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10758: Mabie Todd dip pen: large #7-size gold filled holder with 1877 patent date, green marbled celluloid taper, 12.3 cm long excluding big ventless #7 Aikin Lambert solid gold nib; nib will write a shaded line but action fairly firm, holder has seam split on side and central tube plug is corroded (see details), still works fine and holds nib securely. Unusual for both size and the material of the taper.
9842: Fairchild magic pencil: large sterling silver ringtop, 12.2 cm long extended, 6.4 cm retracted; beautiful high-relief design of raised flowers against a textured ground, no maker's mark, but shaft imprinted "STERLING" and "PAT. APD FOR"; uses 2.0 mm lead, mechanism sticky, some scratching to nozzle.
10736: Baker ejector dip pen: sterling silver, English hallmarks and registration number, 15.1 cm long excluding nib. The end of the taper is spring-loaded; when pushed, the nib is ejected. A few scratches to the holder, London hallmark is worn but date code easily legible, plunger finial ball is a base metal replacement.
9742: Paillard Semper 183: black chased hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.8 cm long, made in France, #3 Semper 18K gold nib.
9409: Maywood lever-filler: large red hard rubber flat-top, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, solidly-made second-tier pen, minimal wear, fine stable cap lip hairline and rim flea bite (see detail); although the original nib was certainly warranted, the present warranted #4 nib -- smooth and of excellent quality -- is a replacement; cap can be posted without causing the lip hairline to open.
10349: Parker Duofold Junior: early black celluloid button-filler with raised single cap band, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim, good barrel imprint and crisp milling at ends. Extremely smooth Duofold nib, unusual Lucky Curve feed appears to have been machined straight and then bent (see detail).
10535: Parker button-filler: uncommon Challenger-like Depression-era model, red pearl marbled, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, triple cap bands with wider center band, Deco stepped colored ends; fine overall appearance, though shallow scratches and light toothmarks at ends.
10565: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: unusual Canadian-made full-sized lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, silver pearl striated with "reverse trim" (gold filled instead of chrome), inlaid White Dot; combination of round-ball clip and this striated material is also unusual. Transparent section, two-tone Lifetime turn-up nib, excellent deep imprints.
10031: Aurora 88: classic Nizzoli-designed Italian piston-filler, black with gold filled cap, 13.7 cm long, nickel plated barrel trim rings, a few light digs to the hard rubber hood and turning knob; ink window transparency good, piston seal has been replaced, smooth and responsive hooded nib, low serial number indicates early production.
9865: Eversharp Star Reporter ballpoints: 12 new old stock ballpoints, 13.25 cm long, gold filled trim, various colors, in original factory shipping tray. Nonfunctional, as they lack refills; for use with current-production refills, adaptors will be necessary. Retailed at $1 each from the late 1940s to the early 1950s.
10687: Sheaffer Touchdown Tuckaway Statesman set in box: blue pneumatic-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, large two-tone nib; special model made for Gregg shorthand, with shorthand mark in gold on barrel (read more here). Matching .9 mm pencil has stationery store price sticker on barrel.
9385: Aurora 88K: black piston-filler, 13.7 cm long, chrome plated cap, piston seal has been replaced; as new, noting scattered age flaking of the chrome (see details), and barrel custom-imprinted for CEAT, the famous Italian tiremaker.
10646: Parker 35 Damier fiber tip: rare and desirable pattern in sterling silver, made in France, full French hallmarks, model not originally distributed outside Europe. Fiber-tip refills no longer available, an adapter is included that permits use of refills taken from BIC ballpoints.
10807: Grieshaber dip pen in box: slender unmarked gold filled holder with engine turned body, 14.3 cm long excluding ventless gold #2 Grieshaber nib; yellow plush worn almost completely away from exterior of the two-part case. Gold filled holders are much less common than silver.
10706: Eagle combination: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.7 cm long, pencil end uses standard 2mm drafting lead; introduced no later than 1913, this appears to have been the first mass-produced pen-pencil combo. Cap imprint worn, barrel imprint fully legible, good sound condition noting chipped pencil nozzle tip has been restored (see detail). Nib is very responsive and permits wide line width variation.
10568: unmarked safety: black hard rubber, small and slender with silver overlay; 9.45 cm long, French made, 18K warranted nib is serviceable but toothy, tipping scant.
7628: Chilton pneumatic-filler: black hard rubber ringtop, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim with fancy triple banding at top of cap; barrel imprint worn but legible, replacement warranted nib; no brassing, typical chipping to edge of barrel end plug (see detail).
9848: Chilton pneumatic-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.
10502: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal pencil: rare Equipoise-like semistreamlined full-length ringtop in bronze and green, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip; not an advertised or catalogued model, uses 1.1 mm lead, shallow toolmarks right behind nose cose.
10532: Gold Bond combination: black and pearl lever-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent quality, Wahl-style pressure bar, toggled to catch-equipped lever; #4 warranted nib is generously-sized, smooth, and opens wide with light pressure, pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead; name on barrel.
9675: Waterman Lady Patricia Ink-Vue: red pearl "Sunset" compound lever pump-filler, 10.85 cm long, chrome plated trim, fancy patterned transparent barrel, bold imprints, as usual cap band slightly loose, turns but will not come off; to fill, lever is opened and pressed several times (similar to a Vacumatic); two-tone red and black hard rubber feed, fine barrel transparency, name lightly imprinted on bbl.
10240: Parker Diamond Medal "Vac-Fil" Vacumatic: uncommon burgundy pearl and black marbled pump-filler, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, barrel transparency excellent, lockdown filler, Diamond Medal nib is smooth and soft, but not the usual type found on this model. Step at blind cap joint, name on barrel, cap lip cracks have been sealed and reinforced by a black celluloid internal sleeve. This model was made by Parker for retail by Sears, Roebuck & Co.
6273: Eagle (?) Pepsi-Cola advertising pen: colorful lever-filler, 12.1 cm long, gold plated trim, wear to metal clip in form of Pepsi bottle, but still one of the better specimens we've had; section with ink window, slight gaping around level opening (see detail).
9632: Aurora Olo: brown pearl web ringtop button-filler, 10.5 cm long, gold filled trim, "OLO" imprint on section, 14K nib marked "Morans", appears to be an upgrade from original plated steel nib, opens up with light pressure; usual thinly-plated trim, uneven crimping of cap bands.
9836: Eversharp Doric desk pen: rare and uncatalogued solid burgundy lever-filler with black taper, 21.6 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal inlaid on barrel; "Skyline" style nib, correct on later production Dorics.
9624: Aurora 88P in box: black piston-filler, 13.75 cm long, chrome plated cap and trim, some plating loss to cap (see detail), good ink window transparency, smooth hooded nib; end plug in filler knob absent, exposing screw head, does not affect function.
10297: Parker 61 Jet Flighter in box: English-made cartridge/convertor (squeeze-type metal convertor included), brushed stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated trim including metal end jewels.
9498: Parker 75 ballpoint: burgundy plastic barrel with gold plated cap and trim, black cabochon clip button; no imprints, a known test market/prototype model.
10604: Waterman 42: unusual Canadian-made black chased hard rubber clipless safety, 12 cm long, crisp and glossy with bold imprints, extremely narrow barrel threads; condition like new, but may have been assembled from earlier parts, as the turning knob is marked "44", though the nib is a very smooth Canadian #2.
5242: Parker Vacumatic Junior: large size grey Shadow Wave, 12.7 cm long, chrome plated trim, aluminum Speedline filler; good barrel transparency, imprint clear but last few words and date code mostly polished away; name on barrel, nib has 1940 date code.
10803: Carver & Sons dip pen in box: unmarked gold filled ferrule, removable ebonized wood taper, 15 cm long excluding nib; tipping is chipped off on one side of the large gold nib, which bears the unusual imprint "C/CARVER/&/SONS./7". Carver appears to have been a very small company, based in Amherst, Massachusetts; they received an award in 1870 at the Hampshire Agricultural Society annual exhibition. Unmarked box has been rehinged.
10737: Fairchild retracting dip pen: gold filled holder with removable wooden taper, 13.4 cm long closed, 17.6 cm extended including solid gold Edward Todd #6 nib; nib has a few scratches but is straight and sound, holder is well worn with a bit of typical corrosion to the lower part of the nib holder (see detail).
8250: De La Rue "Casket Ink" traveling inkwell: unusual oversized version, nickel plated, fully marked on both inside and on outer case, Paris-made, glass well inside; 5.5 cm high, 2.6 cm thick, original inner seal mostly present but not ink-tight; plating dull with wear and some spotting, mechanically sound, will clean up.
8213: Parker 20½ Jack-Knife Safety: unusual small vest-pocket black chased hard rubber screw-cap ringtop eyedropper-filler, 8.9 cm long, gold filled trim, wide cap band with custom emblem of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity riveted through (causing a cap lip hairline -- see detail); moderate fading, all imprints good, wide raised barrel threads, nice early teardrop-vent nib basically intact but too scratchy for use, beginnings of a hairline from the vent hole.
10793: A. A. Waterman 21: black chased hard rubber twist-filler, 14.8 cm long, nickel plated clip, crisp and glossy, a few scuffs to the filling knob, #3 warranted nib is a replacement, but of excellent quality; Chicago production, with Resevo imprint. Original nib is included, in good shape but will require retipping to be usable.
10853: Aikin Lambert Mercantile: lever-filler in unusual green celluloid with white streaks (more commonly found on pens made in the Midwest), 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim; nib is smooth and responsive. A scarce and interesting model, from a time when Aikin Lambert was wholly owned by Waterman, who sometimes used the brand to test out materials before adopting them under the Waterman name.
10711: Cattaraugus knife pencil: white-veined orange-brown marbled celluloid body, chrome plated trim, 12.9 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; one cutting blade and one nail file, good snap to both, barrel imprinted "COOPER BOX, BUFFALO, N. Y.". Though very rare, Waterman did make a few knife pencils of this sort, using Cattaraugus components along with their own clips and pencil mechanisms.
10855: Wahl 120 injector pencil: 1/10 14K gold filled oversized thick lead (3mm) model, 14.3 cm long, yellow end jewel of either Bakelite or celluloid; not strictly a Wahl-Eversharp product, but a side project by John C. Wahl, covered by US patent 2,210,845. Top quality manufacture, seldom seen.
9153: Parker Vacumatic Sub-Debutante: unusual green pearl laminate, 11.9 cm long, nonstandard chrome plated trim, barrel imprint worn but partially legible, fine barrel transparency. Green Vacs normally came with gold filled trim.
10667: Parker 51: grey Vac-filler, uncommon coin silver cap with grouped parallel lines pattern, gold filled over silver Blue Diamond clip, barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, some blotchiness to cap from usual wear to rhodium plating.
10818: Parker 51 Demi: dark blue Aerometric filler, frosty Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, early filler with "PRESS . . .6 TIMES" imprint, acrylic connector, original sac, transparency like new, barrel imprint polished down but mostly legible, late date code, adjustment marks to underside of nib.
9244: Parker 61 Jet Flighter: stainless cap and barrel, chrome plated trim, capillary filler, made in USA, pearl end jewels.
7650: Parker 75 ballpoint manufacturing display: five pieces in sterling silver illustrating different stages of forming a cap, deep-drawing from sheet; the last stage is at final dimensions with the top hole cut, but before application of the imprints and engine turning; from Parker's Janesville factory.
7651: Parker 75 nib display: five 14K USA production nibs in various stages of completion, to illustrate the process of manufacture; these came to us loose, but could easily be mounted and framed.
6725: Asprey combination paper knife and pen knife: 8.9 cm long, blade marked "ASPREY/166/BOND STREET"; blade has one nick in edge, action is good; scattered traces of what appears to be the remains of painted decoration.
10786: Waterman 0552½V: black hard rubber lever-filler ringtop with green gold filled "Filigree" overlay; 9.5 cm long, #2 nib is not the choice for huge line width variation, but puts down a smooth and effortlessly shaded line. Moderate fading to hard rubber.
10316: Waterman 0552½V: black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler with smooth gold filled overlay, 9.6 cm long; a couple of pinprick dings, otherwise very clean with only a bit of brassing at the posting end of the barrel; nib is fairly tightly sprung, will give nice shading.
10685: Eversharp pencil: rare gold filled model with trowel clip, first Wahl production, but predating Wahl's takeover; 13.5 cm long, "Check" pattern, marked "PATENTED", "20 YEAR GOLD FILLED", and "EVER SHARP"; name engraved on barrel, a few small bumps to the front of the barrel, but condition is otherwise very clean and much better than is usually the case with these early examples.
10086: Eversharp Skyline set: brown moiré lever-filler, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, matching 1.1 mm injector pencil; names on barrels, pen is slightly bent, smooth and responsive nib, has flex but not much line width variation.
10314: Gorham dip pen: sterling silver, fully marked, 15.6 cm long excluding nib (not gold); scattered small dings, one flat of hexagonal body elegantly engraved "Geo L Buell".
9700: unmarked middle-joint eyedropper-filler: clipless black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 13.65 cm long, no maker's name but could be A. A. Waterman or Sterling, cap marked "PAT.APPLD. FOR"; narrow feed, #3 warranted nib of fine quality, good writer with plenty of line variation; owner's name on barrel, surface slightly granular on close inspection due to chemical reblackening. For more on middle-joint eyedropper-fillers, see our Pen Profile.
9238: Juco Independent stylographic pen in box: handsome smooth black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.6 cm long, crisp and glossy with bold imprints, gold needle intact; appears never to have been filled, comes in very clean box, with original eyedropper with hardened rubber bulb.
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.
10508: Arnold Fountain Safety Razor: patented portable razor in the form of an oversized black chased hard rubber pen, complete with gold filled cap band; 15 cm long, crisp chasing and imprints, moderate fading; blade holder unscrews to allow blades (not included) to be replaced.
10576: Wahl lever-filler: sterling silver "all metal barrel" ringtop, 9.45 cm long, "Wave" pattern chasing, early raised lever, responsive and callligraphic #2 nib; initials engraved in indicia.
10094: Eggens Hambler (EHCO) lever-filler: new old stock black chased hard rubber pen, 13.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, original price band ($1.50), crisp and unfaded, original hardened sac has not been replaced (will resac at no extra charge if desired). Four available -- a good quality second-tier New York penmaker.
10854: Aikin Lambert Capitol Educator: pocket-size black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 11.1 cm long, nickel plated trim, crisp and glossy, slightest fading to the cap, name on barrel, #3 nib has a semistub tip and lots of flex.
10787: Conklin crescent-filler: unusual and uncommon late production example in black chased celluloid, with black hard rubber section and lock ring; 10.6 cm long, gold filled trim, imprints and chasing strong, noting a weak patch between the clip and the cap mouth (see details). #3 Conklin nib appears to be earlier production, has a small hairline from the vent hole which should be stable if nib not overflexed.
10609: Wahl-Eversharp Equi-Poised pencil: oversize in bronze and green, 14.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal, roller clip, and triple cap bands with rhomboid central pattern; uses 1.1 mm lead.
10530: Sheaffer Balance: full-length slender lever-filler, red-veined silver grey pearl, 13.75 cm long, chrome plated trim, smooth and precise #3 nib, flat bottomed comb feed; bold imprints, excellent color, usual roughness to trim plating; one of Sheaffer's most attractive and durable materials.
8796: Indian combination: brightly colored lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, nickel plated trim, cap and barrel celluloid patterned in imitation of Native American weavings of the Southwest; not an expensively-made pen, possibly marketed as a souvenir item, plated nib is a new old stock replacement.
10824: Parker Duofold Junior: jade green streamlined button-filler, 12.1 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprints, no brassing, typical darkening but still very presentable and a smooth writer.
10012: Eversharp Doric pencil: green web, 13,5 cm long, gold filled trim, nozzle tip is made squared-off, mechanism under cap imprinted "USE ONLY/EVERSHARP/SQUARE LEADS" (works fine with ordinary 1.1 mm lead, however); facets crisp, imprints strong, cap imprinted "VESTAL".
10010: Eversharp Doric pencil: silver web, 13,4 cm long, white gold filled trim, nozzle tip is made squared-off, mechanism under cap imprinted "USE ONLY/EVERSHARP/SQUARE LEADS" (works fine with ordinary 1.1 mm lead, however); facets crisp, imprints strong.
10627: Waterman 7 pencil: large "Jet", 13.1 cm long, gold filled clip and solid London-hallmarked 9K gold barrel band, matches Waterman's second-largest model of the Patrician era, and one of the more difficult to find. Hallmark is for 1939, band bears a 1941 presentation inscription, made in Canada, uses 1.1 mm lead.
10137: Parker Vacumatic: uncommon black Canadian model, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, like a long Major, but with non-Blue-Diamond clip of typically Canadian form. Good imprint with large date code, fine barrel transparency, very fine nib has slightly later (or earlier?) date code, good for writers with a light touch.
10819: Parker 51 Demi: burgundy Aerometric filler, Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, early filler with "PRESS . . .6 TIMES" imprint, acrylic connector, replacement sac with perfect transparency, barrel imprint with 1st quarter date code; clean pen, light clip mark on cap.
9625: Esterbrook Safari set in box: grey cartridge-filler, chrome plated trim, with matching .9 mm injector pencil; pen has #1551 nib, comes with 4 cartridges, 2 of which have been used (and which can be refilled, using a syringe); box is excellent, with instruction sheet, condition of set is like new.
9724: Artus Seguso 23: blue-green piston-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim; before Josef Lamy began making pens under his own name, he used the brand name Artus; this example appears to be new old stock, original cork seal has been relubricated and appears sound and ink-tight, noting age-pitting to trim plating..
10804: Parker 61 Jet Flighter: stainless cap and barrel, chrome plated trim, capillary filler, made in USA, pearl end jewels; hood next to clutch ring slightly distorted from pressure of cap clutch (see detail), initials lightly engraved on barrel.
10691: Parker 35 Guirland fiber tip: gold plated, one of the less common patterns, made in France, a model not originally distributed outside Europe. Condition is excellent but for two areas of plating loss at the cap rim (see detail), which appear to be a manufacturing defect rather than from wear. Fiber-tip refills no longer available, an adapter is included that permits use of refills taken from BIC ballpoints.
10107: Parker Duofold Juniorette: small burgundy (red pearl and black) streamline button-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, earlier Duofold nib with semistub tip, spearhead feed, good barrel imprint, next to no plating wear, cap mark to posting end of barrel, later replacement blind cap.
9705: Eversharp Bantam set: red pearl miniature bulb-filler, 9.7 cm long, gold plated trim, plated #0 nib, matching 1.1 mm pencil; very lightly used, pen retains its original crimped-on rubber bulb -- very uncommon. Pen not usable as is, since the bulb is partially hardened.
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.
10809: Fairchild retracting dip pen in box: black japanned taper, slender gold filled holder is fully marked; 12.1 cm long, #2 Fairchild nib, box is missing one closure eye, has been rehinged.
10064: Baker quill knife: fine quality English manufacture, 14.7 cm long, handle doubles as paper knife; no cracks, metal clean.
10622: Waterman Penanink: black chased hard rubber clipless eyedropper-filler, 12.7 cm long, approximately the size of a Waterman 12, with full Penanink imprints and nib, Aikin-style narrow feed. Moderate even fading and wear, nib is very smooth, has the beginnings of a hairline just starting on the right side of the vent hole. One of Waterman's less common subbrands.
10760: De La Rue Onoto Ink Pencil: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.9 cm long, glossy with good chasing and strong imprints, sharp milling, intact needle.
10217: Eversharp pencil: early production, gold filled, 13.5 cm long, with "EVER SHARP" imprint, "GOLD FILLED" and "PATENTED"; no mention of Wahl, but made immediately after Wahl's takeover of Eversharp; uses 1.1 mm lead, one patch of brassing and a slight flat spot towards the front of the barrel, light bump to the crown, name lightly and elegantly engraved on barrel of John F. Oertel, most likely to be identified with the proprietor of the Oertel Brewing Company of Louisville, Kentucky.
10757: Moore L-72: black chased hard rubber clipless vest pocket lever-filler, gold filled trim, 10.6 cm long, with original price band; as new, sac has been removed but a new one can be installed upon request at no extra charge.
7199: Waterman cigar cutter: celluloid body warped and markings badly worn, blade well-used; rare piece also bears Rotary emblem. Only one of these is known with its original box, which bears a presentation imprint from Frank D. Waterman. Given this evidence and the tiny number of these cutters known, it has been suggested that they were made exclusively for FDW to give as gifts to his fellow Rotarians.
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.
10011: Eversharp Doric pencil: silver web, 13,4 cm long, white gold filled trim, nozzle tip is made squared-off, mechanism under cap imprinted "USE ONLY/EVERSHARP/SQUARE LEADS" (works fine with ordinary 1.1 mm lead, however); facets crisp, imprints strong, cap imprinted "VESTAL".
10702: Waterman Junior: unusual Canadian-made lever-filler, 11.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, rare top-riveted military clip; grey pearl marbled, slight blue-green tint, #2 is marked "MED. RIGID", some scratches on posting end but not obtrusive against the material's pattern.