4251: Ancora glassine envelope: advertising for Duplex pens, 5 x 9.5 cm, printed on both sides, new old stock.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: mint • $10

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11986: Astoria miniature safety: black hard rubber ringtop with Italian 18K gold filled filigree overlay, 7.8 cm long, Astoria-marked 14K nib; true filigree work in this case, with beaded wire, excellent quality, must be examined closely for full appreciation. Seals have not been replaced, not ink-tight.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine semiflex • $1650

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12226: Augusto Geroso sheath pencil: large coin silver (.800 fine), 9.2 cm long, suspension ring at end, made in Italy, inlaid colored enamel decoration for the Tiro Federal Argentino; some losses to the enamel.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG • $200

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11556: Aurora Duplex: rare oversize green celluloid lever-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, massive #6 Aurora nib; good clean barrel imprint, section imprint weak and heat-reversed. Well worn and discolored, but a very scarce and desirable model.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine firm • $500

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7259: Aurora Olo: red pearl button-filler, 13.2 cm long, chrome plated trim, bold barrel imprint, Olo #3 nib has scant iridium and is rather draggy, but very flexible; filler button is an old replacement, as also appears to be the case with the blind cap (which lacks a metal end cap).

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-fine stub flex • $385

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11566: Aurora 88: classic Nizzoli-designed Italian piston-filler, black with chrome plated brass cap, 13.4 cm long, nickel plated barrel trim rings, hard rubber hood and turning knob; ink window transparency excellent, piston seal has been replaced, hooded nib; cap plating flaking losses, lightly engraved "PNEUMATICI/CEAT".

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium • $200

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10692: Aurora 88 GL: uncommon "Gran Lusso" version of the classic Italian piston-filler, with 18K gold filled cap and barrel; 13.8 cm long, chrome plated buttons at each end, barrel slides off for filling; no dings, a few tiny marks to the sides of the cap, plating wear to the barrel mouth (see detail).

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $425

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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.

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine semiflex • $250

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12620: Aurora Dante Alighieri: desirable limited edition, only 1919 made, 13.4 cm long, dark green with gold trim, 18K nib; no sign of having been filled or used, a one-owner pen, but lacking original box and packaging.

DATE: 1995 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $1200

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10782: Baignol Tank 400: unusual French oversize eyedropper-filler, 14.8 cm long, originally sold with multiple interchangeable transparent Lucite barrels pre-filled with ink; original gold-plated stainless steel Baignol semi-tubular nib, truly enormous ink capacity.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $500

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12730: Bayard Special Luxe: black lever-filler with blue pearl veins, 12.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, cap and barrel material is probably celluloid but may be casein -- do not soak! 18K gold warranted nib, likely an old replacement; strong barrel imprint, some shrinkage to both cap and barrel, handsome overall appearance.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium semiflex • $165

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12775: Bayard Special 8: black French lever-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, "643" on barrel end, gold plated stainless steel nib marked "INOX/IRIDIUM/3"; appears to be new old stock, with minor shop wear.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $95

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12720: Bayard Superstyl: semitransparent mottled blue Bakelite lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, 18K gold nib, made in France.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine • $150

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12732: Bayard Excelsior 588: small dark green French-made pump-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, hooded nib, original chalk marks on barrel, superficial shop wear; original accordion sac has been replaced by a conventional sac, fill pen by twisting transparent plunger instead of pressing (as described here).

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $125

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12764: Bayard 20/265: slender black French-made accordion-sac pump-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, original sac intact, 18K gold nib, excellent appearance but some scratches to barrel.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $95

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12726: Bayard Fit: small dark green accordion-sac pump-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, made in France, 18K Bayard nib, original sac intact, "744" on blind cap, crisp imprints, some shrinkage to cap (see details).

DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $145

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12727: Bayard 824: slender black slip-cap accordion-sac pump-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, made in France, original chalk marks on barrel, never filled, original sac intact, 18K gold Bayard nib.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $145

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12724: Bayard (?) lever-filler: black, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, unmarked, made in France, plated stainless steel nib marked "W.O./INOX/IRIDIUM"; appears to be new old stock, with some storage nicks and scratches.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $95

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12734: Bayard Soennecken 739: small black French-made pump-filler, 11.75 cm long, gold filled trim, hooded nib; original accordion sac has been replaced by a conventional sac, fill pen by twisting transparent plunger instead of pressing (as described here).

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $165

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11531: Conway Stewart Universal 479: deep red swirl with black veins, bandless lever-filler, 12.9 cm long, nickel plated trim, nib has just the very beginning of a hairline from the vent hole, too small to photograph.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium broad oblique semiflex • $150

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12473: Conway Stewart Dinkie 550: black veined green pearl casein miniature lever-filler, 10.3 cm long, gold filled trim, price band; original hardened sac has not been replaced, not in working condition as is.

DATE: c. 1952 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: broad • $225

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12494: De La Rue quill cutter: brass, steel, and wood, 9.35 cm long, fully functional, fully marked; some pitting to brass, we have not done any polishing.

DATE: c. 1850 • CONDITION: VG • $165

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12118: De La Rue Dwarf Nota Bene stylo: red chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 9.8 cm long, made in England, like new condition, needle intact but internal coils bent and restraightened.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine • $125

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11212: De La Rue Onoto set in box: black hard rubber plunger-filler, 14.85 cm long, gold filled barrel overlay, matching cap crown, both with French hallmarks; #3 Onoto nib is an unusual sharp-edged italic with considerable flexibility. Boxed with a De La Rue patent injector pencil that appears to use 1.1 mm lead, but requires repair; pencil has some brassing, and comes with a well-constructed lead holder of hard rubber with a gold filled overlay; box interior rather tattered.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine italic flex • $650

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12827: De La Rue bottle stylo: black hard rubber novelty pen, 7.4 cm long, eyedropper-filler, imprinted "FROM/ALDERMAN A. BYRNE.T.D./DUBLIN" -- famous Irish politician Alfie Byrne, later Lord Mayor of Dublin. "TD" stands for Teachta Dála, a member of the lower chamber of the Irish Parliament.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $165

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10309: De La Rue Self Filling Ink Pencil: black lever-filler stylographic pen, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, weighted needle intact, a smooth writer with bold imprints, cap thread engagement is short (1/3 turn) but secure.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $120

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11210: Dunhill Twopen: English-market version of the legendary Zerollo double-nibbed pen; helically-chased black hard rubber, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim. Crisp imprints, fully marked, both nibs very soft and flexible.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine flex • $4850

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11029: Edacoto safety: mottled hard rubber clipless French vest pocket model, 9.4 cm long, gold filled overlay, soft 18K Edacoto nib; well-used but still very attractive, pinprick pockmarks to the overlay, wear-through in the lines of the engine turned pattern (see details).

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: G-VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $360

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12702: Edward Baker ejector dip pen: sterling silver, London hallmarks worn but legible, 15.4 cm long excluding nib. The end of the taper is spring-loaded; when pushed, the nib is ejected. Plunger spring has taken a set, so plunger does not spring all the way back, slight bend to plunger, small seam split at end of taper (see detail), but all fully functional.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine* • $250

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12396: Eshaco 101C: striated golden pearl button-filler, 11.2 cm long, gold plated trim, German-made for the Dutch market, strong imprints, beautiful material, responsive warranted nib; cap lip hairline has been professionally repaired, hard to find even with magnification, trim plating extremely thin as is typical of German pens of this type.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $145

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12662: Esterbrook Relief No. 2-L: grey pearl and black marbled lever-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England for Esterbrook by Conway Stewart; red casein cap crown trim band, oblique Relief #2 nib has rounded tip, not italic cut.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: broad oblique • $195

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8667: Kaweco 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 Kawecos often carried New York-made nibs, but most were from A. Morton.

DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: exc-near mint* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $325

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11093: Lamy Persona: black titanium oxide finish, gold plated trim, 14.4 cm long, Mario Bellini design, 18K nib; as new, but some drawer wear to the trim. Two available, nib grade stickers still on the end of the barrel, choice of medium or extra-fine (please specify).

DATE: c. 1990 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine or medium • $365

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11097: Lamy Persona rollerball: black titanium oxide finish, gold plated trim, 14.4 cm long, Mario Bellini design; as new, but some drawer wear, mostly to the trim.

DATE: c. 1990 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $200

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12117: Mabie Todd Longshort Stylo: black chased hard rubber vest-pocket eyedropper-filler, 7.8 cm closed, 11.45 cm open; made in England, fully functional, spring-loaded needle intact, even wear including to metal tip, but functionally sound, imprints with patent numbers.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine • $85

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12112: Mabie Todd Longshort Stylo: black chased hard rubber vest-pocket eyedropper-filler, 7.3 cm closed, 11.3 cm open; made in England, fully functional, spring-loaded needle intact, imprints strong, hard rubber unfaded.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $105

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12509: Mabie Todd Jackdaw: rare English-made mottled hard rubber lever-filler with Spanish Toledo work overlay, 12.65 cm long, outstanding condition, metal and rubber both crisp and like new but for a few rust patches to the overlay (see details). Jackdaw nib has considerable flex, gold-inlaid iron overlay has great weight and presence.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $1700

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11043: Mabie Todd Swan Leverless demonstrator: rare transparent celluloid version of the classic British twist-filler, 13.6 cm long, black hard rubber ends, #2 size, not sold to the public. Some plating flaking to the entangling bar, barrel mouth is quite fragile with multiple stress lines visible.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine semiflex • $225

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12813: Mabie Todd Swan Leverless: gold filled overlay twist-filler, 13.65 cm long, new old stock; made in England, crisp engine turned panels, overlaid section, as new noting stress hairline in turning knob, an original manufacturing defect.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: fine semiflex • $465

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10741: Mabie Todd Swan Leverless: gold filled overlay twist-filler, 13.7 cm long, new old stock; made in England, crisp engine turned panels; overlaid section, #2 Swan nib opens up with light pressure for a broad, bold line.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium stub flex • $525

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12061: Macniven and Cameron Waverley Cameron: black chased celluloid eyedropper-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual 14K gold version of classic Waverley nib.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium semiflex • $165

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10545: Manos Standard: black chased celluloid piston-filler, 13.7 cm long, made in Austria, replaced brass dip pen nib, piston mechanism turns but not guaranteed ink-tight or functional; usual barrel warpage, tool marks on filler knob. These pens were widely exported in the early 20th century and are found under various brand names, but are nearly impossible to repair.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: medium oblique • $45

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10544: Manos Ajano: smooth black celluloid piston-filler, 13.7 cm long, made in Austria, steel dip pen nib, piston mechanism turns but not guaranteed ink-tight or functional; slight barrel warpage and swelling. These pens were widely exported in the early 20th century and are found under various brand names, but are nearly impossible to repair.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium • $50

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12313: Mecan drop-action cedar pencil holder: sterling silver with black and red enamel, 8.15 cm long, suspension ring on side, perpetual calendar with day letters for French (or Spanish), actuator button appears to be some smooth black hardstone (pencil slides in or out when button is pushed), high quality, very solid, marked "935" and "MECAN" with a small and unidentified hallmark (French or Swiss?).

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $350

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11964: Montblanc 00: black hard rubber miniature ringtop safety, 8.35 cm long, 18K gold filled Italian-market overlay with raised floral bands on barrel; original 14K Montblanc 00 nib with star imprint, pen has been recorked, condition is sound, noting gouge to side of turning knob (see detail).

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine • $1600

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12606: Montblanc 432: rare piston-filler stylographic pen, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, in scarce and desirable "platinum" celluloid; weighted needle is intact, ink window transparency is excellent, new cork seal has been installed.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $950

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12687: Montblanc 142: striated green pearl piston-filler, 12.6 cm long, gold filled trim, two-tone nib, uncommon export model with "MASTERPIECE" on cap band, excellent color though limited barrel transparency, barrel threads somewhat irregular, does not affect function; a fine writer, precise and elegant.

DATE: c. 1954 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $850

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12690: Montblanc 144: striated silver pearl piston-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, two-tone nib, uncommon export model with "MASTERPIECE" on cap band, even ambering to cap and barrel; a lively and responsive writer.

DATE: c. 1954 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $1100

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12670: Montblanc Pix 36 injector pencil: black with gold plated trim, 13.2 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $120

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12622: Montblanc Hemingway ballpoint: desirable limited edition, perfect condition but lacking its original box and paperwork.

DATE: 1992 • CONDITION: mint • $595

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12652: Montblanc Agatha Christie ballpoint in box: black limited edition with sterling silver trim, slight wear to corners of box, no paperwork, pen itself pristine.

DATE: 1993 • CONDITION: mint • $850

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12654: Montblanc Agatha Christie set: complete three-piece limited edition with matching serial numbers, fountain pen, ballpoint and mechanical pencil; only 7,000 pencils made so a scarce ensemble; no boxes or papers, but perfect unused condition.

DATE: 1993 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $2850

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12653: Montblanc Agatha Christie in box: limited edition, scarce version with vermeil trim (only 4810 made, vs 30000 with sterling silver), slight wear to corners of box, no paperwork, pen pristine with nib grade sticker.

DATE: 1993 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $2985

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12748: Montblanc Oscar Wilde set: complete three-piece limited edition ensemble (only 5000 made) comprising fountain pen, ballpoint, and mechanical pencil. Matching serial numbers are extremely low (#38), perfect unused condition, but no boxes or papers.

DATE: 1994 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $1995

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12749: Montblanc Voltaire set: complete three-piece limited edition ensemble (only 5000 made) comprising fountain pen, ballpoint, and mechanical pencil. Matching serial numbers, perfect unused condition, but no boxes or papers.

DATE: 1995 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $1600

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12747: Montblanc Alexandre Dumas set: complete three-piece limited edition ensemble with matching serial numbers, fountain pen, ballpoint, and mechanical pencil; only 5000 sets made, plus this is the first version with the wrong signature (the son's rather than the father's) which was recalled, making it doubly scarce. Perfect unused condition, but no boxes or papers.

DATE: 1996 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $2000

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12693: Montblanc 75th Anniversary 161 ballpoint in box: hard to find limited edition, very low number 83 of only 1924 pieces, rose gold trim, inlaid diamond above clip, mother of pearl star; condition perfect, but in a regular Montblanc box, not original limited edition packaging.

DATE: 1999 • CONDITION: near mint • $950

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12858: Mordan pencil: solid gold, not hallmarked but at least 15K, 8.8 cm long closed, 11 cm extended, beautiful trim details, uses 1.05 mm "M" lead; bloodstone seal engraved with initials, shaft bears early imprint used 1845-1860, mechanism functional, dents and damage to shaft (see details), weighs 16 g, prices well under melt value.

DATE: c. 1850 • CONDITION: fair* • $295

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12374: Mordan combination dip pen, pencil, and penknife: 9K solid gold, 10.2 cm long retracted, blades are clean with good snap, pencil nozzle uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead, nongold nib in pen holder; interesting Scottish imprint, "G. W. EDWARDS. BOROHAYE TORQUAY", large and very solid piece.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine • SOLD

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12864: Mordan combination dip pen and pencil: sterling silver, 9.65 cm long closed, evenly worn but solid and sound, no dents, some scratches to sides of screw-off lead compartment cap; pencil uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead, London hallmarks, good size and weight.

DATE: c. 1899 • CONDITION: VG • $220

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12105: Mordan Ejector dip pen set in box: patent dip pen in solid 9K rose gold, 15.3 cm long, ferrule body slides forward to eject a used nib without soiling the fingers; matching pencil uses 1.5mm "VS" lead, both engraved with monograms, but oddly the pencil bears "JRB" and the pen, "JEB". Box will not close fully, latch needs attention.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: exc • $600

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12215: Mordan chatelaine pen holder: sterling silver, full London hallmarks, 14 cm long, to carry a full-length eyedropper-filler fountain pen suspended from a woman's belt; a few shallow dings, and some partial seam separation (see details).

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG* • $350

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12855: Mordan (?) combination dip pen and pencil: sterling silver, six-sided fluted barrel, 9 cm long retracted, well-worn throughout but mechanically sound, marked only "VS" on the nozzle; chips to bloodstone seal, high quality English manufacture.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: fair • $85

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12770: OMAS Extra: modern burgundy piston-filler, 13 cm long, gold plated trim, 14K "M" marked nib; pen appears not to have been filled, no packaging included.

DATE: c. 1990 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $195

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11995: Pelikan 100: classic German piston-filler, 11.7 cm long, black hard rubber cap and filler mechanism, brown celluloid barrel, gold filled trim; original cork seal has been replaced with O-rings, cap imprints very weak, filler knob milling fine, slight shrinkage of black binde around reinforcing ring at end of barrel (see detail).

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $395

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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, responsive nib with considerable flex.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $600

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12790: Pelikan 450 injector pencil: brown and striped "tortoiseshell" celluloid, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, first model without eraser, good imprint, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $125

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11239: Pelikan 400: tortoiseshell striated piston-filler, brown cap and filling knob, 12.5 cm long, gold filled trim, nib marked "KF", matching "F" imprint on filler knob, original piston seal still sound, barrel transparency excellent. Stress hairline on back of cap is stable since over metal liner (see detail).

DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $225

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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 (see video here); 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, appearance excellent.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: fine* • $295

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12752: Pelikan 60 pencil: dark green, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim; singular "Knickebein" mechanism advances lead when pencil is "bent" between the fingers (see video here); a real conversation piece, quite scarce and desirable, uses 1.1 mm lead. "PHILIPS" imprinted on barrel, tool marks to nose cone.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: fine • $275

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12788: Pelikan 350 injector pencil: classic black with green stripes, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $90

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12486: Pelikan 400NN: piston-filler, 13.1 cm long, black cap and turning knob, green striated barrel, original foil nib grade sticker partially present.

DATE: c. 1957 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $300

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12676: Pelikan 355 ballpoint: striped green pearl and black, 13.25 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent appearance but name removed from back of upper barrel (see detail). Uses Schneider Express 75 refills.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: VG* • $80

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12694: Pelikan M200 demonstrator: transparent piston-filler, 12.7 cm long, gold plated trim, plated screw-in nib, scarce model marked "W. GERMANY", predating Pelikan's mass release of transparent models at the end of the 1990s; mint with sticker, no original packaging.

DATE: c. 1986 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $350

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12161: Perfecto II Lyx: large striated silver pearl piston-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, a Danish brand, but made in Germany; excellent quality and heft, the size of a #6-size Montblanc of the era, nib is smooth and responsive, requires a bit of pressure to open up. Appears to be new old stock, as new.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine flex • $250

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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.

DATE: c. 1980 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium fine • $20

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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.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $450

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12725: Soma button-filler: burgundy, 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim, made in France, unusual feed matching in color, 18K warranted nib writes a nicely shaded line with normal writing pressure; slight irregularity of lowest cap band appears to be a manufacturing error.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $125

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12722: Stylomine 303: small grey accordion-sac pump-filler, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, sac intact, original chalk marks on barrel and blind cap, never filled; made in France.

DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $125

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12733: Stylomine 303: small black French pump-filler, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, semi-hooded nib, chalk marks on barrel, original accordion sac has been replaced by a conventional sac, fill pen by twisting transparent plunger instead of pressing (as described here).

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine firm • $125

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11063: The King safety: black hard rubber with 18K gold filled overlay, 11.25 cm long, Waterman-style, Italian manufacture, excellent quality, engine turning crisp, some light bumps to edge of cap crown, replacement warranted nib is a responsive writer, smooth and calligraphic.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $800

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12713: Uhlmann Eterno: black hard rubber Italian safety, 18K gold filled overlay, 10.85 cm long, fully marked on cap and barrel, nib has nice flex but tipping is scant and rather draggy.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $275

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12330: Unic button-filler: small all-metal sterling silver ringtop, 8.4 cm long, made in France, full French hallmarks, 18K nib, mottled hard rubber feed (and section), overlay nicely engine turned, marked "MECAN".

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $150

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11211: Unic Duocolor: French-market version of Zerollo's famous two-nibbed fountain pen, boldly patterned red and black hard rubber, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, bold imprints with patent number and both Unic and Zerollo names, crisp knurling at cap top. Condition is like new, noting a tiny nick to the cap lip (see detail; very common on these pens). Unusually, the nibs are different in tip width, one being more calligraphic and the other more suitable for note-taking.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium stub flex/fine semiflex • $6500

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11778: Wahl-Eversharp safety: extremely rare mottled hard rubber retracting-nib eyedropper-filler, 10.2 cm long, 14K Wahl #2 nib; not known in any ads or catalogs, these pens appear to have been made in France using US-made nibs and feeds, for European market testing. Internal spiral has been repaired.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $650

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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).

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $600

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11209: Zerollo Duo Color in box: legendary two-nibbed Italian pen in smooth black hard rubber, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, good strong cap imprint, clean original box.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $4650

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12861: unmarked extending pencil: large, high quality English manufacture, brocaded shaft, deeply carved scrollwork on crown, unusual oblong bloodstone seal engraved with a seated cat; 9.15 cm long closed, 11.9 cm extended, no metal content marks but appears to be solid gold of at least 14K, no trace of brassing anywhere, dings to the shaft with slight seam opening as a result, does not affect function. Nozzle appears to have been fitted with an insert to use standard .9 mm lead, total weight 14.75 g.

DATE: c. 1850 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $365

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10656: unmarked extending pencil: slender, 8.1 cm long, 10.3 cm extended, yellow seal stone has chip on rim, metal crisp, noting short area of seam opening at front of slider slot; nozzle marked for "H" lead, appears to be English manufacture though not hallmarked, and of solid gold with no sign of wear-through.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: fine* • $65

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12863: unmarked extending pencil: medium-quality gold filled construction, English manufacture, 9 cm long retracted, 11.4 cm extended, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead; initials engraved on barrel cartouche, wear and shallow dings, green faceted "jewel" in crown is probably an addition along with the crown itself, which is yellower and of much higher quality, very probably solid 14K gold.

DATE: c. 1870 • CONDITION: VG* • $80

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12703: unmarked ink eraser: elegant slender scraper, mother of pearl handle with inlaid abalone, 14 cm long, probably French but not marked.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $65

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10726: unmarked glass dip pen: hollow clear golden brown handle, clear twisted nib, about 17 cm long, hand-made; part of a hoard found in central Europe, several available.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $25

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12570: unmarked dip pen: large, hand-painted porcelain, European (German?), 17.2 cm long excluding steel nib; some wear to overglaze decoration, no cracks or chips.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine • $145

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12229: unmarked sheath pencil: white metal, 10 cm long, Egyptian-themed enameled badges applied on each side; dings overall, corrosion hole in holder (see details).

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: G* • $45

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9970: unmarked safety: miniature black hard rubber retracting-nib German safety, 8.35 cm long, engine-turned silver overlay marked only "900" at the center of the cap crown; despite size, a fully functional pen, cork has been replaced, 14K gold warranted nib has considerably flex, but due to dimensions line width variation is limited.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $400

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10895: unmarked miniature safety set in box: beautiful ensemble, German manufacture, purple transparent enamel over silver. Black hard rubber safety pen is 7.2 cm long, fully functional, and appears never to have been used (we have replaced its cork seal and repaired a small crack in the internal spiral). The magic pencil is 5.25 cm long and bears an 835 silver content stamp on its ring; shaft and nozzle are gold-plated, and it uses standard 1.1 mm lead. The enamel is intact on pen and pencil, but is damaged on one side of the matching wax seal (see detail). Box is marked "Joyeria Zerbino", a retailer in Montevideo.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine • $825

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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.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $225

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12155: unmarked safety: black chased hard rubber, clipless, 13.3 cm long, good quality German manufacture, 14K nib is long-tined and opens up wide with very light pressure.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine stub flex • $295

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10437: unmarked souvenir dip pen: turned and carved bone with nickel plated ferrule, 17.4 cm long, letter-opener end, made in France; stanhope peep viewer at center, with image of "THE OLD MISSION - SAN LUIS REY/CALIFORNIA." Image is nice and clean, a little rust inside ferrule, unusual California subject.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • $90

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10438: unmarked souvenir dip pen: turned and carved bone with nickel plated ferrule, 17.1 cm long, letter-opener end, made in France; stanhope peep viewer at center, with image of "THE OLD MISSION - SANTA BARBARA/CALIFORNIA." Image is nice and clean, unusual California subject.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • $90

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10439: unmarked souvenir dip pen: turned and carved bone with nickel plated ferrule, 17.3 cm long, letter-opener end, made in France; stanhope peep viewer at center, with image of "SAN MIGUEL CHURCH IN 1872, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO." Image is nice and clean, some rust on ferrule.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • $80

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11555: unmarked safety pen: clipless black chased hard rubber European retracting-nib eyedropper-filler, 12.5 cm long, fine quality, notable bold smooth nib.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-broad oblique • $265

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10442: unmarked souvenir dip pen: turned and carved bone with nickel plated ferrule, 16.9 cm long, letter-opener end, made in France; stanhope peep viewer at center, with image of "SHRINE CHURCH, OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION/CAREY, OHIO." Good clean image.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • $60

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10566: unmarked safety: black hard rubber, vest pocket size with silver overlay with grouped parallel lines pattern; 10 cm long, French made, small 18K warranted nib is smooth and opens up with the slightest pressure; a couple of small dings to the top edge of the cap overlay, internal spiral has been repaired.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $265

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12771: unmarked double-ended pencil: slender hexagonal silver barrel with colored casein cones on either side, 13 cm long, hallmarked "835", probably German manufacture, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: VG • $85

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10443: unmarked souvenir dip pen: turned and carved bone with nickel plated ferrule, 17.4 cm long, letter-opener end, made in France; stanhope peep viewer at center, with image of "HOLY ROSARY CHURCH/INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA ." Good clean image.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • $60

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10441: unmarked souvenir dip pen: turned and carved bone with nickel plated ferrule, 17.2 cm long, letter-opener end, made in France; stanhope peep viewer at center, with image of "ST ANN'S CHURCH, VIDA, MONTANA/BUILT IN 1933 WITH THE AID OF/EXTENSION SOCIETY, CHICAGO ILL ." Good clean image, some rust to ferrule.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine • $60

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12728: unmarked button-filler: black Bakelite, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, made in France, plated warranted nib, appears to be new old stock, with minor shop wear.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $95

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