6319: Aikin Lambert Pet display card: very rare original display, 15.2 cm high, with 6 out of 12 pens still present; pens are miniature ringtop eyedropper-fillers in black hard rubber, with red or light green casein ends and 14K gold nibs, averaging 6.4 cm long; unused and of excellent quality, they are rather evenly sun-faded, and one of the red tops has two chips on the side facing the card; from a long-closed New York area pen shop, the only example of its kind we have seen.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $650
11986: Astoria miniature safety: black hard rubber ringtop with Italian 18K gold filled filigree overlay, 7.8 cm long, Astoria-marked 14K nib; true filigree work in this case, with beaded wire, excellent quality, must be examined closely for full appreciation. Seals have not been replaced, not ink-tight.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine semiflex • $1650
11964: Montblanc 00: black hard rubber miniature ringtop safety, 8.35 cm long, 18K gold filled Italian-market overlay with raised floral bands on barrel; original 14K Montblanc 00 nib with star imprint, pen has been recorked, condition is sound, noting gouge to side of turning knob (see detail).
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine • $1600
6218: Parker Jack-Knife Safety: rare baby Bakelite-barreled ringtop eyedropper-filler, black hard rubber, 7.75 cm long, gold filled trim; good barrel transparency, cap imprint light but legible, tight stable hairline in cap lip (see detail), Lucky Curve feed intact, #2 Lucky Curve nib has longitudinal hairline from base up to "C" in imprint.
DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine flex • $585
11496: Parker Vest Pocket Duofold Deluxe: uncommon miniature ringtop button-filler in jade green, 9.1 cm long, gold filled trim, name on barrel directly over imprint, moderate and even discoloration.
DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $200
11967: Salz Peter Pan in box: miniature black hard rubber screw-cap ringtop eyedropper-filler, 8.7 cm long, gold filled trim, with original black neck ribbon, in Cincinnati retailer's box; no imprints, but identity known from other boxed examples.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $125
11484: Salz Peter Pan set in box: black hard rubber miniature ringtop eyedropper-filler with smooth gold filled overlay, 7.7 cm long, with matching 1.1 mm twist-action pencil. Excellent quality, as new.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $200
11494: Salz (?) eyedropper-filler: miniature black hard rubber ringtop, 6.7 cm long, red casein crown, gold filled ringtop fitting. Unmarked, fine quality, noting manufacturing flaw, divot in side of barrel (see detail).
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $60
11502: Wirt eyedropper-filler: very small black hard rubber screw-cap, 7.35 cm long, gold filled trim, engraved monogram on wide cap band, original ringtop fitting missing or removed. Characteristic and distinctive Wirt vented underfeed, ventless #1 nib is a pleasant writer.
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $95
9970: unmarked safety: miniature black hard rubber retracting-nib German safety, 8.35 cm long, engine-turned silver overlay marked only "900" at the center of the cap crown; despite size, a fully functional pen, cork has been replaced, 14K gold warranted nib has considerably flex, but due to dimensions line width variation is limited.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $400