Please note that not all the items listed below are both mint and boxed: some are mint and unboxed, others are boxed but not mint, and there may also be items that are new old stock but in less than perfectly pristine condition. More on our condition scale here.
11383: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable in box: smooth black hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 14.4 cm long, crisp and glossy, long-tined American-marked #2 nib writes an elegantly shaded line. With original paper band on cap noting that the pen was sold already filled, instructions, and lower half of original box. Has not had barrel seal replaced, not guaranteed ink-tight.
4251: Ancora glassine envelope: advertising for Duplex pens, 5 x 9.5 cm, printed on both sides, new old stock.
9624: Aurora 88P in box: black piston-filler, 13.75 cm long, chrome plated cap and trim, some plating loss to cap (see detail), good ink window transparency, smooth hooded nib; end plug in filler knob absent, exposing screw head, does not affect function.
7815: Conklin 40P: black chased hard rubber flat-top vest-pocket crescent-filler, 11.25 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual single narrow cap band, has a #5 nib though should carry a #4; new old stock with price band, has not been resacked or otherwise restored, hard rubber crisp but sun-faded, pen appears to have been dipped, light scratch marks at end of barrel.
10946: Conklin Nozac: rare vest pocket size piston-filler, 11.4 cm long, black with gold filled trim, original price sticker, perfect barrel transparency with herringbone pattern; mechanism in excellent working order, original piston seal has not been replaced and is probably not ink tight.
7659: Cross stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 11.9 cm long, thick model with unusual chased cap; crisp and glossy, bold section imprint without patent date, has been converted to a scribing tool -- probably as a means to recycle unused but obsolete old stock (not usable as a pen).
11212: De La Rue Onoto set in box: black hard rubber plunger-filler, 14.85 cm long, gold filled barrel overlay, matching cap crown, both with French hallmarks; #3 Onoto nib is an unusual sharp-edged italic with considerable flexibility. Boxed with a De La Rue patent injector pencil that appears to use 1.1 mm lead, but requires repair; pencil has some brassing, and comes with a well-constructed lead holder of hard rubber with a gold filled overlay; box interior rather tattered.
10094: Eggens Hambler (EHCO) lever-filler: new old stock black chased hard rubber pen, 13.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, original price band ($1.50), crisp and unfaded, original hardened sac has not been replaced (will resac at no extra charge if desired). Four available -- a good quality second-tier New York penmaker.
9497: Eversharp pencil in box: desk pencil (no matching fountain pen), 13.9 cm long, rosewood hard rubber barrel, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; in original box, with Spanish-language instructions. We have acquired a small hoard of these, and though they are new old stock, they have clearly not always been stored in a perfectly dry environment. The steel tip cones have rusted, but can easily be polished down (see photos) or replaced (the tips unscrew, and spares can be taken from other Eversharps). Several available.
11169: Eversharp injector pencil: black, 11.65 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, appears to be new old stock.
9335: Eversharp $5 set in box: black Symphony-series lever-filler with gold-plated cap, matching .9 mm pencil, new old stock, both pieces stickered, with both display box and outer sleeve; sold as found, with original sac still in place; advertised in late 1949 as "A luxury set at a pre-war price".
9865: Eversharp Star Reporter ballpoints: 12 new old stock ballpoints, 13.25 cm long, gold filled trim, various colors, in original factory shipping tray. Nonfunctional, as they lack refills; for use with current-production refills, adaptors will be necessary. Retailed at $1 each from the late 1940s to the early 1950s.
10156: Eversharp lever-filler set in box: blue Symphony-series economy set, pen 13.75 cm long, gold-plated trim, matching 1.1 mm pencil, new old stock, pen stickered, nib gold-plated, fully functional but barrel warped.
10815: John Hancock cartridge-filler in box: black hard rubber, 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, green casein trim band; original black japanned screw-in copper cartridge is present, along with three extras in their metal case. Sealed hairline crack in pen cap does not affect function, runs between cap band and inner cap, not to cap mouth (see details). Pen has name on barrel, some cartridges dented and one has damaged threads at the mouth and will not mount, all cartridges but one still unused with mouth seal intact and ink still inside.
9238: Juco Independent stylographic pen in box: handsome smooth black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.6 cm long, crisp and glossy with bold imprints, gold needle intact; appears never to have been filled, comes in very clean box, with original eyedropper with hardened rubber bulb.
11125: Laughlin doctor's pen: black chased hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, thermometer in compartment at end of barrel; 16.3 cm long, crisp and glossy, as new, never filled.
10681: LeBoeuf Unbreakable set in box: ringtop sleeve-filler in lavender pearl, 12.25 cm long, gold filled trim, #4 nib; LeBoeuf pens are prized for their unusual and beautiful materials, and their often spectacular degree of pearlescence. Pen and pencil have engraved initials "A.S.", pen's condition is clean, but pencil is a wreck: mechanism works, but nose cone is missing and celluloid barrel has multiple cracks. LeBoeuf boxes are seldom seen; this one is all the more unusual in having three slots, the third perhaps for a matching pocket knife.
11332: Mabie Todd dip pen and pencil combination in box: solid 14K gold, fine parallel lines pattern, 10.45 cm long collapsed, 15.1 cm with barrel extended and pencil nozzle twisted out; nib is a responsive Mabie Todd #5 marked "BROAD POINT", in excellent condition but for the tipping chipped off on one side. Dent in end cap, indicia is engraved "Dr. L. M.", pencil nozzle can be pulled forward but is fully functional, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead. A hefty piece with a total weight of 33.35 g -- a lot of gold, even after deducting the weight of the brass and steel of the interior mechanism.
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.
10205: Mabie Todd Swan set in box: beautiful and solid New York-made lever-filler in 1/5 18K gold filled, 13.1 cm long, crisp rings chasing pattern (usually found on Edward Todd pens, but very uncommon for Mabie Todd). Matching 1.1 mm Fyne Poynt pencil, both pieces bear a neatly engraved 1928-dated inscription on their indicias. Nib is set tight, so writes a very fine line, but the tip is large enough that it could be adjusted to a medium fine if opened up. Set is like new with attractive age toning, no brassing but usual Mabie Todd seam lines visible where end caps soldered on pen.
3719: Mabie Todd No. 20 Cygnet stylographic pen: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 10.4 cm long, made in England, spring-loaded needle; new old stock, never filled, ready to use; several available.
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.
9443: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: blue with black cap top, gold filled trim, 11.6 cm long, matches Blackbird pen; made in England, uses 1.1 mm lead, new old stock, minimal shop wear, several available.
9514: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: dark burgundy, chrome plated trim, 12.3 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in England, new old stock.
9441: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: royal blue with gold filled cap, 12.8 cm long, new old stock, uses 1.1 mm lead.
9453: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: burgundy, 12.6 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in England, new old stock, minimal shop wear.
9495: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: deep burgundy, gold filled trim, 12.6 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in England, new old stock, typical very slight shrinkage at top of cap.
9442: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: black with gold filled cap, 12.8 cm long, new old stock, uses 1.1 mm lead.
9511: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: dark green, 12.4 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in England, new old stock.
9438: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: grey, 12.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in England, new old stock, minimal shop wear, will polish up like new; a few available.
9449: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: dark blue, 12.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in England, new old stock, minimal shop wear, some dullness to plating; a few available.
11144: Mabie Todd Calligraph in box: red twist-filler, 12.4 cm long, late mechanism with internal button-filler-type pressure bar actuated by turning the filler knob; #2 Swan nib will open up but requires some pressure. Irregular crimp to cap band (see detail), cap thread engagement loose, will slip if cap screwed on tightly.
9940: Parker 15 in box: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, gold filled filigree cap, pearl slabbed barrel, 13.6 cm long, early production example with rounded ends, hard rubber exposed at cap crown; this pen is fresh out of an estate, and comes in a Parker Christmas box with a handwritten note, stating "Dad gave Mom this pen before they were married". Initials on indicia, some plating wear, but hard rubber is black and glossy, pearl intact and lustrous; keyhole-vent Lucky Curve #3 nib is toothy but in good shape.
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.
7728: Parker 38 in box: legendary black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with overlay of gold filled snakes with green rhinestone eyes; 13.45 cm long, #3 Lucky Curve nib, VV clip with 1907 patent date, no Parker imprints on overlay or hard rubber -- very similar to a Heath-marked snake sold by us some fifteen years ago (Heath made high-end overlays for Parker, Waterman, Conklin, Moore, and others; many Parker overlay pen designs are seen from time to time in unmarked versions bearing Heath nibs).
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • Full details on request
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.
11319: Parker Duofold Senior set in box: classic black oversize button-filler, 14 cm long, GFT, early production in Permanite, raised single cap band with personal inscription, crisp milling on ends; matching "Big Bro" pencil with black hard rubber barrel shows more use, with bump to cap crown and scratches to nose cone (see details), box also shows wear with loose top.
11390: Parker Webster in box: small red marbled button-filler, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, made by Parker for retail by Sears Roebuck & Co. under their house brand name; "44" date code on nib, instruction sheet identical to Parker's but Sears-marked throughout, dated November 1936. Pen is clean, some scratching to and around the clip (see detail).
11301: Parker 51 set in box: black double-jewel Vacumatic-filler, 14K solid gold cap and trim, Blue Diamond clip, two-tone clutch ring, bold deep barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code; matching pencil uses .9 mm lead, unusual fancy gold plated mechanism. Name imprinted on barrels in small letters, very clean set.
11282: Parker 51 set in box: unusual Canadian-made Vac-filler in black, sterling silver cap with fine parallel lines pattern, geometric band, late production with chrome arrow clip without Blue Diamond; matching pencil uses .9 mm lead. Bold imprints on both pen and pencil, pen has large 4th quarter date code, no dings to caps, only light marks, usual mottling from flaking of original rhodium plating.
5828: Parker 51 pencil lead refills: 12 leads in a stoppered glass tube, 8 cm long, made in England, label reads "for Parker '51'/ROTARY PENCIL", with Parker "halo" mark; many available, all "B" hardness.
8370: Parker Jotter saccharine dispenser: hard to find pocketable sweetener carrier, 11.4 cm long, transparent barrel, brushed steel cap, chrome 45-style clip; new old stock, minimal shop wear.
11322: Parker T-1: brushed titanium with integral nib; unused, with clip tag. T-1s are becoming hard to find, and especially in pristine condition.
11150: Parker 65 Flighter set in box: stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated clip and end jewels, 13.5 cm long; uses cartridge or converter (included), made in England, not sold in the USA. Matching pencil uses .9 mm lead. Original instructions and guarantee with sale date noted as February 1975.
11382: Parker 61 Mk II Flighter: Argentine-made Aerometric filler with frosty stainless steel cap and barrel, 13.7 cm long, chrome plated trim; polished cap rim, black end jewels, blue hood with two metal dots, Octanium nib. Fully marked, as new, nib grade chalk mark partly present on barrel.
7685: Parker Classic Flighter ballpoint: brushed stainless steel, polished chrome clip and actuator button, 13.6 cm long, made in USA, connector threads machined, not stamped; new old stock, refills not included, part of a large hoard, see our Specials page for quantity discounts.
7651: Parker 75 nib display: five 14K USA production nibs in various stages of completion, to illustrate the process of manufacture; these came to us loose, but could easily be mounted and framed.
7650: Parker 75 ballpoint manufacturing display: five pieces in sterling silver illustrating different stages of forming a cap, deep-drawing from sheet; the last stage is at final dimensions with the top hole cut, but before application of the imprints and engine turning; from Parker's Janesville factory.
11437: Parker 61 Cumulus in box: gold filled English-made cartridge/converter filler (converter included); crisp, bold patterning, notable nib has a more rounded tip, but could easily be reground to a sharp italic. Slight shrinkage to hood from cap clutch pressure (see detail), overall appearance like new.
10639: Parker 75 Queen Elizabeth in box: limited edition fountain pen made from brass from the famous ocean liner, in less common oversize "treasure chest" brass-bound wooden box, with certificate of authenticity, box key, nib wrench, and spare cartridge (converter installed). Unused, noting handling marks to box.
11072: Parker 180 Ms. Parker ballpoint in box: brushed stainless steel with gold plated trim, bold barrel band; 13.1 cm long, clipless, designed by Emilio Pucci, takes standard Parker refills; made in USA, includes leatherette sleeve, instruction sheet is dated 1979.
11077: Parker 180 Ms. Parker rollerball in box: brushed stainless steel with gold plated trim, bold barrel band; 13.1 cm long, clipless, designed by Emilio Pucci, takes standard Parker refills; made in USA, "QC" date code, includes leatherette sleeve.
7552: Parker 180 Flighter: stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated trim, US-made, includes Aerometric-style slender convertor, 14K gold two-way triangular nib (offers two nib grades in one, with a thinner line when the nib is used inverted); new old stock with original clip tag, several available.
10949: Parker Wood Pen: rare German-made limited edition cartridge/converter filler (slender metal-bodied squeeze-filler converter included), 14.3 cm long, gold plated trim, redwood cap and barrel, section band bears number 883, original sticker on back of cap. Cap is not made to post on the barrel end. Reportedly production of this pen was soon halted by Parker USA, well before the intended 2000 were made.
7357: Parker 180 Guirland: gold-plated, made in France, two-way flat gold nib, feed marked "X/M"; one of the less common patterns of one of Parker's lower-production pens; new old stock, includes convertor.
11087: Parker 180 Imperial rollerball: gold plated cap, barrel, and trim, grouped parallel lines pattern; US-made, date code "AI", appears to be new old stock but no packaging; a few available.
10771: Parker 75 Florence: two-tone vermeil, gold over solid sterling silver, cabochon in clip top; made in France for the Italian market, French and Italian hallmarks plus Italian serial number on side of section. USA 14K nib, section ring with angle indicator lines, old-style metal convertor, pen appears to be new old stock with only light shop wear; one of the most attractive and elegant 75 patterns.
7154: Parker 35 Flighter fiber tip: unusual model, made in France for the French market, stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated trim, 12.7 cm long; new old stock, black plastic grip section; fiber tip refills no longer available, but includes custom-made adaptor permitting use of refills taken from BIC ballpoints.
11213: Parker Classic Imperial ballpoint: grouped parallel lines pattern, marked "10K G.F. CAP & BARREL", enamel Motorola badge on clip, logo also inset in cap button; made in USA, new old stock, no packaging, minimal handling wear.
11083: Parker Classic Grain d'Orge ballpoint: gold plated, made in France, special order for Bank One with enamel logo on clip and engraving on cap; "IE" date code could be either 1984 or 1988. As new, but no packaging.
9060: Parker Classic ballpoint: dark blue matte finish, gold plated trim, made in USA, "PC" date code, Kiwanis emblem on clip.
11082: Parker Insignia Athenes ballpoint and injector pencil: elegant but short-lived pattern, gold plated with black lacquered inlaid lines; made in USA, new old stock but no packaging, ballpoint uses standard refills, pencil uses 0.5 mm lead, clips bear DB logo.
6567: Parker Israel's 50th Duofold Centennial: numbered limited edition of only 500 pieces, in a cherrywood box with inset bronze commemorative medal with matching number; complete with all original packaging and paperwork; we were fortunate enough to acquire a small cache of these very scarce Duofolds, including some with sequential numbers.
10835: Platinum (?) Ever-Ready Sharp pencil in box: chrome plated trim with applied spiral pattern; 13.6 cm long, etched spiral pattern, not sold to the public, commissioned by the Sharp Corporation as a gift item reproducing the appearance of company founder Tokuji Hayakawa's 1915 invention (read more here). Pencil uses .5 mm lead, reportedly made for Sharp by Platinum.
9862: Reform 1745: German-made piston-filler, 13 cm long, gold plated trim, green barrel with black cap and filler knob. Pelikan-style screw-in interchangeable nib unit, two-tone plated steel nib, blue-tinted ink window. New old stock, with sticker -- several available. Please note that at this price, we cannot test and tune nibs as we do for our regular stock items: we are selling these as found, from the factory.
11130: Sailor Chalana in box: dark blue lacquer super-slender cartridge-filler, 12.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, stainless nib, made in Japan, includes spare cartridges; new old stock, minor age staining and wear to box.
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.
11493: Salz Peter Pan set in box: black hard rubber miniature ringtop eyedropper-filler, 8.9 cm long, gold filled trim, with matching 1.1 mm twist-action pencil. Crown pieces both engraved "Burlie", upper part of pencil barrel cracked, from overtightening. Pen is intact, soft flexible nib.
11038: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance set in case: green pearl and black vest pocket lever-filler, 10.3 cm long, gold filled trim, large White Dot, with matching 1.1 mm pencil; both have their original price stickers, the pen has not been resacked. In their original and extremely rare Sheaffer clutch carrying case with notepad -- the only example we have ever seen.
10739: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance set in box: black oversize lever-filler,13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, inlaid celluloid White Dot, massive Lifetime nib; matching pencil uses .9 mm lead, name engraved on cap band.
9252: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Masterpiece set in box: lever-filler with solid 14K gold cap and barrel, 13.1 cm long, with matching .9 mm pencil; pen has a big two-tone Triumph conical nib, ribbed section; engaved initials "C. R. H." on both pen and pencil; overall condition excellent but for typical end dings on caps of both pen and pencil, priced at little more than gold value.
9239: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Masterpiece set in box: lever-filler with solid 14K gold cap and barrel, 13.2 cm long, with matching .9 mm pencil; pen has a smooth-writing two-tone Triumph conical nib, section with transparent ink window with excellent transparency; presentation inscription on both pen and pencil, "FROM JOHN MABEE/TO MY GOOD FRIEND ART", overall condition excellent but for typical end dings on both pen and pencil (see photos).
11182: Sheaffer Snorkel Sentinel set in box: "Pastel Blue" pneumatic-filler with matching .9 mm pencil, patterned stainless steel caps, gold filled trim, White Dots; pen has uncommon early 14K solid gold Snorkel tube, two-tone Triumph nib.
11175: Sheaffer Snorkel Saratoga set in box: burgundy pneumatic-filler, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, two-tone nib has been custom-ground to a superfine needlepoint, writing the thinnest line; pen has been used, small patch of plating wear on the nib (see detail), matching .9 mm pencil appears brand new and unused, instructions in box under pad.
3136: Sheaffer Fineline replacement nib units in box: 11 stainless alloy screw-in nib units, extra-fine tips, in original box for 12; "X-FINE" written on side of box.
9835: Sheaffer Imperial pencil: sterling silver, 12.7 cm long, diamond crosshatch pattern, gold plated trim, White Dot, uses .9 mm lead; new old stock, patina readily polished bright, several available, original price stickers on back may vary from that shown in photo.
8076: Sheaffer Imperial Sovereign pencil: 14K gold filled, 12.75 cm long, White Dot, uses .9 mm lead, new old stock, original price sticker on back; several available.
7806: Sheaffer Targa ballpoint: sterling silver, 13.3 cm long, gold plated trim, White Dot, twist-action to extend and retract tip; new old stock but without packaging; several available.
9829: Sheaffer Imperial pencil: sterling silver, 12.7 cm long, crosshatch pattern, gold plated trim, White Dot, uses .9 mm lead; new old stock, several available, original price stickers on back may vary from that shown in photo.
7780: Sheaffer Targa ballpoint: sterling silver, 13.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, White Dot, twist-action to extend and retract tip; new old stock but without packaging; several available.
10920: Unic pump-filler: gold filled ringtop, 10.8 cm long, made in France, semi-hooded 18K gold nib, classic French filling system with transparent plunger knob, accordion sac. Appears to be new old stock.
11128: Wahl Signature in box: chased red hard rubber lever-filler, "Grecian Border" pattern, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, Signature #2 nib, original price band on cap, in box with instructions.
10607: Wahl-Eversharp lever-filler set in box: large "all metal barrel" pen, 12.4 cm long, gold filled "Grecian Border" pattern, big #5 nib, early raised lever, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, shows more signs of use; both bear interesting 1922 presentation inscription. "All metal" pens are common in smaller sizes, but are seldom seen with nibs larger than #4.
10898: Wahl-Eversharp Equi-Poised: "purse pen" lever-filler with clasp clip, 11.5 cm long, in rare and desirable "Flamingo" celluloid, as new, with rectangular nib grade sticker intact and round price sticker partially present.
6520: Waterman Remex Self-Filler No. 101: one of Waterman's earliest self-fillers, and so rare that most advanced collectors have never seen a complete example; construction is all-aluminum, with a hard rubber press-fit section assembly, sleeve rotates rather than slides to expose filler bar; this example is new old stock, and the hardened sac is preserved with the pressure bar laced in place exactly according to the William Ferris patent 799,897 of 1905 (Ferris' patent 950,817 of 1910 is the one covering the usual Waterman sleeve-filler design); 14 cm long, superficial shop wear, "PAT. APPL'D FOR" imprint.
11373: Waterman 0512½ in box: slender black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 11.9 cm long, smooth gold filled overlay, no brassing, dings, or engravings, very flexible #2 nib has a stable hairline under the section running just into the "E" in "NEW YORK", narrow spoon feed with patent date imprints, long tail. Christmas gift box is well worn, has 1910-dated inscription, instructions have some damage and losses, can be dated to c. 1906.
11342: Waterman 412½ in box: slender black hard rubber clipless eyedropper-filler, sterling silver Filigree overlay, 11.85 cm long; #2 New York nib is an easy, smooth writer, overlay is excellent with no dings, elegant monogram "F. C. L." engraved in barrel indicia. Moderate even fading to the hard rubber, along with superficial usage scratches.
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.
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.
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.
11034: Waterman 41: rare woodgrain red and black hard rubber slender clipless safety, 11.45 cm long, crisp and glossy, original cork seal has not been replaced but appears to be ink-tight; appears never to have been filled, later Waterman nib may indicate closeout model, assembly from new old stock parts.
10093: Waterman 41: rare US-made French-market slender woodgrain hard rubber safety, 11.5 cm long, crisp and glossy, original cork seal has not been replaced but appears to be sound, pen has never been filled, nib is a French-hallmarked 18K warranted replacement of excellent quality, good writer with restrained line width variation.
9677: Waterman 554 LEC Gothic set in box: black hard rubber lever-filler, 14K solid gold overlay, 13.8 cm long, with matching 1.1 mm pencil; both crisp with 1933 presentation inscriptions, pencil has some bumps to crown piece, pen has raised ridge on side of posting end, partially redone bead on barrel end (see details). Pen lever is post-globe style, but may be original -- it is fully 14K marked. #4 nib is a smooth and effortlessly elegant writer. Box has some internal staining; both pen and pencil have considerable heft -- there is over $400 worth of gold in the pen alone.
9500: Waterman lever box assembly: original new old stock, 21.5 mm long, fits 16 mm long, 2.2 mm wide barrel slot, gold plated; as used on pens such as the 3, 2V, 92, 92V, etc.
10469: Waterman Lady Patricia set in box: black hard rubber lever-filler, 11.65 cm long, sterling silver "Filigree" pattern overlay, matching pencil uses .9 mm lead; nib with round vent hole writes a nicely shaded line, pen is not engraved, but pencil bears the initial "E". In box with 1941-dated instruction sheet, set bought from the family of the original owner. Overlay Lady Patricias are uncommon, and this is an unusually late example.
9501: Waterman lever box assembly: original new old stock, 23 mm long, fits 17 mm long, 3 mm wide barrel slot, gold plated.
11422: Waterman 402: rare lever-filler with striped parti-colored barrel, green and grey, green cap, gold filled trim, 12.7 cm long, with original price band. Usually considered a prototype, but clearly test-marketed in small numbers. Original sac is stiff, has not been replaced.
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.
11209: Zerollo Duo Color in box: legendary two-nibbed Italian pen in smooth black hard rubber, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, good strong cap imprint, clean original box.
10726: unmarked glass dip pen: hollow clear golden brown handle, clear twisted nib, about 17 cm long, hand-made; part of a hoard found in central Europe, several available.
11109: unmarked writing set in box: dip pen, letter opener, mechanical pencil, and seal; brass trim, black celluloid ends, center parts of imitation ivory with scrimshaw-style images of 18th-century figures. Splits in the pencil barrel and the letter opener; the end of the latter is stamped "MADE IN AUSTRIA". Pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, penholder accepts a wide variety of standard dip pen nibs. Box measures 21.5 x 8.5 cm.
10895: unmarked miniature safety set in box: beautiful ensemble, German manufacture, purple transparent enamel over silver. Black hard rubber safety pen is 7.2 cm long, fully functional, and appears never to have been used (we have replaced its cork seal and repaired a small crack in the internal spiral). The magic pencil is 5.25 cm long and bears an 835 silver content stamp on its ring; shaft and nozzle are gold-plated, and it uses standard 1.1 mm lead. The enamel is intact on pen and pencil, but is damaged on one side of the matching wax seal (see detail). Box is marked "Joyeria Zerbino", a retailer in Montevideo.
11435: unmarked novelty pencil in box: chrome plated brass, in the form of a screw, 10.7 cm long, marked "MADE IN ENGLAND" and "USE NETTLEFOLDS SCREWS"; head turns to propel 1.1 mm lead, in gift box from Guest, Keen & Nettlefolds of Birmingham, like new.