9742: Paillard Semper 183: black chased hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.8 cm long, made in France, #3 Semper 18K gold nib.
10130: Palmer Method pinback button: penmanship award, 1.9 cm diameter, for having "SATISFACTORILY MASTERED THE FIRST 25 DRILLS IN THE PALMER METHOD MANUAL"; two available, price is per button -- specify which desired.
10032: Palmer Method pinback button: penmanship award, 2.1 cm diameter, four available, price is per button, specify which desired when ordering.
9306: Pelikan 100: classic German piston-filler, 11.7 cm long, all original parts but for the barrel -- a non-Pelikan custom replacement in transparent acrylic -- and the semi-stub nib unit, which is from the 1950s. Cap crown, section, and filler unit are hard rubber, while the cap body is celluloid, typical transitional construction of the later 1930s. The barrel will accommodate an original or custom-made Binde (barrel sleeve; not included), or can be used as is, for a transparent demonstrator.
9394: Pelikan 100N: classic piston-filler, 12.2 cm long, transparent green barrel, uncommon grey pearl barrel sleeve; "M" imprint on filler unit, cap band plating rough, strong imprints on cap crown, synthetic plunger seal has been replaced, reponsive nib with considerable flex.
10270: Pelikan 60 pencil: dark green, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim; singular "Knickebein" mechanism advances lead when pencil is "bent" between the fingers; a real conversation piece, quite scarce and desirable, uses 1.1 mm lead. Two hairlines in the front of the barrel next to the nose cone (see detail), do not affect function as the front part of the barrel has a brass liner.
10464: Pen-O-Pencil Twinpoint combo: 14K gold lever-filler and pencil, 11.8 cm long, grouped parallel lines pattern, fully marked; nib and feed are replacements, though contemporary, and barrel has scattered light dings and initials engraved on the indicia.
10775: Pen-O-Pencil Twinpoint combo: green gold filled ringtop lever-filler and pencil, 12.5 cm long, grouped parallel lines pattern, fully marked, name neatly engraved in indicia, one ding to the shoulder of the pencil cone. Twinpoint #2 nib writes a nicely shaded line; ringtop combos are uncommon.
10525: Phenixor safety: black chas ed hard rubber,11.5 cm long, chrome plated trim, made in France, 18K nib; never filled with ink, seal is still good, as new but for age spotting to clip.
10835: Platinum (?) Ever-Ready Sharp pencil in box: chrome plated trim with applied spiral pattern; 13.6 cm long, etched spiral pattern, not sold to the public, commissioned by the Sharp Corporation as a gift item reproducing the appearance of company founder Tokuji Hayakawa's 1915 invention (read more here). Pencil uses .5 mm lead, reportedly made for Sharp by Platinum.
9862: Reform 1745: German-made piston-filler, 13 cm long, gold plated trim, green barrel with black cap and filler knob. Pelikan-style screw-in interchangeable nib unit, two-tone plated steel nib, blue-tinted ink window. New old stock, with sticker -- several available. Please note that at this price, we cannot test and tune nibs as we do for our regular stock items: we are selling these as found, from the factory.
6797: Reynolds Rocket ballpoint: aluminum with black anodized end, 12.3 cm long, clipless model, black plastic sliding tip cover; cartridge intact but dried out.
6964: Reynolds International ballpoint: aluminum, 14.5 cm long; not working, a relic of the beginnings of the postwar ballpoint craze; original price was $12.50 -- as much as the top-line fountain pens of the era.
6796: Reynolds Rocket ballpoint: aluminum with black anodized end, 12 cm long, aluminum sliding tip cover, Reynolds-marked chrome clip; tip ball missing, not in working condition.
10373: Rodgers scraper: ink eraser, 13.2 cm long, flat wooden handle, end probably intended to serve as a paper knife; marked "CUTLER TO/HER MAJESTY", blade well worn and pitted, but still sharp and sound.
10661: Rodgers scraper: ink eraser, 15.6 cm long, imitation wood synthetic composition handle, blade in sound condition, fully marked with cipher of King George.
9718: Rover safety: black hard rubber with gold filled overlay, 10.9 cm long, milled ends, translucent red inlay in cap crown; most Rover pens appear to have been made by other makers, and this example seems to be a Montegrappa product. Seals have been replaced, a good writer, in clean condition aside from some plating wear.
8742: Schnell Penselpen: black and bronze pen-pencil combination, 15.2 cm long, gold filled trim, distinctive sliding "switch" filler, airplane clip; pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead, name neatly engraved on barrel; correct original nib and feed, narrow area of discoloration over lower barrel threads; a short lived and celebrated design, made by Julius Schnell, one of the most important behind-the-scene figures in early 20th-century fountain pen manufacture.
7187: Schnell Penselpen: striking red and pearl pen-pencil ringtop combination, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, distinctive sliding bar filler, pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead; correct original nib and patent feed; sac removed to preserve near-perfect color.
9849: Skidmore lever-filler: jade green large flat-top, 12.65 cm long, gold plated trim, plated nib marked EZ-RITE/PEN/I-X-L"; not a high-quality pen, but fine color and of interest as a product of the company known for its Conklin crescent-filler infringements, also sold under the Skidmore label.
8667: Soennecken safety: unusual black chased hard rubber clipless model, 12.7 cm long, with a ventless Hicks New York 18K gold nib with French hallmarks; condition is like new, but the original barrel imprint of this French-market pen appears to have been polished away -- most likely out of WW1-era anti-German sentiment. Early production Soenneckens often carried New York-made nibs, but most were from A. Morton.
10233: Stylographic Pen Co. stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.65 cm long, even fading and wear, 1881 patent date clearly legible, spring action gold needle is intact, as is the tip, spring is present but bent, does not wedge into recess in central rod as intended, not guaranteed functional as is.
10455: Unger Brothers dip pen: sterling silver "Roses" design in high relief, 16.8 cm long excluding nib; highly desirable model from a premier American maker, maker's mark worn but otherwise nicely imprinted, relief work fine, toothmarks and small seam split at end of taper.
10781: Unger Brothers dip pen: sterling silver "Love's Dream" design in high relief, 16.6 cm long excluding nib; highly desirable model from a premier American maker. Initials on holder, short seam opening at forward ferrule (see details), gold plating is not original but we have left it alone, as it has worn interestingly to enhance the relief work.
9827: Weidlich stylographic pen: blue-green pearl marbled lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, some scarring to section, otherwise excellent, weighted needle fully intact; a most unusual model.
10078: Williamson eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber slip cap, 13 cm long, gold filled filigree overlay appears nearly identical to a Parker 16. Somewhat toothy Williamson #3 nib, "AUTO" imprinted split feed; hard rubber is nice and dark, but cracks in cap lining under overlay (see detail); initials on barrel indicia, bumps to cap lip. An uncommon Parker-related pen, also made in Janesville, by a company apparently partially Parker-owned.
7554: Williamson eyedropper: slender black hard rubber slip-cap with gold filled pierced overlay; 11.35 cm long, "AUTO" on distinctive Williamson feed; Williamson #1 nib has been retipped and a base crack repaired, surface portion of hairline through imprint has been left visible so as not to risk damage to the imprint; hard rubber under the overlay has been professionally dye-reblackened. The connections between Williamson and its Janesville, Wisconsin neighbor, Parker, are still being explored, but it is clear that there was considerable overlap in ownership and management, as well as some sharing of patents.
10429: Williamson button-filler: Vacumatic-style in black, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Italy, clip and tassie plating excellent, but cap bands quite worn; flexible long-tined Williamson nib.
10574: Williamson button-filler: Vacumatic-style burgundy pearl laminate, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Italy, very flexible long-tined Williamson nib, cap jewel appears to be a replacement (more rounded than usual conical profile).
10444: Williamson button-filler in box: Vacumatic-style silver pearl laminate, 11.7 cm long, chrome plated trim, made in Italy.
10192: Wirt eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber taper-cap with full gold filled filigree overlay, 14.3 cm long; #2 ventless Wirt nib with vented underfeed, initials on indicia, no brassing to overlay, hard rubber has been professionally reblackened, surface slightly rough in spots. The great majority of overlay taper-caps are half-overlays, with only the barrel covered.
10705: Wirt Phenix: 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.
8097: Wirt Safety: mottled hard rubber clipless screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.7 cm long, unusual reciprocating ink shutoff valve actuated by a central post inside the cap (covered by US patent 978,419); Wirt ventless #2 nib with narrow gold underfeed, slightly toothy but very flexible; Wirt Safeties are uncommon, and most are found in the vest-pocket size.