The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.
The Sheaffer Snorkel is a 1950s classic, with its understated streamlining and sophisticated mess-free filling mechanism. We keep a lot of Snorkels in inventory, but we'd fallen behind in adding them to the catalog. We'll be continuing to catch up in adding more over the next week or two.
15913: Sheaffer Snorkel Clipper: early production black pneumatic-filler, 14 cm long, polished stainless steel cap, gold filled trim, White Dot, precise-writing conical palladium-silver Triumph nib with early narrow skirt, matching section, 14K solid gold Snorkel filler tube; excellent condition but for a couple of small rough patches on the cap, new PVC sac installed.
DATE: c. 1952 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • SOLD
15909: Sheaffer Snorkel Sentinel: first-year green pneumatic-filler, 14 cm long, polished 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.
DATE: c. 1952 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • SOLD
15908: Sheaffer Snorkel Valiant: first-year burgundy pneumatic-filler, 14.15 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone conical nib, solid 14K gold Snorkel tube, narrow nib mounting skirt; PVC sac has been installed for maximum durability.
DATE: c. 1952 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • SOLD
15914: Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman: black pneumatic-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, conical palladium-silver Triumph nib marked "M4", as new with original barrel chalk marks, has been serviced.
DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • SOLD
15912: Sheaffer Snorkel Signature set in box: burgundy pneumatic-filler, 14.15 cm long, solid 14K gold cap band, gold filled clip, two-tone conical Triumph M5 nib, long-lasting PVC sac installed. Matching .9mm mechanical pencil excellent but clip can wiggle side to side; as usual, cap bands engraved.
DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • SOLD
15911: Sheaffer Snorkel Admiral desk set: brown pneumatic-filler, 14K gold conventional nib, new PVC sac has been installed; handsomely figured marble base is 5 x 3.5 inches (12.6 x 8.8 cm), excellent but for chip at back left corner.
DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine • $120
15910: Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman: black pneumatic-filler, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, conical palladium-silver Triumph nib marked "F4",.
DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • SOLD
15907: Sheaffer Snorkel Signature: black pneumatic-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold filled clip, facsimile signature lightly engraved on 14K solid gold cap band; two-tone conical Triumph nib is a smooth and precise writer.
DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $205
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15898: Aikin Lambert eyedropper-filler: large size black hard rubber straight cap with chased gold filled overlay, 13.85 cm long, #4 Aikin Lambert nib, unusual early narrow feed with plugged central hole, "H. Rief" engraved on barrel cartouche.
DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $800
15899: Caw's No. 201 stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.5 cm long, gold filled trim, good chasing, clear imprints including Brown's Sep. 26, 1882 patent. Sprung needle is intact, axial vent tube runs the length of the barrel. Trim plating wear, otherwise fine to excellent condition.
DATE: c. 1883 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine • $225
15931: Eversharp Bantam set in box: green swirled pearl miniature bulb-filler, 9.8 cm long, gold filled cap band, gold plated clip, translucent barrel, 14K gold "0" size nib, matching twist-action pencil uses 1.1 mm lead. Pen has original price sticker on cap, only traces of sticker on pencil barrel. Fancy patterned foil box has pencil dedication on inside of lid.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $165
15941: Moore Fingertip 76-B: small burgundy slip-cap lever-filler with stainless steel cap, gold filled trim, 11.7 cm long, distinctive stainless nose cone with inset gold nib. Typical slight heat swelling to barrel ends, cracks at end of barrel also typical, result of manufacture from tube stock (see detail).
DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $165
15871: Parker 18 in box: classic smooth black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.9 cm long, Lucky Curve nib with semistub tip, no model number imprinted on barrel end. Part of original hardened dropper bulb is present.
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine flex • $350
15869: Parker 14: classic black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, sterling silver filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, fully and strongly marked, earlier production with Heath "H" marks on both cap and barrel. Lucky Curve feed is intact, #3 nib is a smooth writer. Minimal usage wear, condition excellent but for tool marks to the barrel (see details). We have left the silver unpolished for those who prefer patina.
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium flex • $895
15902: Parker Duofold Senior: classic oversize orange button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprints and end milling; big Duofold nib has a "47" date code -- this and the comb feed, later style of barrel imprint, and clip imprint without patent date all indicate that this is a late production pen using mostly earlier parts.
DATE: c. 1929/1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine firm • $425
15925: Parker 51: dark blue Vac-filler, scarce coin silver cap with grouped parallel lines pattern, rhodium plating, gold filled over silver wartime Blue Diamond clip; filler unit with diamond imprint on plunger end. Strong barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code. Parker's 1942 production levels were low as they were concentrating on producing war materiel.
DATE: 1942 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $325
15924: Parker 51 Heritage set in box: black double-jewel Vac-filler, bold barrel imprint with 2nd quarter date code, wartime filler unit with diamond imprint on plunger, uncommon 1/10 16K gold filled over silver cap with grouped parallel lines pattern, geometric band, and rectangular cartouche, solid 14K gold Blue Diamond clip and trim. Matching .9 mm twist-action pencil cap is 1/7.5 12K, also with solid gold trim. Pen's collector is made using Buckskin Tan acrylic stock -- no wasted material during wartime shortages. With 1944-dated instructions with handwritten 1944 date as well.
DATE: 1944 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $695
15915: Parker 75 ballpoint: silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, cap actuated, marked "STERLING CAP & BARREL", made in USA, uses standard Parker refills.
DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $150
15938: Pelikan 400NN set in pouch: classic German piston-filler, 13.15 cm long, brown cap and turning knob, tortoiseshell striated transparent barrel, "F" marked nib, matching 450 repeater pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, eraser at top in brass sheath. Excellent overall but for typical stress hairlines in pen cap (see details) which look like scratches and do not affect function due to the metal inner cap liner. Leather Pelikan zipper pouch is as new.
DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $425
15936: Sheaffer Lifetime Valiant: large red pearl striated "Carmine" plunger-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on cap, big two-tone conical Triumph nib, ribbed section with ink window, crisp imprints.
DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium • $275
15905: Sheaffer Autograph Stratowriter: black ballpoint, 13.5 cm long, solid 14K gold trim, signature engraved on wide cap band, introductory year model without White Dot, original refill is stuck in place, would have to be extracted if pen is to be used (would also require an adapter, not included).
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: exc* • $150
15926: Sheaffer Admiral set in box: Persian Blue lever-filler, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, section with ink window, two-tone #5 Feathertouch nib; matching twist-action pencil uses .9 mm lead. Appears to be new old stock with slight shop wear, ring of subtle ambering by barrel threads.
DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $95
15906: Waterman 12 PSF: extremely early clipless black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.55 cm long, nickel plated trim, a rare example of one of the very first Waterman lever-fillers with a number of distinctive features, including the oval recess for the lever end, a sprung pressure bar assembled with a rivet and with a barrel-shaped anchor end, and a lever box stop consisting of a bent-over tab (discussed in this article). Lever-fillers marked "PSF" were made only from 1915 to mid-1917; of these, only a small number had sprung pressure bars and raised barrel threads; and of these, only a tiny fraction belong to the very first series with the features noted above, making them at least as rare as Waterman coin-fillers. Hard rubber is crisp and glossy with bold imprints and chasing, near mint but for repaired cracks in cap lip (see details).
DATE: 1915 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine stub semiflex • $385
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