6939: A. A. Waterman twist-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap with gold filled hand-engraved floral pattern overlay, 14.4 cm long, "F.O." on indicia, marked "NOT CONNECTED WITH/THE L.E. WATERMAN CO."; #2 AA nib is firm and somewhat toothy, overlay metalwork is in excellent condition but for a small area of age speckling on the barrel and some corrosion around one cap breather hole (see detail).
6940: A. A. Waterman twist-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap with gold filled filigree overlay, 15.2 cm long, hard rubber dark and glossy, interesting dated presentation inscription from Mexico; overlay fully marked, #3 nib bears the infamous "NOT CONNECTED WITH THE L. E. WATERMAN COMPANY' disclaimer.
9987: Aikin Lambert eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap with lattice-like floral gold filled overlay in relief; 13.3 cm long, unusual but characteristically Aikin #1 nib with round vent hole behind but not connected to the slit, ribbed section; barrel indicia engraved "A/AND/C", metal very clean with no brassing, only a few shallow flat spots on cap crown, hard rubber nice and dark.
9654: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: mottled hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 12.25 cm long, 1903 patent cap imprint, safety post in cap; has been recorked, strong imprints, noting scratching to barrel (see detail); smooth-writing 14K gold warranted replacement nib.
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).
10790: Autofiller twist-filler: oversize black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 15.7 cm long, crisp and glossy, bold imprints, big #8 Autofiller nib is toothy, much like a Victorian dip pen, wide double-vented feed, twist knob is a replacement copy in hard rubber to original dimensions.
7628: Chilton pneumatic-filler: black hard rubber ringtop, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim with fancy triple banding at top of cap; barrel imprint worn but legible, replacement warranted nib; no brassing, typical chipping to edge of barrel end plug (see detail).
9847: Chilton pneumatic-filler: full-sized in jade green, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, fine color with only mild darkening, imprint sharp, plating excellent; nib is a contemporary warranted replacement, large and heavy and of excellent quality, and a smooth writer.
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.
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.
7815: Conklin 40P: black chased hard rubber flat-top vest-pocket crescent-filler, 11.25 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual single narrow cap band, has a #5 nib though should carry a #4; new old stock with price band, has not been resacked or otherwise restored, hard rubber crisp but sun-faded, pen appears to have been dipped, light scratch marks at end of barrel.
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.
9416: Conklin Endura Senior 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.
10856: Conklin Endura Symetrik: rare oversize lever-filler in brown pearl, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, massive Endura nib, Toledo barrel imprint; fine color and appearance, noting trim brassing.
10706: Eagle combination: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.7 cm long, pencil end uses standard 2mm drafting lead; introduced no later than 1913, this appears to have been the first mass-produced pen-pencil combo. Cap imprint worn, barrel imprint fully legible, good sound condition noting chipped pencil nozzle tip has been restored (see detail). Nib is very responsive and permits wide line width variation.
8604: Esterbrook H: smaller "Dollar Pen", black lever-filler, 11.1 cm long, stainless steel trim; early #1550 nib unit with flat-bottomed feed, angled imprint, is usable but scratchy -- use a more recent, more common replacement nib if you want a user.
10196: Eversharp Doric: oversize black first-generation lever-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal, roller clip, massive Gold Seal manifold nib, screw-in Personal Point nib assembly, feed marked "B" for broad; black is one of the less common Doric colors.
9705: Eversharp Bantam set: red pearl miniature bulb-filler, 9.7 cm long, gold plated trim, plated #0 nib, matching 1.1 mm pencil; very lightly used, pen retains its original crimped-on rubber bulb -- very uncommon. Pen not usable as is, since the bulb is partially hardened.
10150: Eversharp Skyline Command Performance set in box: classic wartime lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, with matching 1.1 mm injector pencil, both in solid 14K gold; both are engraved but undinged, though pencil has a couple of extremely shallow fleabites if examined closely under reflecting light. Pen is unusual variant with blunt barrel end, deep finger recess at lever end -- weight is nearly 2 grams greater. Nib has a large tip, but behaves like a medium semi-stub. Box includes original price card; guarantee, oddly enough, is for a Fifth Avenue rather than a Skyline set. Asking price is less than $100 over current gold value.
10328: Fairchild retracting dip pen: gold filled body, marked "FAIRCHILD MANF/No. 6", ebonized wood taper turns to extend and retract the nib -- a rare design, and a Fairchild patent. Mechanism works well, dents to the side of the body and a test mark to the front edge of the nib holder; nib is a #4 Mabie Todd gold ventless, with light straightening marks but of good appearance and a fine writer.
10815: John Hancock cartridge-filler in box: black hard rubber, 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, green casein trim band; original black japanned screw-in copper cartridge is present, along with three extras in their metal case. Sealed hairline crack in pen cap does not affect function, runs between cap band and inner cap, not to cap mouth (see details). Pen has name on barrel, some cartridges dented and one has damaged threads at the mouth and will not mount, all cartridges but one still unused with mouth seal intact and ink still inside.
10681: LeBoeuf Unbreakable set in box: ringtop sleeve-filler in lavender pearl, 12.25 cm long, gold filled trim, #4 nib; LeBoeuf pens are prized for their unusual and beautiful materials, and their often spectacular degree of pearlescence. Pen and pencil have engraved initials "A.S.", pen's condition is clean, but pencil is a wreck: mechanism works, but nose cone is missing and celluloid barrel has multiple cracks. LeBoeuf boxes are seldom seen; this one is all the more unusual in having three slots, the third perhaps for a matching pocket knife.
10758: Mabie Todd dip pen: large #7-size gold filled holder with 1877 patent date, green marbled celluloid taper, 12.3 cm long excluding big ventless #7 Aikin Lambert solid gold nib; nib will write a shaded line but action fairly firm, holder has seam split on side and central tube plug is corroded (see details), still works fine and holds nib securely. Unusual for both size and the material of the taper.
10826: Mabie Todd Swan 46 Eternal: oversize mottled hard rubber flat-top lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, New York production, good color, imprints worn but legible, comb feed, big #6 nib imprinted "COWAPAMOSH/SHOP" is of excellent quality and very possibly was custom-marked by Mabie Todd for this Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania retailer.
10205: Mabie Todd Swan set in box: beautiful and solid New York-made lever-filler in 1/5 18K gold filled, 13.1 cm long, crisp rings chasing pattern (usually found on Edward Todd pens, but very uncommon for Mabie Todd). Matching 1.1 mm Fyne Poynt pencil, both pieces bear a neatly engraved 1928-dated inscription on their indicias. Nib is set tight, so writes a very fine line, but the tip is large enough that it could be adjusted to a medium fine if opened up. Set is like new with attractive age toning, no brassing but usual Mabie Todd seam lines visible where end caps soldered on pen.
9064: Mabie Todd Swan Self-Filling: rare and unusual black celluloid clipless lever-filler in the form of a turn of the century desk pen, 15.6 cm long, gold filled trim, imprinted "POSTING" next to the lever. A small number of similar pens were made by Mabie Todd earlier as hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-fillers for a Pittsburgh stationer as a special order. This pen is also New York production and also not catalogued -- and at least as uncommon as the Pittsburgh pens. Like new condition, with minor shop wear.
9063: Mabie Todd Swan Self-Filling: rare and unusual black celluloid lever-filler in the form of a turn of the century desk pen, 15.3 cm long, gold filled trim. A small number of similar pens were made by Mabie Todd earlier as hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-fillers for a Pittsburgh stationer as a special order. This pen is also New York production and also not catalogued -- and at least as uncommon as the Pittsburgh pens..
9409: Maywood lever-filler: large red hard rubber flat-top, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, solidly-made second-tier pen, minimal wear, fine stable cap lip hairline and rim flea bite (see detail); although the original nib was certainly warranted, the present warranted #4 nib -- smooth and of excellent quality -- is a replacement; cap can be posted without causing the lip hairline to open.
9628: Moore Non-Leakable Inktab: black chased hard rubber safety, 13.2 cm long, rare "trench pen" model with detachable ink tablet compartment with glass window on cap; crisp and glossy, responsive Moore nib, an outstanding example of a hard to find WW1-era pen.
10731: Morton reversing dip pen: ebonized wood taper, sterling silver barrel with reversing nib holder plug end; 14.5 cm long closed, 18.6 cm open including unnumbered A. Morton nib, dated 1853. A few minor bumps to the silver, nib imprint is worn but legible; a less common form in a nice size (nib would be #5 or #4) and a less common material (silver vs gold filled).
9095: Parker 47 in box: iconic black hard rubber "Pregnant Parker" eyedropper-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, nicely colored pearl slabs, #3 Lucky Curve keyhole-vent nib; 1910-dated inscription on cap indicia, box is well worn, with ink stains and spots of wear-through on the cloth exterior. Pen itself is very clean, with no brassing and unfaded hard rubber, noting some scratches on the barrel end, probably from posting the cap. Fresh to the market -- from our personal collection, bought out of an estate over 15 years ago.
9996: Parker 70: rare gold filled telescoping ringtop, 10.6 cm long, extends to 12.3 cm (excluding cap, which is not designed to post onto the barrel); overlay is crisp and unbrassed, name engraved very lightly on the cap indicia, the inevitable two dings to the side of the bulbous barrel end. Intact Lucky Curve feed with notably smooth and calligraphic #3 Lucky Curve nib.
10677: Parker Duofold Senior: classic oversize button-filler, single raised cap band, 13.9 cm long, elegant and less common in black; gold filled trim, small Lucky Curve barrel imprint, spearhead feed with Lucky Curve end intact inside. Massive Duofold nib is a very smooth writer.
10144: Parker Duofold Senior: oversize button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, less common but no less elegant in basic black; nice clean example, would appear at first glance to date to c. 1928-29, but nib imprint with serial number and clip without patent date suggest a factory assembly date in the 1930s. Big Duofold nib has just enough spring to give a bit of shading.
9570: Parker Vacuum Filler: rare proto-Vacumatic, silver pearl laminate, 12.3 cm long, white gold filled trim, striped jewels, metal lockdown filler, barrel imprint much stronger than usual, plating on two-tone turn-up nib nearly perfect, early arrow on nib with single center line on feathers; unusually, the section and the barrel are not made from one piece of stock, but from two -- although they appear to have been permanently welded together. Sac has been removed to preserve color, can be installed upon request at no charge.
9467: Parker Vacuum Filler: rare uncatalogued full-size model, 12.8 cm long, with extra-wide stripes of red pearl and translucent blue, barrel laminate is red pearl and transparent, with fine transparency. Some roughness to cap bands, but plating of clip is excellent -- unusual for this model. The two-way turnup nib is two-tone and bears the early arrow with a single-line central rib; good barrel imprints, name on barrel as well. Too rare to have been a production item, this model -- sometimes dubbed the "Ripley" Vacumatic, after the only known contemporary illustration in print in a "Ripley's Believe It or Not" cartoon -- appears to have been made as a market test, and is also known with Vacumatic imprints..
7322: Parker Vacuum Filler set: rare uncatalogued full-size model in red pearl laminate with extra-wide stripes in translucent blue; pen is 12.8 cm long, matching cone-actuated pencil (even harder to find), 12.55 cm; both bear good strong imprints, along with pantographed names -- commonly found on these pens, for some reason, along with flaking plating on the clips. The two-way turnup nib is two-tone and bears the early arrow with a single-line central rib; the pen barrel is transparent (this model is also found with the barrel opaque). Pencil slightly bent, material on both pieces sound, with no sign of the deterioration typically found on the pen cap. Too rare to have been a production item, this model -- sometimes dubbed the "Ripley" Vacumatic, after the only known contemporary illustration in print in a "Ripley's Believe It or Not" cartoon -- appears to have been made as a market test, and is also known with Vacumatic imprints..
10236: Parker Golden Arrow (?): very early red pearl laminate lockdown-filler, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, two cap bands, one-piece section-barrel construction, two-tone nib with single central rib on arrow; rare barrel imprint with no mention of model name, no date code. Only a handful of these pens are known, and it seems most likely that they either predate the original Golden Arrow or immediately postdate it, prior to its renaming as the Vacuum Filler (discussion here). Condition is mixed, with hardly any wear and crisp imprints, but with a couple of cap lip cracks and a partial circumferential hairline under the clip where two laminations appear to have separated due to age shrinkage over the inner cap (see details). Notable super-broad factory italic nib, name engraved on barrel. Sac has been removed to preserve color.
6906: Parker Duofold Senior Deluxe set: black lined pearl button-filler with matching 1.1 mm pencil, gold filled trim, triple bands, pen is 13 cm long with big firm Duofold Deluxe nib, comb feed is a slightly later (later '30s on) upgrade; both pen and pencil bear a personalized inscription with 1934 date, color is notably good, pen has been equipped with a silicone sac to preserve color.
10535: Parker button-filler: uncommon Challenger-like Depression-era model, red pearl marbled, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, triple cap bands with wider center band, Deco stepped colored ends; fine overall appearance, though shallow scratches and light toothmarks at ends.
10824: Parker Duofold Junior: jade green streamlined button-filler, 12.1 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprints, no brassing, typical darkening but still very presentable and a smooth writer.
10344: Parker Vacumatic Slender Junior: scarce "Juniorette" Golden Web, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, early production with date code for 3rd quarter, imprint strong but name imprinted directly on top, hairline cracks in cap lip up to cap band, otherwise fine to excellent.
DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine firm • SOLD
10666: Parker Duofold set in box: black striped red and silver pearl Vac-filler, 12.2 cm long, matching pencil uses .9 mm lead; good barrel imprints with 1st quarter date codes on both pen and pencil, though nib code is 1948 and thus a replacement or exchange; fine barrel transparency, lively nib.
9153: Parker Vacumatic Sub-Debutante: unusual green pearl laminate, 11.9 cm long, nonstandard chrome plated trim, barrel imprint worn but partially legible, fine barrel transparency. Green Vacs normally came with gold filled trim.
10137: Parker Vacumatic: uncommon black Canadian model, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, like a long Major, but with non-Blue-Diamond clip of typically Canadian form. Good imprint with large date code, fine barrel transparency, very fine nib has slightly later (or earlier?) date code, good for writers with a light touch.
10297: Parker 61 Jet Flighter in box: English-made cartridge/convertor (squeeze-type metal convertor included), brushed stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated trim including metal end jewels.
10791: Parker 65 Flighter: stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated clip and end jewels, 13.45 cm long; uses cartridge or converter (included), made in England, not sold in the USA. Smooth, calligraphic nib, tip approximately 1.3 mm wide.
7552: Parker 180 Flighter: stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated trim, US-made, includes Aerometric-style slender convertor, 14K gold two-way triangular nib (offers two nib grades in one, with a thinner line when the nib is used inverted); new old stock with original clip tag, several available, please specify desired nib grade(s).
7357: Parker 180 Guirland: gold-plated, made in France, two-way flat gold nib, feed marked "X/M"; one of the less common patterns of one of Parker's lower-production pens; new old stock, includes convertor.
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.
10594: Sheaffer Univer: black and cream flat-top lever-filler ringtop, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, strong barrel imprints, good color, "UNIVER" marked nib, clean condition noting some roughness to barrel threads.
10595: Sheaffer Univer: black and cream flat-top lever-filler, 11.15 cm long, gold filled trim, strong barrel imprints, good color, "UNIVER" marked nib; brassing to cap band, name on barrel.
10530: Sheaffer Balance: full-length slender lever-filler, red-veined silver grey pearl, 13.75 cm long, chrome plated trim, smooth and precise #3 nib, flat bottomed comb feed; bold imprints, excellent color, usual roughness to trim plating; one of Sheaffer's most attractive and durable materials.
8149: Sheaffer Balance 5-30 combination: black lever-filler, 15.5 cm long, gold filled trim, 5-30 nib, pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead; mechanically sound, some plating wear, one tight and stable cap lip hairline which does not reach the cap band; an attractive and unusual user.
10565: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: unusual Canadian-made full-sized lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, silver pearl striated with "reverse trim" (gold filled instead of chrome), inlaid White Dot; combination of round-ball clip and this striated material is also unusual. Transparent section, two-tone Lifetime turn-up nib, excellent deep imprints.
10432: Sheaffer Junior Balance: slender black lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, section with ink window, very clean example, name on barrel.
9239: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Masterpiece set in box: lever-filler with solid 14K gold cap and barrel, 13.2 cm long, with matching .9 mm pencil; pen has a smooth-writing two-tone Triumph conical nib, section with transparent ink window with excellent transparency; presentation inscription on both pen and pencil, "FROM JOHN MABEE/TO MY GOOD FRIEND ART", overall condition excellent but for typical end dings on both pen and pencil (see photos).
10846: Sheaffer Triumph Masterpiece: 14K solid gold lever-filler,13.2 cm long, two-tone conical Triumph Lifetime nib is a smooth writer, section has transparent ink window; fully marked, no dents to the ends (very uncommon!), name neatly and lightly engraved in the barrel indicia.
10687: Sheaffer Touchdown Tuckaway Statesman set in box: blue pneumatic-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, large two-tone nib; special model made for Gregg shorthand, with shorthand mark in gold on barrel (read more here). Matching .9 mm pencil has stationery store price sticker on barrel.
7153: Sheaffer Imperial: sterling silver cartridge-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold plated trim, White Dot, unusual zigzag diamond engine turning; only slightest bumps to edges of ends, smooth wet writing inlaid 14K gold nib.
8667: Soennecken 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 Soenneckens often carried New York-made nibs, but most were from A. Morton.
10054: Wahl-Eversharp lever-filler set in box: "all metal barrel" small ringtop, 8.3 cm long, with matching 1.1 mm pencil; "Checkerboard" pattern, very uncommon version is white gold filled, and fully marked to that effect.
9470: Wahl-Eversharp Equi-Poised: solid orange celluloid lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal, roller clip, 18K Gold Seal Signature nib. This color -- "Danish red" -- was made only for export to Denmark and is rarely seen, with most surviving pens in deplorable condition. Cap is very clean, easily excellent to near mint, barrel shows wear at the end (apparently from polishing), crack in barrel threads has been skilfully repaired (raking light photo greatly exaggerates the repair's visibility).
9860: Waterman 0502: gold filled "Chased" pattern eyedropper-filler, 13.1 cm long, posting end somewhat faded, but number and "WATERMAN" present and legible; spoon feed with patent imprints and long internal tail, scratch on underside, a couple of digs to the section flange; metalwork excellent, fancy monogram engraved on indicia, nice early #2 nib is a smooth writer, enough flex for an elegantly shaded line.
10490: Waterman 0502: gold filled "Chased" pattern eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, posting end has usual wear from cap but "WATERMAN" and patent date imprints all legible; spoon feed with patent imprints and long internal tail, section a bit rough where scratched from cap, barrel indicia has had a rose gold filled oval plaque attached (a common way of "erasing" an engraved monogram on the original indicia beneath). Notable early #2 star-imprint nib is smooth and flexible.
9137: Waterman 12: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with London-hallmarked sterling silver overlay, bloodstone seal cap top, 13.2 cm long; seal-top Watermans are rare, and most often found in England and France, but this is an uncatalogued pattern never before seen -- though the hallmarks leave no doubt about it being factory-original. Canadian-made #2 nib, patent imprints on feed, some tool marks to lower barrel overlay; note that "WATERMAN" imprint on cap lip is upside-down -- perhaps to reflect usage of the cap as a seal?.
9134: Waterman 402: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with enameled sterling silver overlay, 14.1 cm long; English-retailed, with the posting end marked "CALLOW OF MOUNT ST. MAYFAIR". Very clean, with no dings, or any tool marks to the posting end, though there are losses to the original inlaid white enamel stripes which have been restored with what appears to be cold enamel of a darker color -- losses which involve only the frontmost part of the barrel overlay, but the better part of the cap (condition otherwise would be excellent). Factory-made Waterman overlays with enamel work are extraordinarily rare, and appear to have been made only for a handful of ultra-luxe European retailers. This is only the second example we have seen in over 20 years of collecting.
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.
8982: Waterman 12P: rare black chased hard rubber pump-filler, 14.4 cm long, nickel plated clip, hard rubber faded but sound, with nice sharp imprints and good chasing -- a fully functional example of one of Waterman's earliest and least common self-fillers.
8616: Waterman 420: giant black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with full sterling silver Filigree overlay; 17.5 cm long closed, 23 cm open -- truly enormous. A very early example, with especially rounded ends, very clean oversize #10 nib. Few of these pens are known, and they seldom come to market.
DATE: c. 1909 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • Full details on request
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.
10393: Waterman 0512½ POC: black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled "Sheraton" pattern overlay, 12.7 cm long; uncommon model, #2 nib is very fine but also very flexible, overlay at top of cap appears to have been shortened slightly to re-roll bead around dome.
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 indicia, metalwork crisp, only a couple of dots of brassing.
10377: Waterman 0752: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, hard rubber crisp and glossy, overall condition excellent but for flaking of the clip plating (see detail); monster super-broad #2 nib, stress crack from vent hole has been welded underneath.
10269: Waterman 0542½V: black hard rubber ringtop safety with telescoping cap, 9.4 cm long, full gold filled overlay including turning knob and barrel threads (most overlays cover only the center of the barrel). Scattered pinhead dings, shallow bumps to cap, seals have been replaced, nib writes an elegantly shaded line, but will not open wide.
10678: Waterman 552½ LEC: black hard rubber lever-filler with solid 14K green gold overlay in Sheraton (grouped parallel lines) pattern; 13 cm long, light bumps to ends, indicia engraving has been covered with a matching solid gold plate; nib has a very fine tip, opens up to a considerable degree with slight pressure.
10650: Waterman 452½V Filigree: black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 9.65 cm long, sterling silver overlay; moderate fading to hard rubber, metal is clean with only light marks, #2 New York nib writes a heavy, wet line and opens up wide with the slightest pressure.
10316: Waterman 0552½V: black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler with smooth gold filled overlay, 9.6 cm long; a couple of pinprick dings, otherwise very clean with only a bit of brassing at the posting end of the barrel; nib is fairly tightly sprung, will give nice shading.
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).
8746: Waterman combination: Ripple hard rubber lever-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, no brassing, excellent color, surface of cap slightly rippled; #2 nib very fine, toothy if pressed hard enough to open up significantly; outstanding specimen of a rare and uncatalogued model, from the estate of a former Waterman employee.
10458: Waterman Patrician set: classic Art Deco oversize lever-filler in near-pristine Nacre (black and pearl), 13.75 cm long, chrome plated trim, with matching 1.1 mm pencil; virtually unused, pencil eraser is untouched, pen appears to have been test-filled only, came to us with the original sac in place (see detail) which has not been replaced in order to preserve barrel color (can be resacked at no extra charge upon request). A few small patches of plating loss on the end glove of the pen, otherwise as new.
9677: Waterman 554 LEC Gothic set in box: black hard rubber lever-filler, 14K solid gold overlay, 13.8 cm long, with matching 1.1 mm pencil; both crisp with 1933 presentation inscriptions, pencil has some bumps to crown piece, pen has raised ridge on side of posting end, partially redone bead on barrel end (see details). Pen lever is post-globe style, but may be original -- it is fully 14K marked. #4 nib is a smooth and effortlessly elegant writer. Box has some internal staining; both pen and pencil have considerable heft -- there is over $400 worth of gold in the pen alone.
10827: Waterman 3: tan veined grey pearl "Steel Quartz" lever-filler, 12.65 cm long, chrome plated trim; strong imprints, responsive nib, excellent color, sealed hairline from clip opening looks like a scratch (see detail).
10603: Waterman 42: red hard rubber retracting-nib safety with elaborate Italian gold filled overlay; 12.25 cm long, excellent quality, very rare over red, crack in barrel from mouth through threads has been sealed and stabilized with an added ring of original Waterman red hard rubber in front of the threads (see details).
8943: Waterman Ink-Vue: "Silver Ray" lever pump-filler, 12.85 cm long, chrome plated trim, rare first model with simple unjointed lever, metal globe emblems at both ends; excellent transparency, slight ruler wear to side of #5 "PURPLE" keyhole-vent nib, light scratching to underside of two-tone feed (a later '30s replacement); this model appears to have been in production for only a few months.
10023: Waterman Ink-Vue Deluxe: black lever-pump filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Art Deco design with stepped ends, geometrically-patterned transparent barrel; strong imprints, excellent transparency, "GREEN" marked keyhole-vent nib, "Tip-Fill" feed, excellent condition but for name on barrel, scratches above imprint.
10828: Waterman 3: tan veined grey pearl "Steel Quartz" lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, chrome plated trim; strong imprints, two-tone hard rubber feed, #2 nib has a bit of tooth and a lot of flex, excellent color, sealed hairline from clip opening looks like a scratch (see detail).
10403: Waterman Emblem pen: rare white doctor's pen, 13.1 cm long, lever-filler with gold filled trim, wartime production with celluloid feed and section, acrylic cap and barrel. Large, smooth semistub nib with much flex.
10279: Waterman Crusader: black lever-filler, two-tone metal slip cap, 13.3 cm long, chrome plated trim; "ACCOUNT"-marked #5 Ideal nib, fine pitting to lever, bumps and scuffs to cap.
10264: Waterman Crusader: black lever-filler, two-tone metal slip cap, 13.2 cm long, chrome plated trim; "RIGID"-marked Ideal nib.