10903: Waterman 402: slender black hard rubber straight cap eyedropper-filler, sterling silver overlay in fine barleycorn pattern, full London hallmarks with date letter for 1904/5; 14.35 cm long, Waterman globe logo on posting end nice and legible, "Eva" engraved in barrel cartouche. Patent date imprint on narrow spoon feed, unusual nib with very wide factory italic tip.
DATE: c. 1904 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: broad italic • $1100
6130: Waterman 14: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with fluted gold filled overlay and bloodstone cap top seal; 13.3 cm long, a rare but fully catalogued factory model most often found in France and England (a version appears on p. 53 of Waterman's 1908 USA catalog under "Special Mountings" as Emerald End Special Fluted, priced at $50 -- more than three times the cost of a full sterling silver Snake); French hallmarks, no dings, but one small test mark on the seal bezel, imprints on posting end worn but mostly legible; toothy #4 New York nib, spoon feed with patent date imprints.
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $1850
11921: Waterman 12: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with London-hallmarked sterling silver overlay, bloodstone seal cap top, 13.3 cm long; Canadian #2 nib is a notable writer, some scratches and shallow marks to the silver. Presentation box has a silver badge on top for the Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club. Seal-top Watermans are rare, especially in silver.
DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium stub flex • $1875
11573: Waterman 432: rare short version, black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with sterling silver London-hallmarked barleycorn overlay, 11.1 cm long; no model number stamp on end, as is typical of British-market Watermans. Feed with patent imprints, long internal tail, notable nib with massive tip.
DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-broad stub flex • $950
13115: Waterman 42½: slender full-length black chased hard rubber safety, 12.85 cm long, made in USA for the French market, characteristic narrow 18K solid gold barrel bands French-hallmarked, along with the 18K nib. Slip-on clip is gold plated, fully Waterman marked. Sound condition, barrel imprint and chasing weak from polishing, elegant writer with typical European paper feel.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $245
13162: Waterman 552V LEC: rare and uncatalogued black hard rubber lever-filler with smooth solid 18K gold USA factory overlay, 11.15 cm long. 18K marks on cap, barrel, clip, lever, and nib; no French hallmarks, but tiny Jules Fagard stamp is on heel of nib and back of lever end. Pinprick marks to cap, bumps and polishing wear to milling at end of barrel. Barrel end bears no number, cap is longer than usual for a "V" size pen. The only example of its kind known to date.
DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $1875
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
12598: Waterman JiF four-color pencil: chrome plated brass, 13.7 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; new old stock, no packaging; French-made for the French market, very solid construction, from a long-established Paris pen shop.
DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: near mint • $150