The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.
The Parker 75 bridges the worlds of vintage and modern. It was produced for decades, yet many variations were made in only limited numbers as Parker actively test-marketed new colors and finishes. This group focuses on ballpoints, which often can be more difficult to find than the matching fountain pens.
16208: Parker 75 ballpoint: silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, cap actuated, marked "STERLING CAP & BARREL", made in USA, corporate logo insert sticker in recess of clip tassie; uses standard Parker refills.
DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: fine-exc • SOLD
16200: Parker 75 Imperial ballpoint: gold plated, grouped parallel lines pattern, made in USA, cap-actuated.
DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $165
16207: Parker 75 Florence ballpoint: sterling silver with rhodium plate, grouped parallel lines pattern, made in France, "QE" date code, black cabochon at cap top.
DATE: 1980 • CONDITION: near mint • $350
16197: Parker 75 Laque ballpoint: rare speckled olive brown lacquer finish, gold plated trim, made in France, "LE" date code, condition as new; not a catalogued finish, likely test market.
DATE: 1983 • CONDITION: near mint • $450
16196: Parker 75 Laque ballpoint: rare grey lacquer finish, gold plated trim, made in France, "LE" date code; probably a test marketing color, not catalogued.
DATE: 1983 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $250
16199: Parker 75 Laque ballpoint: burgundy lacquer finish, gold plated trim, made in France, "TE" date code.
DATE: 1985 • CONDITION: fine • $120
16206: Parker 75 Grain d'Orge set: fine parallel lines pattern in silver plate with rhodium finish, made in France, unusual two-tone design with gold plated trim, 18K French-hallmarked nib; includes convertor, appears unused, matching repeater pencil shows light usage, uses .5 mm lead. Pen bears "S" date code, pencil "ES".
DATE: c. 1992 • CONDITION: near mint/excellent • NIB: medium • $395
16198: Parker 75 Custom Laque ballpoint: "Thuya" lacquer finish, gold plated cap and trim, black cap top cabochon, made in France, "IA" date code; an attractive mismatch as not originally offered in this configuration.
DATE: 1992 • CONDITION: fine* • $165
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15986: Conklin Jaxon: large clipless smooth black hard rubber stud-filler, 13.2 cm long, patented variant of Conklin's crescent-filler with a metal lock ring securing the filling stud against accidental actuation. Less common larger size, "4" on barrel, #4 Jaxon nib. Nearly all of these pens were sold under the Jaxon name, used by Conklin as a sub-brand; this is notable for being imprinted "Wahr's Self-Filler" -- a custom imprint for the Wahr stationery and bookstore of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $325
15967: Eagle glass cartridge pen: black lacquered brass, hexagonal, 12.1 cm long, one of the earliest cartridge pens made; cap is fully imprinted with patent date of 1890; untipped plated brass nib is smooth and responsive but feed tip is missing so best used as a dip pen or kept as a display item. Original glass cartridge is intact, will not fit on now-hardened section nipple.
DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $95
15975: Eagle Flash No. 25: clipless black hard rubber screw-cap, 14.5 cm long, unusual "Flash" filler (end knob pulls to flatten sac); crisp and glossy, as with many Eagle nibs there is a lot of paper feel but a finely shaded line like from a flexible dip pen nib.
DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $265
15973: Lipic lever-filler: oversize flat-top in a striking red and metallic gold celluloid, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent quality with Wahl-style toggled pressure bar and locking lever, warranted #2 nib has a very fine tip. This pen was made for Lipic by George Kraker's Michael-George company.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $350
16162: OMAS Extra 556 desk pen in box: black piston-filler, 20.8 cm long, gold filled trim, new old stock with instructions, we have regreased the seal and smoothed the nib, otherwise factory new.
DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $295
16156: Parker 14 Jack-Knife Safety: black hard rubber ringtop button-filler, sterling silver filigree overlay, 11.6 cm long, earlier production with narrow knurled band at end of blind cap, #3 Lucky Curve nib with banner imprint, intact Lucky Curve feed, wide raised barrel threads, early riveted pressure bar with attached button. Only minor fading, number imprint on blind cap clean, nib writes hairline-thin with no to light pressure, opens wide with normal writing pressure , minimal fading, milling on blind cap sharp but no number imprint; #2 Lucky Curve nib is very flexible.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $695
16159: Parker 51: first-year in grey, Lustraloy cap with inlaid gold filled band, long clutch, Blue Diamond clip, two-tone clutch ring, aluminum end jewels and Speedline filler plunger with diamond mark on end. Good clean imprint by blind cap tassie with 2nd quarter date code. Typical stress marks at end of barrel from past overtightening of filler unit, do not affect function (see details). A nice clean entirely original example fresh to the market.
DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium • $495
16141: Parker 51 repeater pencil: Forest Green with 1/10 12K gold filled cap with converging lines pattern, 13.2 cm long, uses .9 mm lead, good imprint with 4th quarter date code.
DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: exc • $120
16164: Parker 51 Demi Special: blue Aerometric filler, polished steel cap, chrome plated trim, black clip jewel, Octanium nib, "halo" logo on cap; original clip tag, sac pristine, new old stock with minimal storage wear.
DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $150
16158: Parker Classic Black Pearl ballpoint in box: uncommon and attractive dark mirror gunmetal finish, matching trim, "UC" date code, new old stock, with 1982-dated instructions, made in USA but not so marked, actuator button also lacks usual Parker "halo" logo; these may have been limited release test-market items.
DATE: 1981 • CONDITION: mint • $195
16154: Sheaffer Touchdown Triumph set in box: pneumatic-filler, gold filled cap and barrel, White Dot, 13.4 cm long, two-tone conical Triumph nib is a smooth wet writer with a turned-up tip, section has transparent ink window, matching twist-action pencil uses .9 mm lead. A scarce and short-lived model introduced early in 1950 and replaced by the more common Snorkel version in late 1952. Correct TM Touchdown box shows some foxing, pen and pencil are as new.
DATE: c. 1951 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $395
16161: Stylographic Pen Co. stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.6 cm long, made in Providence, RI; moderate and even fading, imprints clear including July 15, 1879 patent date on section; two-part screw-apart section, spring-loaded gold needle and tipping intact.
DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $225
16165: Waterman campaign button: celluloid pinback, 21.5 mm diameter, for Frank D. Waterman's run for mayor of New York City (more here).
DATE: 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $65
16166: Wirt eyedropper-filler: unusually long and slender black chased hard rubber straight-cap, 15.5 cm long, barrel imprint with 1882 and 1885 patents, early style overfeed with long straight tail, ventless nib with Edward Todd imprint lacks tipping and has a crack at the base of the slit.
DATE: c. 1888 • CONDITION: G-VG* • $165
16160: Wirt eyedropper-filler: slender black chased hard rubber taper-cap, 14.4 cm long, gold filled trim, Wirt two-piece overfeed, two-line imprint with 1882 and 1885 patent dates; even fading and wear, some digs to the lower part of the cap but no cracks or damage, intact and functional, nib is a smooth writer with a semistub tip.
DATE: c. 1888 • CONDITION: G-VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $265
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