The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.
After 75 to 85 years, it's rare to see pens whose transparent celluloid barrels are still nice and clear -- let alone examples with perfect original transparency. Examples should fetch a much larger premium that they presently do, so collect them while you can!
14949: Eversharp Doric: facetted lavender pearl web plunger-filler, 11.45 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal, smooth and flexible #6 adjustable nib (slider controls degree of flexibility), barrel transparency like new, all seals have been replaced, near mint but for slight shrinkage just behind barrel threads.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
14945: Parker Duofold: unusual and uncatalogued black Vac-filler, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, Shadow Wave celluloid barrel with near perfect transparency; imprint with 2nd quarter date code, Speedline filler with aluminum plunger. Very clean, one spot of brassing on the lower cap band.
DATE: 1940 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $265
14957: Parker Vacumatic Sub-Debutante: silver pearl laminate, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, perfect barrel transparency, new old stock with original barrel nib grade sticker, appears never to have been filled, original diaphragm not replaced, still soft.
DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • SOLD
14944: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: emerald pearl laminate, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, bold imprint with 1st quarter date code (so deep at right side that date number is not clearly readable), perfect barrel transparency, pen appears never to have been filled.
DATE: 1946 (?) • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • SOLD
14947: Parker Vacumatic Sub-Debutante: silver pearl laminate, 11.9 cm long, chrome plated trim, barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, typical slight barrel swelling over filler unit.
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • SOLD
14943: Parker Vacumatic Junior: emerald pearl laminate, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, bold imprint with 4th quarter date code, perfect barrel transparency, pen appears never to have been filled.
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • SOLD
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15027: Conklin lever-filler: small black chased hard rubber ringtop, 10.6 cm long, gold filled trim, nice clean example noting ding to cap band (see detail), slight waviness to nib from restraightening.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $145
15024: H. C. Hook torpedo pencil: chrome plated brass, 11 cm long, brass propellors, 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. Minor marks, bump to nozzle mouth does not affect function.
DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $120
15058: Parker Duofold Senior: oversize black Permanite button-filler, 14 cm long, Lucky Curve imprint, slightly later numbered nib, feed with cut tail; good barrel imprint, minor marks to cap top milling.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $450
15071: Parker Duofold Junior: Burgundy (red pearl and black) streamline button-filler, 11.95 cm long, gold filled trim, later production with three-piece pressure bar, no patent date on clip, Duofold nib with serial number, comb feed. A nice clean example, hairline crack in barrel threads has been nearly invisibly repaired, barrel mouth now lined with brass and is stronger than new.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $250
15063: Parker Duofold Senior: green and brown pearl Vac-filler with black stripes, 13.6 cm long, gold filled over silver wartime trim, Blue Diamond clip, geometric patterned cap band, "V" for "Victory" nib imprint; largest size, much scarcer than contemporary Vacumatics; worn barrel imprint, date code not visible, good barrel transparency, spots of plating wear on clip.
DATE: c. 1943 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $225
15057: Parker Duofold: blue and silver pearl striped Vac-filler, 13 cm long, Blue Diamond clip, wartime gold filled over silver trim, strong barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, matching date code on nib, excellent barrel transparency, wartime filler unit with plastic collar, diamond imprint on plunger.
DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $195
15066: Sheaffer 3 Self-Filling: early black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, nickel plated trim, first block imprint, narrow feed, #3 Self Filling nib offers considerable line width variation, noting hairline beginning from vent hole. Hard rubber is evenly faded and worn.
DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $145
15060: Sheaffer Balance pencil: black celluloid with inlaid genuine abalone flakes, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $65
15059: Sheaffer Crest set in box: first model with threads at front of section, brown striated lever-filler with gold filled cap, 13.9 cm long, White Dot, two-tone Lifetime nib with turn-up tip; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, early caps with rectangular cartouches on the back, no dings or brassing but pencil cap indented underneath clip ball (see details). Smooth writer, crosspin holding section an uncommon and especially early feature. Influential design, which started the trend for metal-capped pens. With original and scarce "Penvelope" case, in hardshell box.
DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $295
15065: Sheaffer Lady Sheaffer trio set: model 630, brushed gold plated finish with Florentine center bands, fountain pen, ballpoint, and mechanical pencil all in their original brocade wallet carrier. Pre-1973 production, fountain pen has short conical 14K gold Triumph nib rather than the more common smaller inlaid nib. As new, though fountain pen has been filled. Comes with hard to find pushbutton converter.
DATE: c. 1971 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $150
14939: Wahl-Eversharp oversize pencil: mottled hard rubber barrel, gold filled trim, 13.4 cm long, uncommon thick-lead model uses .075 inch (1.9 mm) lead.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • $120
15026: Waterman Stateleigh: black slip-cap lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, crisp gold filled cap, lined pattern, smooth and responsive nib.
DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $150
15025: Weidlich Star: black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11 cm long, gold filled ringtop fitting may be an old addition, as lever is nickel; some fading including the shadow of a slip-on clip on the cap, chasing and imprints good, high quality Weidlich #2 nib writes a nicely shaded line.
DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $120
15046: unmarked pen wiper: round base, 7.7 cm (3 inches) in diameter, acanthus molding decoration, bronze finish, heavily weighted, bristles in fine condition, small stress crack on top side (see detail).
DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $95
15045: unmarked pen wiper: gold plated finish, 6.7 cm (2 5/8 inches) square at base, bristles worn but usable, name scratched on bottom along with "Xmas '09".
DATE: c. 1909 • CONDITION: VG • $75
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