10095: Parker 023: rare black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 13.7 cm long, nib assembly plugs into end of barrel so as to leave no section joint exposed to the fingers in use; only slight fading, imprints good, intact Lucky Curve feed, some shrinkage to center of cap, #3 Lucky Curve nib is a fine writer, has a tiny incipient hairline from the vent hole (should cause no problems with light use, and is not noticeable without magnification).
10457: Parker 15: black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled overlay cap, barrel with pearl slabs, #3 Lucky Curve nib with keyhole vent; pearl is tight with excellent color and luster, trim is excellent with only a trace of brassing at the very top edge of the cap crown, not even noticeable without magnification. Hard rubber of the cap has been reblackened, appears slightly textured under close examination.
8433: Parker 16 Jack-Knife Safety: medium-length "turban top" black hard rubber screw-cap ringtop eyedropper-filler with gold filled filigree overlay; 11.4 cm long, fully marked, name on indicia, some tool marks to metal at top of cap (see detail), keyhole-vent nib has considerable flex.
7106: Parker 25 Jack-Knife Safety: smooth black hard rubber turban-top, 11.3 cm long, very hard to find in larger sizes; clean and somewhat toothy Lucky Curve #5 nib, intact feed, no imprints visible on side of barrel, "PAT. PENDING" cap imprint worn and partially heat-reversed, pen has been dye-reblackened.
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 indicia, a few marks on the posting end, but much better than usually seen, tiny hairline in section mouth underneath nib (see detail).
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.
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.
10045: Parker 66 Jack-Knife Safety: black hard rubber ringtop button-filler, acid-etched sterling silver overlay with hand-engraved detailing, 11.7 cm long; Heath mark on barrel overlay (less common indented diamond form), replacement blind cap lacks "66" imprint, initials on indicia, #3 Lucky Curve nib opens up with light pressure; an uncommon pattern, in unusually good condition.
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.
10133: Parker Duofold Senior: orange streamline button-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, late production, with clip lacking patent date, celluloid ends, arrow nib, and comb feed. No barrel imprint, but does not appear to have been worn off: the pen does not show the usual signs of polishing -- all trim is unbrassed, and sharp edges are still sharp. Minor usage marks to barrel, barrel thread hairline has been invisibly repaired, mouth internally sleeved with brass is stronger than new. Nib is smooth and extraordinarily flexible, opening up widely with light pressure.
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.
10648: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe: Mandarin Yellow streamline ringtop button-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, cap lip has been replaced using vintage celluloid, stronger than new and invisible from the outside. Spearhead feed, long-tined Duofold nib opens up with light pressure.
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, reponsive nib with considerable flex.
10775: Pen-O-Pencil Twinpoint combo: green gold filled ringtop lever-filler and pencil, 12.5 cm long, grouped parallel lines pattern, fully marked, name neatly engraved in indicia, one ding to the shoulder of the pencil cone. Twinpoint #2 nib writes a nicely shaded line; ringtop combos are uncommon.
10525: Phenixor safety: black chas ed hard rubber,11.5 cm long, chrome plated trim, made in France, 18K nib; never filled with ink, seal is still good, as new but for age spotting to clip.
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.
9982: Sheaffer lever-filler: black hard rubber with gold filled foliate filigree overlay, 13.6 cm long; hard rubber is glossy and only slightly faded, metalwork crisp, noting initials on indicia, #2 nib has what appears to be a superficial manufacturing flaw, a sort of blister-crack running through the "2" of the imprint, but is a very good writer and functionally perfect; narrow feed, raised narrow barrel threads -- a fine example of a very early Sheaffer overlay.
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, narrow finless feed; a few shallow pinhead dings to cap indicia, 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).
10463: Sheaffer Self-Filling: black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled filigree overlay, #3 Self Filling semi-stub nib is smooth and responsive; some patches of brassing to the sides of the cap rim, one tiny crack to the overlay immediately adjacent to the end of the lever slot (see detail), hard rubber under the overlay has been professionally reblackened.
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.
9587: Wahl lever-filler: black hard rubber ringtop with solid 14K green gold cap and barrel, hand engraved with vines and flowers; 11.3 cm long, early production with Boston 1904 patent date at cap top, smooth and responsive Wahl #2 nib gives considerable line width variation. Condition is as new, noting engraved monogram on indicia and tiny test marks to the metal at the top and bottom edges of the cap.
10576: Wahl lever-filler: sterling silver "all metal barrel" ringtop, 9.45 cm long, "Wave" pattern chasing, early raised lever, responsive and callligraphic #2 nib; initials engraved in indicia.
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).
10857: Wahl-Eversharp Equi-Poised: long slender lever-filler in the rare and highly desirable "Flamingo" (deep red with black swirls); 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Eversharp #2 Signature nib is smooth and responsive with considerable flex.
10255: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal: full-size "Coral" lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, Gold Seal on cap, Personal Point screw-in nib unit, Gold Seal Signature nib offers moderate flex.
10148: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal set: oversize "Deco Band" black and pearl lever-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, with matching 1.1 mm pencil and rare Remington-made matching pocketknife. Knife blades snap open and closed properly, end of one of the scales has been restored (see detail). Pencil has one age hairline on back behind clip, pen has small stress cracks at end of lever slot, in both cases there is a metal lining underneath. Interior of barrel mouth has also been sleeved in brass, as partial replacement of original corroded aluminum sleeve. Condition of pen and pencil is in other respects excellent, with no brassing to trim and strong imprints. Screw-in Personal Point" section, large nib is unusual, with "EVERSHARP/FLEXIBLE/MADE IN U.S.A." imprint -- also very flexible, with wide line width variation.
10654: Wahl-Eversharp lever-filler set: scarce gold filled over sterling silver two-tone "all metal barrel" ringtop in "Niagara" pattern, 9.5 cm long, with matching 1.1 mm pencil; #2 Wahl nib is smooth and opens up with light pressure; a beautiful and striking set, very hard to find in this condition.
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.
9977: Waterman 01852V Ripple in box: a scarce pen in mint condition -- an Olive Ripple hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim, price sticker at end of barrel, hard rubber unfaded, crisp and glossy, imprints deep and razor-sharp, completely unworn; pen appears to have been dipped, probably in the store. In blue cardboard box with instructions. Note that most 52V colored Ripple (i.e., other than red and black) pens bear clips -- ringtop versions are much less common.
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.
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.
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 indicia. Long-tined New York #2 nib is a wet writer and very soft, should be used with a light hand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9598: Waterman 0552½ LEC: black hard rubber lever-filler with crisp gold filled overlay in Sheraton (grouped parallel lines) pattern; 12.8 cm long, metal is like new but for corrosion around cap breather holes and tiny spot of blistering next to clip (see details); #2 nib is smooth, opens with pressure, but more for general writing with restrained but elegant line variation.
10570: Waterman 0552½ LEC Filigree set in box: black hard rubber lever-filler with full 18K gold filled overlay, 13.1 cm long, earlier pattern with six intersecting strips instead of the more common four; crisp with wear apparently only from polishing, only slightest fading to hard rubber, nib is very flexible and responsive, opens up wide with light pressure; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead. Box is rather a mess, included as is.
10786: Waterman 0552½V: black hard rubber lever-filler ringtop with green gold filled "Filigree" overlay; 9.5 cm long, #2 nib is not the choice for huge line width variation, but puts down a smooth and effortlessly shaded line. Moderate fading to hard rubber.
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.
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.
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. Indicia is monogrammed, gold has been polished down, so that the date letter cannot be read..
10832: Waterman 12 PSF coin-filler: black chased hard rubber, nickel clip, 13.4 cm long; well-used, chasing worn smooth, imprints all legible, lower clip rivet loose (clip will not snap back if ball end is pulled away from cap). Long-tined New York #2 nib has considerable flex and a bit of tooth. A good example of one of Waterman's shortest-lived and scarcest filling systems.
10555: Waterman 12 SF: black chased hard rubber sleeve-filler, fancy gold filled barrel band, 14 cm long, crisp and glossy, though chasing bolder on cap than on sleeve, as is typical. Feed with patent imprints, #2 New York nib opens up wide with only slight pressure, but use with a light touch as there is the beginning of a hairline just starting from the vent hole. Sleeve-fillers are not at all common in such good condition.
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.
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.
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.
9492: Waterman 13: a legendary rarity with a stanhope viewer in the cap, made to commemorate Waterman's 35th anniversary; black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.4 cm long, fancy gold filled barrel bands, correct nickel silver clip (this apparent mismatch is typical on this model); view through stanhope shows Waterman's Pen Corner in downtown New York City; nice clean condition, slight fading, even wear, all imprints clear. It has been suggested that these pens were made for Frank D. Waterman to present as personal gifts.
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.
10561: Waterman 16 SF: large black chased hard rubber sleeve-filler, 14.5 cm long, even wear, has been reblackened, mechanically sound, notable long-tined #6 New York nib provides great line width variation. Sleeve-fillers in sizes larger than 12 or 14 are rare.
10829: Waterman 3: tan veined grey pearl "Steel Quartz" lever-filler, 12.7 cm long, chrome plated trim; strong imprints, "Tip-Fill" feed, #2 nib is very soft, needs a light hand; excellent color, sealed hairlines from clip opening look like scratches (see detail).
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).
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.
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.
10783: Waterman 403: uncommon late production overlay, black hard rubber lever-filler with "Gothic" pattern in sterling silver; 13.1 cm long, no number on barrel end, metal crisp with 1942-dated inscription on indicia; notable factory italic nib.
10833: Waterman 412 SF: black hard rubber sleeve-filler with sterling silver "Filigree" overlay, 14 cm long, #2 New York nib is smooth and lively, writes a nicely shaded line; number at end of barrel is worn but legible, "4" in hundreds place is omitted as is the norm in pre-1908 pens. A few shallow bumps to the cap crown, nickel plating of pressure bar is largely intact. A fine example of one of Waterman's uncommon early self-fillers.
10621: Waterman 414: early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.6 cm long, spoon feed, #4 nib is later but a wonderfully responsive writer; imprints on the silver show the usual wear but are mostly legible, hard rubber has moderate even fading, initials engraved on indicia, one small test mark to cap overlay (see details) -- #4-size fine silver overlays are much less common than #2-size.
10732: Waterman 42 in box: black hard rubber safety with octagonal gold filled overlay, 12.65 cm long, three-color banding on cap, overlay at barrel end bears both the winged mark of Davide Capra, Waterman's official agent in Italy, and the smaller mark of Montegrappa, maker of the overlay. #2 nib is smooth with easy flexibility, pen is like new but for a few small usage marks.
10845: Waterman 42½: black hard rubber clipless safety, French-hallmarked 18K solid gold overlay; 12.8 cm long, metal crisp and fully marked, a few shallow bumps to the cap mouth not readily noticeable. Long-tined 18K New York #2 nib is a wet writer, permits dramatic line width variation.
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.
10816: Waterman 454 Moderne: black hard rubber lever-filler, sterling silver "Night and Day" overlay, 13.6 cm long, smooth and responsive #4 nib, monogram on barrel indicia, good clean example of a scarce and desirable Art Deco classic.
10583: Waterman 502: slender black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with smooth 9K solid gold overlay; 13.9 cm long, an English-market pen with London hallmarks, date letter indicates late production of a much older design.
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 in indicia, minor bump marks to cap, overall nice and clean, smooth and responsive #2 New York nib.
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).
10402: Waterman 52 combination: rare hard rubber lever-filler with sterling silver overlay incorporating a retracting propelling pencil in the end of the barrel; 13.5 cm long, barrel end twists to extend Mordan-mechanism pencil (uses VS lead); full London hallmarks, maker's mark for Mappin & Webb, though overlay identical to others bearing Waterman's FDW mark. Fine barleycorn pattern, multiple scattered shallow dings, dent to clip ball, soldered patch to front edge of barrel overlay (see detail), smooth and responsive #2 Canada nib.
4696: Waterman 52 combination: rare hard rubber lever-filler with 9K solid gold factory overlay incorporating a retracting propelling pencil in the end of the barrel; 13.7 cm long, barrel end twists to extend Mordan-mechanism pencil (uses VS lead); full London hallmarks, crisp fine barleycorn finish, only minor marks to metal, initials "S.J.M." on indicia, #2 Canada nib, cap thread engagement short but solid.
9988: Waterman 52½: black hard rubber clipless 3/4-length lever-filler, 11.25 cm long, seven-sided sterling silver London-hallmarked engine turned overlay with enamel-inlaid perpetual calendar. A very rare and characteristically English model, very smooth and responsive nib.
10585: Waterman 552½: black hard rubber lever-filler with classic "Filigree" overlay in solid 14K gold; 13.5 cm long, no model number imprint on barrel end, imprint on side of barrel end worn but fully present; some shallow small bumps to side of cap top (see detail), otherwise clean, noting moderate even fading to hard rubber. #2 nib is smooth and responsive.
10840: Waterman 552½: black hard rubber lever-filler with smooth 14K solid gold overlay, 13.5 cm long, extremely clean example with a great nib that can go from fine to double broad with ease; name on barrel, but no dings -- very hard to find on a smooth finish.
10052: Waterman 552½: black hard rubber lever-filler, smooth solid 14K gold overlay, 13.35 cm long, fully marked, slight fading to hard rubber, model number imprint on barrel end almost entirely worn away; elegantly engraved monogram on barrel, a few light marks to the sides of the cap, noteworthy nib is extremely smooth and flexible.
6383: Waterman 552½ LEC: hand-engraved solid 14K gold over black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.1 cm long; only minimal bumps to ends, cap crown nearly perfect, Ideal globe appears on both lever end and on plate below; for some reason, no "LEC" on barrel end; indicia engraved with extra, post-factory, scrollwork in order to cover over a monogram (see detail), clip ball has been resoldered back in place (noticeable only under magnification); notable New York #2 nib, responsive and offering a very wide range of line variation.
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.
10480: Waterman 622 in box: black hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler with pearl slabbed barrel, 14.45 cm long, gold filled trim, bold cap imprint with 1884 patent dates, hard rubber glossy and only slightly faded, small tool mark to posting end flange (see detail). Pearl slabs are tight, smooth, and lustrous, with fine color, smooth narrow #2 New York nib has early arched imprint, long-tailed feed with crisp patent imprints. Pearl-slabbed Watermans are much less common than Parkers.
9818: Waterman 7 Ripple: near-legendary Ripple hard rubber lever-filler with Toledo-work overlay, 14.4 cm long, Red band at cap top with matching Red keyhole-vent nib. Though the other components are in excellent condition, the iron-based overlay has large patches of deep corrosion. Never released in the USA, the Toledo 7 appears to have been sold only through a few high-end European retailers. Only a handful of examples are known -- many badly worn or corroded -- making this the rarest 7 of all. We have priced this pen at a fraction of what a fully intact version would fetch.
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.
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.
8439: Waterman Remex sleeve-filler: black chased hard rubber, 14.1 cm long, unusual Canadian-made subbrand version of Waterman's pre-lever self-filler, apparently assembled out of obsolete parts; no imprints, feed is square-sectioned Aikin Lambert style, nib is typical Canadian Remex, with "14 KT./R" in a diamond, "2" below, even the globe logo on the pressure bar has been effaced; originally clipless, comes with a contemporary nickel plated slip-on clip (easily removed, if desired).
10429: Williamson button-filler: Vacumatic-style in black, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Italy, clip and tassie plating excellent, but cap bands quite worn; flexible long-tined Williamson nib.
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).
7554: Williamson eyedropper: slender black hard rubber slip-cap with gold filled pierced overlay; 11.35 cm long, "AUTO" on distinctive Williamson feed; Williamson #1 nib has been retipped and a base crack repaired, surface portion of hairline through imprint has been left visible so as not to risk damage to the imprint; hard rubber under the overlay has been professionally dye-reblackened. The connections between Williamson and its Janesville, Wisconsin neighbor, Parker, are still being explored, but it is clear that there was considerable overlap in ownership and management, as well as some sharing of patents.
10078: Williamson eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber slip cap, 13 cm long, gold filled filigree overlay appears nearly identical to a Parker 16. Somewhat toothy Williamson #3 nib, "AUTO" imprinted split feed; hard rubber is nice and dark, but cracks in cap lining under overlay (see detail); initials on barrel indicia, bumps to cap lip. An uncommon Parker-related pen, also made in Janesville, by a company apparently partially Parker-owned.
10192: Wirt eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber taper-cap with full gold filled filigree overlay, 14.3 cm long; #2 ventless Wirt nib with vented underfeed, initials on indicia, no brassing to overlay, hard rubber has been professionally reblackened, surface slightly rough in spots. The great majority of overlay taper-caps are half-overlays, with only the barrel covered.
10705: Wirt Phenix: 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.
8097: Wirt Safety: mottled hard rubber clipless screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.7 cm long, unusual reciprocating ink shutoff valve actuated by a central post inside the cap (covered by US patent 978,419); Wirt ventless #2 nib with narrow gold underfeed, slightly toothy but very flexible; Wirt Safeties are uncommon, and most are found in the vest-pocket size.