9415: Conklin 10 Special: black hard rubber #1-size slip-cap crescent-filler, 12.9 cm long, nickel plated trim, imprints clear and strong; a rare and elusive model, to our knowledge not documented in any surviving catalog or advertisement -- many Conklin collectors are not even aware that Conklin made a #1-size pen.
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium italic flex • $650
9635: Conklin 2: black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 12.8 cm long; very clean early pen, narrow feed, teardrop vent hole in nib, unmarked crescent; only significant flaws are tool marks on the crescent and a crack in the hard rubber at the very top of the cap -- otherwise near mint.
DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $520
12240: Conklin S3: 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.
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $450
10175: Conklin P34: uncommon vest-pocket clipless crescent-filler in mottled hard rubber, 11 cm long, gold filled trim; model number denotes a #4-size pen with a #3 nib. Color good, imprints worn but mostly legible, nib tipping is partially missing on one side, nib can be used but is very scratchy; two small burn divots, one on barrel, one near cap lip, cap mouth has been internally sleeved to repair a lip hairline, which is now nearly invisible without magnification.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $400
5659: Conklin dummy pens: black-painted wood replicas of crescent-fillers, used for window displays instead of real pens so as to avoid risk of theft and of fading by sunlight; one looks like a capped pen, 13.7 cm long, the other an uncapped pen, lacking nib and feed; much scarcer than the actual pens, and much less common than dummy pens by makers such as Waterman, these display models are also sought after by collectors of advertising, country store items, and folk art.
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG • $400
10507: Conklin 2: black hard rubber crescent-filler with sinous Art Nouveau gold filled filigree overlay, 10.8 cm long; early "PAT. PENDING" clip imprint, "2" imprint on posting end, name on cap overlay, #2 Conklin nib is a smooth writer with considerable line width variation.
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $600
11678: Conklin 2: black hard rubber clipless crescent-filler with sterling silver filigree overlay, 10.7 cm long, raised threads, initials "M. L." engraved lightly and elegantly on the cap, scattered light marks but overall nice clean specimen, one end of lock ring chipped (see details).
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $800
11379: Conklin 2: black hard rubber screw-cap crescent-filler with sinuous Art Nouveau gold filled filigree overlay, 12.9 cm long; early "PAT. PENDING" clip imprint, #2 Conklin nib is a wet writer with considerable line width variation. End of lock ring broken off, but enough remains to secure crescent.
DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine flex • $625
12938: Conklin Jaxon: clipless black chased hard rubber stud-filler, 13.5 cm long, patented variant of Conklin's crescent-filler with a metal lock ring securing the filling stud against accidental actuation. Nearly all of these pens were sold under the Jaxon name, used by Conklin as a sub-brand. Chasing sharper on cap than on barrel, imprints are clearly legible, #2 warranted nib is a later (1930s) replacement (and of better quality than the original #3 warranted).
DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $225
12202: Conklin S7: oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.6 cm long, gold filled trim, long-tined #7 nib, clip with "PAT. PENDING" imprint; good chasing and imprints, pitting at end of barrel is a manufacturing defect, from porosity in the hard rubber (see detail). Large #7 and #8-size Conklins are hard to find, especially those predating the 75.
DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium flex • $875
11689: Conklin 2: black hard rubber 3/4 length crescent-filler with rose gold filled filigree overlay, 11.3 cm long, "Dot" engraved on cap top and date "1919" in cap cartouche; #2 nib gives much line width variation.
DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $500
12443: Conklin 75: oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.25 cm long, gold filled trim, big #7 nib is a responsive writer; more wear to the barrel than to the cap, nice sound example of the largest model of crescent-filler Conklin ever offered.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $895
12207: Conklin 2: black hard rubber crescent-filler, gold filled trefoil pattern filigree overlay, 11.1 cm long, clean example, lock ring is a replacement, original Conklin manufacture but very slightly narrower than the original, #2 semistub nib is a noteworthy writer with great feel, effortless shading.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $465
11162: Conklin crescent-filler: black chased hard rubber, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, original price band, #3 nib. Came to us as part of a pen shop hoard, as new but slightly sun-faded. Has been professionally reblackened (band will slip off the barrel).
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $400
11482: Conklin Senior Endura: rare oversize black hard rubber crescent-filler (nearly all Enduras were made as lever-fillers),14.5 cm long, gold filled trim, early production with long Duragraph-style cap, #7 Toledo nib. Imprint worn but legible, some scratches to barrel (see details), otherwise sound and with minimal plating wear.
DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: broad firm • $1000
6864: Conklin demonstrator: rare black chased hard rubber cutaway #20 crescent-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp and glossy, hole for clip on back of cap, but appears never to have been installed (ditto for the nib and feed, as is typical for this sort of demonstrator pen); original hardened sac has been left intact.
DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $500
13105: Conklin lever-filler set in box: gold filled "all-metal" pen, checkerboard pattern engine turning, 12.4 cm long, #3 nib, early long lever with spring-loaded pressure bar; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, both engraved with monogram "H. E. S." Box as is, with outer paper hinge torn, pen and pencil both nice and clean, slightly more wear to the pencil.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $325
7261: Conklin Endura: oversize woodgrain hard rubber flat-top lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, big Endura nib; barrel imprint is worn but mostly legible, section is black hard rubber, not woodgrain -- probably an old replacement.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine firm • $465
11699: Conklin lever-filler set in box: gold filled "all-metal" pen, chevron pattern engine turning, 12.4 cm long, #3 nib, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, both engraved with monogram "L. B. G." but otherwise as new, box virtually perfect as well with New Orleans retailer label.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $400
9416: Conklin Senior Endura set: oversize woodgrain hard rubber lever-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, no brassing, barrel imprint worn but mostly legible; with matching but smaller (12.25 cm long) Endura pencil, uses 1.1 mm lead, both pen and pencil have same name on barrels, pencil shows more use.
DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $585
12895: Conklin lever-filler: green economy-line model, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, semistub nib; fleabite to rim of cap lip, stress mark to left of nib vent hole (should be stable if nib not overstressed -- was probably treated as a flex nib, which it isn't).
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine • $120
7829: Conklin paper knife: laminated celluloid, 22.2 cm long, imprinted "COMPLIMENTS OF THE CONKLIN PEN CO."; side panels are the same distinctive mottled green used for Conklin pens, tip of blade has been chipped and smoothed.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $400
13344: Conklin Endura Imperial set: scarce and desirable deep purple and metallic gold lever-filler, 12.6 cm long, gold filled trim, with matching 1.1 mm pencil; more wear to pencil, pen has no brassing on clip, excellent color and strong imprints, but has had a shallow name stamp removed right above the barrel imprint, leaving the surface only very slightly out of round. The purple and gold "Imperial" model was offered for only a short time, and only in standard size. Material unfortunately is difficult to photograph well, looks black instead of actual deep purple-blue.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine firm • $465
13114: Conklin Endura: black and pearl lever-filler, 12.55 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprints, no brassing, outstanding color, one small dig to the side of the end of the barrel.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine • $295
11311: Conklin Endura Symetrik set: oversize lever-filler, marbled gold pearl and black, 14.4 cm long, gold filled trim, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, excellent condition, pen shows a bit more usage including a posting mark on the barrel (very hard to photograph). Big Conklin nib is a pleasant and effortless writer.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $850
11685: Conklin Senior Endura set: black and pearl oversize lever-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead. Both well worn, with later narrow clips, pen has one tiny starburst age crack near top of cap and a stable hairline at the base of the massive Endura nib (see details), not collector condition but impressive users and fully functional.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine firm • $250
12221: Conklin Nozac: 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 Conklin experts believe to predate the formal introduction of the Nozac line.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $500
10946: Conklin Nozac: 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.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $650
13140: Conklin Ensemble: pen-pencil combination, black veined green pearl marbled lever-filler, 14.6 cm long, gold filled trim, fine color, good imprints, usual brassing to clip, light tool marks on nozzle; uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium-fine semiflex • $275
13145: Conklin Ensemble: pen-pencil combination, black and pearl lever-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, moderate ambering, good imprints, shallow tool marks on nozzle; uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium italic oblique • $285
11686: Conklin Nozac: 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.
DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $450
12649: Conklin Nozac: black V-line piston-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, 5-M "Word Gauge", good imprints, unusual wide cap band, notable "Cushon Point" nib.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium stub semiflex • SOLD