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14301: E. R. Oettinger & Co. dip pen: red hard rubber holder of unusual stubby form, 9.8 cm long excluding steel nib; imported from Germany for the US market, clean imprints and ribbing, one half of the nib holder plug is missing, does not affect function.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine* • $50

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14313: Eagle Capitol: mottled hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.8 cm long, original gold-filled imprint for W. H. Sample & Sons, a prominent Albany, New York cutlery and sporting goods firm. Very clean with excellent color, a small rough spot on the cap lip (see detail).

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine stub flex • $195

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14314: Parker 16 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.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium flex • $325

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14312: Parker button-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.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium flex • $265

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14299: Parker Vacumatic: 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.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine/extra-fine • $265

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14297: Parker Vacumatic Junior pencil: grey pearl and black marbled, 11.9 cm long, chrome plated trim; good imprint with 2nd quarter date code, one area of brownish staining on barrel, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: fine • $80

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14293: Salz (?) Peter Pan: black hard rubber miniature ringtop eyedropper-filler, 6.4 cm long, white casein cap crown, with contemporary suspension ribbon. Unmarked, but identical to pens sold by Salz, Aikin Lambert, and others. A few fleabites to the cap lip, cap posts loosely. A great conversation piece, functional if not practical.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $65

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14294: Sheaffer Triumph Signature pencil: black with wartime gold filled over silver trim, wide 14K solid gold barrel band, 12.5 cm long, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: fine • $105

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14295: Sheaffer Triumph Signature pencil: black with wartime gold filled over silver trim, wide 14K solid gold barrel band, 12.65 cm long, uses .9 mm lead; barrel band has been engraved with monogram "A. E. M.", has a couple of pinprick dings.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: fine • $95

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14292: Waterman 12: mottled hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.6 cm long, two-line barrel imprint with 1884 patent dates, pre-1903 Spoon Feed patent imprint, 1898 patent imprint on cap. All imprints strong, slight even dulling to hard rubber surfaces.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $285

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14298: Waterman 12: 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.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $275

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14296: Waterman 12: unusual woodgrain hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.6 cm long, unmarked and likely a second that somehow made its way out of the factory, inasmuch as there are a few shallow pits on the side of the butt end of the barrel (see details). Waterman switched from mottled to woodgrain patterning only after the heyday of eyedropper-fillers, so woodgrain examples such as this are quite uncommon. The flat ends are also indicative of late production.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • SOLD

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14319: unmarked dip pen: long and slender faded black hard rubber holder, 16.2 cm long excluding plated steel nib.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $45

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14311: unmarked dip pen: long and slender mottled hard rubber holder with pronounced end flange, 17 cm long excluding steel nib.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: exc • SOLD

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14307: unmarked crescent-filler: glass-nibbed, bamboo construction with black celluloid trim and lock ring, 14.25 cm long, crescent plating rough, marked "MADE IN JAPAN"; this sort of pen was widely but not exclusively distributed in the USA by the Spors mail-order company.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • SOLD

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