10724: Diamond Point lever-filler: attractive second-tier model in an unusual deep green pearl and black material, 13.1 cm long, chrome plated trim; warranted 14K gold nib is small but has nice flex, small bump to one cap band (see detail).
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.
10380: Eagle glass cartridge pen: nickel plated barrel with black lacquered brass cap, 12.1 cm long, one of the earliest cartridge pens made; barrel is boldly imprinted, usual wear to japanned finish of cap; untipped brass nib writes smoothly, glass cartridge also fully intact, but unrestored cartridge-section seal is shrunken and not ink-tight, so pen is nonfunctional as sold.
10466: Eagle Prince combination: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.4 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 -- the present example dating slightly later, however, with a 1915 patent date on the characteristic Eagle nickel plated clip; moderate fading, imprints light but legible, nib is smooth and gives wide line variation.
8626: Eagle Rexall combination: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.3 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; hard rubber is crisp and glossy, with clean imprints including "S15" on the cap top; unusual version made for the Rexall chain of drugstores, bearing no Eagle marks, though carrying a characteristic Eagle 14K nib (very flexible).
10193: Edward Todd lever-filler: elegant black hard rubber pen with solid 14K green gold overlay in grouped parallel lines pattern; 12.2 cm long, very clean with only tiny marks to the metal, initials on indicia; #3 nib opens up with very light pressure, requires a light touch.
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.
10738: Fairchild dip pen: enormous #9 socketed nib, wooden taper with chipped baluster finial, 19.1 cm long overall; tipping intact but seam partially split on underside of socket (see detail), could be resoldered by a jeweler if desired but mechanically sound as is. The nib contains 7 to 8g of solid 14K gold, by our best estimate.
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.
10737: Fairchild retracting dip pen: gold filled holder with removable wooden taper, 13.4 cm long closed, 17.6 cm extended including solid gold Edward Todd #6 nib; nib has a few scratches but is straight and sound, holder is well worn with a bit of typical corrosion to the lower part of the nib holder (see detail).
10809: Fairchild retracting dip pen in box: black japanned taper, slender gold filled holder is fully marked; 12.1 cm long, #2 Fairchild nib, box is missing one closure eye, has been rehinged.
10532: Gold Bond combination: black and pearl lever-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent quality, Wahl-style pressure bar, toggled to catch-equipped lever; #4 warranted nib is generously-sized, smooth, and opens wide with light pressure, pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead; name on barrel.
10807: Grieshaber dip pen in box: slender unmarked gold filled holder with engine turned body, 14.3 cm long excluding ventless gold #2 Grieshaber nib; yellow plush worn almost completely away from exterior of the two-part case. Gold filled holders are much less common than silver.
10557: Mabie Todd dip pen: sterling silver, high relief repousse design of flowers and leaves, 16.2 cm long excluding ventless gold #4 John Holland nib; much higher quality than usual die-stamped work, requiring considerable hand labor. Even polishing wear, a few nicks at the end of the taper.
6000: Mabie Todd Swallow combination in box: black-veined red and amber pearl bulb-filler, 15 cm long, gold filled trim; late New York production, very flexible Mabie Todd New York nib, uses 1.1 mm lead, pencil mechanism propels and retracts; no brassing, barrel transparency like new, upper cap band shows crimp marks (from original manufacture); original petrified filler bulb has been left in place, to date we have only heard of one other bulb-filling Mabie Todd combo in collectors' hands.
7202: Mabie Todd Swan: gold filled fine barleycorn eyedropper-filler, 13.4 cm long, over and underfeed, early markings for Mabie Todd & Bard (1888 last patent date), engraved "DR. E. DALTON" in indicia; metal looks like solid.
10743: Mabie Todd Swan: black hard rubber lever-filler with full gold filled overlay, 13.15 cm long, New York production, excellent condition noting presentation inscription on barrel indicia and trimmed section mouth overlay (a location prone to corrosion due to ink exposure; see details). #2 Swan nib is very smooth and gives wide line width variation.
10740: Mabie Todd Swan Leverless: gold filled overlay twist-filler, 13.7 cm long, new old stock; made in England, crisp engine turned panels; overlaid section, #2 Swan nib is a smooth and responsive writer.
10741: Mabie Todd Swan Leverless: gold filled overlay twist-filler, 13.7 cm long, new old stock; made in England, crisp engine turned panels; overlaid section, #2 Swan nib opens up with light pressure for a broad, bold line.
10461: Mabie Todd Swan Military Safety: rare screw-cap black chased hard rubber ink-tablet eyedropper-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold filled overlay. New York production, imprints and chasing crisp, feed shows signs of having been overheated during nib setting but the pen is otherwise like new -- was found as part of a group of mostly new old stock Swans. Plain black hard rubber Swan Militaries are uncommon; examples with overlays are rare.
10744: Mabie Todd Swan Self-Filler: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England, #1 size, even wear with all imprints strong and clear, writes a bold and nicely shaded line.
10756: Moore L-72: black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 10.65 cm long, gold filled lever, solid 14K gold and enamel cap bands and escutcheon plate, engraved "CORALIE"; barrel imprints are worn but pen is otherwise sound, condition of metalwork on cap is excellent, beautiful and top quality. #2 Moore nib is very flexible, opens up with minimal pressure, has a semistub tip.
10757: Moore L-72: black chased hard rubber clipless vest pocket lever-filler, gold filled trim, 10.6 cm long, with original price band; as new, sac has been removed but a new one can be installed upon request at no extra charge.
10778: 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; very clean, responsive Moore nib, an outstanding example of a hard to find WW1-era pen.
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).