11633: Parker 020: rare black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 13.9 cm long, barrel imprint worn but legible, early Lucky Curve feed with side cuts only at tip. Slight cap shrinkage two-thirds from top, probably from heat-fitting of cap, cap lip has been trimmed 1 mm, retaining original lip profile. Teardrop-vent Lucky Curve #2 writes an effortless shaded line, opens up easily.
DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex • $500
10467: Parker 16 Jack-Knife Safety: small "turban top" black hard rubber screw-cap ringtop eyedropper-filler with gold filled filigree overlay; 9.65 cm long, fully marked, #3 heart-vent nib opens up nicely with moderate pressure, hard rubber good and dark, has not been reblackened.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $650
12682: Parker 16 Jack-Knife Safety: gold filled filigree over black hard rubber ringtop button-filler, 11.6 cm long, patent dates on barrel overlay, model number on blind cap; #3 Lucky Curve nib requires some initial pressure to open up, hard rubber has been chemically reblackened and shows porosity in piercings of overlay.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $450
9247: Parker 30: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled overlay with scrollwork and diamond pattern, one of Parker's most expensive gold filled pens at the time, catalogued at $10. Rare, short-lived Lucky Curve feed with side cutouts, responsive Lucky Curve nib; metalwork crisp, name on barrel, a few marks on the posting end, but much better than usually seen, tiny hairline in section mouth underneath nib (see detail).
DATE: c. 1904 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine flex • $2250
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 cartouche, 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.
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $6500
9777: Parker 61 in box: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with full overlay, 12.9 cm long, intact Lucky Curve feed, #3 Lucky Curve nib, very clean condition with strong imprints, no dings, initials "MS" engraved on cap. Described in Parker's 1914 catalog: "Barrel, cap and nozzle entirely covered with 18K gold. There is something about the plainness of this pen that makes it very pleasing to the eye." Cannot guarantee gold content, but no evidence of brassing (old ink in photos of section is not corrosion; has been cleaned off since). Much less common than more ornate contemporary models such as the 62. Box leatherette hinge only partly intact.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $2650
11977: Parker 62: classic fully-overlaid hand-engraved eyedropper-filler in the uncommon slender "lady's" version; 12.7 cm long, fully marked, crisp engraved decoration, teardrop-vent #2 Lucky Curve nib, tool marks to section overlay, trimmed slightly at front edge (see details).
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $1650
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, 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.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: broad stub superflex • $1800
11536: Parker 70: rare gold filled telescoping ringtop, 10.5 cm long, extends to 12.75 cm; intact Lucky Curve feed, #3 Lucky Curve nib has been retipped, usual multiple shallow dings to the bulbous barrel end.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine flex • $1650
11658: Parker Duofold Senior: classic oversize orange button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprints and end milling, spearhead feed. Unusual long-tined Duofold nib is slightly later (early 1930s), and has considerable flex; there is a very fine axial hairline from the vent, which seems largely stable given the flexibility of the tines and the thickness and rigidity of the nib body behind the vent hole.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine flex • $600
10122: Parker Jack-Knife Safety: long #2-size screw-cap eyedropper-filler with transparent Bakelite barrel; 12.2 cm long, wide gold filled cap band, nickel plated clip, good cap and barrel imprints, intact Lucky Curve feed, #2 Lucky Curve nib opens up with light pressure, noting tiny hairline starting from vent hole (repair should not be necessary if pen is to not be used regularly); cap posts on barrel but only on very end.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine superflex • $825
12110: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe: streamlined orange ringtop button-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, barrel imprint old-style with Lucky Curve banner, worn but legible, notable Canada-marked Duofold nib, semistub tip with smooth easy flex, elegant writer. Hairlines in cap lip are virtually invisible unless cap is posted (not recommended).
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium flex • $125
12091: Parker Vacumatic Junior: scarce full-size Canadian-made Golden Web, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, lockdown filler, fine transparency, bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code; nice clean pen, slight shrinkage to cap just above bands. Nib has flex, but the tines themselves are quite stiff -- bending occurs quite far back, unconventional feel.
DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium flex • $400
12388: Parker-Osmia Duofold Special: black button-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, made in USA for sale in Germany; nice clear barrel imprint, Duofold nib with "Y" code letter, "M" imprint denoting nib width on section is typically German; the Parker-Osmia venture lasted only from late 1927 to the end of 1929, Parker then sold Osmia back to its former owners.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium stub flex • $695
9394: Pelikan 100N: classic piston-filler, 12.2 cm long, transparent green barrel, uncommon grey pearl barrel sleeve; "M" imprint on filler unit, cap band plating rough, strong imprints on cap crown, synthetic plunger seal has been replaced, responsive nib with considerable flex.
DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $600
12161: Perfecto II Lyx: large striated silver pearl piston-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, a Danish brand, but made in Germany; excellent quality and heft, the size of a #6-size Montblanc of the era, nib is smooth and responsive, requires a bit of pressure to open up. Appears to be new old stock, as new.
DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine flex • $250
10588: Sheaffer Craig: rare full length black chased hard rubber coin-filler, 13.4 cm long, warranted #3 nib, narrow keel feed, mechanically sound, evenly faded, more wear to barrel but imprint clear; the coin-filling system was never used by Sheaffer for its own-brand pens, and is seldom seen in their Craig sub-brand either.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: G • NIB: medium flex • $250
12064: Sheaffer Pigmy: scarce black hard rubber ringtop with gold filled overlay; 8.5 cm long, distinctive lever with rounded tab at end, #2 Self Filling nib. Clean condition noting some light bumps to the barrel end, a very short-lived model.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $175
10699: Sheaffer Self-Filling: black hard rubber clipless lever-filler, rare and desirable slotted pattern gold filled overlay, 13.8 cm long, smooth #3 Self-Filling nib with semistub tip, narrow finless feed; a few shallow pinhead dings to cap side, lever spring is weak so lever needs to be helped back after filling, broken barrel mouth has been neatly repaired by splicing in the front portion of another matching Sheaffer barrel (see details).
DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex • $825
11063: The King safety: black hard rubber with 18K gold filled overlay, 11.25 cm long, Waterman-style, Italian manufacture, excellent quality, engine turning crisp, some light bumps to edge of cap crown, replacement warranted nib is a responsive writer, smooth and calligraphic.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $800
12713: Uhlmann Eterno: black hard rubber Italian safety, 18K gold filled overlay, 10.85 cm long, fully marked on cap and barrel, nib has nice flex but tipping is scant and rather draggy.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $275
11211: Unic Duocolor: French-market version of Zerollo's famous two-nibbed fountain pen, boldly patterned red and black hard rubber, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, bold imprints with patent number and both Unic and Zerollo names, crisp knurling at cap top. Condition is like new, noting a tiny nick to the cap lip (see detail; very common on these pens). Unusually, the nibs are different in tip width, one being more calligraphic and the other more suitable for note-taking.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium stub flex/fine semiflex • $6500
10898: Wahl-Eversharp Clasp Pen: Equi-Poised style lever-filler, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, in rare and desirable "Flamingo" celluloid, as new, with rectangular nib grade sticker intact and round price sticker partially present.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine flex • $400
11778: Wahl-Eversharp safety: extremely rare mottled hard rubber retracting-nib eyedropper-filler, 10.2 cm long, 14K Wahl #2 nib; not known in any ads or catalogs, these pens appear to have been made in France using US-made nibs and feeds, for European market testing. Internal spiral has been repaired.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $650
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 rough where scratched from cap, two gouges have been filled; barrel has had a rose gold filled oval plaque attached (a common way of "erasing" an engraved monogram on the original cartouche beneath). Notable early #2 star-imprint nib is smooth and flexible.
DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: G • NIB: broad stub flex • $695
11608: Waterman 0502 in box: straight-cap black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with uncommon smooth gold filled overlay, 13.4 cm long, made for the French market, "DOUBLÉ OR" hallmarks, 18K gold #2 New York nib. No dings, test marks to cap overlay rim (see detail), nib is long-tined and opens up easily with only slight pressure, but lacks tipping -- can be used as is, but for durability we can arrange for retipping to your preference.
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine superflex • $950
12440: Waterman 0512 Filigree: black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled overlay, 13.6 cm long, initials "A.G.C." engraved on barrel, lively and responsive #2 New York nib, cap dome is more yellowish in tone than the rest of the overlay.
DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $425
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
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
11581: Waterman 0512½VS Baby: smooth gold filled overlay safety with rare double cap; 9.5 cm long, turning knob fully and clearly marked, hard rubber imprints on side of barrel also crisp; overlay excellent, noting inevitable rub marks around inner cap. #2 New York nib will write a nicely shaded line, but is springy rather than soft.
DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $400
4291: Waterman 0512½VS Baby: smooth gold filled overlay safety with rare double cap; 9.3 cm long, has been recorked, turning knob fully marked, virtually no plating wear, but inner cap rim dinged and wavy (see detail), barrel engraved with name.
DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex • $325
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
12834: Waterman 0552½: black hard rubber lever-filler with 18K gold filled smooth overlay, 13.8 cm long, hard rubber slightly faded, clean imprint on side of posting end, noting scratch or crack next to end of barrel overlay (see details).
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $395
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
12617: Waterman 0552½ LEC: long slender hard rubber lever-filler, 13.1 cm long, with full "Pansey Panel" pattern 18K gold filled overlay with hand engraving; monogram in cartouche, plating wear at both ends of the barrel overlay (see details), a handsome and well-proportioned user with a responsive Waterman #2 nib.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: G • NIB: medium fine flex • $295
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
11971: Waterman 12: mottled hard rubber clipless eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, early example with 1898 patent date on cap, barrel imprint with globe and both 1884 patent dates, patent dates also imprinted on spoon feed; imprints bold and deep, excellent color, #2 nib is a notable writer but has the beginnings of a stress crack from the left side of the vent hole.
DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium stub flex • $285
9687: Waterman 12: English-market black hard rubber half-overlay eyedropper-filler, 13.2 cm long, 9K solid gold barrel overlay, London-hallmarked with Waterman factory maker's mark; pattern is a combination of twist and deeply hand-chased floral scrollwork -- uncatalogued, and hitherto unknown. Barrel cartouche is monogrammed, gold has been polished down, so that the date letter cannot be read..
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $3850
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
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
11774: Waterman 12S: full-size mottled hard rubber clipless safety, 11.9 cm long, fine color, imprints show some wear but fully present, #2 New York nib is responsive and tightly sprung, not soft. Waterman safeties in mottled are uncommon.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $400
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 • $2650
12223: Waterman 14 S: mottled hard rubber safety pen, 13.1 cm long, very early production with threaded turning knob, nib spirals in and out, repaired crack to internal mechanism (see detail), good imprints, feed with patent date, #4 New York is 18K with French import hallmarks, extremely flexible.
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: broad superflex • $565
9133: Waterman 322 Commercial: black hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler, solid 9K English-hallmarked barrel overlay, 14.6 cm long; pre-Globe cap imprint worn but fully legible, seam split at front of overlay rewelded (see details); long-tail feed with patent imprints, early slender #2 New York nib.
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium flex • $1000
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.
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $5000
11461: Waterman 412: early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.6 cm long, #2 New York nib with much flexibility, spoon feed with patent imprints, imprints on silver light but legible, initial "H" engraved in barrel cartouche, hard rubber under the overlay has been professionally reblackened. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling.
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium flex • $900
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
11442: Waterman 42½: black hard rubber French-market clipless safety with sterling silver overlay; 12.65 cm long, fully marked, initials "G. F." on barrel, elegant engine turning, only a few pinprick marks (not to be confused with the small French hallmarks) . 18K gold #2 nib is a very smooth writer.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $800
11501: Waterman 43: rare desk pen, short-lived model, black hard rubber slip-cap clipless eyedropper-filler with long tapered barrel, 17.3 cm long; uncommon #3 New York nib is flexible but not soft, barrel imprints bold, scrape marks to feed. Moderate even fading, two longitudinal cracks in barrel (one virtually invisible, see detail; perhaps from pen being caught in a desk drawer) have been internally sealed, pen is ink-tight.
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $600
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
9184: Waterman 442½V in box: black hard rubber ringtop safety, 9.6 cm long, smooth sterling silver overlay with hard to find telescoping outer cap; metal clean, imprints on hard rubber strong, initials "M.W.D." on barrel. Patent imprints on feed, responsive nib.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine stub flex • $500
8907: Waterman 472: uncommon black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler with smooth sterling silver overlay; 13.1 cm long, London hallmarks, number at barrel end is simply "72" with no hundreds column digit, as is typical for English-market Watermans; 1925-dated presentation inscription, nice stub #2 nib has an incipient hairline from the vent hole, but should be stable if used without excessive writing pressure; even wear, light marks to metal, one tiny stress crack where barrel overlay crimped in place (see detail; for some reason these are extremely common in English-market Waterman overlays).
DATE: 1920 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium italic flex • $565
9753: Waterman 512½ Colonial: slender black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.1 cm long, solid 14K gold overlay in scarce fine parallel lines pattern, especially rare with factory cabochon at cap top; elegantly engraved monogram on barrel, minor bump marks to cap, overall nice and clean, smooth and responsive #2 New York nib.
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $1800
12689: Waterman 51V Ripple: rare red and black hard rubber lever-filler, an export model distinguished by its singular #1-size nib, 10.8 cm long, nickel plated trim, good imprints, fine color, only slight fading.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine stub flex • $295
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
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
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
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
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
10952: Waterman 612: black hard rubber slip cap eyedropper-filler with pearl slabs on barrel, smooth gold filled barrel bands; 13.5 cm long, moderate even fading to hard rubber, #2 New York nib opens up easily with minimal pressure. Cap is not imprinted, may be a slightly later replacement. Pearl-slab Watermans are not common, and nearly all are taper-caps. This is only the second pearl-slabbed Waterman cone cap we have had in over 15 years.
DATE: c. 1907 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $1450
12853: Waterman 7 Ripple: red and black hard rubber lever-filler with legendarily rare "Black" nib and band; 14.25 cm long, gold filled trim, good color, clean barrel imprint, made in Canada. Trim has been replated, nib has had extensive crack repair (see details), writes well but aggressive use decidedly not recommended. Only a handful of "Black" Waterman 7 pens are known -- probably the rarest of all the Ripple series.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: G-VG* • NIB: fine flex • $2750
12523: Waterman Lady Patricia: rare black hard rubber lever-filler with sterling silver "Bay Leaf" overlay, 11 cm long, scattered light marks, no deep dings; it has been 15 years since we had another example in stock.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $895
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
10574: Williamson button-filler: Vacumatic-style burgundy pearl laminate, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Italy, very flexible long-tined Williamson nib, cap jewel appears to be a replacement (more rounded than usual conical profile).
DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $600
10705: Wirt Phenix in box: mottled hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13 cm long, hard rubber glossy and unfaded with strong barrel imprint, classic Wirt ventless nib, feed with top and bottom channels. Nib tipping is missing, but tip is rounded and can be used as is; otherwise near mint.
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine flex • $185