The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.
The Sheaffer Snorkel is a must-have for any pen collector. A classic of mid-century design, it is both easy to use and high on the gizmo factor with its extendible filling tube and pneumatic filling system. With a nice variety of colors and trim, there's a Snorkel for everyone.
14832: Sheaffer Snorkel Sentinel set: first-year black pneumatic-filler, 14 cm long, stainless steel cap, gold filled trim, White Dot, conical two-tone 14K gold nib with early narrow skirt, matching section, 14K solid gold Snorkel filler tube, ding to cap end; matching .9 mm pencil is in fine working condition, clip tight to cap but loose side to side.
DATE: c. 1952 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • SOLD
14833: Sheaffer Snorkel Sentinel set in box: black pneumatic-filler, 14.1 cm long, stainless steel cap, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone conical Triumph M5 nib; pen has some marks from usage on barrel and end knob, matching .9 mm pencil is as new. In box with instructions dated January 1954.
DATE: c. 1954 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $150
14836: Sheaffer Snorkel Special set in box: black pneumatic-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, open palladium-silver alloy M6 nib has a bit of spring but not truly flexible; matching .9 mm twist-action pencil is like new. Box shows corner wear and partial splits, instructions under pad dated October 1955.
DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $120
14834: Sheaffer Snorkel Signature: unusual Mandarin pneumatic-filler, 14.15 cm long, gold filled clip, solid 14K gold cap band engraved with facsimile signature, two-tone conical Triumph M5 nib. Some tool marks to filler knob, stress crack under clip (see detail), overall appearance fine+.
DATE: c. 1957 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium • $295
14831: Sheaffer Snorkel Crest: Fern Green pneumatic-filler, gold filled cap, White Dot, colored section, two-tone Triumph conical nib; one tiny bump to cap top, stress line at front of barrel (see details). Uncommon late production color.
DATE: c. 1957 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $195
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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
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
14847: Edward Todd telescoping ruler pencil: sterling silver, 13.8 cm long, extends to 33 cm; square body ruled to 4 1/2 inches, 12 inches extended. Older version with hand-engraved numbers, full imprints with maker's mark and 1897 patent date, uses standard 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $265
14843: Eversharp pencil: early production 14K solid gold vest pocket length ringtop, 10.3 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead. "EVER SHARP" imprint with space in center, no mention of Wahl, but made immediately after Wahl's takeover of Eversharp. Mechanically sound, rare, but two deep test cuts in barrel.
DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: VG* • $195
14840: H. C. Hook torpedo pencil: chrome plated brass, 11.2 cm long, brass propellors, engraved initials, light scratching from clip; excellent quality and workmanship, uses 1.1 mm lead. The source of these pencils has only recently been discovered to be the H. C. Hook Company of Auburn, Massachusetts.
DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $105
14842: Parker Pencopen: red-spotted grey pearl bulb-filler, 11 cm long, gold plated trim, steel nib with most of original two-tone gold wash plating worn off, imprint with 2nd quarter date code, ink window with excellent transparency, sharp barrel imprint. Penco was a house brand of J.C. Penney; this is a most unusual filling system for Parker.
DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $165
14860: Parker Vacumatic Major: blue pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, Blue Diamond clip, barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, good barrel transparency, wartime production with plastic filler unit with diamond imprint on end of plunger, scarce factory flex nib opens up easily with minimal pressure.
DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $265
14861: Parker NS Duofold: dark blue-green double-jewel button-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England; good imprints and trim, overall light surface scratching (could be polished out), soft broad nib.
DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: broad flex • $165
14835: Parker 51 set in box: dark blue early production Aerometric-filler, frosty two-tone Lustraloy cap, Lucite connector, replaced sac has perfect transparency; usual plating losses to early screw-on filler housing with "PRESS . . . 6 TIMES" imprint, 4th quarter 1948 date code on both pen and matching .9 mm injector pencil. Tiny patch of pitting on back of pen cap (see detail).
DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine • $265
14837: Parker 21 Super: blue squeeze-filler, brushed stainless cap, Arrow clip, smooth 51-style Octanium nib; fine sac transparency.
DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $80
14859: Parker 75 Diamant: gold plate cartridge/converter filler, made in France, scarce early production model with flat tassies, 20 micron mark; 14K "M" US nib, section with angle indicator.
DATE: c. 1971 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $295
14838: 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 • $90
14814: Sheaffer Snorkel Valiant: burgundy pneumatic-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone conical Triumph nib; condition excellent except for stress cracks from clip mounting hole (see details).
DATE: c. 1954 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine • $80
14825: unmarked dip pen: sterling silver, 14.5 cm long excluding steel nib, American production, twist and scroll pattern, light in weight, marked only "STERLING"; scattered bumps to the holder, tiny splits at bottom corners of nib opening do not affect function.
DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $85
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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