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13080: Aikin Lambert retracting dip pen: gold filled body, fully marked, transparent celluloid faux agate taper with metal and pearl inlay work on both sides; 12 cm long retracted, 13.4 cm extended excluding ventless 14K gold Aikin Lambert #2 nib. Writes like a steel dip pen, sharp and toothy with pressure.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $165

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13101: Montblanc Westminster 21: small jade green button-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, #2 Montblanc nib, black hard rubber ends. Uncommon sub-brand model, typical Montblanc notched feed, darkening to barrel, strong imprints, nick to cap lip and short barrel mouth hairline have been professionally sealed and are barely visible (see details).

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex • $295

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13079: Nichols RCA resistor calculator pen: black lever-filler with rotating bands, showing both the modern three-band color code and the old body-end-dot code, top made in the form of a radio tube; 13.8 cm long, gold plated trim, lever mechanism is Waterman, nib is plated but tipped and of good quality, made to write on both sides. Pen came to us with no signs of having been filled or used, but with slight heat swelling to the end of the barrel and to the cap.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine/extra fine • $165

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13098: Parker Duofold Senior: red and silver pearl Vac-filler with black stripes, 13.6 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, Blue Diamond clip, geometric patterned cap band, largest size, much scarcer than contemporary Vacumatics; good imprint with 2nd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, overall plating wear to two-tone wartime "V" for victory nib.

DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $250

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13078: Parker 51: black double-jewel, 14K solid gold cap and trim, unusual export model, marked "585" on the cap rim, rather than the "14K" used for the US market; crisp imprint with 1st quarter date code, two-tone clutch ring, notable factory broad stub nib.

DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: broad stub • $985

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13100: Parker 51: black Aerometric filler, Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, notable factory italic nib; new replacement sac with perfect transparency, barrel imprint almost entirely polished away, one dent to back of cap (see detail), pen is otherwise clean and in excellent working order -- noting that the very sharp-edged calligraphy nib is not suitable for rapid casual writing.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-broad italic • $220

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13086: Parker 61 Insignia: 1/10 12K gold filled cap and barrel, 13.6 cm long, cartridge-filler, made in England, includes slender metal squeeze converter; notable factory true italic nib, very sharp and best used with some deliberation, excellent calligraphic effect. Pearlescent end jewels, one very shallow bump to the barrel, scattered plating losses to the narrow clutch ring.

DATE: c. 1964 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: broad italic • $265

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13095: Parker 45 demonstrator: transparent barrel and shell, brushed stainless cap, gold plated trim, made in USA, "M" marked stainless steel nib unit. Barrel imprinted "GREEN'S JEWELRY", includes early fat metal squeeze converter. Moderate darkening to shell, usual slight narrowing in center from cap clutch pressure. An uncommon demonstrator, seen much less often than 51 or Snorkel demonstrators.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $175

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13088: Parker 75: sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, made in USA, marked "STERLING CAP & BARREL"; section with angle indicator, includes older slender metal squeeze convertor, US-made 14K #65 nib.

DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $225

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13085: Parker 75 Laque ballpoint: "Malachite green" lacquer finish, gold plated trim, made in France, "LE" date code, original hang tag. Perhaps the most beautiful of Parker's entire Laque series.

DATE: 1983 • CONDITION: near mint • $225

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13083: Parker 75 Laque ballpoint: burgundy lacquer finish, gold plated trim, made in France, "TE" date code, original hang tag.

DATE: 1985 • CONDITION: exc • $120

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13082: Parker 75 Laque ballpoint: "Jasper red quartz" lacquer finish, gold plated trim, made in France, no date code, a few pinprick losses, appearance excellent, original hang tag.

DATE: c. 1979 • CONDITION: fine* • $120

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13084: Parker 75 Laque ballpoint: "Jasper red quartz" lacquer finish, gold plated trim, made in France, no date code, a few nicks to the lacquer, appearance otherwise excellent, original hang tag.

DATE: c. 1979 • CONDITION: fine* • $105

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13099: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Valiant: large black plunger-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled over silver wartime trim, White Dot, large conical two-tone Triumph nib. Strong barrel imprint, barrel darkened but with some transparency, patches of wear-through on cap band (see details).

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine firm • $165

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13102: unmarked pencil and pocket knife compendium: sterling silver, 6.1 cm long, with nail file, knife blade, and telescoping pencil, which uses standard 2.0 mm lead; Wostenholm, IXL mark on blades, some darkening and shallow rust. This same model is often found with Tiffany marks; this example, however, is unmarked. Mechanically sound, nicks and marks all over -- probably carried for years in a pocket with keys and coins.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: G • $95

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