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Conklin's crescent-filler was one of the first widely successful self-filling fountain pens. Examples with silver overlay are in red hard rubber are particularly uncommon and desirable.
13579: Conklin S6: oversize black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, 13.6 cm long, uncommon #6 size, nib has flex but is missing tipping on one side, early narrow feed, unmarked crescent. Imprints are worn but legible, even fading to cap and barrel, lock ring is a darker and less faded replacement, original Conklin manufacture.
DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: G* • $295
13510: Conklin 3: black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler with gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, notable easy-opening #3 nib with narrow feed, engraved monogram in cap cartouche, shallow bumps to cap crown, overlay otherwise nice and clean.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $850
13454: Conklin 2 in box: black hard rubber screw-cap crescent-filler, 13.1 cm long, sterling silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay; responsive #2 nib, early raised barrel threads. Hard rubber slightly faded, has not been reblackened, "2" imprint on barrel end sharp.
DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
13581: Conklin 4NL: black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 13.85 cm long, gold filled trim, #4 nib; strong barrel imprints and chasing, cap hard rubber less glossy, more worn. Scant tipping on nib, best used with a lighter hand.
DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $275
13578: Conklin crescent-filler: black hard rubber with iconic "stars and stripes" gold filled overlay, 13.2 cm long, #2 nib with earlier narrow feed, no brassing to clip, only minor mars to the overlay, engraved name in cap cartouche. Repaired crack in raised barrel threads, properly sleeved for strength.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $950
13490: Conklin 2: black hard rubber ringtop crescent-filler, gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 11.3 cm long, initials engraved in cap cartouche, #2 nib has easy flex.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $420
13509: Conklin crescent-filler: red hard rubber #40-size, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, #4 nib, mottled hard rubber section, rare and fragile model catalogued for only one year; sound and attractive example, minor trim brassing, barrel imprints worn but legible.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $1200
13594: Aurora 88: classic Nizzoli-designed Italian piston-filler, black with gold filled cap, 13.6 cm long, nickel plated barrel trim rings; piston seal has been replaced, responsive hooded nib, low serial number indicates early production.
DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $250
13573: Conklin Endura: black ringtop lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, Endura nib, nice clear imprints.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium stub flex • SOLD
13543: Parker Duofold Junior: red hard rubber bandless button-filler, 11.75 cm long, gold filled trim, strong large barrel imprint.
DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium firm • $650
13598: Parker Lady Duofold: Mandarin Yellow ringtop button-filler, 11.95 cm long, gold filled trim, nice clean example with good color and clear imprints, unusual feed.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $350
13560: Parker pencil: so-called "Depression" series model in uncommon material, light blue pearl and black marble, 12.2 cm long, good imprints and color, thin gold wash plating largely worn off barrel band and clip; uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: VG • $60
13561: Parker Challenger: small grey pearl marbled button-filler, 12.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, some age dulling to cap band, but clip unusually bright, deep bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, notable nib with matching date code.
DATE: 1935 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $150
13599: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: Golden Pearl laminate, 11.75 cm long, striped jewels and section, scarce "star"clip; good barrel imprint with 2nd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, notable factory stub nib, original aluminum Speedline filler has been replaced with a 1940s plastic-plunger unit.
DATE: 1938 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium stub semiflex • $265
13601: Sheaffer Lifetime: oversize black flat-top lever-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on cap top; celluloid section with ink window and fine-finned feed are later Sheaffer replacement parts but from the original working lifetime of the pen (late 1930s/1940s, most likely). Good imprints, name on barrel.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine firm • $225
13574: Waterman Lady Patricia pencil: Moss Agate celluloid, 10.8 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent color, deep imprints, some scratches to nose cone; uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • $50
13580: Waterman 3: tan veined grey pearl "Steel Quartz" lever-filler, 12.7 cm long, chrome plated trim; notably flexible and easy-opening nib is slightly wavy on top surface from past restraightening. Spot on cap top (see detail) appears to be a cosmetic manufacturing defect in the material.
DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine stub flex • $150
13592: Waterman C/F pencil: light blue, twist-action, 13.4 cm long, brushed stainless steel cap, chrome plated trim, made in USA, uses .9mm lead.
DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: exc • $35
13600: Waterman C/F: red cartridge-filler, 13.4 cm long, brushed stainless steel cap, chrome plated trim, made in USA, 14K gold nib, original nib grade sticker on barrel.
DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $75
13591: Waterman C/F ballpoint: black with gold filled cap and trim, 13.35 cm long with tip extended; made in France, twist-action mechanism.
DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: fine • $45
13588: Waterman C/F: black cartridge-filler, 13.5 cm long, stainless steel cap, gold plated trim, made in France, 18K gold nib has slight waviness on tines, does not affect writing.
DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: broad • $60
13593: Waterman C/F: black cartridge-filler, 13.6 cm long, chrome plated cap and trim, made in England, 18K gold nib, some plating roughness on barrel end button.
DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $65