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Another selection of Conklins, with yet more to come shortly.
11678: Conklin 2: black hard rubber clipless crescent-filler with sterling silver filigree overlay, 10.7 cm long, raised threads, initials "M. L." engraved lightly and elegantly on the cap, scattered light marks but overall nice clean specimen, one end of lock ring chipped (see details).
11689: Conklin 2: black hard rubber 3/4 length crescent-filler with rose gold filled filigree overlay, 11.3 cm long, "Dot" engraved on cap top and date "1919" on cap indicia; #2 nib gives much line width variation.
11688: Conklin 25: black chased hard rubber clipless crescent-filler, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, left side of barrel imprint worn, overall condition sound and attractive, a fine writer.
11690: Conklin lever-filler: green gold filled "all-metal" pen, chevron pattern engine turning, 12.4 cm long, earlier long lever, overlaid section; #3 nib writes a nicely shaded line, pen shows minimal wear but patch of plating loss to cap indicia and scratches and a shallow dent near lever (see details).
11708: Conklin 30P in box: black chased hard rubber ringtop crescent-filler, 11.1 cm long, gold filled trim, original price band, original hardened sac has not been replaced (can be done upon request at no additional cost), pristine factory new condition noting a couple of very slight bumps to the top edge of the cap crown; box missing one small end, other loose.
11699: Conklin lever-filler set in box: gold filled "all-metal" pen, chevron pattern engine turning, 12.4 cm long, #3 nib, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, both engraved with monogram "L. B. G." but otherwise as new, box virtually perfect as well with New Orleans retailer label.
11686: Conklin Nozac: black veined grey-green pearl marbled piston-filler, 12-sided fluted cap and barrel, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, inlaid gold glitter crescent logo above clip, 5000-word "Word Gauge" scale on barrel; nib opens with light writing pressure, but not far -- nice shading, not full flex.
11738: Conklin Nozac: black-veined green pearl marbled piston-filler, 12-sided facetted cap and barrel, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, matching green pearl filling knob, 5000-word "Word Gauge" scale on barrel; crisp imprints, notably clean condition for a model usually found well-used, equally notable nib is a lively and responsively flexible writer.
11691: Conklin pencil: gold filled ringtop, chevron pattern, 10.8 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, crisp and as new.
11712: Conklin Endura pencil: rosewood hard rubber ringtop, 11.2 cm long, gold filled trim, slight fading, strong imprints, uses 1.1 mm lead.
11685: Conklin Senior Endura set: black and pearl oversize lever-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead. Both well worn, with later narrow clips, pen has one tiny starburst age crack near top of cap and a stable hairline at the base of the massive Endura nib (see details), not collector condition but impressive users and fully functional.
11722: Dunn Humming Bird: rare miniature black chased hard rubber ringtop pump-filler, 9.7 cm long, gold filled trim, earlier production with orange hard rubber pump handle, #1 Dunn nib is a precise and elegant flex writer.
11735: Eagle Arrow dip pen: unusual drop-action holder, 11.1 cm long retracted, black lacquered brass with nickel plated trim; imprint on nib holder notes Feb. 1, 1887 patent date, end button is pressed with nib down to extend, pressed again with nib upwards to retract; good working order, well used, evenly worn.
11727: Eversharp Skyline: burgundy lever-filler with uncommon ribbed plastic cap, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, economy model, clip does not extend over the top of the derby; noteworthy nib is very fine, opens up easily with only slight pressure but only so far -- limited line width variation.
11734: Eversharp Skyline: dark blue lever-filler, 12.4 cm long, 1/10 14K gold filled ribbed cap.
8894: Montblanc Solitaire: sterling silver fine barley pattern cartridge/convertor-filler (convertor included); 13.4 cm long, two-tone 18K nib with turn-up tip, gold plated trim; scattered light bumps, bruise to the cap top "snowflake" (see detail), usual pitting to section trim ring.
11739: 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.
11720: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: uncommon miniature black and pearl vest pocket lever-filler, 10.4 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, excellent color, bold imprints; a short-lived model.
11731: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance set in box: black oversize plunger-filler, 13.95 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, perfect barrel transparency and crisp imprints, has been filled but otherwise as new; massive two-tone Lifetime nib with turn-up tip is smooth and rigid. Matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, has later clip design than pen though the set appears to have been sold as found.
11730: Sheaffer Junior Balance: green striated plunger-filler, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon wide milled "jeweler's" cap band, excellent barrel transparency; Junior nib writes an effortlessly elegant shaded line.
11729: Waterman Remex Self-Filler No. 101: rare early sleeve-filler, 14 cm long, all-aluminum construction with a hard rubber section assembly, sleeve rotates rather than slides to expose filler bar; originally made with the pressure bar tied to the sac, this specimen uses a more conventional attachment as found in other Waterman sleeve-fillers. Patent date imprint refers to William Ferris's patent 799,897 of 1905 (Ferris' patent 950,817 of 1910 is the one covering the usual Waterman sleeve-filler design), narrow feed, Remex nib; scattered nicks and shallow dings to the cap and rotating sleeve.
11687: Waterman 0515: large black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, gold filled trefoil pattern overlay, 14 cm long, initials on indicia, hard rubber under overlay professionally dye-blackened, #5 New York nib is a responsive writer.
11726: unmarked Graf Zeppelin dip pen: rare figural holder, made to commemorate the Graf Zeppelin's visit to Estonia in 1930; .875 fine silver, Estonian hallmarks, 14.9 cm long excluding nib, nicely detailed, excellent quality; engraved monogram "AS" on top, typical scattered nicks and shallow dings.