston-filler, gold plated cap and trim, 13.4 cm long; barrel ink window transparency as new, seals replaced; late production with no serial number. Marks on right tine of nib do not affect function, appear to be from use of pliers for nib adjustment. With box, outer sleeve, and guarantee certificate.

DATE: c. 1963 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $275

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15074: Diamond Point (?) pencil: coral ringtop, 10.9 cm long, gold filled trim, unmarked but distinctive with double barrel bands and flared top. Uses 1.1 mm lead, barrel slightly bent.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $45

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15091: Eagle glass cartridge pen: nickel-plated brass, 12.1 cm long, cable twist pattern, one of the earliest cartridge pens made; barrel is fully imprinted with patent date of 1890; untipped plated brass nib, glass cartridge is fully intact with original cork plug still in place. Rubber section seal is hardened, can be used with a cut off Sheaffer plastic cartridge if desired. New old stock, unused but some handling or age wear to the plating in spots.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $120

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15090: Faber dip pen: aluminum with bold twist pattern, blue painted wood taper, 14 cm long excluding brass nib, taper marked "E. Faber" and "PAT.DEC 1.1891". Scattered marks and spots of paint loss, otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine • $80

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15070: Morrison Black Beauty: black chased celluloid ringtop lever-filler, 11 cm long, attractive ivory-colored celluloid cap crown banding, gold plated trim, stainless steel nib has lost most of its original gold wash finish, pen is otherwise in excellent condition noting band of posting wear to end of barrel (see details).

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium • $95

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15076: Parker Vacumatic Sub-Debutante: silver pearl laminate, 12 cm long, nickel plated trim, strong barrel imprint slightly double-struck, with 2nd quarter date code; near mint barrel transparency.

DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $175

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15083: Pelikan 450 repeater pencil: green pearl stripes and black, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, early thick-barreled model, first version with eraserless end button, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: exc • $125

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14646: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Sentinel DeLuxe Threesome set in box: black lever-filler, polished stainless steel cap with gold filled trim, 13.4 cm long, big two-tone conical Triumph nib, section with ink window; matching twist-action .9 mm pencil and Stratowriter ballpoint, all three pieces have the White Dot attached to their caps with a gold filled eyelet -- a very short-lived transitional feature, used only for a few months. Ballpoint retains its original barrel sticker, pencil is as new, fountain pen lightly used, very slight swelling over lever retaining C-spring.

DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium firm • $350

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15087: Sheaffer Snorkel Valiant: green pneumatic-filler, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone conical Triumph nib; very crisp imprint, unusually fine nib is a precise writer. Mysterious light imprint "VOGT" at end of barrel next to filler knob.

DATE: c. 1954 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $145

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15085: Sheaffer Snorkel Special: green pneumatic-filler, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, open palladium-silver M6 nib; new old stock, no price tag or box but original nib grade sticker, seals have been replaced.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $120

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15084: Sheaffer Snorkel Valiant set in box: scarce and desirable Peacock Blue pneumatic-filler (a vivid aqua blue, not to be confused with the earlier and much more common Pastel Blue), 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone conical nib marked lightly "F5". Unused with original nib grade sticker, original seals and sac have not been replaced, appear to be sound but not guaranteed for use. Matching pencil uses .9 mm lead, both pieces have original metal foil clip tags, the pen's tag with some damage (see details).

DATE: c. 1957 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $350

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15089: Wahl lever-filler: early production black hard rubber ringtop, 9.5 cm long, full gold filled overlay, "Grecian Border' pattern, side of the lever is imprinted with the patent date for the sprung pressure bar used for a short time under licence from Sheaffer; overlay marked only "18 1/8" -- also an early feature held over from Boston and Tempoint manufacture -- nib grind slightly irregular on top of tip, still an excellent and responsive writer.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $205

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15075: Waterman 92V: golden pearl snakeskin lever-filler, 10.9 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada; scarce and desirable pattern, good imprints, clip has been reattached at some point, a couple of pitted patches next to the lower barrel band (see details), notably calligraphic Canadian #2 nib.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: broad oblique italic flex • $285

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