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12915: Aikin Lambert Capitol Educator: black chased hard rubber screw-cap matchstick-filler, 13.6 cm long, fine imprints and chasing, slight fading to hard rubber, has not been treated or reblackened; a lively writer.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $150

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12907: Asprey writing set in box: sterling silver dip pen, desk pencil, and paper knife with seal end, pen 16.6 cm long excluding plated nib, pencil uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead; all three pieces engraved "LW", bear London hallmarks with maker mark "JH" (John Hill?), lightly scribed jeweler's inventory numbers. "ASPREY" appears only on the silver blade of the paper knife.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $385

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12905: De La Rue Onoto: black hard rubber plunger-filler with smooth gold filled overlay, 11.9 cm long, made in England for the French market, French hallmarks, 18K gold nib, over and under feed, soft easy flex with generous ink flow. Scattered small dings, cap crown well bumped, has enlarged center vent hole.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $450

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12901: Parker 51 set in box: Forest Green Aerometric filler with 1/10 12K gold filled cap, converging lines pattern, early production with acrylic connector, pristine filler housing with "PRESS . . . 6 TIMES" imprint, original sac with near new transparency. Pen and matching injector pencil both have 3rd quarter date codes.

DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $295

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12902: Sheaffer Imperial Touchdown set in box: sterling silver pneumatic-filler, 13.7 cm long, inlaid 14K gold nib, pen as new but for scuff to White Dot, matching pencil uses .9 mm lead, light bumping to cap crown.

DATE: c. 1970 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium • $250

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12903: Sheaffer Imperial Sovereign set in box: 14K gold filled cartridge-filler, 13.2 cm long, White Dot, inlaid 14K gold nib, mint with original price sticker, squeeze-type metal converter; with matching .9 mm pencil and ballpoint, both also stickered.

DATE: c. 1970 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $250

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12916: Towle ballpoint telephone dialer: sterling silver, 12.3 cm long, uses standard Schneider Express 75 refills, scattered bumps and marks, ball end bent to the side (see detail), very solidly made with good heft.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: G • $45

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12919: Wahl lever-filler: sterling silver "all metal barrel" ringtop, hand engraved floral decoration, 9.5 cm long, #2 Wahl nib is a wet semistub; monogram "CM" engraved in barrel cartouche, barrel slightly out of round, can be felt but not photographed, small crack at front edge of lever opening (see detail).

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium flex • $165

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12904: Wahl-Eversharp Oxford: blue pearl marble lever-filler, 12.4 cm long, chrome plated trim, section with ink window, "Select-O-Point" gold plated stainless steel nib. Classic Wahl pressure bar toggled to lever, a high quality economy-line model.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium firm • $95

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12909: Waterman 0552½V Filigree: black hard rubber ringtop with gold filled overlay, 9.65 cm long, barrel engraved "Seattle/G. V. R.". Nib is a versatile writer, can open nicely with deliberate pressure, more of a semiflex when used for normal rapid writing.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $200

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12874: Waterman lever-filler: silver pearl, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, smooth Ideal nib.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $125

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12876: Waterman 515: cordovan lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, new old stock with nib grade sticker on cap, some age spotting to plating of clip rivet, stress hairline at base of nib clearly a manufacturing defect, does not appear to affect function.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium • $165

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12878: Waterman lever-filler: golden pearl, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, #2A nib writes a nicely shaded line.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $145

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12873: Waterman Crusader Taperite: black lever-filler, hooded nib, 11.8 cm long, frosted aluminum cap is very clean but for patch of abrasion on back.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine firm • $85

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12920: unmarked pencil: solid .835 silver, German made, hexagonal shaft with engine turning and hand engraved scrollwork, 11 cm long, maker's mark "Ln", uses 1.1 mm lead. Dings and scratches to turning knob, otherwise clean, and of excellent quality.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG • SOLD

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