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There's nothing like a classic Waterman. This selection spans the latter part of the company's Golden Age, from the later 'teens through the 1930s.
12492: Waterman 552½V: black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler with solid 14K gold "Filigree" overlay, 9.85 cm long; less common early variation of the "basketweave" pattern with six intersecting bands instead of four. Lively #2 New York nib, slight fading to hard rubber, scattered bumps to metal all minor, overall appearance excellent.
DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $400
12468: Waterman 76: uncommon oversize woodgrain mottled hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim; imprints deep and bold, hard rubber is like new, crisp and glossy, big #6 nib is a wet writer, has a tiny crack from the vent hole (see details).
DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium semiflex • $685
12485: Waterman 42½V: crisp and glossy black chased hard rubber vest pocket safety, 9.5 cm long, as new, seal has been replaced, no sign of ink inside -- never filled.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine italic flex • $225
12480: Waterman 58 Ripple: oversize red and black hard rubber lever-filler, largest in the line at 15.5 cm long; gold filled trim, massive #8 nib is a smooth writer, has been retipped; hard rubber is boldly patterned, with strong imprints on the barrel. Small manufacturing flaw at end of barrel, photographed for maximum visibility but not likely to be noticed upon casual inspection (see detail).
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium semiflex • SOLD
12482: Waterman Lady Patricia Ink-Vue: silver pearl compound lever pump-filler, 10.9 cm long, chrome plated trim, fancy patterned transparent barrel, bold imprints, as usual cap band slightly loose, will turn; to fill, lever is opened and pressed several times (similar to a Vacumatic), smooth and responsive nib; near-perfect barrel transparency, typical pitting to trim plating.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $205
12491: A. A. Waterman eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber with high relief gold filled overlay, 12.7 cm long, high quality hand-raised and chased floral decoration; fully marked on both metal and rubber, clean but test marks on cap rim and on barrel cartouche (see details).
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine flex • $675
12469: Conklin 3NL: black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, hard rubber crisp and glossy, no brassing to clip.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $265
12509: Mabie Todd Jackdaw: rare English-made mottled hard rubber lever-filler with Spanish Toledo work overlay, 12.65 cm long, outstanding condition, metal and rubber both crisp and like new but for a few rust patches to the overlay (see details). Jackdaw nib has considerable flex, gold-inlaid iron overlay has great weight and presence.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $1700
12500: Parker Duofold Junior pencil: orange celluloid, gold filled trim, 12.9 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; strong imprint, only lightest marks to crown, no dents.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $105
12506: Parker Vacumatic Major: black laminate, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, strong barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code; first Speedline series, uncommon model, excellent transparency, two-tone nib plating excellent as well; noteworthy factory italic tip.
DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium italic • $375
12504: Parker 51 Demi: grey Vac-filler, 1/8 14K gold filled cap in fine parallel lines pattern, 12.3 cm long, good barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, some discoloration at the back of the barrel over the filler unit; Vac-filling Demis were produced for a short time and are relatively uncommon, and are shorter and thicker than the later Aerometric filling Demis.
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine • $115
12496: Parker 51 Flighter: Aerometric filler, stainless steel cap and barrel, gold filled trim, 13.75 cm long, sound used condition, some scuffs, one pinhead ding to side of barrel.
DATE: c. 1954 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $250
12495: Parker 61 Heirloom: black capillary-filler with rose and green gold filled "Rainbow" cap, gold filled trim.
DATE: c. 1957 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium • $175
12501: Parker 61 Classic: black capillary-filler, 13.45 cm long, frosty Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, presentation imprint on barrel; slight swelling next to clutch ring, otherwise like new.
DATE: c. 1962 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $95
12508: Parker 17 Super: black English Aerometric filler, gold filled trim, hooded nib, wide cap band, 13.5 cm long, excellent sac transparency, some shrinkage to hood (see detail).
DATE: c. 1964 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $95
12511: Parker Classic ballpoint: sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, button actuated, made in USA, marked "STERLING CAP & BARREL", no date code, uses standard Parker refills.
DATE: c. 1978 • CONDITION: fine • $90
12502: Parker 51 Special: modern fantasy pen, a customized 1950s Parker fitted with new aftermarket hard rubber barrel, transparent acrylic hood, and pearlescent cap jewel; original Octanium alloy nib, 1960s Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, Aerometric filler.
DATE: c. 2000/1959 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $250
12503: Parker 51 Special: modern fantasy pen, a customized 1950s Parker fitted with new aftermarket hard rubber barrel and transparent acrylic hood; original Octanium alloy nib, polished stainless steel cap, chrome plated trim, Aerometric filler. Pitting to clip plating, otherwise excellent.
DATE: c. 2000/1959 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $250
12510: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal pencil: black and pearl, gold filled trim, 13.6 cm long, roller clip, uses 1.1 mm lead, matches oversize Gold Seal Signature "Deco Band" fountain pen, earlier version with shorter clip.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: exc • $120
12493: Waterman 412½ PSF in box: black hard rubber clipless lever-filler, 13.6 cm long, sterling silver "Filigree" overlay, early production with raised barrel threads, two-piece pressure bar with spring; monogram elegantly engraved on barrel cartouche, good imprints on hard rubber end.
DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • SOLD