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11926: A. A. Waterman twist-filler: gold filled filigree slip-cap, 14.6 cm long, hard rubber glossy and unfaded with strong imprints, only slight posting scratches, metal crisp and unbrassed, monogram skilfully engraved in indicia; #2 nib with distinctive three-lobed vent hole.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine flex • $850

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11913: Conklin Jaxon: clipless black chased hard rubber stud-filler, 13.5 cm long, patented variant of Conklin's crescent-filler with a metal lock ring securing the filling stud against accidental actuation. Nearly all of these pens were sold under the Jaxon name, used by Conklin as a sub-brand. Even wear, all markings clear, #3 size with Jaxon-marked nib -- unusual, as most Jaxons came with warranted nibs.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium semiflex • $200

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11892: Conway Stewart Dinkie 550: black-veined red pearl marbled miniature lever-filler, 10.25 cm long, gold plated trim, casein plastic cap and barrel (do not soak!), condition as new.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium stub • $165

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11922: Cross (?) torpedo pencil: chrome plated brass, 10.9 cm long, brass propellors at end turn, excellent quality and workmanship, uses 1.1 mm lead, no maker's marks. An earlier Cross torpedo pencil of slightly different form is shown on p. 103 of Lambert's Writing History; it may be significant that Cross made torpedo propellors during WW2. Some dulling and porosity to the chrome plating (see details).

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine • $80

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11911: Eagle Redend: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, red casein ends, 13.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, strong imprints, hard rubber black and glossy, nib opens easily but is small, so don't overflex it.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $145

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11917: Hicks magic pencil: 10K gold filled, with swivel and ring suspension sheath; 11.4 cm long extended, 6.4 cm retracted, uses 1.7 mm lead, propels and retracts; pencil has a couple of shallow bumps, hard to photograph.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • $165

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11849: Mabie Todd Blackbird: full-length grey pearl and black marbled lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England, "BB2/45" on end, smooth and responsive Blackbird nib requires a bit of pressure to open up; crisp imprints but wear to plating and several brown scorch marks (see details), otherwise fine in appearance.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $105

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11847: Mabie Todd Swan: blue pearl and black marbled lever-filler, 12.6 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England, smooth #2 nib, barrel bent (most apparent if cap posted).

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine • $80

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11848: Mabie Todd Swan: grey pearl and black marbled lever-filler, 12.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, made in England, flexible #1 nib opens with normal writing pressure, without pressure writes a nicely shaded line.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • SOLD

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11961: Sheaffer demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal construction, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked with 1918 patent date and "PAT.PEND'G" on crown, eraser pulls out from end.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $125

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11905: Sheaffer Balance: early plunger-filler in uncommon grey pearl and black marbled, 12.6 cm long, chrome plated trim, early flat feed, screw-out packing unit compartment; two-tone Feathertouch nib is smooth, precise, and responsive; strong imprints, not much barrel transparency left.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine • $120

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11897: Waterman 412 POC: black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler with sterling silver "Gothic" pattern overlay, 13 cm long, uncommon model in clean condition. Engine turning still bold, shallow bumps to cap crown; #2 nib probably slightly later, smooth and lively.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $585

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11649: Waterman 94: silver pearl lever-filler with red highlights, 12.6 cm long, chrome plated trim, strong imprints, Art Deco stepped cap top, "Red" keyhole #4 nib, "Tip-Dip" feed; sealed crack in cap lip does not go beyond cap band, does not affect function and is barely visible.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $200

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11906: unmarked novelty dip pen and pencil: wooden souvenir in the form of an umbrella, 28.2 cm long, shaft pulls out to reveal dip pen, tip of umbrella covers clutch pencil nozzle, uses 2 mm lead; fabric cover to body, shaft hand-carved "WASHINGTON D. C.", painted papier-mache cherries attached.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • $150

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11907: unmarked mummy pencil: gold plated ringtop, 4.2 cm long retracted, 7.9 cm extended, inlaid colored enamel, mechanism works smoothly; uses standard 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG • $250

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