13128: Namiki Pilot: black lacquered hard rubber plunger-filler, 12.5 cm long, gold filled trim, lacquered feed as well. From the Oakland Japantown hoard. Three available, new old stock, came to us without nibs, warranted nibs are not original, piston seals have been replaced, original packing seals regreased. Please specify which pen desired when ordering.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: flex • $325

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13061: Namiki Pilot R-T-type: silver pearl marble lever-filler with blue streaks, black ends, 13.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, 14K #3 nib is a smooth and responsive writer; crisp imprint with "N" rather than "P" in lifebuoy logo.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $285

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13117: Namiki Pilot Nomikomi-shiki in box: rare "easy-drink" filler in orange pearl and black celluloid, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, 14K gold export nib, original price band on cap. New old stock, fills by inserting pen into special inkwell (not included), inverting inkwell and pen together. Transparent celluloid internal reservoir tube has split with age (see detail), but a replacement could readily be made; outer barrel fully intact, original factory grease still present at section joint. In original box with instructions. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $845

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13118: Namiki Pilot A-shiki in box: black plunger-filler, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, 14K gold export nib, original price band on cap, barrel band lists US, British, and Dutch patent numbers. New old stock, original seals have not been replaced, pen not functional as is. In original box with instructions. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $685

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13112: Namiki Pilot A-shiki in box: rare demonstrator-like plunger-filler in transparent celluloid with black streaks, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, black ends, 14K gold export nib, original price band on cap, barrel band lists US, British, and Dutch patent numbers. New old stock, original seals have not been replaced, pen not functional as is. In original box with instructions. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $795

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13121: Namiki Pilot R-T-type in box: full-size lever-filler in transparent celluloid with grey and black striations, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, black ends, 14K gold export nib, original price band on cap, original sac is hardened and has not been replaced. In original box with instructions. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $695

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11545: Platinum eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber with red-brown lacquer, 13.3 cm long, chrome plated trim; typically Japanese design with Onoto-style ink shutoff valve (not a plunger-filler), seal has been replaced. Steel nib is marked "POSTING" but is not firm or fine, as one would expect. Some pitting to nib, small chip in cap at left side of clip opening (see detail).

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium semiflex • $165

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12854: Platinum Sharp commemorative Ever Sharp pencil in box: specially made for the Sharp Electronics Corporation, to commemorate one of founder Hayakawa Tokuji's first products; injector pencil uses .5 mm lead, chrome plated trim with applied spiral pattern; in gift-wrapped original packaging.

DATE: c. 1990 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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12935: S. Eto Vanco double-lead two-color pencil in box: made in Osaka, Japan, 11 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; turn the crown one direction to extend the black lead, the other direction to extend the red. Grey pearl and black celluloid resembles a color used on Sheaffer's subbrand pens of the 1930s, but lower quality with a few areas where shrinkage has left small depressions in the surface. New old stock with instructions, some age dulling of plating.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $125

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12934: S. Eto Vanco double-lead two-color pencil in box: made in Osaka, Japan, 11 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; turn the crown one direction to extend the black lead, the other direction to extend the red. Wild swirled red and grey celluloid. New old stock, with instructions, minor plating dulling from age.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $150

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12721: unmarked Parker 51 counterfeit: black with metal cap marked "14KR GOLD FILLED" but with only a very thin gold wash; fully marked in imitation of a real 51, sac hardened, will need to be replaced; plated nib, cap jewel is opaque silver in color. Probably made in Japan, quality is low but much historical interest. Unused with shop wear, eight available.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine • $45

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