6520: Waterman Remex Self-Filler No. 101: one of Waterman's earliest self-fillers, and so rare that most advanced collectors have never seen a complete example; construction is all-aluminum, with a hard rubber press-fit section assembly, sleeve rotates rather than slides to expose filler bar; this example is new old stock, and the hardened sac is preserved with the pressure bar laced in place exactly according to the William Ferris patent 799,897 of 1905 (Ferris' patent 950,817 of 1910 is the one covering the usual Waterman sleeve-filler design); 14 cm long, superficial shop wear, "PAT. APPL'D FOR" imprint.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine flex • $1500

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12173: Waterman 522: black hard rubber taper-cap, full London-hallmarked 9K solid gold fine barleycorn overlay, 15 cm long, patent imprint on feed, early imprint on #2 New York nib, no number on end of barrel as is usual for English-marked Watermans; overlay is crisp, initials engraved in barrel cartouche, slight seam opening (see details).

DATE: c. 1907 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine flex • $2500

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11729: Waterman Remex Self-Filler No. 101: rare early sleeve-filler, 14 cm long, all-aluminum construction with a hard rubber section assembly, sleeve rotates rather than slides to expose filler bar; originally made with the pressure bar tied to the sac, this specimen uses a more conventional attachment as found in other Waterman sleeve-fillers. Patent date imprint refers to William Ferris's patent 799,897 of 1905 (Ferris' patent 950,817 of 1910 is the one covering the usual Waterman sleeve-filler design), narrow feed, Remex nib; scattered nicks and shallow dings to the cap and rotating sleeve.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $950

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10242: Waterman 12P: rare mottled hard rubber pump-filler, 13.8 cm long, good color, imprints worn but mostly legible, including patent dates and arrow on filler knob. Filler knob end has been shortened by about 5 mm, possibly due to breakage of the original end notch. #2 nib has surface roughness, but is a wonderful, soft writer; pen is mechanically sound and filler works perfectly. Waterman pump-fillers are hard to find, but are truly rare in mottled.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine flex • $650

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3779: Waterman 12P: rare black chased hard rubber pump-filler, 14.8 cm long, good imprints with 1897 and 1900 patent dates; moderate, even fading, a nice clean example of one of Waterman's earliest and least successful self-fillers.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $675

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10974: Waterman 412 SF: black hard rubber clipless sleeve-filler with sterling silver "Filigree" overlay, 13.3 cm long, #2 New York nib is smooth and lively, number at end of barrel is worn away, sleeve overlay bears initials and date.

DATE: c. 1911 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $1600

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11590: Waterman 18 SF: extremely rare black chased hard rubber sleeve-filler, 15.4 cm long; well-used, with sleeve imprint barely visible, chasing worn, two cracks in cap lip stabilized by insertion of a metal ring inside the cap (see details), surface of hard rubber has been chemically reblackened. Waterman sleeve-fillers are uncommon in any size, but are almost never seen in sizes larger than #5. This is only the third #8-size we have seen in the last 20 years.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine semiflex • $1200

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8455: Waterman cigar cutter: blade and metal fittings have patches of pitting, but the imitation ivory celluloid body is clean with only slight rubbing at the top right corner on the Rotary emblem. A promotional item given by company president Frank D. Waterman to his fellow Rotarians -- background history here.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $285

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10090: Waterman 0512½ PSF Oriental: black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled overlay with uncommon hand-engraved pattern; early production, with two-piece sprung pressure bar, bold imprints on posting end, metal excellent noting engraved initial on cap crown, some corrosion around cap vent holes (see details) -- metal otherwise near mint. Notable nib, smooth and flexible, feed with bold patent date imprint.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $985

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11368: Waterman 14 PSF: clipless black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, nickel plated trim, a rare example of one of the very first Waterman lever-fillers with a number of distinctive features, including the oval recess for the lever end, a sprung pressure bar assembled with a rivet and with a barrel-shaped anchor end, and a lever box stop consisting of a bent-over tab (discussed in this article). Lever-fillers marked "PSF" were made only from 1915 to 1917; of these, only a small number had sprung pressure bars and raised barrel threads; and of these, only a tiny fraction belong to the very first series with the features noted above, making them at least as rare as Waterman coin-fillers. Hard rubber is worn and faded but sound with all imprints visible.

DATE: 1915 • CONDITION: G • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $450

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7199: Waterman cigar cutter: celluloid body warped and markings badly worn, blade well-used. Unusual, as most examples marked on one side only. A promotional item given by company president Frank D. Waterman to his fellow Rotarians -- background history here.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fair • $100

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10506: Waterman 0512½ PSF: early black hard rubber clipless lever-filler with rose gold filled "Gothic" pattern overlay, 13.5 cm long; one of Waterman's first lever-fillers, with narrow raised barrel threads and two-piece sprung pressure bar. Imprints on hard rubber posting end are mostly worn away, commensurate wear to overlay, initials on barrel. Long-tined New York #2 nib is a wet writer and very soft, should be used with a light hand.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $685

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12493: Waterman 412½ PSF in box: black hard rubber clipless lever-filler, 13.6 cm long, sterling silver "Filigree" overlay, early production with raised barrel threads, two-piece pressure bar with spring; monogram elegantly engraved on barrel cartouche, good imprints on hard rubber end.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • SOLD

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12331: Waterman 412½VPSF: black hard rubber ringtop, 9.8 cm long, sterling silver overlay in hand-engraved "Pansey Panel" pattern, early production with two-piece pressure bar with spring, #2 nib is a later (1920s) replacement, cap overlay slightly loose.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium semiflex • $225

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12328: Waterman 412½ PSF: black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, sterling silver overlay, hand-engraved "Pansey Panel" pattern; an early model, two-piece pressure bar with spring, New York #2 nib, feed with patent imprints. Slight irregularity to the overlay around the lever opening, overall condition fine.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $500

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9874: Waterman 0552: black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled "Gothic" pattern overlay, earlier production with 18K gold filled mark on clip, globe emblem on metal filler piece in lever head recess; nice smooth responsive #2 New York nib, not great line width variation. End number worn off, though imprint on side of posting end quite strong. Nicely engraved monogram on barrel, metalwork crisp, only a couple of dots of brassing.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $565

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12492: Waterman 552½V: black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler with solid 14K gold "Filigree" overlay, 9.85 cm long; less common early variation of the "basketweave" pattern with six intersecting bands instead of four. Lively #2 New York nib, slight fading to hard rubber, scattered bumps to metal all minor, overall appearance excellent.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $400

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2631: Waterman store sign: porcelain enamel on iron, 76 x 20 cm (30 x 8 inches); chips to the enamel and rusty patches; the perfect wall decoration for a pen room.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: G* • $350

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12180: Waterman 552½: slender black hard rubber lever-filler, solid 14K gold "Filigree" overlay, 13.65 cm long, responsive #2 New York nib; handsome pen, excellent overall appearance, hard rubber barrel appears to be a replacement without model number at end, overlay staked in place (see details). Initials lightly engraved on barrel overlay, one ding to side of cap dome.

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

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12066: Waterman pencil: black chased hard rubber, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, early model without metal nozzle tip, imprint "PAT. APL'D FOR", uses 1.1 mm lead; crown also imprinted "MADE IN U.S.A.", usually found on pens and pencils intended for export. Matches 52, 54, or 52 pens.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: exc • $65

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8645: Waterman pencil: black chased hard rubber ringtop, 9.9 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp and dark, scratch through "PAT. APL'D FOR" imprint, uses 1.1 mm lead; matches 52 1/2 V or 42 1/2 V pen.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine • $45

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11586: Waterman 0552½ Oriental: black hard rubber lever-filler with gold filled overlay, scarce and attractive pattern, 13.6 cm long, imprints on hard rubber strong, only slightest fading, metal likewise crisp with only trace wear to top edge of cap crown. #2 nib has considerable flex, opens wide with light pressure.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $950

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10178: Waterman pencil: black hard rubber with gold filled "Sheraton" pattern overlay, 13.1 cm long; early production, uses 1.1 mm lead, next to no wear, minimal fading to hard rubber, but name on barrel and scattered pinprick blistering on the overlay (see details).

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • $90

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12314: Waterman 552½: black hard rubber lever-filler with classic "Filigree" overlay in solid 14K green gold; 13.6 cm long, model number imprint on barrel end is faint, overlay clean with only a few shallow dings around sides of cap top, crown itself is undinged, one small ding just in front of lever (see details);.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $985

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8908: Waterman 0552½ Gothic: clipless black hard rubber lever-filler, gold filled checkerboard pattern overlay, 13.6 cm long; initials on barrel, trace plating wear at top edge of crown, but otherwise extremely clean with bold posting end imprint and unfaded glossy black hard rubber; no trace of model number imprint on end, appears never to have been there; notable nib, very fine yet with a good degree of flexibility.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $450

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8644: Waterman pencil: black smooth hard rubber ringtop, 9.9 cm long, gold filled trim, imprint with 1924 patent date, uses 1.1 mm lead; matches 52 1/2 V or 42 1/2 V pen, slight fading to hard rubber.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG • $45

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2632: Waterman world atlas: from a series intended for distribution in schools, this covers the United States; consists of one sheet, folded in half, fully opened measures 33 x 48 cm (13 x 19 inches), inside has map of USA with facts and figures about cities and states, copyright date of 1925, outside has strong images of Waterman pens; new old stock.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • $50

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9405: Waterman 452 Filigree: black hard rubber lever-filler, sterling silver overlay, 13.75 cm long, a couple of tiny marks to the side of the cap top rim, hard rubber imprints good, name engraved on barrel; responsive #2 nib writes an elegant line, can be made to open up with pressure.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $525

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10097: Waterman pinback: campaign button for Frank D. Waterman's campaign for mayor of New York City, 21 mm diameter, read about the campaign here..

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • $35

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10883: Waterman 58 Cardinal: giant red hard rubber lever-filler, 15.3 cm long, 18K gold filled trim, a fine example of a very scarce pen, all imprints clearly legible, massive #8 manifold nib is a smooth writer (a more flexible nib can be substituted if desired).

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine rigid • $3500

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11257: Waterman 58: giant black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 15.3 cm long, chrome plated lever, big #8 nib is responsive with lots of flexibility. Hard rubber has been reblackened, cap lip trimmed; cap was originally clipless, topmost of two clip rivet holes was never drilled all the way through, so post-factory clip installation appears to have been started but not completed. All imprints clear, chasing moderately worn, impressive user.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $865

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12026: Waterman Ripple pencil: slender hard rubber, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, 1924 patent imprint light but legible, uses 1.1 mm lead, matches full-length pens, standard or slender, 52 or 52.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $85

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8640: Waterman pencil: black smooth hard rubber ringtop, 9.8 cm long, gold filled trim, minor wear and marks to metal cap; uses 1.1 mm lead; matches 52 1/2 V or 42 1/2 V pen.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine • $50

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12018: Waterman 52½V Ripple pencil: gold filled trim hard rubber ringtop, 10 cm long, crown piece with "PAT. APL'D FOR" imprint earlier and probably used as a replacement, excellent color, uses 1.1 mm lead; matches 52V or 42V pen.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • $50

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10712: Waterman 52: black hard rubber lever-filler, sterling silver overlay, 11.4 cm long, a three-quarter length French-market model with covered barrel end and no model number imprint, the engine turning pattern similar to the USA "Gothic", but different. Full French hallmarks, 18K gold nib is responsive and slightly toothy, some shallow bumps to the barrel overlay (see details), lever is nickel silver rather than sterling (appears to be original, as plate under lever end is matching).

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $600

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8621: Waterman pencil: black hard rubber ringtop, 9.9 cm long, green gold filled "Pansy Panel" overlay, matches 0552 1/2 V or 0542 1/2 V pen, uses 1.1 mm lead; some tool marks on crown piece, monogram "M. T. C." on barrel (perfect for a Swan collector!).

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG • $60

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12250: Waterman pencil: black hard rubber with sterling silver "Pansey Panel" overlay, 13.7 cm long, matches full-length 452-series pens, uses 1.1 mm lead, later mechanism propels and retracts; initials "J.W." engraved on barrel, shallow dings mid-barrel, difficult to photograph.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG • $120

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12455: Waterman Ripple pencil: large and thick, 14.1 cm long, red and black hard rubber, matches 55 or 56 pen; gold filled trim but nickel plated Aikin Lambert clip; good color, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $75

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6604: Waterman pencil: gold filled "Gothic" pattern over black hard rubber ringtop, 10.6 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; matches 0552½V or 0542½V pen.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $60

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