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13563: Eversharp CA ballpoint demonstrator: transparent barrel, brushed stainless steel cap and barrel end cap, gold filled clip, 13.1 cm long, maroon nose cone, original refill is intact but nonfunctional.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: exc • $225

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13884: Geha Hermetic ballpoint demonstrator in box: transparent plastic, 12.9 cm long, gold plated trim, not sold to the public; made in Germany, with instructions.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: near mint • $250

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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 • $195

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13660: Mabie Todd Blackbird demonstrator: transparent twist-button filler, 12.7 cm long, gold plated trim, as supplied to dealers without nib or feed. Filling mechanism is internally identical to a button-filler, but is actuated by turning the filling knob clockwise to empty the sac. Typical age roughness to clip plating, rust spots to pressure bar.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: exc • $225

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13887: Matador Click 007 demonstrator in box: transparent blue piston-filler, 13 cm long, nickel plated trim, gold plated nib, new old stock with clip tag, some internal stress marks visible from original manufacture, two available.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: near mint • $265

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13764: Parker 24 Jack-Knife Safety: button-filler with black hard rubber cap, transparent Bakelite barrel, 13.4 cm long, nickel plated trim, #4 teardrop-vent nib has barely visible hairline at base (see details) and is fully functional, Lucky Curve feed is intact, as is original riveted pressure bar; name engraved on barrel, a transparent silicone sac has been installed.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $765

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8572: Parker Duofold Senior demonstrator pencil: very rare version with transparent celluloid barrel; 14.3 cm long, gold filled trim, cap crown virtually perfect, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism in perfect working order; barrel unmarked, but guaranteed genuine -- found "in the wild" in Janesville.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc • $600

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13890: Parker Vacuum Filler: black "Crystal" Junior, 12.1 cm long, gold filled trim, transparent barrel configuration identical to factory demonstrators, but without the dealer-only markings; imprint weak but mostly legible, two-tone nib later with 1937 date code, back half of barrel has internal bubbles and slight shrinkage, probably from overheating, blind cap jewel a later replacement. Mechanically sound, a rare early proto-Vacumatic.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine firm • SOLD

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14181: Parker Vacumatic demonstrator: black full-sized, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, lockdown filler, true factory demo with "DEMONSTRATOR/NOT FOR SALE" barrel imprint; strong regular imprint with 1st quarter date code, name on barrel as well. 1938-dated nib has a crack from the vent hole, but is still usable, pen is currently not functional as the diaphragm has been removed to preserve barrel transparency.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium semiflex • $465

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13513: Parker 51 demonstrator: rare first-year black double-jewel with clear hood, red collector, barrel marked "DEMONSTRATOR", metal Speedline filler, aluminum jewels, imprint on blind cap with 2nd quarter date code, smooth sterling silver cap with imprint at top, long clutch. Cap is clean, though with wear to the geometric decorative band, small patch of stress marks at end of barrel over filler where overtightened in the past (see detail; only apparent under magnification).

DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine • $850

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13908: Parker 51 demonstrator: transparent Lucite Vac-filler, Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, clean barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code. These pens were not sold to the public, made for a brief period in 1947-48 for dealers, salesmen, and repairmen only.

DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $565

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13883: Parker 51 demonstrator: transparent Vac-filler, frosty two-tone Lustraloy cap, gold filled Blue Diamond clip, good barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code; condition sound, noting scratches to interior from overaggressive cleaning of old diaphragm residue, fine stress marks on shell skirt (see details).

DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $465

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13855: Parker 51 demonstrator: transparent Vac-filler, USA production with good barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, 1/10 16K gold filled cap in grouped parallel lines pattern, clip however is distinctively Canadian with high Blue Diamond, box is also not USA; one stress line in blind cap (see detail).

DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $525

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13872: Parker 51 demonstrator: very clean transparent Vac-filler, strong barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, two-tone clutch ring, sterling silver cap, gold filled Blue Diamond clip; pristine barrel with perfectly preserved factory internal machining, a few tiny stress marks around the skirt of the shell (do not affect function).

DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $595

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13875: Parker 51 demonstrator: transparent Vac-filler with Lustraloy cap, gold filled Blue Diamond clip, barrel imprint has been largely polished away but 4th quarter date code clearly visible; one stress mark over diaphragm seat, does not affect function (see detail), blue ink residue inside pen has not been fully removed, cap jewel a bit rough.

DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $485

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13095: Parker 45 demonstrator: transparent barrel and shell, brushed stainless cap, gold plated trim, made in USA, "M" marked stainless steel nib unit. Barrel imprinted "GREEN'S JEWELRY", includes early fat metal squeeze converter. Moderate darkening to shell, usual slight narrowing in center from cap clutch pressure. An uncommon demonstrator, seen much less often than 51 or Snorkel demonstrators.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $175

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13859: Parker 45 demonstrator: transparent barrel and shell, brushed stainless cap, chrome plated trim, made in USA, 14K gold nib unit, includes early fat metal squeeze converter. An uncommon demonstrator, especially hard to find in pristine condition.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine • $265

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13912: Rotring Tikk Kuli ballpoint demonstrator: transparent dealer-only version, 12.2 cm long, German made, thin wash plating to trim mostly worn off, but condition otherwise fine to excellent.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $165

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11961: Sheaffer demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal construction, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked with 1918 patent date and "PAT.PEND'G" on crown, eraser pulls out from end.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $120

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11739: Sheaffer demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal construction, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked with 1918 patent date and "PAT.PEND'G" on crown, eraser pulls out from end.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $125

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12184: Sheaffer Lifetime demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal construction, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked "PAT.-- PAT.PENDING" on crown and "DEMONSTRATOR" on barrel (most examples lack the "DEMONSTRATOR" marking). Eraser pulls out from end, dents on barrel on either side of the clip, dings and cut marks to cap crown, mechanism tight but fully functional.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: G* • $65

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14001: Sheaffer Vacuum-Fil: oversize black sub-brand plunger-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, rare fully transparent demonstrator barrel; seals have not been replaced, barrel transparency is near perfect, noting fine craquelure to interior. Early model with thick plunger shaft.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine • $295

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13968: Sheaffer PFM III demonstrator set: rare transparent dealer-only version of Sheaffer's oversize Snorkel-filler; 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, black nib-hood assembly is correct, one short stable stress line directly under the clip (see detail), sac and seals have not been replaced. Matching ballpoint has internal stress mark next to clip (see detail).

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: exc-near mint* • NIB: fine • $1250

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8923: Waterman Ink-Vue demonstrator: dealer's version in transparent celluloid, not sold to the public, 13 cm long, chrome plated trim, Tip-Fill feed; usual darkening to the barrel, a very clean example of a particularly uncommon, fully functional demonstrator. Fresh to the market -- came to us with a slightly later #5 needlepoint nib, Oregon store's name on barrel.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: needlepoint rigid • $595

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13889: Waterman Ink-Vue demonstrator: dealer's version in transparent celluloid, not sold to the public, 13 cm long, chrome plated trim, usual darkening to the barrel, keyhole-vent nib.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine rigid • $475

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