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Parker's Mandarin Yellow is a scarce and desirable color, all too prone to cap lip cracks. The four examples listed here have all had their cap lips replaced using vintage celluloid, the same color as Parker's but far less brittle, allowing the caps to be posted safely. Since the splice is done under the cap bands, the restoration work is invisible from the outside.


11612: Parker Duofold Junior: classic button-filler in Mandarin Yellow, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim, Duofold nib is a smooth, wet writer, spearhead feed, strong barrel imprint; cap lip has been replaced using vintage celluloid, stronger than new and invisible from the outside.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine • $425 ORDER

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11611: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe: Mandarin Yellow ringtop button-filler, 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim, spearhead feed; strong imprints, fine trim plating, shrinkage to upper part of cap, cap lip has been replaced using vintage celluloid (stronger than new, invisible from the outside but for a sealed hairline showing between the lower two cap bands -- see detail).

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine firm • $250 ORDER

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11610: Parker Duofold Junior: streamlined button-filler in Mandarin Yellow, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Duofold nib is a precise smooth writer, spearhead feed; some staining to cap, cap lip has been replaced using vintage celluloid, stronger than new and invisible from the outside.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine firm • $400 ORDER

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11618: Parker Duofold Junior: unusual late production streamlined button-filler in Mandarin Yellow, 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim, Duofold nib is a smooth, wet writer; bold barrel imprint has inverted 1st quarter 1941 date code, consistent with comb feed, black celluloid end pieces, and clip imprint without patent date. Some shrinkage to cap around clip ball area, cap lip has been replaced using vintage celluloid, stronger than new and invisible from the outside.

DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium semiflex • $425 ORDER

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11631: Conklin P3: smooth black hard rubber clipless vest pocket crescent-filler, 10.7 cm long, gold filled trim, early model with raised threads; good imprints, #3 nib is a delightful writer.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $225 ORDER

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11640: Cross sheath clutch pencil: gold filled clamp-action lead holder uses thick 3 mm marking lead, 8.9 cm long including sheath and suspension ring. Fully marked on both pieces, small bruise to crown (see detail).

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine • $150 ORDER

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11630: Eversharp Doric: full-size first generation black faceted lever-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, Gold Seal, screw in Personal Point interchangeable nib unit; comes with later (c. 1940) nib unit, with feed marked "POST" (for "posting" -- fine and firm).

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine firm • $465 ORDER

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11642: Grieshaber dip pen: unmarked gold filled holder with branchiform pearl taper, significantly larger and more substantial than usual; 14.5 cm long excluding ventless gold #5 Grieshaber nib -- very flexible, opens with slightest pressure.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • SOLD ORDER

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11629: Jackson dip pen: unmarked gold filled ferrule with handsome octagonal agate taper, 12.3 cm long excluding #3 Jackson ventless gold nib; nib opens up easily for wide line width variation.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $175 ORDER

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11633: Parker 020: rare black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 13.9 cm long, barrel imprint worn but legible, early Lucky Curve feed with side cuts only at tip. Slight cap shrinkage two-thirds from top, probably from heat-fitting of cap, cap lip has been trimmed 1 mm, retaining original lip profile. Teardrop-vent Lucky Curve #2 writes an effortless shaded line, opens up easily.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex • $500 ORDER

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11638: Rauch combination dip pen and pencil: small but fully marked, with original Rauch nib, 8.2 cm long retracted, 12.3 cm extended including pencil nozzle; not marked as such, but appears to be solid gold as there is no wear-through, despite areas of substantial wear. Nib holder shows corrosion underneath, attachment less than rigid. Pencil uses 1.05 mm "M" lead. John Mabie was an employee and then the partner of John Rauch; the basic design of this pen-pencil is identical to that shown (but not claimed as original) in Mabie's patent of 1854, though the internal mechanism is likely slightly different.

DATE: c. 1852 • CONDITION: G-VG • NIB: extra-fine flex • $275 ORDER

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11637: Sheaffer Feathertouch Defender: striated green pearl plunger-filler with over-the-top military clip, 12.8 cm long, gold filled over silver wartime trim, two-tone Feathertouch #5 nib, excellent barrel transparency, celluloid section. A non-functional study collection item, unusual in having a plunger shaft made of solid translucent celluloid -- now rather warped, press-fitted into the filler knob -- a rare example of an attempt to conserve metal under wartime constraints. Spotches on trim are characteristic of tarnish of gold over silver, have been left but can easily be polished off.

DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine • $200 ORDER

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11634: Waterman desk pencil: green pearl, 20.2 cm long, gold filled trim, barrel 10.6 mm in diameter (same size as Patrician pencils), uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; new old stock, minimal shop wear, splotches on nose cone are due to flaking clear lacquer originally applied as a protective coat.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • $200 ORDER

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11635: Waterman desk pencil: green pearl, 20.2 cm long, gold filled trim, barrel 10.6 mm in diameter (same size as Patrician pencils), uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; new old stock, minimal shop wear, splotches on nose cone are due to flaking clear lacquer originally applied as a protective coat.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • $200 ORDER

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11636: Waterman desk pencil: black celluloid, 18.6 cm long, chrome plated trim, barrel 10 mm in diameter, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; new old stock, minimal shop wear.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • $145 ORDER

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11646: Waterman desk pencil: green pearl, 20.2 cm long, gold filled trim, barrel 10.6 mm in diameter (same size as Patrician pencils), uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; new old stock, minimal shop wear, splotches on nose cone are due to flaking clear lacquer originally applied as a protective coat.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • $200 ORDER

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11647: Waterman desk pencil: black celluloid, 18.6 cm long, gold filled trim, barrel 10 mm in diameter, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; new old stock, minimal shop wear, splotches on nose cone are due to flaking clear lacquer originally applied as a protective coat.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • $145 ORDER

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11639: unmarked retracting pencil: gold filled, 7.35 cm long retracted, 9.55 cm with nozzle extended, well worn but mechanically sound, uses 1.5 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1860 • CONDITION: G • $50 ORDER

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11641: unmarked retracting pencil: unusually large early sterling silver slide-action pencil, hexagonal shaft, faceted clear seal stone (probably glass), characteristically American construction with steel-tipped nozzle; 9.8 cm long closed, 12.8 cm extended, name "LEWIS BARNES" engraved on side, uses 1.05 mm "M" lead. Surface flaw on concave area below crown band, appears to be from manufacture.

DATE: c. 1860 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • $225 ORDER

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