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IDBrandModel DescriptionDateNibConditionPrice
6939 A. A. Watermantwist-filler black hard rubber slip-cap with gold filled hand-engraved floral pattern overlay, 14.4 cm long, "F.O." on barrel, marked "NOT CONNECTED WITH/THE L.E. WATERMAN CO."; #2 AA nib is tightly sprung and somewhat toothy, overlay metalwork is in excellent condition but for a small area of age speckling on the barrel and some corrosion around one cap breather hole (see detail) c. 1906 extra-fineVG-fine $685 ORDER

11968 Aikin Lamberteyedropper-filler black hard rubber taper-cap with pearl slabbed barrel; 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, ribbed section, #3 nib; excellent quality and condition, thicker barrel than is usual with Aikin Lambert and Waterman pearl-slab taper-caps c. 1912 extra-fine semiflexexc $685 ORDER

14487 Aikin LambertCapitol Cabinet black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp and glossy, bold imprints, largely identical to a Waterman 52 (Aikin Lambert was a Waterman subsidiary at this time). Earlier production with imprint on cap, narrow lever, patent date on clip. Nib is a toothy but enjoyable writer c. 1918 extra-fine flexnear mint $220 ORDER

13137 Aikin LambertMercantile rare black chased hard rubber ringtop safety, 9.3 cm long, gold filled trim, identical to a Waterman 42½V but for imprints, nib, and feed; nib has semistub tip. Waterman acquired Aikin Lambert around 1907 c. 1920 medium flexfine $245 ORDER

13943 Aikin LambertMercantile unusual red hard rubber lever-filler, 14.05 cm long, gold filled trim, with a #2 Aikin Lambert nib, but the pen itself is the size of a Waterman 55 and was likely made using Waterman reject parts (both cap and barrel have tiny black specks and surface pits); name on barrel, condition otherwise factory new, came to us clearly never filled c. 1927 extra-fine flexmint $450 ORDER

15078 Aikin Lambertlever-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 c. 1928 fine flexexc* $275 ORDER

13010 American Fountain Pen Co.Moore's Non-Leakable rare early model retracting-nib safety with short cap and slotted sleeve, 14.65 cm long, gold filled high relief floral filigree barrel overlay with monogram engraved in cartouche; #2 nib is extremely flexible but has a hairline from the vent hole (see detail), condition of pen is otherwise notable, hard rubber crisp and glossy, some scratches on barrel from rubbing of sleeve, safety post inside cap missing c. 1902 medium fine superflexfine-exc* $1200 ORDER

14991 Bostoneyedropper-filler black hard rubber ringtop, smooth sterling silver overlay, 10 cm long, marked only "STERLING" on cap and barrel; factory italic #2 Boston Safety nib is notably calligraphic. Fine overall appearance, bumps to end of barrel (see detail) c. 1915 medium italic semiflexVG-fine $265 ORDER

15033 Boston Safetyeyedropper-filler black hard rubber ringtop with full 1/8 18K gold filled overlay in fine parallel lines pattern, 9.8 cm long, notable rounded stub #2 nib. Clean and crisp, one very slightly raised bump on cap (see detail) c. 1915 medium stub semiflexfine-exc $250 ORDER

12754 Careyeyedropper-filler in box black hard rubber straight-cap, gold filled chased pattern overlay, 13.5 cm long, nearly identical to a contemporary Aikin Lambert, narrow feed, #2 Carey nib has been retipped, is extremely soft and should be used with a light touch; "Cecilia" engraved on barrel cartouche, cap crown disk bumped askew from dings to cap top bead (see detail); fancy box is clean with full Carey markings on the interior c. 1910 fine stub flexVG-fine $895 ORDER

14992 Careyeyedropper-filler slender black hard rubber straight-cap, hand-engraved heavy green gold filled overlay with scrolling floral vines, 13.3 cm long, fully marked on the barrel, closely similar to contemporary Aikin Lambert and Fairchild products; Carey nib opens easily, a wet writer with plenty of line width variation, name engraved in barrel cartouche c. 1910 medium fine flexexc $965 ORDER

12957 Centuryeyedropper-filler black chased hard rubber taper-cap, 15 cm long, over and under feed, imprint with 1893 patent date. Moderate even fading, imprints and chasing are sharp except where heat-softened towards front of barrel, nib is usable as is but has lost its tipping. An early pen of excellent quality, from a company closely tied to Parker c. 1898 fine stub flexVG-fine* $250 ORDER

11527 Centuryeyedropper-filler slender black hard rubber slip-cap with full gold filled overlay, 13.5 cm long, over and under feed; despite Century's close ties to Parker, this pen most closely resembles a Waterman of the era -- the overlay likely coming from a common source, Heath. Sound overall condition, noting trace plating wear to high edges and more severe wear to the barrel's posting end (see details) c. 1905 fine flexG-VG $650 ORDER

9848 Chiltonpneumatic-filler black chased hard rubber ringtop, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, moderate fading, imprint light but fully legible, smooth and responsive Chilton nib has the beginnings of a hairline from the vent hole, but should cause no problems unless used with a heavy hand c. 1926 fine flexfine* $165 ORDER

14567 Chilton16S uncommon vest pocket size black pneumatic-filler, 10.9 cm long, gold filled trim c. 1935 broad semiflexexc $350 ORDER

9839 ChiltonGolden Quill black pneumatic filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, section with ink window; rare late minimalist design, elegantly understated detailing on clip, crest, and applied cap escutcheon. Name on barrel, replacement warranted nib is smooth and responsive c. 1939 medium flexfine-exc* $500 ORDER

14032 Conklin2 extremely early crescent-filler in mottled hard rubber, 13.7 cm long, good clean cap imprint with 1891 and 1901 patent dates, short-lived design with flat ends and trim grooves on both barrel and cap seen only at beginning of production, this example predates the mid-1902 adoption of lock ring of graduated thickness (US patent 745,481). An important Conklin rarity, only a handful of surviving examples known c. 1901 extra-fine flexVG $1600 ORDER

12240 ConklinS3 mottled hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, 13.4 cm long, nickel plated trim; narrow "keel" feed, #3 Conklin nib is toothy, like a steel dip pen, crack from vent hole should be stable if not flexed; even wear, imprints worn but present c. 1908 extra-fine flexVG* $450 ORDER

13510 Conklin3 black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler with gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, notable easy-opening #3 nib with narrow feed, engraved monogram in cap cartouche, shallow bumps to cap crown, overlay otherwise nice and clean c. 1912 extra-fine flexfine $850 ORDER

14015 ConklinS8 rare oversize black chased hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, gold filled trim, 15.1 cm long, noteworthy #8 nib is a smooth flex italic; minimal wear to barrel, cap is as new and appears to be a near-perfect reproduction made by Lynn Sorgatz several years ago, using original material with an original chasing machine (since destroyed in a fire) c. 1912 medium broad italic flexexc* $895 ORDER

14879 ConklinJaxon black chased hard rubber clipless screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.2 cm long, wide feed, warranted #3 nib is a soft wet writer with some paper feel. Jaxon was a Conklin sub-brand; most were self-fillers, using a variant of the Conklin crescent-filling mechanism, eyedropper-fillers are rare. Clean imprints and chasing, moderate even fading c. 1912 medium flexVG-fine $265 ORDER

12443 Conklin75 oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.25 cm long, gold filled trim, big #7 nib is a smooth and responsive writer; more wear to the barrel than to the cap, nice sound example of the largest model of crescent-filler Conklin ever offered c. 1920 medium fine flexfine $895 ORDER

14136 Conklin75 oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.5 cm long, gold filled trim, #7 nib, sharp chevron pattern chasing, strong imprints, hard rubber black and glossy, no brassing to trim; near mint but for a tiny chunk from the front edge of the crescent opening (see detail). Largest production crescent-filler made, hard to find in any condition c. 1921 fine stub semiflexexc* $895 ORDER

13490 Conklin2 black hard rubber ringtop crescent-filler, gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 11.3 cm long, initials engraved in cap cartouche, #2 nib has easy flex c. 1923 medium fine flexVG-fine $420 ORDER

13509 Conklincrescent-filler red hard rubber #40-size, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, #4 nib, mottled hard rubber section, rare and fragile model catalogued for only one year; sound and attractive example, minor trim brassing, barrel imprints worn but legible c. 1923 fine flexVG-fine $1200 ORDER

12426 Conklinlever-filler green gold filled "all-metal" pen, Greek key pattern engine turning, 12.4 cm long,overlaid section; #3 nib is tightly sprung, precise feel, nice shading c. 1925 extra-fine semiflexexc $295 ORDER

15027 Conklinlever-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 c. 1925 fine stub semiflexfine* $145 ORDER

10946 ConklinNozac rare vest pocket size piston-filler, 11.4 cm long, black with gold filled trim, original price sticker, perfect barrel transparency with herringbone pattern; mechanism in excellent working order, original piston seal has not been replaced and is probably not ink tight c. 1932 extra-fine flexmint* $595 ORDER

15038 ConklinSymetrik black-veined "Foliage Green" pearl lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprints, excellent color, nib is a contemporary replacement of excellent quality, long tines but flex is medium rather than soft c. 1933 fine flexfine-exc $225 ORDER

11686 ConklinNozac black veined grey-green pearl marbled piston-filler, 12-sided fluted cap and barrel, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, inlaid gold glitter crescent logo above clip, 5000-word "Word Gauge" scale on barrel; nib opens with light writing pressure, but not far -- nice shading, not full flex c. 1933 fine flexfine $450 ORDER

12221 ConklinNozac rare black-veined green marbled piston-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual top-mounted clip, barrel marked "PAT. PENDING", otherwise no maker's marks, name on barrel. We have only seen a handful of these pens, which appear to have been made for resale by catalog retailers c. 1933 medium finefine $450 ORDER

14741 ConklinNozac green pearl striated faceted piston-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, "Penline" series; clean trim, excellent barrel transparency, strong imprints, excellent but for tool marks at barrel end (see details) c. 1936 extra-fine flexfine* $450 ORDER

13285 De La RueOnoto uncommon New York-made black hard rubber plunger-filler, 14.4 cm long, gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, over and under feed. Fully marked including 1906 USA patent date on section flange, barrel overlay is mounted on a chased and imprinted barrel. Onotos were made in the USA for only a short time, c. 1909-1912 c. 1910 fine flexfine-exc $1100 ORDER

13736 Eaglecombination black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.7 cm long, nickel plated trim, pencil end uses standard 2mm drafting lead; introduced no later than 1911, this appears to have been the first mass-produced pen-pencil combo. Good sound example of later production with clip, moderate fading, imprints and chasing all good, notably precise and responsively calligraphic nib c. 1920 fine stub semiflexfine $275 ORDER

12956 Edward Toddlever-filler oversize all-metal 16K gold filled, 13.2 cm long, grouped parallel lines pattern; initials in barrel cartouche, damaged original #6 Edward Todd nib included, has been replaced with a contemporary warranted #6 nib of excellent quality. An Edward Todd this large is most unusual c. 1928 needlepointexc* $450 ORDER

13747 EsterbrookRelief 314 mottled hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.3 cm long, fully Esterbrook-marked, manufactured by Wirt. Characteristic bottom-vented Wirt feed, pen shows no sign of ever having been filled, ventless gold Esterbrook-marked nib has one superficial nick or tool mark on the top right tine (see detail) c. 1910 medium oblique italicnear mint* $950 ORDER

10196 EversharpDoric oversize black first-generation lever-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal, roller clip, massive Gold Seal manifold nib with semistub tip, screw-in Personal Point nib assembly, feed marked "B" for broad; black is one of the less common Doric colors c. 1931 medium firmfine $1200 ORDER

11879 EversharpSkyline Demi rare early production slender burgundy lever-filler with striped cap, gold filled trim, section with transparent ink window, standard short-model length at 12.2 cm long, but markedly slimmer (10 mm OD over barrel threads) -- parts do not interchange with any standard production pen; well worn but mechanically sound, gouges to barrel, lever sits slightly loosely at rest. To date we have found only a handful of examples of this slender model (Demis are normally shorter than standard Skylines but of the same thickness) c. 1941 extra-fine rigidVG $225 ORDER

14109 EversharpSkyline in box black streamlined lever-filler, ribbed 1/10 14K gold filled cap and trim, 12.7 cm long, original price band; has been filled, some shallow bumps to the cap, slight lever opening swelling, unusual fancy box may be somewhat earlier c. 1943 extra-fine firmfine-exc $145 ORDER

14260 EversharpSymphony set in box black lever-filler with chrome cap, gold filled inset band, chrome lever, 14 cm long, extra-fine manifold nib; matching repeater pencil uses 1.1 mm lead. Both with original barrel price bands and stickers, box comes with bottom portion of cardboard outer box and display insert. Original sac has not been replaced but appears to be still flexible c. 1952 extra-fine firmmint $145 ORDER

13661 EversharpGregg in box unusual black lever-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, made for resale by the Gregg shorthand company and bearing an enameled Gregg logo in the cap top, and carrying a special Gregg-marked nib over a Skyline-style feed. Wahl-Eversharp made Gregg and Palmer Method pens from the 1920s on, but postwar examples are particularly uncommon, and this is the first example we have had with the original box and instructions c. 1955 extra-fineexc $225 ORDER

14210 EversharpGregg in box unusual black lever-filler, 13.25 cm long, gold filled trim, made for resale by the Gregg shorthand company, bearing an enameled Gregg logo in the cap top and carrying a special Gregg-marked nib over a Skyline-style feed. Wahl-Eversharp made Gregg and Palmer Method pens from the 1920s on, but postwar examples are uncommon. With instructions and insert, some damage to box top. Original sac is still soft and has not been replaced c. 1955 extra-finemint $225 ORDER

14892 FairchildUnique very early black chased hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.85 cm long, patent date of 1885 but advertised into the early 1890s; distinctive flat nib with slight dihedral, advertised as 16K gold. Hard rubber surface is rough and pitted from harsh cleaning, imprints worn but legible. A rare and historically significant model from one of the most prominent gold nib makers of the dip pen era, and the first supplier of gold nibs to Waterman c. 1888 fine flexG $325 ORDER

13727 John Hollandeyedropper-filler black hard rubber straight-cap with unusual and attractive gold filled overlay, 13.45 cm long, scroll and floral decoration with notably elaborate framing including faceted panels -- only one other example known to us, in silver. Well worn, with tool marks on the posting end and on the section, patent imprints on feed and section, nib is intact but tipping scant c. 1906 fine flexG $950 ORDER

14877 Mabie Toddretracting dip pen gold filled body, marked "MABIE TODD & CO. No. 1", pearl taper, 11 cm long closed, 13.75 cm extended including ventless gold Mabie Todd #1 nib. Splits to the collar of the nib holder (see details) do not affect function, the nib is still held securely. Nib has good springback, is not soft c. 1875 extra-fine flexVG* $120 ORDER

11132 Mabie ToddSwan hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with extremely rare Fleur-de-lys pattern gold filled high relief overlay; 13.5 cm long, full Mabie Todd & Bard imprint on barrel with 1880s patent dates, classic over and under feed with twisted silver wire "tail". Initial on cap, name on barrel, only a handful of examples of this design are currently known, with a silver specimen selling for over $11,000 on eBay in November 2013£6,750 for silver on eBay UK Nov 2013 to Graham Jasper, Silvert underbidding c. 1905 medium stub flexVG-fine $4500 ORDER

12065 Mabie ToddSwan Safety unusual clipless vest-pocket screw-cap black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 8.75 cm long, New York production, unusual chasing, Eberstein patent dates on cap and barrel c. 1910 extra-fine firmfine-exc $145 ORDER

12717 Mabie ToddSwan in box black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with full heavy 18K solid gold overlay, checkerboard pattern engine turning, 13.1 cm long, in extra-fancy original box with instructions, dropper still below pad, though bulb is hardened and broken. Pen is US-made, for the English market, slip-on clip is added and appears to be solid gold as well, total pen weight is 21g. Metal is undinged and with full London hallmarks, excellent but for what appears to be a polished-out inscription on the barrel c. 1920 fine stub semiflexfine* $1100 ORDER

11940 Mabie ToddSwan set in box black hard rubber lever-filler with engine turned gold filled overlay, 13.2 cm long, New York production, with matching Fyne Poynt pencil; both would be near mint, but the pencil has a couple of scratches and bumps to the eraser cover and the pen has the typical corrosion damage to the section overlay (see details). Still a very handsome set, top quality construction and weight, pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, pen is a smooth writer c. 1926 medium fine semiflexfine-exc* $450 ORDER

10205 Mabie ToddSwan set in box beautiful and solid New York-made lever-filler in 1/5 18K gold filled, 13.1 cm long, crisp rings chasing pattern (usually found on Edward Todd pens, but very uncommon for Mabie Todd). Matching 1.1 mm Fyne Poynt pencil, both pieces bear a neatly engraved 1928-dated inscription on their barrels. Nib is set tight, so writes a very fine line, but the tip is large enough that it could be adjusted to a medium fine if opened up. Set is like new with attractive age toning, no brassing but usual Mabie Todd seam lines visible where end caps soldered on pen c. 1928 extra-fine semiflexnear mint $685 ORDER

13425 MooreNon-Leakable black hard rubber retracting-nib safety with smooth gold filled overlay, 12.1 cm long, Moore #2 nib; one shallow ding and some pinprick marks to the cap, small patch of corrosion at front of barrel overlay (see details), safety post inside cap is absent c. 1920 fine stub flexVG-fine $650 ORDER

14698 OmasMilord T2 in box full-size facetted piston-filler, 13.5 cm long, rhodium-plated trim, cap and barrel machined from solid titanium, elegant matte finish, responsive titanium nib has been professionally smoothed and tuned; short-lived model of the highest quality and refinement, with all original packaging and instructions 2000 medium fine flexmint $1250 ORDER

14472 ParkerSilver Dollar very rare economy sub-brand black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 14.6 cm long, stepped section, distinctive early feed, original ventless nib marked only "14K". Barrel imprint very light, barrel slightly out of round from what appears to have been the removal of a name. Cap is an accurate reproduction in original material c. 1897 medium fine flexG* $465 ORDER

14099 Parker018 in box black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 15 cm long, early example with rounded ends, cap without 1900 patent imprint, barrel imprint without Lucky Curve logo, 1899 last patent application date, unusual feed with split insert in channel. Surface of barrel shallowly rippled, a production quality control issue seen before on Parkers of this era, imprints strong, color excellent. With instructions and original dropper (bulb hardened), box top shows medals from St. Louis and New Orleans expositions of 1904, though pen appears to have been made a bit earlier c. 1900 extra-finefine-exc* $395 ORDER

11977 Parker30 black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled overlay with scrollwork and diamond pattern, one of Parker's most expensive gold filled pens at the time, catalogued at $10. Rare, short-lived Lucky Curve feed with side cutouts, responsive Lucky Curve nib; metalwork crisp, name on barrel, a few marks on the posting end, but much better than usually seen, tiny hairline in section mouth underneath nib (see detail) c. 1904 fine flexVG-fine $1200 ORDER

13552 Parker018 rare black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 13.9 cm long, spearhead Lucky Curve feed, barrel imprint heavily worn, no visible cap imprint, hairline from vent hole of teardrop-vent Lucky Curve nib should be repaired if pen is to be used extensively, otherwise usable as is c. 1905 medium fine stub flexG* $250 ORDER

15048 Parker14 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 with "lazy S" imprint is a smooth writer with a semistub tip, appears to have been recently professionally retipped. Even moderate fading to the hard rubber, we have left the silver unpolished for those who prefer patina c. 1908 medium fine flexfine-exc $875 ORDER

15009 Parker16 Jack-Knife Safety baby "turban top" black hard rubber screw-cap ringtop eyedropper-filler with gold filled filigree overlay, 8.4 cm long, fully marked; early production, #3 keyhole-vent nib has been retipped and is highly flexible c. 1910 fine flexfine* $765 ORDER

13448 Parker16 black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled filigree overlay, 13.9 cm long, fully marked, #3 keyhole-vent Lucky Curve nib, intact Lucky Curve feed; an unusually clean example, hard rubber has not been reblackened, interesting dated presentation inscription on barrel cartouche c. 1910 fine flexfine-exc $595 ORDER

14098 Parker20 in box early black hard rubber slip-cap button-filler with transparent Bakelite barrel, 13.75 cm long, #2 Lucky Curve keyhole-vent nib, transparent silicone sac has been installed. In excellent self-filling labeled box, with instructions. c. 1913 fine flexexc $695 ORDER

12849 Parker20 rare slip-cap button-filler with transparent Bakelite barrel, hard rubber cap; 14.1 cm long, good barrel imprint, no model number on blind cap, #2 keyhole-vent Lucky Curve nib has moderate flex. A transparent silicone sac has been installed c. 1914 fine flexfine $485 ORDER

9777 Parker61 in box black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with full overlay, 12.9 cm long, intact Lucky Curve feed, #3 Lucky Curve nib, very clean condition with strong imprints, no dings, initials "MS" engraved on cap. Described in Parker's 1914 catalog: "Barrel, cap and nozzle entirely covered with 18K gold. There is something about the plainness of this pen that makes it very pleasing to the eye." Cannot guarantee gold content, but no evidence of brassing. Much less common than more ornate contemporary models such as the 62. Box leatherette hinge partly cracked c. 1914 fine flexexc $2250 ORDER

14314 Parker16 Jack-Knife Safety gold filled filigree over black hard rubber ringtop button-filler, 11.9 cm long, later production example, barrel is black celluloid and is likely an old replacement (the imprint shows under the barrel overlay); Lucky Curve feed is intact, #2 Lucky Curve nib is long-tined and a smooth writer with moderate flexibility c. 1918 medium flexVG-fine* $325 ORDER

13753 ParkerDuofold Junior rare and unusual Canadian button-filler in orange Permanite (celluloid) but with giant barrel imprint normally seen only on early hard rubber pens; 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim, single raised cap band, nib is notably calligraphic c. 1927 medium stub flexexc $495 ORDER

14312 Parkerbutton-filler black celluloid "Black Line" flat-top, uncommon thick stubby model, 11.65 cm long, gold filled trim, hard rubber ends, Lucky Curve imprint and P5X nib, spearhead feed with intact Lucky Curve c. 1929 medium flexexc $265 ORDER

10236 ParkerGolden Arrow (?) very early red pearl laminate lockdown-filler, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, two cap bands, one-piece section-barrel construction, two-tone nib with single central rib on arrow; rare barrel imprint with no mention of model name, no date code. Only a handful of these pens are known, and it seems most likely that they either predate the original Golden Arrow or immediately postdate it, prior to its renaming as the Vacuum Filler (discussion here). Condition is mixed, with excellent appearance, minimal wear, and crisp imprints, but with two small cap lip hairlines and a circumferential separation between cap laminations due to age shrinkage over the inner cap (see details; all have been professionally repaired). Long-tined nib has tight central hairline extending up from base; name engraved on barrel. Sac has been removed to preserve color c. 1932 fine semiflexVG-fine* $650 ORDER

11610 ParkerDuofold Junior streamlined button-filler in Mandarin Yellow, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Duofold nib is a precise smooth writer, spearhead feed; some staining to cap, cap lip has been replaced using vintage celluloid, stronger than new and invisible from the outside c. 1933 extra-fine firmfine* $400 ORDER

14299 ParkerVacumatic slender silver pearl laminate Deluxe, 11.75 cm long, chrome plated trim, lockdown filler unit, imprint without date code, early Vacuum-Filler style construction with one-piece opaque barrel, no separate section, skewed laminations; two-tone Arrow nib is a slightly later replacement, two-way tip writes a smooth extra-fine inverted. Shallow tool marks to section, short sealed hairline in cap lip c. 1933 medium fine/extra-finefine* $265 ORDER

13527 ParkerDuofold Senior Deluxe set oversize streamline button-filler in Moderne Pearl green and black, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, triple cap bands with wider central band, straong imprint, numbered Duofold Deluxe nib, comb feed; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, color is slightly brighter than that of the pen c. 1934 extra-fine rigidfine-exc $785 ORDER

15071 ParkerDuofold 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 c. 1935 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc* $250 ORDER

13620 Parkerbutton-filler uncommon Depression-era model, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, like a Deluxe Challenger but different trim, colored rather than black ends; 2nd quarter date codes on both barrel and nib 1936 fine stubVG $165 ORDER

11695 ParkerVacumatic Debutante set silver pearl laminate, 11.85 cm long, chrome plated trim, Blue Diamond clip, striped section and end jewels, aluminum Speedline filler, two-tone arrow nib, fine barrel transparency, usual slight swelling over filler unit, good imprint with 3rd quarter date code; matching repeater pencil has first quarter date code, uses 1.1 mm lead. Both pen and pencil have matching extra-wide "jeweler's" cap bands, engraved "E. G." 1939 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc $365 ORDER

14716 ParkerDuofold black Vac-filler, 12.25 cm long, gold filled trim, sharp imprint with inverted 1st quarter date code, aluminum Speedline filler unit, notable barrel transparency, nib has matching date code 1941 extra-fine semiflexexc-near mint $225 ORDER

14997 ParkerVacumatic Junior black laminate, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint with 1st quarter date code, excellent barrel transparency 1942 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc $165 ORDER

14242 ParkerDuofold Senior set green and brown pearl Vac-filler with black stripes, 13.6 cm long, wartime gold filled over silver trim, Blue Diamond clip, geometric patterned cap band, largest size, much scarcer than contemporary Vacumatics, especially as a set; crisp imprint with 1st quarter date code, excellent barrel transparency, minor plating wear to two-tone "V" for victory nib. Matching twist-action pencil shows significantly more wear, has uncommon wartime plastic inner mechanism housing, strong imprint with 4th quarter 1942 date code, uses .9 mm lead 1943/1942 extra-fineexc-near mint/VG-fine $365 ORDER

15057 ParkerDuofold 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 1943 extra-finefine-exc $195 ORDER

15021 Parker51 blue wartime Vac-filler, rhodium-plated sterling silver cap, 13.65 cm long, gold filled over silver Blue Diamond clip, strong imprint with 2nd quarter date code. Overall condition excellent but for typical flaking of thin rhodium cap plating (replating is possible, but not a service we offer) 1945 extra-finefine $195 ORDER

12966 ParkerVacumatic Debutante silver pearl laminate with wide "jeweler's" cap band, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, bold imprint with original silver infill but lacking date code, perfect transparency, appears to be new old stock, never filled (we have replaced the diaphragm), pristine. This pen came to us without a nib; we have installed a correct new old stock nib c. 1946 extra-finenear mint $265 ORDER

13843 Parker61 black capillary-filler, 12.8 cm long, stainless steel cap, gold filled trim, test-market design differing in several key respects from the full production version introduced in 1956: "61" logo pierced into gold undernib shield and barrel-end vent; integral barrel and hood construction; unique cap design, interior details shown in US patent 2,773,479, applied for March 1, 1952. Parker intended to put this design into full production until consumers rejected it during test marketing. Shallow dent to undernib shield, sealed hairline in shell at base of nib opening (see details), fully functional and otherwise excellent c. 1953 extra-fineVG-fine* $485 ORDER

14575 Parker61 Classic aqua USA-made capillary-filler, 13.8 cm long, frosty Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, name on barrel. Unused, but no packaging; white-colored pad, unstained, in end of uninked capillary filling unit (pen cannot be returned if inked) c. 1957 extra-finemint $165 ORDER

14193 Parker51 Special desk set black Aerometric filler with chrome trim, Octanium nib, 16.7 cm long, massive special presentation base in solid granite, 24.2 cm (9.5 inches) wide, presented to Congressman Paul Brown (1880-1961) by the Elberton, Georgia Granite Association c. 1958 broadexc-near mint $275 ORDER

13682 Parker45 prototype with dark grey baked enamel finish over metal cap and barrel, gold plated trim, 14K nib, as new c. 1967 extra-finenear mint $295 ORDER

14114 Parker75 Godron early production in heavy gold plate, solid ends, 20 micron mark, French-made 14K nib unit, metal squeeze converter, section with angle indicator and "0" center mark c. 1968 broadfine-exc $375 ORDER

15013 Pen-O-PencilTwinpoint combo white gold filled lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, grouped parallel lines pattern, #2 nib is very flexible; not much wear, but a couple of pinprick dings to the cap, barrel has bump on the side and dents all around behind the threads, initials engraved in cartouche. There is also a small split in the section overlay, which does not affect function. Pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead, high quality construction c. 1929 fine flexVG* $275 ORDER

14573 SheafferSelf-Filling black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler with full sterling silver overlay, 10.4 cm long, long-tined #2 nib opens up easily with normal writing pressure. Engine turning and imprints are crisp, but some patches of pitting to the silver (see details), initials in cartouche c. 1917 medium flexfine $250 ORDER

15066 Sheaffer3 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 c. 1919 fine flexVG* $145 ORDER

11792 SheafferSelf-Filling black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, crisp chasing and imprints, #2 Self-Filling nib is an elegant writer; excellent appearance, glossy hard rubber has been professionally reblackened, tight hairline crack in cap lip (see detail), post cap lightly c. 1921 extra-fine semiflexfine* $250 ORDER

13601 SheafferLifetime oversize black flat-top lever-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on cap top; celluloid section with ink window and fine-finned feed are later Sheaffer replacement parts but from the original working lifetime of the pen (late 1930s/1940s, most likely). Good imprints, name on barrel c. 1927 extra-fine firmfine-exc $220 ORDER

14541 SheafferLifetime Balance oversize black lever-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, scarce early production model with short section, long humped clip, and large White Dot, rare convertible version with screw-off barrel end piece. Some age shrinkage at barrel end, otherwise excellent c. 1929 extra-fine firmfine* $385 ORDER

13717 SheafferLifetime desk pen black lever-filler, 19.6 cm long, uncommon reverse trim (chrome rather than gold filled), large White Dot, red trim band, two-tone Lifetime nib with turned-up nib c. 1930 extra-fineexc $165 ORDER

14643 SheafferUniver rare oversize lever-filler in green-tinted black and pearl, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim but only gold wash (now missing) on clip, comb feed, correct #6 Sheaffer-made warranted nib has scant tipping but is still a fine writer. Sheaffer extended the color range of their Univer sub-brand by applying tinted celluloid lacquer over black and pearl. In this case, the original overtinting has worn thin due to usage and polishing, Most Univers are small; oversize examples are seldom seen. Toothmarks to ends, small pit next to cap band (see details) c. 1934 fine flexVG $385 ORDER

14209 SheafferGregg black flat-top lever-filler, 12.75 cm long, gold filled trim, enameled Gregg emblem on top of cap; no Sheaffer markings, made for resale by Gregg shorthand schools; special "Gregg" marked nib is responsive though stiffly sprung, brassing to trim c. 1936 extra-fine semiflexVG-fine $125 ORDER

14680 SheafferJunior set grey pearl and black marbled semistreamlined lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, section with ink window, very flexible semistub Junior nib; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, both pieces have excellent color, bold imprints, typical age roughness to trim plating c. 1936 medium fine flexfine $195 ORDER

13571 SheafferGregg Balance set in box full-length slender striated golden pearl lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp bold imprints, section with ink window, #3 nib, Gregg shorthand symbol on barrel; matching pencil uses .9 mm lead. Condition as new but for very slight polishing wear to pen's lever c. 1936 extra-finenear mint $275 ORDER

14729 SheafferGregg Balance brown pearl striated lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, special version for Gregg shorthand with Gregg symbol imprinted on barrel. #3 nib, section with ink window has some tool marks and other surface roughness, pen is otherwise excellent c. 1937 extra-finefine $160 ORDER

15059 SheafferCrest 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 c. 1937 extra-finefine $295 ORDER

12038 SheafferCraftsman black lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon variant with Gregg shorthand symbol on barrel; sharp imprints, very slight swelling over lever retaining spring c. 1947 extra-finefine $120 ORDER

13167 SheafferSnorkel Crest burgundy pneumatic-filler, gold filled cap, White Dot, notable broad two-tone Triumph conical nib; Australian production, fully marked c. 1955 broadexc-near mint $250 ORDER

12544 SheafferSnorkel Statesman pneumatic-filler in uncommon late color, "Mandarin Orange", 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp barrel imprint, conical silver-palladium F4 nib is notably fine c. 1957 extra-finenear mint $275 ORDER

14195 SheafferLady Skipsert XVI desk set cartridge desk pen, 14.7 cm long, small conical gold plated Triumph nib, enameled gold moire finish on both pen and holder, wear specks in finish (see detail) but overall fine appearance. Green onyx base is 9 cm (3.5 inches) square, nameplate is unengraved c. 1959 extra-finefine $95 ORDER

14465 unmarkedpencil black with ivory-colored trim band, 13.2 cm long, uses 1.9 to 2.0mm lead; probably English or German, material appears to be casein-based, a few light scratches on the barrel, probably from a slip-on clip c. 1928 fine $45 ORDER

14921 WahlTempoint early green gold filled lever-filler ringtop, 9.85 cm long, no Wahl marks on metal, only Boston Safety patent dates and "14 1/8"; crisp "Grecian Border" pattern, early Sheaffer-licensed sprung lever mechanism, #2 Tempoint nib; some loss of hard rubber liner at cap mouth, does not affect posting or function c. 1919 fine stub flexfine-exc $250 ORDER

13366 Wahl-EversharpGold Seal set oversize green and gold "Deco Band" lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Personal Point nib unit, roller clip, rare and mysterious variant with "X" seal instead of the usual double check mark. Massive manifold Gold Seal nib, slight roughness to area around end of lever, nicks to bands at ends, shallow depression on side of barrel (probably from overenthusiastic spot polishing; not really possible to photograph). Includes matching pencil, uses 1.1 mm lead, has name on side, scrape marks, more heavily used than the pen c. 1929 medium firmfine/VG $800 ORDER

11773 Waterman222 rare black hard rubber taper cap eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree barrel overlay, 14.6 cm long, Spoon Feed with patent date imprint, early #2 New York nib; imprints on the silver are all present and legible, noting light toothmarks at barrel end c. 1902 extra-fine semiflexfine $3500 ORDER

14196 Waterman412 early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay with large flower on cap; 13.5 cm long, #2 star-imprint New York nib, spoon feed, nice strong imprints on top and bottom of barrel overlay, initials "B.R." on cartouche. The hard rubber has been chemically reblackened, surface finely pebbly; marks on cap are old gouges, not cracks. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling c. 1902 extra-fine flexVG-fine $795 ORDER

13606 Waterman412 black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, early pattern .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13.35 cm long, feed with patent imprints, imprints on overlay nice and legible, noting nicks and digs to the silver (see details). Hard rubber has been professionally dye-reblackened c. 1902 extra-fine flexVG $785 ORDER

14315 Waterman222 black hard rubber half-overlay taper-cap eyedropper-filler, 14.4 cm long, "Chased" pattern sterling silver barrel with Heath maker's mark, slight even fading, monogram elegantly engraved on barrel, imprint on taper cap is worn but legible, early Spoon Feed with long tail, no imprint on posting end, not uncommon on earlier Watermans c. 1902 extra-fine semiflexfine $1250 ORDER

13551 Waterman412 early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.5 cm long, #2 New York nib, spoon feed with patent imprints, imprints on cap, top and bottom of barrel overlay. Moderate fading to the hard rubber, which has not been reblackened. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling c. 1903 extra-fine flexfine $865 ORDER

14890 Waterman13 scarce #3-size mottled hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, early form with domical ends, #3 New York nib imprint also early with circular layout; crisp patent imprints on feed, strong barrel imprint with 1884 patent dates c. 1903 fine flexfine $450 ORDER

14043 Waterman414 early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.1 cm long, #4 nib is a notable writer, early imprint, stable base crack; imprints on the silver are clean and legible, hard rubber has been professionally chemically reblackened. #4-size fine silver overlays are much less common than #2-size c. 1903 medium stubVG* $875 ORDER

14151 Waterman412 in box black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, imprints on overlay present but hard to read, early filigree pattern with large flower. Scattered shallow marks to the silver, cap lip width uneven (see details), sound condition overall, #2 New York nib goes easily from a hairline to extra-broad c. 1903 extra-fine flexG-VG $825 ORDER

9133 Waterman322 Commercial black hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler, solid 9K English-hallmarked barrel overlay, 14.6 cm long; pre-Globe cap imprint worn but fully legible, seam split at front of overlay rewelded (see details); long-tail feed with patent imprints, early slender #2 New York nib c. 1905 medium flexexc* $950 ORDER

11341 Waterman412 early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.1 cm long, #2 nib with "N.Y." imprint, spoon feed with patent imprints, imprints on silver light but legible; hard rubber under the overlay has been professionally reblackened. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling c. 1905 extra-fine semiflexVG* $785 ORDER

14267 Waterman622 in box black hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper, 14.3 cm long, barrel with nicely colored pearl slabs; gold filled barrel bands, long-tailed early Spoon Feed. Nib has early imprint, tipping on one side is partially chipped, catches paper. Good cap imprint with 1884 patent dates, no globe, moderate even fading, box hinge loose. Ex-Tefft collection c. 1905 extra-fine flexfine* $1250 ORDER

11608 Waterman0502 in box straight-cap black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with uncommon smooth gold filled overlay, 13.4 cm long, made for the French market, "DOUBLÉ OR" hallmarks, 18K gold #2 New York nib. No dings, test marks to cap overlay rim (see detail), posting end imprint has caused some plating loss (die too sharp?); nib is long-tined, soft and opens up easily with only slight pressure, has been retipped c. 1905 fine flexfine-exc $950 ORDER

14052 Waterman0502 black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled fine barleycorn overlay, 13.2 cm long, hard rubber crisp and glossy with sharp imprints, including on Spoon Feed; elegant engraved monogram in barrel cartouche c. 1905 extra-fine flexnear mint $950 ORDER

13614 WatermanRemex smooth black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.8 cm long, a Waterman sub-brand model made specifically for the Royster Guano Company and so imprinted; moderate even fading, nib has a stress line from the vent hole. An unusual but known model, we have seen a few examples over the years c. 1905 fine stub flexfine* $245 ORDER

10952 Waterman612 black hard rubber slip cap eyedropper-filler with pearl slabs on barrel, smooth gold filled barrel bands; 13.5 cm long, moderate even fading to hard rubber, #2 New York nib opens up easily with minimal pressure c. 1907 fine flexfine $950 ORDER

12173 Waterman522 black hard rubber eyedropper-filler taper-cap, full London-hallmarked 9K solid gold fine barleycorn overlay, 15 cm long, patent imprint on feed, early imprint on #2 New York nib, no number on end of barrel as is usual for English-marked Watermans; overlay is crisp, initials engraved in barrel cartouche, slight seam opening (see details) c. 1907 fine flexexc* $2500 ORDER

14389 Waterman514 black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with solid 14K gold "Filigree" overlay; 13.45 cm long, #4 New York nib, feed with patent imprints, initials engraved on barrel cartouche. Clip is not solid gold, but 18K gold filled (Waterman would install clips on older clipless pens and this was a popular retrofit; the original owner may have balked at paying $2 for a 14K clip when a gold filled clip could be had for $1) c. 1908 fine flexfine-exc* $865 ORDER

13631 Waterman0502 gold filled "Chased" pattern eyedropper-filler, 13.3 cm long, posting end has usual scratches from cap but "WATERMAN" imprint clearly legible; spoon feed with patent imprints and long internal tail, tail end chipped, section front edge as well (does not affect function), "Vivian" engraved in barrel cartouche c. 1908 fine flexVG-fine $825 ORDER

14340 Waterman0514 Chased Filigree black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled relief work scroll pattern barrel overlay, #4 New York nib, feed with patent date imprint. Overlay metal crisp, only trace plating wear around cap crown rim, shallow ding in barrel cartouche, pinhead ding to side of cap top (see details). An unusually clean example of a scarce and short-lived pattern c. 1908 fine flexfine-exc $1200 ORDER

11729 WatermanRemex Self-Filler No. 101 rare early sleeve-filler, 14 cm long, all-aluminum construction with a hard rubber section assembly, sleeve rotates rather than slides to expose filler bar; originally made with the pressure bar tied to the sac, this specimen uses a more conventional attachment as found in other Waterman sleeve-fillers. Patent date imprint refers to William Ferris's patent 799,897 of 1905 (Ferris' patent 950,817 of 1910 is the one covering the usual Waterman sleeve-filler design), narrow feed, Remex nib; scattered nicks and shallow dings to the cap and rotating sleeve c. 1908 fine flexVG $950 ORDER

10974 Waterman412 SF black hard rubber clipless sleeve-filler with sterling silver "Filigree" overlay, 13.3 cm long, #2 New York nib is smooth and lively, number at end of barrel is worn away, sleeve overlay bears initials and date c. 1911 fine flexVG $1200 ORDER

14298 Waterman12 mottled hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, nickel silver clip with 1905 and 1910 patent dates, three-line barrel imprint, imprints on feed. Long-tined New York #2 nib opens up with light pressure but is rather draggy on paper, tines slightly wavy from restraightening. Unusual and striking hard rubber coloration with considerable red, black ends, and a very dark section c. 1912 fine flexfine-exc $275 ORDER

10506 Waterman0512½ PSF early black hard rubber clipless lever-filler with rose gold filled "Gothic" pattern overlay, 13.5 cm long; one of Waterman's first lever-fillers, with narrow raised barrel threads and two-piece sprung pressure bar. Imprints on hard rubber posting end are mostly worn away, commensurate wear to overlay, initials on barrel. Long-tined New York #2 nib is a wet writer and very soft, should be used with a light hand c. 1915 medium fine flexVG $595 ORDER

10090 Waterman0512½ PSF Oriental black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled overlay with uncommon hand-engraved pattern; early production, with two-piece sprung pressure bar, bold imprints on posting end, metal excellent noting engraved initial on cap crown, some corrosion around cap vent holes (see details) -- metal otherwise near mint. Notable nib, smooth and flexible, feed with bold patent date imprint c. 1915 fine flexfine-exc $695 ORDER

13116 Waterman0512½ VP uncommon vest-pocket screw-cap eyedropper-filler with smooth gold filled overlay, 10.5 cm long, crisp imprints on hard rubber, elegant monogram engraved on barrel, #2 New York nib c. 1916 fine flexfine-exc $325 ORDER

9184 Waterman442½V in box black hard rubber ringtop safety, 9.6 cm long, smooth sterling silver overlay with hard to find telescoping outer cap; metal clean, imprints on hard rubber strong, initials "M.W.D." on barrel. Patent imprints on feed, responsive nib c. 1918 fine stub flexexc $425 ORDER

9874 Waterman0552 black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled "Gothic" pattern overlay, earlier production with 18K gold filled mark on clip, globe emblem on metal filler piece in lever head recess; nice smooth responsive #2 New York nib, not great line width variation. End number worn off, though imprint on side of posting end quite strong. Nicely engraved monogram on barrel, metalwork crisp, only a couple of dots of brassing c. 1918 extra-fine flexfine-exc $425 ORDER

12440 Waterman0512 Filigree black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled overlay, 13.6 cm long, initials "A.G.C." engraved on barrel, lively and responsive #2 New York nib, cap dome is more yellowish in tone than the rest of the overlay c. 1919 medium fine flexfine $425 ORDER

14878 Waterman552½ black hard rubber lever-filler with smooth solid 14K gold overlay and trim, 13.6 cm long, #2 nib has a semistub tip, responsive flex with great line width variation. Number on barrel end missing, shallow irregularities to overlay, fine overall appearance c. 1920 medium fine flexfine $685 ORDER

8907 Waterman472 uncommon black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler with smooth sterling silver overlay; 13.1 cm long, London hallmarks, number at barrel end is simply "72" with no hundreds column digit, as is typical for English-market Watermans; 1925-dated presentation inscription, nice stub #2 nib has an incipient hairline from the vent hole, but should be stable if used without excessive writing pressure; even wear, light marks to metal, one tiny stress crack where barrel overlay crimped in place (see detail; for some reason these are extremely common in English-market Waterman overlays) 1920 medium italic flexVG* $485 ORDER

15022 Waterman52½V black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, good chasing and imprints, only slight even fading to hard rubber, classic New York #2 nib is smooth and responsive with easy line width variation c. 1923 extra fine flexexc $175 ORDER

11586 Waterman0552½ Oriental black hard rubber lever-filler with gold filled overlay, scarce and attractive pattern, 13.6 cm long, imprints on hard rubber strong, only slightest fading, metal likewise crisp with only trace wear to top edge of cap crown. #2 nib has considerable flex, opens wide with light pressure c. 1924 medium fine flexexc $950 ORDER

8908 Waterman0552½ Gothic clipless black hard rubber lever-filler, gold filled checkerboard pattern overlay, 13.6 cm long; initials on barrel, trace plating wear at top edge of crown, but otherwise extremely clean with bold posting end imprint and unfaded glossy black hard rubber; no trace of model number imprint on end, appears never to have been there; notable nib, very fine yet with a good degree of flexibility c. 1925 extra-fine flexexc $385 ORDER

10678 Waterman552½ LEC black hard rubber lever-filler with solid 14K green gold overlay in Sheraton (grouped parallel lines) pattern; 13 cm long, light bumps to ends, barrel engraving has been covered with a matching solid gold plate; nib has a very fine tip, opens up to a considerable degree with slight pressure c. 1925 extra-fine flexVG-fine* $895 ORDER

13310 Waterman554 LEC black hard rubber lever-filler, 14K solid gold overlay in "Sheraton" pattern, 13.75 cm long, classic Waterman signature-style #4 nib, metal crisp but for a couple of small and shallow bumps, initials engraved in barrel cartouche over previous filled monogram; a large pen of considerable heft and presence c. 1926 medium-fine flexfine-exc $1250 ORDER

14761 Waterman55 large black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual wide factory custom band at top with colored enamel, special presentation for Equitable Life Insurance Company for salesmanship. Excellent overall appearance, hard rubber has been skilfully reblackened, cap band replated c. 1927 medium fine flexfine $465 ORDER

14932 Waterman52 red and black woodgrain hard rubber lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, long-tined nib opens easily for dramatic line width variation; fine imprints and color, but clip plating has flaking losses (see details), appearance otherwise excellent -- and a notable writer c. 1927 extra-fine flexVG* $325 ORDER

15075 Waterman92V 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 c. 1935 broad oblique italic flexVG* $285 ORDER

14975 WatermanStarlet green pearl lever-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprint c. 1948 fine semiflexfine-exc $150 ORDER

15026 WatermanStateleigh black slip-cap lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, crisp gold filled cap, lined pattern, smooth and responsive nib c. 1949 medium fine flexexc $150 ORDER

15025 WeidlichStar 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 c. 1926 fine stub semiflexfine $120 ORDER

15067 Williamsoneyedropper-filler black hard rubber with fluted mother of pearl slabs on the barrel, gold filled filigree overlay on the cap, 13.45 cm long, Williamson #3 nib has an unusual deliberate downwards angle at the tip, "AUTO" imprint on patented feed; pen is not otherwise marked, which is typical, other than nib and feed, it is nearly identical to a Parker 15 (Parker and Williamson were closely connected, with overlapping ownership and management). A lovely pen, pearl shows much more color than appears in the photos, only a few tiny chips to the narrow raised ridges, "Lucile" engraved on cap c. 1910 fine flexfine-exc $1450 ORDER

10705 WirtPhenix in box mottled hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13 cm long, hard rubber glossy and unfaded with strong barrel imprint, classic Wirt ventless nib, feed with top and bottom channels. Nib tipping is missing, but tip is rounded and can be used as is; otherwise near mint c. 1905 fine flexexc* $185 ORDER

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